Welcome to Episode 221 of Building My Legacy.

We’re visiting again with change expert Rick Maurer, a speaker and consultant, who works with companies in terms of change, change management and team building engagement — all things that have become so important right now. In this podcast Rick talks further about the logical steps to take when you need to implement a change in your business. He also relates how simple things — like paying attention to your customer or listening to your workforce — can help you keep customers or eliminate the need for downsizing. In today’s rapidly changing world Rick’s message will resonate with and provide valuable, practical information for leaders of businesses of all sizes.


So if you want to know:

  • The important first step we often miss when communicating about changes
  • Why your go-to position to improve your bottom line shouldn’t be reducing your workforce
  • A model that explains why people resist change and how to get their support
  • Why leaders should be curious about what their people are thinking and feeling
  • How to add vitality to that meeting everyone hates


About Rick Maurer

Change expert Rick Maurer works with leaders and their teams to overcome resistance to change. Since the publication of his book Beyond the Wall of Resistance in the 1990s, Rick’s opinion has been sought by The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, Fortune and many other media outlets. He has consulted on change management for some of the largest companies in the world, including Lockheed Martin, Deloitte, Verizon, Charles Schwab, NASA and Kaiser Permanente as well as government agencies around the world. He is the author of Seizing Moments of Possibility, which answers the question of many leaders — “Who has time to gain employee support for change?” — by showing how to blend support for change into routine tasks. It and his latest e-book, The Magic List, are available free on his website, RickMaurer.com.  

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.