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Podcast with David Zeitler

Are You Resisting Change? Podcast with David Zeitler

Today we’re talking to David Zeitler who uses the latest research in neuroscience, adult development, and leadership development to help people find ways to embrace the process of change and create transformations for themselves and others. After beginning as a psychotherapist and later spending two years as a lay monk, David went on to train executives and life coaches in the Immunity for Change Coaching Program at Mind Works with Harvard Professor Lisa Lahey and Robert Kegan.

In this episode, we explore why we might be immune to creating the changes we want for ourselves and our teams in workplaces and how a simple mapping exercise can help us overcome our resistance to change.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:25] – David explains that our mind has its own immune system that impacts our ability to create changes in our lives
  • [04:51] – David outlines the three plateaus in adult mental development that help us navigate work and life
  • [11:17] – David offers some tips for different ways to approach technical challenges and adaptive challenges when it comes to creating change
  • [14:19] –  David outlines how a psychological immunity map can be used to embrace adaptative challenges and make change a little easier
  • [19:47] –  David outlines some of the common worries that drain people’s commitment for change
  • [22:40] – David shares how behavior change experiments can help us test our worries and concerns about creating change
  • [27:58] – David completes the Lightning round.

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