Paycom’s Chad Richison Unveils the Latest Green Shoe Foundation Facility

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In an exciting development, Chad Richison, the visionary CEO of Paycom, has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art facility for his nonprofit Green Shoe Foundation.

Located at 9601 S. Portland Ave. in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the 10,000-square-foot facility is on 415 acres of pristine and tranquil land. This new physical space was thoughtfully planned and designed to better promote healing for their attendees, while also expanding the capacity for each weekly retreat.

What is the Green Shoe Foundation?

Founded in 2015, the Green Shoe Foundation works with functioning adults to improve and impact the lives of their attendees by looking at their childhood.

They provide a no-cost five-day mental wellness retreat guided by licensed therapists for adults ages 21 and over, which helps participants address and heal from childhood trauma in a safe space.

What Happens During the Retreat?

The retreat is modeled after Pia Mellody’s Post Induction Therapy (PIT), which was derived from treatment strategies developed to alleviate and heal the impacts of childhood relational trauma. The Green Shoe Foundation defines trauma as anything we have experienced in childhood as less than nurturing.

During the retreat, attendees focus on healing the pain from their childhood and understanding how “past unhealthy family roles and family systems influence their current behaviors and relationships. The licensed therapists address the five core issues that cause codependent behaviors: self-esteem, boundaries, reality, dependency, and moderation. Ultimately, the attendees will be able to identify, process, and release the negativity rooted in painful past experiences, allowing them the freedom to embody their authentic selves.

Participants come from all over the country and beyond, including Iceland, Canada and the UK, just to name a few. The truly unique program has had a significant impact. Stephany Cochran, executive director of the Green Shoe Foundation, said, “We’ve had over 2,000 folks come through the program, with 435 groups, and with that, over 42 states have been represented.”

Chad Richison shared, “Mental health is the key to all health, happiness and success. The Green Shoe Foundation and what it stands for is my life’s purpose. We want to prevent unhealthy behavior from being passed down from generation to generation.”

Although the retreats are at no cost, they do require a $475 deposit, which is returned in full after the retreat, to secure a spot.

To learn more about Green Shoe, it's retreats and additional mental health resources, visit Green Shoe Foundation’s website.

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Published 19 September 2023, 10:16 IST

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