Becoming an Artist With Goals:
Using the New Motivation Science to Help Your Clients (and Yourself)
Overcome the Real Obstacles to Success and Lasting Change
Taught by Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.
Author of Succeed:
How We Can Reach Our Goals
Social psychologist & Member of the Board of Advisors for
the Motivation Science Center, Columbia University Business School
8 Classes of 60 minutes
Tuition: $595 (plus optional $75 for CEs)
hear Heidi's fantastic 80-minute interview with Ben on Friday,
May 20, 2011, click
To hear Heidi's 60-minute q&a call
fielding questions about this class, click
Who Should Attend?
Anyone looking to be more successful reaching their own goals,
or interested in helping others to be more effective in reaching
Too often, we know what we want to do, but not how to do it
-- how to turn our knowledge and desire into action. Each of us
knows the frustration of working with someone to put them on a
path to positive change, only to watch them fail to actually walk
that path. Perhaps you, too, have struggled to make changes in
your own life. After all, who hasn't?
This science-based approach to making lasting change will be
profoundly useful to coaches, counselors, therapists, managers,
leaders, parents, and anyone else concerned with showing others
how to reach their fullest potential and greatest well being.
In this course, you will learn strategies that will not only
empower you to help others, but will also enable you to more effectively
reach your own personal and professional goals.
What You'll Learn Each Week:
Week 1: The Goal Saboteurs: Why our intuitions about
why we succeed or fail are usually wrong, and the real pitfalls
of goal pursuit.
Week 2: Specificity, Difficulty, & Realistic Optimism:
What to do when setting a goal to make you much more
likely to reach it.
Week 3: Mindsets: Why the way we think about our goals
matters. Part 1: Do you want to be good or get
better? (performance vs. learning goals)
Week 4: Mindsets: Why the way we think about our goals
matters. Part 2: Do you want to go for gains
or avoid losses? Do you want to be loved or feel
safe? (promotion vs. prevention goals)
Week 5: A Simple Plan: Why if-then planning is
the single most effective strategy you can use to reach any
Week 6: Building the Willpower Muscle: Why self-control
operates like a muscle, what that means for how we should use
it, and how we can get our hands on some more of it.
Week 7: Perseverance and Grit: Most people give up way
on themselves way too soon. Learn how to cultivate grit and
hang in there long enough to make lasting change.
Week 8: Giving Feedback that Motivates: Even well-intentioned
feedback can backfire. (In fact, it frequently does.) Learn
how to phrase criticism and praise in ways that support
autonomy and fuel motivation, while providing the honest assessment
they need to develop and improve.
What You'll Get Out of This Course:
You'll be knowledgeable about the latest, most cutting-edge
research in one of the most exciting areas of psychology:
motivation science. This is expertise that is in demand in organizations
across the country and around the world.
You'll learn the true causes of success and failure,
and understand why you may have been successful in reaching some
goals, but not others. (More importantly, you'll learn what you
can do to change that once and for all.)
You'll discover practical, simple, and easy to
use strategies that have been proven effective in diverse
populations for reaching professional, relationship, health, and
You'll understand why not every strategy is effective for
everyone, why some strategies feel right while others
don't, and how to identify what will work best for you and for
those you are trying to help.
You'll master the art and science of giving feedback
- feedback that does exactly what you want it to do.
You'll learn how to bridge the gap between desire and action.
Setting goals is not enough. Being committed to
them isn't enough either. Defeating the goal saboteurs is all
about strategy -- how we set goals, how we pursue
them, how we handle obstacles when they arise. This course
will teach you the strategies you need to make success happen.
And if you ever lead workshops on goals? I promise you
you'll have new, exciting material your audience has not heard
The textbook for the class is Heidi's latest book,
Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals.
To order the book, click
It is a great book. I've got it both in hardback
and on my Kindle.
of this class will be able to earn eight hours of CEs for social
workers (NASW) and Marriage and Family Therapists in California
(BBS). Please note these CEs are relevant only for licensed mental
health professionals in the United States. If you are not a licensed
mental health professional in the US, you do not need these CEs
and you should not pay the CE fee.
Attendance Requirement for CEs. Before paying for CEs,
please note the attendance requirement! You must be present--actually
listening on the phone, real time--for seven of the eight classes.
To document their live attendance on each call, students email
in the class attendance codes (given at the start and end of the
class) within 24 hours of end of Heidi's lecture.
International Coach Federation. There will also be 8
hours of coach continuing education credits for members of the
International Coach Federation. You do not need to pay the CE
fee for coach continuing ed credits.
Certified Mentor Coach. The class will also count toward
MentorCoach and ICF Certification for MentorCoach students. Again
to qualify, you must be present ("live") for 7 of the
8 calls. Again, you do not need to pay the CE fee for coach continuing
About Heidi Grant Halvorson
Grant Halvorson, Ph.D., is a leading scholar and gifted teacher
in the field of goals and motivation.
Her most recent book Succeed:
How We Can All Reach Our Goals (Penguin-imprint Hudson
Street Press, 2010) has received terrific reviews.
She is an Expert Blogger for Fast Company, The Huffington
Post, and Psychology Today, as well as a regular
contributor to the BBC World Service's Business Daily, the Harvard
Business Review, and SmartBrief's SmartBlog on Leadership. Her
writing has also been featured on CNN Living and Mamapedia.
addition to her work as author and co-editor of the highly-regarded
academic book The
Psychology of Goals (Guilford, 2009), she has authored
papers in her field's most prestigious journals, including the
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of
Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology
Bulletin, European Journal of Social Psychology, and
Judgment and Decision Making.
She has received numerous grants from the National Science
Foundation for her research on goals and achievement. Her work
has been praised by Carol Dweck and Matthew Kelly, among many
She received her B.A. in psychology, summa cum laude, from
the University of Pennsylvania, and earned her doctorate at
Columbia University, specializing in goal pursuit and motivation.
Her research has focused on understanding how people respond
to setbacks and challenges, and how these responses are shaped
by the kinds of goals they pursue. She has published papers
on topics ranging from achievement and self-regulation, to person
perception, persuasion, and well-being.
Most recently on the psychology department faculty at Lehigh
University, Heidi is passionate about the importance of understanding
goals and using them in a powerful way. She spends much of her
time talking and writing about motivation science, and trying
to help people understand how they can use the science of motivation
in their own lives.
Praise for Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.
Heidi Grant Halvorson knows just about everything there is to
know about setting goals and reaching them. In Succeed, she shares
this knowledge with you. She takes all the latest research in
psychology, distills it to its essence, and makes it practical.
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. is the Lewis & Virginia
Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and author
of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
"SUCCEED succeeds big-time! Rare is a book that is both brilliant
and practical, entertaining and rigorous, easy to read and deep.
SUCCEED is such a book. If you want to bolster your level of success
and in general lead a happier life, this book is for you!" --
Dr. Edward Hallowell, psychiatrist and bestselling author
of Delivered from Distraction, CrazyBusy, Superparenting for
ADD, and Dare to Forgive.
"Once every ten years or so, someone says something original
in the area of personal development. Heidi Grant Halvorson is
that someone. If you have ever failed at something or are seeking
to accomplish something, Succeed is a must read." -- Matthew
Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of The
Rhythm of Life and The Dream Manager
"If you have goals, then you should read this book. If you manage
others or are in a position to help others achieve their goals,
then you have to read this book! It's filled with fascinating
studies revealing the secrets of success. But Heidi Grant Halvorson
goes beyond the studies to show us how to apply them and save
us years of struggle. This book is a keeper." -- Peter Bregman,
CEO of Bregman Partners, author of "How We Work", Harvard Business
Publishing's most popular blog, and the forthcoming 18
Minutes: Find your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right
Things Done. (Business Plus, 2011)
| Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.
| Student/Graduate MCP Foundations
| Yes. Counts toward certification with
MentorCoach and ICF, as an elective.
| Yes, eight hours of CEs (only relevant
for licensed mental health professionals in the US).
| Yes. Counts toward eight hours of
Continuing Coach Education (CCEs) with the International Coach
You can receive a 100%, no-questions-asked tuition refund at
any time before the beginning of the second class. After the
beginning of the second class, you are responsible for your
full tuition payment.
$595 (+ $75 for optional CEs)
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