People, features and research

New USA Master Trainer

Our Master Trainer in the USA, Nick Petrie, is one of our greatest ambassadors. He has recently begun to focus more on his own independent consultancy work, and although he continues to deliver Challenge of Change programmes, the constraints on his time called for a second Master Trainer to help with the facilitation and promotion of CoC training in the US. Another CCL accreditee, Ren Washington, has accordingly now been certified as a second Challenge of Change Master Trainer. Ren is a member of the Global Markets faculty at the CCL, and is an expert in public speaking. He is an inspirational trainer who, like Nick, lives the principles of CoC, and we’re very pleased to welcome him to the Challenge of Change team.

A new feature on the website

Our Master Trainer in New Zealand, Cynthia Johnson, is constantly coming up with innovative ideas for delivering the Challenge of Change more effectively. Earlier this year she suggested having a follow-up for training participants that would help them to address issues highlighted by their scores on the Challenge of Change Profile. This has led to a new feature on the website: the day after the training workshop, all participants now automatically receive via e-mail a file outlining ways to help implement changes in behaviour that may be needed.

New research

Research based on the scales that the Challenge of Change Profile is derived from is continuing.

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Interviews with Derek about his new book

Derek has had a number of interviews following the release of Work Without Stress: Developing A Resilient Mindset For Lasting Success (with Nick Petrie – McGraw-Hill, 2017).

WiseTalk is a forum hosted by Mariposa Leadership Inc. in San Francisco, featuring current and challenging new ideas. Derek’s interview with Sue Bethanis provided the opportunity for a relaxed and in-depth discussion of both the book and the Challenge of Change Resilience Training programme, and you can listen to it at:

Robert Morris is a prolific commentator on business trends in the USA, via his Blogging on Business site. Robert’s insighful interview questions allowed a wide-ranging perspective on the Challenge of Change, starting with the personal influences that led to developing the training:

Before discussing Work Without Stress, a few general questions. First, who has had the greatest influence on your personal growth? How so?

Hardest one first! There have been many.

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The Voice of America: Interview With Nick Petrie

Our Challenge of Change Resilience programme has been included in the leadership development offering of the USA Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) for over three years now.  Many NZ executives and HR people know CCL as a pre-eminent American leadership development centre.

New Zealander and colleague Nick Petrie has worked in the leadership development team at CCL for four years, and amongst other responsibilities he leads the Resilience programme and the team of CCL people Derek trained to run it.

We thought we would catch up with Nick to find out how things have been going.

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