Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D. is an Anderson literary agency client who offers corporate speaking and seminars.
For these events she is represented exclusively by the BrightSight Group.

For further information, please contact:
Tom Neilssen BrightSight Group
609-924-3060 x16

Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D.
Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center
Columbia Univ. Business School

  • 9 Things Successful People do Differently
    Based on her singularly popular Harvard Business Review blog post and subsequent Ebook- 9 Things Successful People do Differently, Dr. Grant Halvorson explains how to put aside your (mistaken) beliefs about why you have succeeded or failed in the past, and focus instead on what the science tells us really matters: specificity, commitment, if-then planning, realistic optimism, mindset, goal-strategy fit, feedback, self-control, and persistence. These are the nine elements you need to tackle any challenge. Dr. Grant Halvorson will teach you simple and proven strategies, grounded in science, that you can use to master these elements and increase your own effectiveness, and how you can use this knowledge to help your team reach its fullest potential. A copy of the Ebook will be provided to each participant prior to the speech or class.
  • Understanding Prevention and Promotion
    Two people who appear to want the same thing – like a new car, a lucrative investment, or an effective leader - can actually be motivated in two entirely different ways. Promotion motivation is about gains - the desire to make progress, to stand out, to get more. Prevention motivation, on the other hand, is about avoiding losses, to keep things working and feel safe and secure. Match your message to your audience's motivation, and you’ll unlock a powerful, often-untapped source of persuasiveness – they will like what you're offering more, and pay more for it. Dr. Grant Halvorson will teach you to understand and master the art, and science, of creating motivational fit.
    Dr. Halvorson generally makes appearances in the continental United States depending on availability.

PODCAST: HBR-IdeaCast with Heidi Grant Halvorson
An interview with Heidi Grant Halvorson,
motivational psychologist and author of
Nine Things Successful People Do Differently.

Dr. Halvorson is a social psychologist and expert on goals and motivation, and a Fellow of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School. Her research has explored how goals and strategies impact persuasion, self-regulation, achievement, person perception, and well-being. In addition to her work as author and co-editor of the highly-regarded academic book The Psychology of Goals (Guilford, 2009), Dr. Grant Halvorson has authored papers in her field’s most prestigious journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, European Journal of Social Psychology, and Judgment and Decision Making. She has popular blogs at HBR.org, Fast Company, Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and is the author of Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals (Hudson Street Press, 2011).

What People Are Saying:

"Once every ten years or so, someone says something original in the area of personal development. Heidi Grant Halvorson is that someone. If you have ever failed at something or are seeking to accomplish something, Succeed is a must read."
-Matthew Kelly,
New York Times bestselling author of The Rhythm of Life and The Dream Manager

"The most important message of this book is that people can change. It's not necessarily easy, but it is possible with the right motivation and the right information about how to go about it. The problem has always been, Where do we go to get the right information? The solution is at hand; you need only turn the page."
-Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychology, Stanford University, and bestselling author of Mindset

"If you have goals, then you should read this book. If you manage others or are in a position to help others achieve their goals, then you have to read this book! It's filled with fascinating studies revealing the secrets of success. But Heidi Grant Halvorson goes beyond the studies to show us how to apply them and save us years of struggle. This book is a keeper."
-Peter Bregman,
CEO of Bregman Partners, author of "How We Work", Harvard Business Publishing's most popular blog, and the forthcoming 18 Minutes: Find your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done.

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