Rich Dutra-St. John is an expert on relationship building and communication. Renowned author, speaker, and cofounder of the innovative, award-winning Challenge Day program, Rich has worked for over 30 years to break down walls of negativity, judgment, separation, isolation, and loneliness and replace them with compassion, understanding, and love.
Rich and his wife, Yvonne St. John-Dutra, bring their collective experience of 31 years of marriage and a lifetime of experience with couples of all ages and backgrounds. They are coauthors of Be the Hero You’ve Been Waiting For, cofounders of Be the Change Movement, and two-time guests of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Challenge Day has been the subject of numerous documentaries and news broadcasts including Emmy award-winning Teen Files: Surviving High School, MTV’s series If You Really Knew Me, and Tom Brokaw’s Bridging the Divide, as well as two series in The Netherlands, Over de Streep (Cross the Line), and Als Je Me Echt Zou Kennen (If You Really Knew Me).
Their inspirational message of hope, compassion and service permeates everything they do. Yvonne and Rich are masters at demonstrating what it means to live in a world where everyone feels safe, loved, and celebrated by sharing their presence, love, and authenticity with everyone they meet.
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