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Justine Froelker - Mental Health Motivational Speaker - Quote

People can change.

People can change.

If I didn’t believe that, I would go do something else for a living.

Sometimes, they don’t want to change.*
Sometimes, they change too late.*
Sometimes, the hurt has been too much, and it doesn’t matter to you if they change.*

People can change, though.

It can be hard to hold this hope when we have been hurt or when trust has been broken.

It can also be hard to hold this hope when we choose to stay in resentment and live from old narratives or stories we made up.

It may only take one person to break trust.
It takes both of us to repair it, though.

Which actually may require both of us to change.

People can change.

I’ll hold onto the hope of that for you until you can fully grasp and believe in it yourself.

I promise though, it’s a hope worth believing in.

*which means we set boundaries and sometimes have to love/lead people from afar.


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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