with Dr. Rick Brinkman
April 27, 2023
11 AM - 2 PM Eastern Time
10 AM - 1 PM Central Time
8 AM - 11 AM Pacific Time
$395 (US) per person

Book by Dr. Rick Brinkman
Book by Dr. Rick Brinkman



This program is based on the best selling McGraw-Hill book Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, co-authored by Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner, which has been translated into 25 languages. Dr. Brinkman says, "Communication is like a phone number, you need all the correct digits and in the right order."

Dr. Brinkman will share his proven strategies to handle: Whining, Negativity, Attacks, Tantrums, Snipers, Know-it-Alls, Think-They- Know-it-Alls, as well as Yes, Maybe and Nothing people. He teaches Conscious Communication® which is based on the belief that good communication skills are the foundation of all relationships and the lifeblood of effective leadership, teamwork, and service. 

The examples and practical skills in this program will immediately transform behaviors that used to strain all relationships, both business and personal!  It will even include special contexts like email communications, the phone and meetings (both in person and virtual). And with Dr. Brinkman's trademark Educating through Entertainment style of standup comedy and story telling you will have fun doing it.



Dr. Richard Brinkman is the developer of Conscious Communication® and shares human behavior insights and content-rich communication strategies, which help organizations improve leadership performance and apply principles of Conscious Communication® to improve their bottom-line results.

This effective approach to communication has been delivered to millions of people through keynotes and training, radio, television, print interviews, and numerous award-winning books, videos, and audio programs. Dr. Brinkman is also the author of multiple books, including the international bestseller Dealing With People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst (McGraw Hill), which has been translated into 25 languages. He has co-authored Life by Design and Dealing With Relatives You Can't Stand, also published by McGraw-Hill. He is the sole author of Dealing with Meetings You Can't Stand: Meet Less and Do More

Dr. Brinkman is frequently interviewed by media as a communication expert and has been featured by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and Oprah magazine. His clients include LucasFilm, IBM, Intel, the US Navy at Pearl Harbor, the City of Decatur, the City of Leicester in England, Petronas, the National Oil Company of Malaysia, Ford, the US Army, FAA and the Red Cross.


  • Specific strategies for dealing with the 10 most difficult human behaviors
  • Practical ways to change the way you communicate and become a more powerful communicator
  • What motivates people to act in the way they do
  • How to avoid problem behaviors before they start



Understanding human behavior

  • What motivates people to act the way they do

Avoid problem behaviors before they start

Specific strategies and goals for dealing with the ten most difficult human behaviors

  • Whining, negativity, tantrums, attacks, 'yes' behavior, 'maybe' behavior, 'nothing' behavior, know-it-all behavior, think-they-know-it-all behavior and sniping.

Changing your attitude in order to become a more powerful communicator

Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based (Zoom platform)
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Participants will earn 3 CPE credits or 3 PDC credits
Field of Study: Personal Development
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