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Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

If you believe as I do that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, we can better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces, then this podcast is for you. My goal each week is to give you access to the world’ leading positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience researchers and practitioners to explore their latest research findings on how you can improve wellbeing, develop strengths, nurture positive relationships, make work meaningful and cultivate the grit to accomplish what matters most. If you want evidence-based approaches to bringing out the best in yourself and others at work, then consider this podcast your step-by-step guide.
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Aug 24, 2018

Today we’re talking to James and Janice Prochaska. Jim is the Director of the Cancer Prevention Research Center and Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Rhode Island and is internationally recognized for his work as a developer of the stage model of behavior change for which he has won numerous awards, including being one of the Top Five Most Cited Authors in Psychology from the American Psychology Society. He is the author of over 400 publications, including four books of which the latest is Changing to Thrive which he co-authored with his wife Janice, who is one of the most published authors in the field of social work having applied the model of behavior change to cutting-edge issues.

In this episode, we discuss the stages of change most people move through and how understanding this process can help to improve people’s wellbeing and enable leader’s to embed positive changes in workplaces.

Connect with James & Janice:

Website: jprochaska.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [02:13] - Jim outlines the stages that his research has found people move through when they are creating changes.
  • [06:41] - Jim explains some of the new breakthroughs his research has found recently about how changes can be made to enhance people’s wellbeing.
  • [08:23] - Jim shares why it’s important to meet people where they are when it comes to creating change in order to move them into action.
  • [11:21] - Jan shares her tips for helping people to take effective actions to create the changes they want.
  • [13:15] - Jim shares his tips for how we can maintain our motivation for the changes we’ve started making.
  • [18:43] - Jim explains what happens when our desired change behaviors become unstuck.
  • [20:00] - Jim explains how the stages of change can overlap.
  • [21:58] - Jim outlines how leaders can use the stages of change to help people thrive at work.
  • [24:42] - Jim completes the lightning round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Jim & Jan!

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