Dan Pink’s Video on Instant Influence & Persuasion

by Michael Pantalon on May 29, 2014

Watch Dan’s great new (and very short) video on how you can use two of my Instant Influence questions to persuade people.  He’s also incorporated them into his newest book on sales, “To Sell Is Human.”  If you have anything at all to do with sales (which now, is everyone), get it right away – it’s fantastic!


Step Stones are beautiful pieces of jewelry that hold an activity monitor.  The monitor transmits the activity data to a mobile app.  The app is based, in part, on my book and helps inspire people to walk more, the single healthiest activity.  Along with motivational questions and messages, the app also translates steps into charitable giving through corporate sponsorship.  That way, the more you walk, the more you help others.

Check out the video here.

FULL DISCLOSURE: This is my wife’s GoFundMe campaign to make the Step Stones prototype, so it is a project that is near and dear to me.  However, it is THE best idea I’ve heard in a long, long time.

Please consider liking it on Facebook, sharing it with others on Twitter or LinkedIn, or maybe even contributing.  

Thank you!




How Can I Grow My Coaching Practice?–FREE Webinar

by Michael Pantalon on February 12, 2014

One of the best answers to this question is, add Recovery Coaching services.

What’s your first reaction to this? “Nah, I don’t want to deal with addicted people – too scary, too tough,” you might say.  Well, that’s what some coaches said about people with diabetes and obesity, angry or poor performing managers and adults with ADHD, but look at how the coaches who embraced these “difficult” clients are fairing now. They’re part of three of the most rapidly growing industries – health, executive and life coaching, respectively.  But where will the next revolution in coaching occur?  Well, after over 20 years in the addiction treatment world and the last decade in health & executive coaching, I can tell you it’ll be in coaching subspecialties, in general, and Recovery Coaching, in particular.  This is mainly because more and more people are coming to coaching with specialized needs (e.g., addiction) and only 1 in 10 people with an addiction ever get into treatment, which means they don’t have access to an actual provider.  So, who’s there to help bridge that gap?  A coach!  The 9 out of 10 not in treatment are in need of a coach’s motivational acumen to help them navigate treatment options and encourage them to engage in and make the best use of treatment, all of which can be done over calls, texts, emails, Skype or FaceTime – like you probably currently work. But don’t wait to get trained until everyone else is doing it.  Consider doing it now.  And keep in mind, addicted people can and do change (I’ve seen it countless times), but only with the right strategies – ones coaches can learn and use effectively.

PLUS,…it can grow your practice!

So, if you want to learn more, please join us for the FREE Webinar…

…Why Add Recovery Coaching to Your Coaching Practice?

It’s this Friday, February 14, 2014, from 2:15-3:15pm ET.

To join the webinar, please click on the link below and follow the instructions (FYI-You may use a computer, smartphone or tablet)…

FREE Webinar-Why Add Recovery Coaching to Your Coaching Practice?
1. Please join my meeting on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 2:15pm-3:15pm ET by clicking on this link 
2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.
United States: +1 (805) 309-0010
Access Code: 593-650-261
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
Meeting ID:593-650-261
Online-Meetings made easy

Looking forward,
~ Mike


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