To support our theme of reflection this month, we reached out to clinical psychologist, Josh Klapow, Ph.D., who has an expertise in behavior change to get his advice on how to be successful when making a change.
In the short clip below, Dr. Josh shares two key pieces of advice: 1) when considering making a change, start with soul searching — think about what you really want to change and 2) once you decide what you want to change, make it specific — something that can be observed, measured, and tracked.
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Joshua C. Klapow is a clinical psychologist and a performance coach. He is also a co-founder of ChipRewards, a health engagement technology company and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to his academic publications he is the author of “Living SMART: Lifestyle Change Made Simple”, a consumer book dedicated to helping individuals make life change. Dr. Klapow was named by Yahoo Finance as a Top 20 Entrepreneur to Watch in 2020 and featured in Thrive Global for his unique approach to performance coaching. He obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialization in Behavioral Medicine from the University of California at San Diego. He is married with two children in college. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama.