Motivational InterviewingJun 19, 2020
I thought this was a hiring technique.
When I heard about motivational interviewing for the first time, I figured it must be some sort of business/management world tactic for hiring new employees.
I honestly ignored it for awhile, until the first year of my PhD program I found it popping up in research related to health behavior change…
And since then, I’ve been hooked. 🤓
I’ve received extensive training over the years, included aspects of MI in my own research + coaching, and also spent some time facilitating multi-day trainings in the corporate world (where I also learned that self employment is my true calling lol)
I’m also a big fan because it’s a beautiful example of science applied to the real world.
Many other theories and “understandings” in psychological science were used in the development of MI (e.g. self determination theory, positive psychology, growth mindset, self-efficacy… all of which will be discussed in more detail in the mindset certification 👀)
✏️It’s v important to note:
MI is not a quick “technique” that you learn in one sitting.
It’s a skill that requires practice over time and is a bit like learning a new language —
you might hire someone to help you & practice with you, you probably should read some books, and you’ll stumble + feel awkward for awhile.
👉As a coach, leveraging MI in your practices can make a massive shift in your business when it comes to client retention, adherence, and success.
I’m HUGE on cultivating connection with clients; MI is a large component of this.
👉But what if you’re not a coach?
This can be helpful for you too.
MI is an awesome skill to have when it comes to helping others in your life (friends, family, team members, colleagues) navigate through behavior change, resolve ambivalent feelings, and make decisions.
Are you familiar with MI? I would love to hear what your experience is and what you know (or don’t know)! 👇👇