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Podcast with James & Janice Prochaska

Do You Have A Change Roadmap? Podcast with James & Janice Prochaska

Today’s Guest:

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.

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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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