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May 5, 2023

Have you ever set a goal that would require you to adopt new behaviors or patterns, and despite knowing the steps you would need to take in order to achieve your goal, you found it difficult to implement the necessary changes? Whether in our personal or professional lives, most of us have struggled with change at some point. This is because change can feel threatening, even when it’s something we truly want. Therefore, to successfully adapt to change and achieve our desired results, it’s important to address both the physiological and emotional components that may cause us to resist change. 

As the founder and president of the Academies for Coaching, Inc. – an organization with a mission of “Changing Minds, for Good” – Susan Britton is passionate about how brain-body biology can bring insight to the invisible forces that thwart change. In training thousands of leadership and career coaches on six continents over the past 20 years, Susan and her team show how a brain-friendly approach can drive engagement, creativity, and productivity in leaders and their teams. As our guest in Episode 145 of The MINDSet Game® podcast, Susan discusses the following:

  • Why successfully implementing change involves both our neural chemistry (including dopamine, cortisol, etc.) and our circuitry, which refers to the neural networks that began forming in early childhood and may continue to influence our beliefs and behavior
  • How finding ways to make change fun or even playful can help us – and by extension, those around us – become more comfortable with the process
  • How embracing the “3 C’s” – compassion, curiosity, and creation – can be helpful in overcoming resistance to change 

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