Who We Are


Life Skills Vision and Goals

People are finding out that they are limited in their Life Skill capacities.

It doesn't matter if they are from a high or low economic status, or with or without degrees of accomplishments. People are looking for answers from trustworthy counselors/educators that will assist in illuminating their path through the maze of LIFE.

The Vision of Life Skills Institute is to acquire a Campus of Hope where men & women who are seeking a second chance in life can come.

Here they can obtain the inspiration, education and life skills to make their hopes come true!

The Campus of Hope would be the center of positive change in the lives of second chance students by providing:

  • Professional counseling to maximize behavioral change and preparation for success
  • Education in academic and technical skills that allow students to find productive careers
  • Guidance & mentoring to reach a personal best performance


Meet The Team


Greg Balluzzo, Founder

Greg Balluzzo is an ordained minister working in the field of Behavior Health Therapy.

Greg has been providing Life Skills Education, Counseling and Life Coaching to the adult at risk community for 30 years both in the USA and Latin America.

Mr. Balluzzo has experience in group therapy, individual counseling, diversion program life skills, cognitive thinking, anger management, along with alcohol and substance abuse.



Gregory Balluzzo – is an ordained minister with a MS in Biblical Counseling and Pastoral Ministry.


Mr. Balluzzo has assisted in pioneering four Bible training centers in Latin America, three churches and a Christian School in the USA. Greg also has worked with local and state government agencies along with working as a school principal in the charter school system. Greg has received several awards for outstanding performance in his field of expertise. Greg is also fluent in Spanish!


Mr. Balluzzo’s future goal is to establish a Life Skills Educational campus in Phoenix Arizona that will work together with the faith communities to house at risk adults in a safe educational environment that will provide the necessary tools for developing the whole person spirit, soul and body.

Thomas Ryan, DM, MBA - Board Member


Mr. Ryan earned his DM from Phoenix University of Theology, an MBA from Indiana University and a BBA from Ohio University. His professional business experience includes being a CPA with Ernst & Young, a Chief Financial Officer with several organizations, as well as a business consultant who turns around companies in trouble by implementing planning, accounting and management systems. He has been on the faculty at the University of Phoenix for over 30 years, taught at Regis University for over 15 years and is currently at Grand Canyon University teaching in the areas of management, accounting and finance. In the nonprofit area he has been on the board of several nonprofit organizations, was cofounder of Life Transitions Academy, the Arizona Alliance for Faith-Based Action, Abounding Service, Recovery Peer Support and is currently a board member Life Skills Institute.

Support Groups Offered

Having a hard time being employable?
We can assist you in becoming employable.

Is education something you have been putting off?
Now is the time to get focused on learn.

Are your relationship failing?
We can help you with relationship building tools.

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