Motivate OAK, June 27-28, will be unlike any other conference in the fitness industry. There will be no set agenda. No keynote speakers. Like Motivate SLC and Motivate NYC, our one and only goal is to provide a space for the most passionate people in the fitness world to come together and talk about the best ways to facilitate behavior change. The Motivate Summits spawned the Motivate Collective, which now boasts over 200 coaches (posting every 20 minutes!). We’ve penned 231 articles on behavior change that have been read 16,000 times by more than 5,000 health and fitness professionals at Habitry.com. The Motivate Collective has learned what it really means to help people make the changes they want in their lives. It’s part of a growing movement that is transforming the health and fitness industry.

So we are incredibly excited to announce the addition of community-member led workshops into the mix of pure unconferencing at Motivate OAK! The workshops will be on topics that received the most votes from the Motivate Collective. In keeping with the spirit of unconferencing, the “Law of 2 Feet” will still apply, so these workshops will be “options among many” rather than “everyone come to this room and listen to this person.”

The next Motivate Summit is going to be 2 full days, June 27th and 28th at the home of Habitry, Co. in Oakland, CA. And you can join us for the same price as our 1-day summits, if you sign up before April 1st, which is only a few days away! Just to be clear, that’s 2 full days of “Super. Deep. Wow.” with the most passionate people in health and fitness for only $3.10 an hour.

This has the opportunity to be the most important 2 days in your career. And all you need to take advantage of it is the passion to show up.

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Making Communities, Online and Off

by Coach Stevo, Omar Ganai, and Vanessa Naylon

“Every coach in the world has a community they’d like to make a difference for. And the Habitry Co. crew will be teaching you how to do just that by harnessing the most powerful forces in social psychology to get more clients more results without selling anything. We’ll show you exactly how you can start, build, and protect your community and expand your reach further than you ever thought possible.”

Coach Stevo is the CEO of Habitry, Co. author of We Make Communities, and has an MA in Health Psychology. He lives in Oakland, CA where he coaches anyone who shows up on his front door at 9AM every morning and is the only person in the world who is Master Dan John Certified, Level 47.

Vanessa Naylon is Co-Founder and Chief of Marketing and Operations at Habitry. Mentor to a community of women professionals.

Omar Ganai is a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and helps Habitry Coaches build communities of consistency. He is also a fitness coach for men who want to look great naked.

Building Rapport in Online Coaching

by Georgie Fear

“All the expertise in the world won’t get you client results without a close, harmonious relationship with your clients. Georgie Fear will be sharing some of her secrets for how to increase trust, honesty, and warmth in your coaching relationships. In addition to making you a more effective professional, these communication skills make BEING a coach all that much more rewarding.”

Georgie Fear is a registered dietitian and professional nutrition coach and the author of Lean Habits. She specializes in weight loss coaching, dabbles in sports nutrition, and inadvertently makes clients fall in love with themselves.

Promoting Client Autonomy

by Seth Munsey

“We all like acting in accordance to the best version of ourselves. Nobody likes to have their every move controlled by somebody else. As coaches though, it is commonplace to create a learning environment that contains very little choice for our clients. Giving your clients the ability to make autonomous decisions within their training session not only makes them feel more a part of the process, it can also increase their learning, results, and retention. In this session, you will learn how to setup your coaching environment to support the autonomy that your clients desire.”

Seth is the owner of Iron Republic, a training facility in Monterey, CA. Seth takes an alternative approach to typical “gym culture” by creating autonomous communities where the main goal is showing up and enjoying movement while surrounded by friends.

How to Master Giving Specific Positive Feedback

by Josh Hillis

“There are many different ways to give feedback. Done correctly, positive feedback can can be fun, uplifting, and energizing, and in turn create momentum, build up people’s relationship to fitness, food, and their body. Done incorrectly, feedback can cause separate you from them, be oppressive and controlling, dishonor their feelings and situation, and cause mistrust. In this workshop you’re going to get specific tools to give positive feedback that upgrade your clients’ confidence, transforms their relationship to food, builds momentum, and creates a habit of progress.”

Josh Hillis is the author of_ Fat Loss Happens on Monday,_ a regular contributor to Strength Matters Magazine, and has been quoted by USA Today, The Denver Post, Experience Life! Magazine, was quoted in the infamous “Jillian Michaels” Los Angeles Times Article on kettlebell swings, and his fat loss blog gets 20-30,000 readers each month. Josh is a content expert for NASM’s CPT Exam, and he was an assistant instructor at the RKC Kettlebell Instructor Certification back in the years when kettlebell instructor certifications were still relevant.

Motivate OAK

A Two-Day Behavior Change Summit

When: June 27-28, 2015 Where: Oakland, CA How Long: Two Days Venue: 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 Hotel: The Washington Inn How Much: Only $199 until 3/31, $249 regular price.

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