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"Instead of inserting change into people...we need to draw out the wisdom within them" - a

Stephen Rollnick provides consultancy, mentorship and training on the subjects of motivation, change, teamwork and Motivational Interviewing. He an Honorary Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine in Cardiff University, Wales, UK with a research record focused on good practice in efforts to promote change and behaviour change among patients, clients and the practitioners who serve them.

Stephen's new book 'Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best: Motivational Interviewing in Sports' reveals why conventional ways of giving feedback and addressing conflict are often counterproductive, the book presents tried-and-tested methods for getting through to athletes and helping them to thrive.

In this fascinating conversation we explore:

- Why connecting with people is simple but very hard - How to roll with resistance - The secret to 'empathic listening' - How to avoid becoming a 'deficit detective'

Here is the link to the publisher's of Stephen's Book, you can get a 25% discount by using the code AFSPO at checkout.

To access the 'bonus episode' which I recorded with Dr Tim Anstiss in a web workshop with the Conclave learning community head over to

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