Founded in 1995 by Joan McClain & Alison Armstrong
Our Mission is altering Society's Culture by Transforming the way Women and Men relate to each other and themselves
We are a relatively small organization with less than 20 full and part-time employees. We are mission-driven and passionate about providing unique and immediately useful education. Our curriculum illuminates a new understanding of the predicament of gender, the interaction of masculinity and femininity, and the principles of the paradigm of Partnership.
Our courses facilitate the reconciliation many people are seeking and outline the skills and understanding necessary to realize powerful, satisfying relationships in all circumstances.
To date, tens of thousands of women and men, ages 17 to 83, have completed our programs and have proven that men and women can be partners instead of adversaries.
Meet the Team
"With an open heart, it's an honor and privilege to provide deep committed listening, compassion, and guidance to our customers' personal desires, aspirations and real-life circumstances. I am dedicated to delivering value in each and every interaction by creating clarity, empowerment, and choice."
"I am passionate about empowering others and making a difference in the world through understanding and compassion. I am dedicated to helping our customers achieve their greatest desires, and honored to guide them on their path to achieving peace, partnership and ecstasy."
"By embodying grace, humor and partnership, I am dedicated to providing our customers with a compassionate, empowering and nurturing experience as they "begin to grow/continue to enhance" their transformation through PAX's mission of choosing Human Spirit. It is an honor and brings me immense joy to be part of this phenomenal PAX Team!"
"I am honored to be of service and support on an Amazing team that provides transformational programs that alter the quality of Life through self, relationships, and partnerships."
"It is my pleasure to oversee the day-to-day financial affairs for PAX. I love that I get to be a part of the team, providing tools to people that allow them the freedom to choose the life that they want."
"I support the Team by helping connect Alison's Extraordinary (and practical!) wisdom to those who are ready to have their lives and relationships enhanced and empowered by it. It is a joy to work with this community of kindhearted, and fiercely dedicated humans who are creating more understanding in the world by helping people shift paradigms in the way they relate to each other and to themselves."
"I make things beautiful, and make beautiful things, and make things possible that weren't possible before."
Alison A. Armstrong
"Born in Laguna Beach, California in 1960, Alison Armstrong has been designing and leading transformational programs for adults since 1983. In 1995, after four years of studying men for her personal benefit, she created the Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women workshop to share her extraordinary findings with women across the nation. With her friend Joan McClain, a banking executive, she founded PAX Programs Incorporated with the mission of altering society's culture by transforming the way women relate to men."
"I'm passionate about everyone learning our tools and distinctions to provide new choices from human spirit which cause Freedom and Joy. Supporting Alison's Team in organization, planning and technology in a fun and appreciative environment is my mission."
"Empowerment and contribution (expressed with authenticity and fun) are two of my top values. Since 1995, I have been committed to Alison's education being available to all. That is still my commitment."
About Alison A. Armstrong
Alison Armstrong, author, educator, and creator of the widely acclaimed "Understanding Men" and "Understanding Women" transformational online series, asks the question: "What if no one is misbehaving -- including you?" She explores the good reasons behind the behavior of men and women such as fundamental differences in the ways we think, act and communicate. She offers simple, partnership-based, solutions to improve our communication and intimacy by honoring ourselves and others. She's known for her insight, sense of humor and ability to articulate the human experience and predicament of gender.
Alison was married to Greg from 1993 until his passing in 2019. People often commented on their marriage, assuming they must be newlyweds. “Greg and I sometimes made people uncomfortable, although we didn’t mean to. I just had the worst crush on him.” And she adds with a smile, “Greg said he worshipped the water I walk on.”
Referred to as “my Renaissance man,” Greg was an important part of her research and support system, and was the central element of their family as “an amazing father.” Their 2 daughters and Alison’s son are living independent lives in Arizona and Texas.
Alison now lives in rural Western Colorado with her Border Collie, her “ponies” and a host of wild critters. She loves to ride, drive, hike and work with her tractor.
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