Flavia Dalzell Payne

Flavia is a certified facilitator for the foundational empowerment programme Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Changing Your Life for adults, and Infinite Possibilities: I Believe in ME! for ages 7–14.

Infinite Possibilities: You Paint the Path! is a derivative of the above programmes tailored to serve youth aged 15 and up.

The philosophy behind Flavia’s work is the inside-out psychological paradigm known as the Three Principles from the work of Sydney Banks, which teaches that you can realise and sustain optimal mental health via insights gained through understanding these principles.

Mental health lies within the consciousness of all human beings, but it is shrouded and held prisoner by our own erroneous thoughts. Thought is the missing link between mental sickness and mental health.
- Sydney Banks, Author and Philosopher


Flavia has worked in the corporate world for twenty-five years: for the National Securities and Research Corporation in New York; The Economist Group in Vienna; Artemis (Fine Arts) Group and Korn/Ferry International in London; and for fifteen years for Senn Delaney, ultimately as their Business Development Director, EMEA. Senn Delaney is an international consulting firm focused on transforming corporate cultures to enhance the spirit and performance of organisations through changing the behaviours and mindsets of leaders and teams.

Flavia’s work is a privilege and a gift that few encounter at any stage, let alone when in pre-teens or teens – what a strength to carry this knowledge though the entire lifespan! Maya Empowerment enables participants to become active co-creators of the future – not just for themselves, but for all.

Infinite Possibilities

Infinite Possibilities is a revolutionary, life-changing programme based on the New York Times bestselling book ‘Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams’ by Mike Dooley. The programme empowers participants to take full responsibility for their lives enabling them to make major life changes towards realising their full potential.

Infinite Possibilities was developed in 2010 and first delivered in the Orange County Jail in Florida. Inmates volunteered to attend weekly sessions as a part of a daily programme that offered a variety of instructional tools, workshops, and learning material to help them deal more effectively with life and make better choices upon their release. The success of the programme led to it being expanded by creating a Certification Programme to train individuals to take the teachings out into all areas of society.

Infinite Possibilities: I Believe in ME! is the youth version of the programme that began in 2015 in Columbus, Ohio through the Dowd Education Center and the Homeless Families Foundation and has grown to serve thousands of young people worldwide.

In 2017 I Believe in ME! expanded its reach to include many non-profit, at-risk youth organisations globally, including: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America; After School All Stars (provides comprehensive after-school programmes that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life); the 'I Have A Dream' Foundation; orphanages in Costa Rica, Zimbabwe and Nigeria; and Carefronting Nigeria, which works with populations in war-torn areas to assist with trauma and non-violent resolution.

I believe leadership, especially with children, is about guidance to help them see their own unique, special place in the world, feel valued and empowered to create the life of their dreams. - Rebecca Psigoda, Co-Creator of Infinite Possibilities: I Believe in ME!

Flavia Von Der Schulenburg

Flavia with Mike Dooley, author and creator of the Infinite Possibilities empowerment programme.

Clients & Testimonials

All Hallows School, Somerset

Knightsbridge School

“You’ve really inspired me, Miss Flavia!” - Greta, age 9

“We’ve got superpowers!” - Lola, age 9

"This training has been really impactful on our Year 8 cohort. Right after the first session several were talking about how catching negative thoughts could change their outlook on life if they were able to do it; after a couple of sessions they began to realise that it is a choice and have started to put it into practice. Flavia led the sessions with empathy, professionalism and charisma. It was a hugely worthwhile programme for the kids." - Head of Humanities, All Hallows Preparatory School (leading UK prep school, age 4-13)

“Infinite Possibilities has changed my life. The idea that we can control our thoughts, and therefore our destiny, was something that had never occurred to me. I had beliefs about life that I now realise had been instilled in me since childhood. I have learnt to challenge these beliefs and change my thought pattern entirely. I now have a totally different outlook on life. I have become more positive and I am learning to develop my intuition and as a result I am much happier and calmer. I would recommend this to everyone.” - Art Director

"Infinite Possibilities came to me at a time when I needed it most. Without a doubt, Flavia and her teachings have got me through what has been an incredibly hard time and the lessons she has taught have transformed my thinking into positive 'can do' action. I am en route with renewed energy and a sense of possibility.” - Marketing Director