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Episode 76: The Connection Between Change and Creativity with Michael Diettrich-Chastain

In this episode, Michael Diettrich-Chastain explores the connection between making change and creativity. He explains seven elements needed to implement change in your life and how to use that to be more creative. 

What You’ll Learn

  • The connection between change and creativity
  • The CHANGES model and how you can use it to be more creative in your life
  • How self-care can impact the bottom line

About Michael Diettrich-Chastain

Michael Diettrich-Chastain is the founder of an independent Organizational Consulting and Coaching firm – Arc Integrated.

Michael has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Spanish as well as a Master’s Degree in Counseling.  Michael is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina.  In addition to his background and experience in psychology, Michael is also a Certified Communication Coach as well as a trained facilitator in the Advanced Insights Profile, Actualized Leadership Profile and Group Culture Profile.

As a leadership coach, Michael has helped organizational leaders and teams become more effective in recognizing how to inspire, engage, resolve conflict and communicate with others.   Through coaching, Michael helps individuals recognize and develop strengths in order to become more effective in their careers and personal lives.

Michael has facilitated trainings on leadership, team building, communication, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, self-care and other topics.  Michael has facilitated trainings nationally across the US.  As a recipient of the Group Study Exchange Scholarship, through Rotary International, he has traveled internationally delivering trainings and education about his fields of work.

Michael has studied eastern martial arts for more than a decade. While this study is a passion for him personally, he often incorporates philosophies from his experience into his work with individuals and organizations.  He has facilitated trainings on leadership, stress reduction, communication and conflict resolution while infusing concepts from his martial arts study and background.


Weekly Challenge

A daily practice is a key component of being more creative and effective in life. Michael challenges listeners to start doing something each morning that focuses on yourself. It could be mediating, walking, exercising, writing, etc. Developing ourselves helps us show up more present with our teams and in the work we do.



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