Joe Van Deuren Bio

Founder, Joe Van Deuren: Adjunct at Anne Arundel Community College, Facilitator of The Virtues Project, Kids at Hope Instructor, Chairman of Youth Suicide Awareness, Member of International Coach Federation (ICF)

Joseph Van Deuren, or “Mr. Joe”, as his students refer to him, established Balanced Life Skills as a martial arts school in 2003 to teach self-defense in a global manner and help children and families through character education, coaching, and community service to improve the quality of life.  As a parent coach and child advocate, he has helped families bring out the best in their children and themselves using the Five Strategies of the Virtue Project and other parenting strategies along with his experience of raising four children and now some grandkids.





Balanced Life Skills, Founder (2003)

  • Virtues Project Facilitator (retreats & workshops)
  • Parent Coach
  • Keynote Speaker

Adjunct instructor at AACC (TEACH Institute)

  • Parenting class instructor
  • Anger Management instructor
  • Diffusing Aggressive situations
  • Creating a Culture of Peace in the Classroom
  • Motivating Students in School
  • Helping students with anger issues
  • Kids At Hope Schools facilitator
  • Youth Suicide Awareness QPR trainer

Parent & Child Coach / Consultant

  • Member of ICF (International Coaching Federation)

Founder of Name My Virtues

Name My Virtues is the non-profit established in 2019 to unite teachers, parents, students, and communities around seeing the good in each other and practicing the Five Strategies of the Virtues Project.  To learn more visit Name My Virtues and the Virtues Project websites.