About Us


Heather Acres
Devon, Alberta CANADA

Heather is a Master Facilitator for The Virtues Project™ and a community & program development specialist concentrating most of her efforts in Western Canada. She has been facilitating personal growth and character building workshops along with providing personal coaching services since 1995.

During 1998, Heather founded Virtues 2000 & Beyond, an innovative community mobilization project that serves to integrate the strategies of The Virtues Project throughout the community of Flin Flon, Manitoba. In response to her dedicated effort, Virtues Project founder Linda Kavelin Popov selected her as one of the first nine master facilitators in North America. Heather is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal awarded by Canada's Governor General.


Betsy Lydle Smith
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.

Betsy has been a Virtues Project™ Facilitator since 1992. She has conducted Virtues Project workshops and training for schools, organizations, individuals, and families in the United States, Canada and Japan. As a certificated K-12 teacher, Betsy has over 25 years of experience in education, training, and facilitation. She has taught jr. and sr. high students and founded and directed a non-profit arts organization for children.

Betsy loves facilitating Virtues Project workshops, especially working with schools, new facilitators and mentoring. Betsy is the owner of Virtues Training, a consulting company in Bellevue, WA. She has published "A Virtues Moment" newsletter since 2001.