Methods of Behavioral Change

Taught by Marshall Goldsmith

Become the person you’ve always wanted to be, without compromise.

In this course, top executive coach and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith leads you on the journey to self-improvement through behavioral change. Through his experience in working with some of the world’s top brands, Marshall shows you how understanding psychology and your own triggers can help you master your job, your environment, and your life.

Humans are incredibly complex creatures, and many of our behaviors are deeply rooted in our DNA. This course digs into our innate senses, how we respond to stimuli, and how we can beat our natural impulses to become the person we’ve always wanted to be. Stop making excuses, and use these tactics to start the process of long-lasting, positive behavioral change.

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Creating positive, changing, lasting behavior

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Behavioral Change

Understand your own triggers to master your job, your environment, and your life. Overcome natural impulses to create new habits through behavioral change.


This course will take 6- 10 hours to complete while offering concepts and strategies that can be applied over months and years to afford lifelong benefits. In addition to interactive lectures, this course also includes practicable workbooks, reviews, assessments, transcripts, and self-reflection activities.


Learn the foundations for making lasting behavioral change so that you can take charge of your professional and personal life and move closer towards becoming your ideal self.

Course Journey

Committing to Behavioral Change

The concepts of positive and lasting behavioral change are easy to understand but hard to do. Commitment is necessary for success.

The Difficulties of Behavioral Change

Identify some of the common roadblocks to behavioral change and and what is required to overcome them.

Belief Triggers Part 1

Explore 6 belief triggers (private rationalizations that we use when we disappoint ourselves) that prevent us from making lasting behavioral change.

Belief Triggers Part 2

Learn about 5 more belief triggers that are often roadblocks on our journey towards self-improvement.

Belief Triggers Part 3

Cover the final 4 belief triggers and uncover ways to overcome them in order to become the leader that we want to be.

Environmental Trigger Simulation

Engage in an interactive simulation that highlights the significant impact environmental triggers can have on our behavior.

How Our Environment Shapes Behavior

Explore how the environment impacts our behavior and learn how to modify it for our own benefit.

360 Degree Feedback

Learn about the importance of feedback loops and 360-degree assessments and how they can be applied to the process of behavioral change.

How to Identify Your Triggers

There are many types of triggers, and by better understanding each of them we gain insights into the forces that control our behavior.

The Trigger Matrix: Identify and Define

The interaction between triggers that are encouraging and discouraging with triggers that are productive and counterproductive expresses a timeless tension between what we want and what we need.

The Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence (ABC) Model

By breaking down behaviors using the ABC model, we develop a more complete understanding of our behavior and how to change it.

The Situational Leadership Model

Explore the different styles of leadership that effective leaders flexibly apply to different situations.

Applying Situational Leadership to Your Life

Discover how we can apply various leadership styles to our own lives to push ourselves toward becoming the person we want to be.

Environmental Forecasting

Even though our environment is constantly trying to punch us in the face, we have the ability to predict or block those punches in order to minimize their effects by successfully forecasting our environment.

Using the Wheel of Change

Learn how to utilize the Wheel of Change model to highlight a path for accomplishing specific goals.

Become the Person You Want to Be

Revisit how some of the key methods in this course can be applied to help us in becoming the person that we want to be.

Wheel of Change Simulation

Engage in an interactive simulation that showcases how the Wheel of Change can be utilized in practical situations.

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