Episode 17 | Part One: Barry Michels

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If you’re looking to unlock your full potential, this episode is a must-listen. Join Cicely as she sits down with Barry Michels, co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Tools. They discuss the life-changing psychological model that he and his co-author, Phil Stutz, have developed over their 60 years of combined psychotherapeutic experience.  In The Tools, Barry and Phil share a set of powerful techniques that can help you transform your problems into opportunities for growth, courage, and creativity. These tools have been used by countless individuals, from Hollywood celebrities to business executives, and have been hailed as a groundbreaking approach to personal development.  In this episode, we’ll dive into the inspiration behind The Tools and explore the key principles of their transformative psychological model. Barry shares his insights on how to overcome fear, tap into your intuition, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity.

About Barry Michels: With his coauthor, Phil Stutz, Barry Michels wrote the New York Times bestseller The Tools in 2012, and its sequel, Coming Alive, in 2017.

Barry was profiled in the March 21, 2011 issue of The New Yorker (“Hollywood Shadows, A Cure For Blocked Screenwriters,” by Dana Goodyear.). Featured by Joel Stein in Time Magazine, he has also been interviewed by Dr. Oz, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Charlie Rose, and has appeared on ABC’s Nightline.

He has published numerous articles online in Psychology Today, Salon, and Quora.
Barry has given workshops at a variety of venues, including In goop Health summits in Los Angeles in 2017, in Vancouver in 2018, and in London in 2019. He has given a Google Talk, and has spoken at 20th Century Fox Television, the University Club of Chicago, the Omega Institute, the Writers’ Guild, the 92nd Street Y, and the Endeavor 2019 annual retreat.
Barry received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1975, his J.D. (law degree) from University of California Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), in 1979, and his M.S.W. from U.S.C. School of Social Work in 1984.

He maintains a clinical practice in Los Angeles and teaches internationally.