Health Coaches – An Important Piece of the Health Care Puzzle?

July 24, 2012

Check out this NPR story and see how coaches help motivate people to address chronic health-risk behaviors.

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Autonomy: Another Kind of Pleasure?

July 19, 2012

Check out the Pleasure in Learning blog’s take on Instant Influence.

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What happens when you try to sell someone on your reasons for change?

June 20, 2012

Usually, your sales pitch goes nowhere. The other person might agree with you, but that won’t spark the desire to take action. That desire—the motivation to act—lives in every single one of us. But the only way to unlock it is with reasons of our own. THE BOTTOM LINE: YOUR change, YOUR reasons; Your CLIENT’S [...]

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FREE Ultra-Brief Motivational Interviewing Webinar for Coaches

June 18, 2012

SORRY – THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE EMAIL ME OR SUBSCRIBE TO MY WEBSITE TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES. Ultra-Brief Motivational Interviewing for Coaches: Motivate Your Clients, Grow Your Business Join us for a webinar on Jul 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT. Register now! COACHES: This webinar is for you if… 1) [...]

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Happy Family, Happy Life

June 7, 2012

Here’s my interview with Gretchen Rubin for her Happiness Project blog. It’s about what makes me happy.

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My Dan Pink Blog Guest Post

June 7, 2012

Check out my guest post on Dan Pink’s (author of “Drive: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us”) blog.  It’s titled “Move People With 2 Irrational Questions” and can be found here .

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Motivator or Influencer: Which Would You Rather Be?

May 21, 2012

Why are some people uncomfortable with the idea of influencing others, yet they’re fine motivating them? I think it has to do with the fact that some think influencing amounts to manipulation and/or trickery, where you make people change for only your own gain and you influence them without their knowledge. The truth of the [...]

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What is the biggest mistake a person makes when trying to influence others?

February 21, 2012

Click here to listen to my Real Recognition Radio interview with Roy Saunderson & S. Max Brown (It’s FREE on iTunes). We had a great time talking about Instant Influence – my off-the-beaten-path and sometimes counterintuitive way of motivating people in the workplace, our children and even ourselves!

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Real Recognition Radio Interview

January 17, 2012

Be sure to catch my interview on Real Recognition Radio on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 1pm EST.  We’ll be talking about how to motivate people in the workplace.  Don’t miss it!

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Influencing Your Way Into a Sold-Out Event

November 28, 2011

Check out my new blog post on Psychology Today.

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