Ten Dastardly Beliefs that Hold Clients
Original class date: September 15, 2008
In this interactive presentation, Stever Robbins will explore ten beliefs about how life works. These beliefs pervade our culture. We teach them to our kids. We recite them to friends, colleagues, and clients. And yet… they’re wrong. Come learn to hear those beliefs in your clients, and help move beyond them using questions based on The Work of Byron Katie.
A businessperson and entrepreneur since the late 1970s, Stever Robbins co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, and has been a part of nine high-tech start-ups, three IPOs, and three acquisitions. He was COO for Building Blocks Interactive, and project manager at Intuit, where he co-led the development of the award-winning Quicken VISA Card.
Stever began developing business leaders as part of Harvard Business School’s “Leadership and Learning” curriculum redesign project and has been an advisor and mentor to senior managers in several high-growth companies. He currently serves as CEO of The Stever Robbins Company, where he coaches executives and high-potential leaders. Stever is also a member of the career coaching staff at Harvard Business School.
The creator of the Pull Leadership concept, Stever has written extensively about leadership in his book It Takes a Lot More than Attitude…to Lead a Stellar Organization and in his monthly Harvard Business School Working Knowledge column.
An angel investor, board member, and advisor to several young companies, Stever has also been a judge for the Harvard Business School Business Plan competition and the Brown University Business Plan competition. He has also served as a mentor for the MIT $50K Competition. He teaches high-school students business as a Junior Achievement mentor.
Stever holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT. He is a graduate of W. Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management program, a Certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP, and a Certified Executive Coach.
Stever has appeared widely in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, ABC News Now, MSNBC, BusinessWeek Online, and Investor’s Business Daily. He has written for The Boston Business Journal and Entrepreneur.com, and has a monthly leadership column on Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge.
In his spare time, Stever’s hobbies include swing dancing, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, standup comedy, acting, singing, writing, comedy improv, strategy board games, and writing about himself in the third person. He’s learning guitar. Buy earplugs.
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