Speaking & Training


The Online Progressive Motivation Coach Certificate Course (16 Lessons; 54 Hours of Training in Certificate Course)

Learn how to comprehensively and effectively use my Instant Influence™ strategies and other evidence-based motivational coaching approaches to achieve all of your business goals.  Do so from the comfort of your office or home with my engaging and largely self-paced online course.  Whether you are a coach, consultant, small business owner or executive at a large corporation, knowing how to motivate yourself and others is the key to success.  Now you can learn the only evidence-based method that works in 7 minutes or less.  The course walks you through how to: 1) set the stage for and initiate a motivational conversation, 2) get into the right mindset to do the Instant Influence™ strategies, 3) reinforce autonomy, the basis for Instant Influence™, 4) implement the 6 Instant Influence™ questions, 5) listen for and reinforce “change talk,” 6) summarize the motivation you elicit, 7) close the deal or how to move on in a motivational manner, 8) incorporate a variety of other motivational approaches throughout and much more (see below for a complete OUTLINE).  Trainees will learn how to move the following people to action: themselves, family members, children, friends, clients, business partners, colleagues, strangers, prospects, customers, B2B professionals,…virtually anyone.  Each lesson is delivered online via a knowledge management system, where trainees opting for the Certificate Course will view “Pre-recorded online Lessons” and then have 4 Live Discussion Calls with Dr. Pantalon (schedule TBD with trainees). Those opting for the Non-certificate Course can purchase only the 16 Pre-recorded Video Lessons. All trainees will receive lesson slides, assignments, texts, links and videos to read/view via the knowledge management system on a weekly basis.  The best part of this course, however, is the opportunity for ongoing practice of all the skills online (via text chat) with feedback and reinforcement from Dr. Pantalon and his trained staff.

For more information, please contact Dr. Pantalon at info@michaelpantalon.com or call 203-506-3134.


Because motivation is a critical issue in all types of professional coaching, epsecially in recovery coaching, we at CPR have also developed a Progressive Motivation Coach Training (PMCT) program for individuals wishing to specialize in working with clients who already know what they need to do, but who need help getting motivated.  Like with the Progressive Recovery Coach Training program, the PMCT program is build around evidence-based motivational change strategies for coaches, especially Instant InfluenceTM, Dr. Pantalon’s ultra-brief adaptation of motivational interviewing.  Not only will you learn how to use Instant InfluenceTM, but you will become a certified Instant InfluenceTM Trainer.

PMCT Overview

For the Certificate Course, each of the following lessons is comprised of a 1.5-hour pre-recorded video lecture, 1.5 hours of reading and other assignments, and 4, 1.5-hour Discussion Calls conducted over www.GoToMeeting.com.

For the Non-Certificate Course, each of the following is comprised of a 1.5-hour pre-recorded video lecture and 1.5 hours of reading and other assignments (NO Live Discussion Calls)

Lesson 1: Why Become a Progressive Motivation Coach?
Lesson 2: Client-Directed & General Coaching Strategies
Lesson 3: The Current State of Motivational Interviewing in Coaching
Lesson 4: Instant InfluenceTM, Part I-The Basics
Lesson 5: Instant InfluenceTM, Part II-Getting to Deeper Motives
Lesson 6: Instant InfluenceTM, Part III-Moving People to Action
Lesson 7: Instant InfluenceTM, Part IV-Putting It All Together
Lesson 8: Self-Determination Theory & Self-Efficacy
Lesson 9: The Brief Negotiation Interview (another evidence-based adaptation of motivational interviewing)
Lesson 10: Contingency Management & Other Learning Theory-Based Strategies
Lesson 11: Belief-Based Strategies & Ethical Guidelines for Professional Coaches
Lesson 12: Psychodynamic Strategies, Core Competencies & Certification
Lessons 13-16: Instant InfliuenceTM Training of Trainers

Please email us if you are interested in PMCT.  Thanks again for your interest in our training offerings.

*Please note that we are not able to process refunds at this time.

Watch Dr. Pantalon in action

Dr. Pantalon speaks to executives at the Retail Facilities Summit 2011 from Michael Pantalon on Vimeo.

Dr. Pantalon offers Instant Influence™  Speeches, Trainings and Webinars tailored to your needs, setting and/or meeting for a wide variety of professionals and non-professionals alike.

To book Dr. Pantalon for a speaking or training engagement, please click on the link below.

Hachette Speakers Bureau

Upcoming Appearances:

* Sterling Foundations Management, LLC, March 29, 2014 (Closed to the general public)

* New York City Department of Health, April 30 & May 1, 2014, NY, NY (Closed to the general public)

Recent Appearances:

* Harvard Coaching in Leadership & Health Conference, September 27, 2013, Boston, MA


Download Dr. Pantalon’s Speaker One-sheet here

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