Dr. Capri Cruz offers so much valuable experience & content. If you know her background, you know she served her country for 20 years in our United States Navy and that she is a "Go Getter" who has a big heart for young people in the Foster Care System (like she once was). She is so relevant to today's problems with our young people because she can really relate to them. She educated herself so she can educate them. Please check her out, trust me people; you won't be disappointed. She definitely has my highest personal recommendation, and I totally stand by my testimonial here.
Coach Tony Branch Inspirational/Motivational Speaker, Author, & World Civility Ambassador: iChange Nations.
Dear Ms. Cruz,
I just finished your book and am ready to write the review for The Self Improvement Blog but I am compelled to tell you first how much it moved me. I wanted to say how much I "enjoyed" it but that is not an appropriate word. In my opinion this is a very important book and should be in the hands of every caseworker for foster children, every foster parent and, certainly, every foster child who is old enough to read. That, however, is a much too limited audience. It should be read by every state and local official who, in any way, has responsibility for the care of children. It should be read. Period.
A guidebook to self-transformation, aimed at empowering individuals to take control of their lives and embrace their full potential. “We must learn that our current problems are not ‘the worst,’” says Cruz. “What seems like an impossible situation is really just an opportunity — a challenge to explore a new way of thinking to conquer the situation.”
I especially like the exercises and your wonderful lists in the Appendices. We'll talk about them on Thursday.
You are, indeed, a gift from God to the Universe.
Irene - Radio Host
Motivating, Engaging, and Compassionate describes Dr. Capri Cruz! She is amazing! She is wealth of knowledge and is able to lead a person to unlock their innate potential. As a Life Strategist, I highly recommend her services. Santina Fryer - CEO Ladder To Success, LLC
Dr. Cruz is truly one of those rare breed of people that a person like me is fortunate to meet in a lifetime. At first impression, qualities of this young woman are so wonderfully pervasive; exuding outwardly like an extended hand, unconditionally accepting, warmly embracing, and excitedly welcoming every person she encounters. When it comes to caring, Dr. Cruz is an extremely passionate individual and she is particularly compassionate in terms of her ability to empathize and connect with others. Dr. Cruz’s uncanny ability to communicate and advocate on behalf of others, is uniquely transcendental. And her incomparable skills soar when raising any concern to the level of articulation and intelligibility. Harry Thompson, LPC - Clinical Therapist
Thank you so much. Your help and guidance has helped me aspire to be the man that my wife and children need me to be, as well as who God has designed me to be. I feel as confidently as I've ever felt that this addiction is beatable and is already being beat. Thank you for instilling confidence in me and teaching me to trust in time-tested strategies. God bless you.
Male Client - 43 year old
Dr. Cruz has been extremely professional and yet has been challenging in her approaches, which has been extremely effective. I recommend her skill and expertise very highly. Male Client - 33 year old
Right from the start Dr. Cruz had a very calming influence on me as she assured me that the experience I was having was normal, and something that we could work through. Dr. Cruz always provided a very thoughtful reply to my concerns. Dr. Cruz helped me to think about why I was having various thoughts and feelings, helped me to view things from all angles and most importantly made me feel less alone in my struggle. Her responses showed that she identified with how I was feeling, and she provided examples of how she too shared some of my thoughts and feelings in her own life, which helped to make me feel understood. I would recommend Dr. Cruz as a counselor and I will not hesitate to use her again in the future. - Female Client - 29 year old
Wow, you've given me quite a bit to think about!
Thank you! - Male Client - Government Contractor
Good morning, Dr. Sister-girl :-) :-)! God spoke DIRECTLY through you to me yesterday. After we talked, I IMMEDIATELY dropped to my knees to thank God for you, and asked him to BLESS you 10x's as much as you blessed me yesterday :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)!! Lots of love FOREVER to you! Female Client
I am 18 years old and a former foster child. I was in foster care for 9 years and I want to recognize a special person that God has used to help foster kids. Her name is Capri Cruz. I first met Capri Cruz at an Independent Living Program meeting where she was speaking to a group of foster youth. I have been through a lot before and after I met her. She has helped me a lot. We can both relate in a lot of ways and I know she can help other foster children too. I can't thank her enough for her help and support.
18 year old former foster child
I met Capri at the Celebration of Excellence for foster care high school graduates. I was sitting at a table waiting for it to start, I was sitting alone and I always have a mask on so people won't talk to me or get comfortable around me but she saw past it and sat down with me. I didn't really want to talk. I almost got up and left but her warmth made me stay. She talked to me and actually sounded interested in what I was saying. Then I saw her again later that day and I hardly ever smile and she told me I should smile more and that I shouldn't hide it. The whole weekend I thought about what she said and I was curious why she kept making the effort to talk to me when I barely said 3 words. On the last day she gave me a book she had wrote and we said goodbye. In the book she had wrote her email and I decided to contact her and over time I learned to trust her and when I have issues in my foster home or placement I talk to her about it because she relates to me and I feel like she understands where I am coming from and she truly listens and responds back with the perfect advice.
17 year old foster youth, Georgia
Dr. Capri is a very powerful speaker that uses high energy and her own personal experiences to capture the audience’s engagement. She connected with several audience members at the close of her guest speaking appearance at our charity event for I Will Survive, Inc. I highly recommend Dr. Capri to be a guest speaker at your future event as she is a phenomenal woman and speaker helping people all over Georgia Heal Out LOUD.
Anisa Palmer - Founder and Executive Director of I Will Survive, Inc
Every year Creative Community Services holds a mother-daughter luncheon for our foster parents and foster children to encourage and support bonding and attachment. This year Ms. Capri Cruz was gracious enough to be our Keynote Speaker. Ms. Cruz gave our parents and children motivation to continue on their journey. She was able to relate well to our population and gave a phenomenal speech with a powerful message filled with inspiration and hope.
Kahmara Penn - Creative Community Service Youth Group Coordinator
I have personally known Capri Cruz since 2000. Dr. Cruz has a personal desire to ensure children of foster care grow to be successful contributing members of society. She would make an excellent member of any organization promoting the advancement of foster children. Dr. Cruz specializes in presenting success skills for at risk students. These presentations are full of great advice and inquiries for the audience to incorporate into their lives and reflect upon. If you are looking for someone who is genuinely interested and able to connect, contribute, and empower others – Capri is your person.
Dr. Naomi Gomez - PMP computer specialist
You're a very special person in my life just like a mom who is so thoughtful in everything you say and do. A person who betters my life, by being a part of it each day. Someone who touches my heart in a unique way. A person who's always giving, and willing to help all they can. Who truly gives from their heart, showing they care for who I am. And I am so blessed to have you in my life. When I need you you're there. I love you with all my heart and may god bless you truly one day! God put you in my life for a reason. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be the person I am and I can honestly say I'm happy with who I have become! You taught me to love me for who I am, to build my relationship with God, and to stop being negative and start being positive. If you go into a game thinking you're going to lose, you will, but if you go in there thinking you'll win and try your best, you might get what you're trying for! Life is too short to be negative. The most important thing I want to say thanks for is that you told me to stop feeling sorry for myself and stop making excuses for the things I don't like. If God would have never put you in my life there's not telling where I would be so when I say this, I'm not just saying it, I MEAN it. I LOVE YOU like a MOM AND CARE ABOUT YOU ALOT! God bless! Love 17 year old foster youth, Augusta, GA
Capri Cruz is an amazing, wonderful woman that has been through a lot but that hasn't stopped her future or journey. She wrote this amazing book and I just got though reading it not to long ago. I have told people about this book and if it helped me it can help anyone. She is truly an amazing, strong, beautiful, wise person that is willing to help anyone if they're willing to help them self out. Thank you I love you. Thanks for everything! 16 year old foster youth, AL
I appreciate being able to speak with you ma'am. Thank you you've been a great help to me in this transitional part of my life. Male Client - Military Service Member
Dr. Cruz is so inspirational, honest and caring. She really does give sensible solutions and includes you in finding ways to help you navigate through your life. She's so positive and I'm so lucky to have her as my coach.
34 year old Wife of a Cheating Husband
Dr. Cruz is an incredibly insightful and encouraging counselor. She is discerning and supportive of what I experience in my life and offers practical wisdom on how specific situations and issues may best be navigated or changed. Male Client - 42 year old Financial Advisor
Thank you so much for your help Dr Cruz. You are extremely wonderful, patient and insightful. I have no regrets seeking counseling. - 30 year old Nurse
Thank you for all your help !!! You have no idea how much you have helped and impacted me in a positive way in just a week !! Thanks :) Female Client - 25 years old
Thank you for your support, encourage, and suggestions. I am very impressed with your service! Thanks again for your time! Male Client - College Student
Thank you so much for all of the time and effort you put into helping me. I definitely have a lot of thinking to do. You were incredible. Female Client - 19 year old
Dr. Capri Cruz has definitely been an encouragement, a blessing, and a way-maker for me and many others for so many years. I first met Capri when she was in the Navy with my younger sister. I've since found out that we have so many things in common such as being authors. I believe that the tragedies in Capri's life and all of the heartaches that she's had to suffer have not only made her stronger but made her more than worthy to write the types of books that she writes. She has continued to impress me and make me want to stay connected to her in whatever venue that she becomes involved with. You simply must read her books and hear her story of how she went from nothing to now being a certified Dr. This is a story that she, we and others should be telling our children and encouraging them to shoot for the stars! They'll end up among the stars if they follow Capri's story and all that she's done and is doing in her life! Enjoy and thank you for the ride Capri. - 20 year friend