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PHIL STUTZ & BARRY MICHELS, AUTHORS THE TOOLS: Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity

Everyone has something they want to accomplish. But for many, they just can't seem to get off the starting block.

From fear of rejection to worry and negative thinking, they avoid the pain of change. This keeps them in a safe but stagnant comfort zone, preventing them from moving forward, accomplishing goals and living life to their fullest potential. So how do you move beyond simply the desire for change to take real action?

Rooted in their belief that traditional therapy focuses too much on analyzing problems rather than solving them, psychiatrist Phil Stutz and psychotherapist Barry Michels have createdThe Tools, a uniquely effective set of five techniques that bring about dynamic change that is now an instant New York Times best seller.

Each tool is a specific procedure used to combat a specific problem. Done in real time, it generates a force that allows you to move from avoidance to action, tapping into potential that truly gets results. With a combined 60-plus years of working with clients, Stutz and Michels identified the fundamental problems their clients are most challenged by and had them put the tools to the test.

Suddenly, through this transformative approach, obstacles became opportunities—to find courage, develop resilience and finally get past fears and obstacles to live the exceptional life you were meant to have.

Praise for The Tools:

"Transcendent . . . a rapid and streamlined method of self-improvement." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This blew my mind more than anything else I've learned this year." -Dr. Mehmet Oz

"These tools are emotional game changers; they can help you work through conflicts, get happier, and feel a deep sense of purpose. As simple and practical as they are, they do nothing less than deliver you to your best and most powerful self."


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Most people -and organizations- live in their comfort zones. They know there are things they want to accomplish or improve, but implementing change is easier said than done.

Barry Michels and Phil Stutz, authors of The Tools: Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity, now share their years of experience putting these techniques into action. They help you transform change from being the enemy to being your friend, a catalyst for achieving true progress and happiness.

Not only do The Tools help individuals, they can transform entire organizations. Each company has its own purpose, energy and spirit. By helping people get unstuck from patterns that no longer serve and unleashing the potential in individuals and departments, The Tools drives them forward, inspiring them to do more than what they thought possible and raising the organization to new heights.


KEYNOTE: Barry and Phil give an overview of the tools and how they are a necessary ingredient to all change. They also give a brief demonstration of one of the tools.

WORKSHOP: (2 Hours) Dynamic and interactive, this program delves deeply into one tool, giving everyone a chance to fully master the technique and put it into use right away.

HALF-DAY: (3 Hours) This gives the hour overview plus the 2-hour breakout where attendees delve deeply into one tool.

Drs. Michels and Stutz can work with you to identify which tool would be of most immediate benefit, but audiences can apply what they've learned to the other tools as well.


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