Hello | tiny habits, coach, more about me

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I am a Tiny Habits Certified Coach with specialty coaching of An Improv Mindset in the Workspace. Recently, coaches had an opportunity to introduce (virtually) ourselves to each other , for which I share here, my responses to the six prompted questions –

1) Where do you live?
2) Why did you become a Tiny Habits Certified Coach?
3) How long you have been a Tiny Habits Certified Coach?
4) What is your Tiny Habits Coach specialty? (If you haven’t defined one yet, that is ok. If you have more than one, please list them all.)
5) Share an interesting or unique fact about yourself.
6) Share anything else that you would like other coaches to know.

Below are my responses (some edited) in “short” and “long” versions.

Short Version

1) California, USA

2) I became hooked on Tiny Habits in January 2012. Then I wanted not only to formally share and memorialize my experience/expertise but also to complement my consulting and applied improvisation services.

3) 2 years (certified Nov 2013)

4) My Tiny Habits Coach specialty:
**An IMPROV MINDSET in the WORKSPACE **
where I bring together behavior design, tiny habits, and applied improvisation to coach folks in environmental health & safety practices, professional development, diversity and equity awareness, and leadership.

xojane_morning face5) An interesting fact about myself – I was one of 75 readers of xoJane (dot) com who was featured in their “75 of Your Gorgeous Morning Faces — Featuring No Makeup” where we were asked to submit on a Friday morning “our faces as we looked on our pillows.”

6) For earning my living and experiencing life, I am interconnecting different interests and endeavors. I have been a performing improviser since 2011, and if you are an improviser – “Hello fellow cult member!” (I completed the iO Chicago 5-wk intensive this 2015 summer!) Oh – one more “cult” of which I am part – I love Fluevog shoes.

Long Version

  • I live in the U.S., California, in a part of the San Francisco (SF) Bay Area, on the East Bay side, ~ a 35-min drive from SF.
  • boot camp_dog tagAfter my first 5-day session of Tiny Habits (TH) in January 2012, I became hooked on (and addicted to) the simplicity, results, and fun. In June 2012, I completed BJ Fogg’s Behavior Design Bootcamp. I quickly started experimenting more with TH in and for the workspace – making one’s workday experience not suck. I chose to become a TH Certified Coach not only to formally share and memorialize my experience/expertise but also to complement my consulting and applied improvisation services.
  • Since late-Nov 2013, I have been a Tiny Habits Certified Coach.
  • My Tiny Habits Coach specialty:
    ** An IMPROV MINDSET in the WORKSPACE **
    where I bring together behavior design, tiny habits, and applied improvisation to coach folks in environmental health & safety practices, professional development, diversity awareness, and leadership.I apply the Tiny Habits method at the intersection of Behavior Design and Improvisation in the areas I LOVE -* Building Environmental Health & Safety Habits
    * Self-Mentoring for Professional Development
    * Diversity, Culture, and Bias Recontextualized
    * On Becoming and Being a Servant Leader
  • For earning my living and experiencing life, I am interconnecting my interests and endeavors –

Environmental Consulting (think air quality and power plants)
Behavior Designer / Anthrocubeologist (a coined term)
Tiny Habits Certified Coach (profile yet to be posted)
Improviser (performing since 2011, think unscripted sketch), and
Servant Leader philosophies and The Way (via Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership)

I have been a performing improviser since 2011, and if you are an improviser – “Hello fellow cult member!” (I completed the iO Chicago 5-wk intensive this 2015 summer!)

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from week 3 of 2015 iO Summer Intensive – Section 4, aka Backup Pants, aka Wizard Lobsters

Oh – one more “cult” of which I am part – I love Fluevog shoes.

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(Yes, this is John Fluevog at the Haight Street, San Francisco store.)

 

Day | BJ Fogg on “The Maui Habit”

Here is BJ Fogg’s (@bjfogg) talk about what he calls The Maui Habit as part of his describing Tiny Habits (more over here about, join a 5-day session) and BJ’s perspective that “simplicity is the more reliable factor” for creating a habit.

It’s going to be a great day!

Here is a cut/paste of the description of the video –

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Behavior scientist and expert on habit formation BJ Fogg shares “The Maui Habit”, the one “tiny habit” he says is the most powerful and most effective to come from his work at Stanford’s Persuasive Tech Lab. You’ll be surprised how simple it is!

Behavior scientist, expert on habit formation, founder of Stanford’s Persuasive Tech Lab, one of Fortune’s “10 new gurus you should know.”

BJ Fogg, PhD directs the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. An experimental psychologist, BJ creates groundbreaking models and methods for changing human behavior.

Each year, BJ designs a new course to teach at Stanford, with topics ranging from mobile persuasion to health habits. His former students have created many successful companies, including Pulse (acquired by LinkedIn) and Instagram (acquired by Facebook).

BJ is the author of Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do, the first book to explain how technology can be designed to influence people. Fortune selected him as one of 10 “New Gurus You Should Know.”

Over the last three years, BJ has personally coached more than 20,000 people, using a simple and effective method called “Tiny Habits.”

– which is from a TEDx event –

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Did you join a 5-day session of Tiny Habits? Let me know about your experience – good, bad, indifferent.