Beverly Flaxington

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Beverly D. Flaxington
EducationBSBA, MBA
Alma materSuffolk University
OccupationAuthor, corporate consultant
OrganizationThe Collaborative
Notable work
Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior, 30 Days to Understanding Other People: A Daily Guide to Improving Relationships
Websitewww.the-collaborative.com

Beverly D. Flaxington is an American businesswoman and founder of The Collaborative.[1] Flaxington is the author of seven books on personal and professional development, including the best-sellers Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior and Make Your SHIFT: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go.[2][3]

Education and Early Career[edit]

Flaxington earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) (1983) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (1984) from Suffolk University.[4] She started her career with executive search firm E.J. Rhodes Associates[5] and then held several sales, business development and business operations positions within the investment sector of John Hancock Financial Services before co-founding The Collaborative, a consulting firm, in 1995.[6]

The Collaborative[edit]

The Collaborative is a sales and marketing consultancy.[7] In 2008, The Collaborative released AdvisorsTrustedAdvisor.com, a website for financial advisers.[8] The Collaborative has created a number of coaching and training tools.[9] The 7 Steps to Effective Business Building for Financial Advisors, as an example, is a seven-step selling and marketing training program, The Five Secrets of Successful Selling is a selling program that uses the principles outlined in the book Make the SHIFT: The Proven Five-Step Plan to Success for Corporate Teams.[6] The S.H.I.F.T. Model is a problem-solving program.[10] Broken into five steps - Specifying the Desired Outcome, Highlighting Obstacles and Categorizing, Identifying the Human Factor, Finding Your Alternatives and Taking Disciplined Action - the process is intended to address behavioral change, goal achievement and business growth.[11]

Books[edit]

Flaxington co-authored her first book, Wealth Building: A Consumer's Guide to Making Profitable and Comfortable Investment Decisions, with Lisa A. Cohen in 1998.[12] In 2009, Flaxington released Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior.[13] The book is based upon research she did while creating a graduate class called Dealing With Difficult People for Suffolk University.[10] The book won the gold award from Readers' Favorite in the Relationships category.[14]

In 2011, she published Make the SHIFT: The Proven Five-Step Plan to Success for Corporate Teams. Based upon the S.H.I.F.T. model, it applied the tools she used for corporate clients in her consultancy. The same year, Make Your SHIFT: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go was published, which became a bestseller.[15][16] The second book used the S.H.I.F.T. model again, applying its lessons for individuals who want to progress in their careers or achieve goals.[10][17]

In 2012, she also released 30 Days to Understanding Other People: A Daily Guide to Improving Relationships, a daily guide for understanding human interactions.[18] In 2013, Self-Talk for a Calmer You was published by Adams Media, which argues that negative messages in the brain can lead to anxiety and depression, and promotes techniques intended to create positive messages for a calming effect.[19] The approach involves taking negative imagery and counterbalancing it in order to alleviate anxiety and prevent depression.[20][21] The book also deals with "self-talk triggers" that it claims can prompt a negative feeling, and suggests methods for dealing with them.[22]

Accreditations and affiliations[edit]

Flaxington is certified hypnotist and hypnosis trainer, a Reiki master attunement practitioner, a certified professional behavioral analyst (CPBA) and certified professional values analyst (CPVA).[23] She is a member of the Evolutionary Business Council, the Mentor's Guild and Inspire Me Today.[24][25][26] She also serves on the faculty of Suffolk University as a lecturer, teaching Leadership and Social Responsibility to undergraduate students.[27][28]

She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today with a column called Understand Other People, and writes an advice column for Advisor Perspectives.[29][30] She is on the speaking roster for the CFA Institute, blogs for CEO Magazine, is a contributing member of the Women’s Toolbox and a past regular contributor for Brinker Capital.[31][32][33] She has also contributed to InvestmentNews and USA Today.[34][35][36] She hosted an online radio show through BlogTalkRadio, and hosts the program Human Behavior Coach TV on the Conscious Evolution Media network (CEM).[37][38] In 2011, she contributed a column to the U.S. Daily Review, detailing how the principles of the S.H.I.F.T. Model could be applied to the Occupy Movement.[39]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Wealth Building: A Consumer's Guide to Making Profitable and Comfortable Investment Decisions, Lisa A. Cohen, Beverly D. Flaxington, Dearborn Financial Pub., 1998[12]
  • Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior, Beverly D. Flaxington, Ata Press, 2009[40]
  • Make the Shift: The Proven Five-Step Plan to Success for Corporate Teams, Beverly D. Flaxington, Ata Press, 2011[41]
  • Make Your SHIFT: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go, Beverly D. Flaxington, Ata Press, 2011[42]
  • 30 Days to Understanding Other People: A Daily Guide to Improving Relationships, Beverly D. Flaxington, Ata Press, 2012[43]
  • Self-Talk for a Calmer You: Learn how to Use Positive Self-talk to Control Anxiety and Live a Happier, More Relaxed Life, Beverly Flaxington, Adams Media, Inc., 2013[44]
  • The 7 Steps to Effective Business Building for Financial Advisors, Beverly Flaxington[45]

Patent[edit]

Flaxington is named on US Patent 8,533,017 - “Succession Planning for Registered Investment Advisors”[46]

Personal life[edit]

Flaxington lives in Walpole, MA with her husband and their three children.[47]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beverly Flaxington". Mentors Guild. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  2. ^ "beverly flaxington bibliography - Google zoeken". Google.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  3. ^ "Beverly Flaxington | 8020 Blog". Blogs.the-ceo-magazine.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  4. ^ Suffolk University (2012-03-06). "Alumna Applies Business Knowledge in Newest Book - Suffolk University". Suffolk.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  5. ^ Beverly D. Flaxington. "Beverly Flaxington: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  6. ^ a b Beverly Flaxington (2013-09-15). "Beverly Flaxington, The Collaborative - Principal". Businessinterviews.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  7. ^ "Beverly Flaxington - The American Entrepreneur". Taeradio.com. 2012-06-05. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  8. ^ Liz Skinner (2008-07-28). "Website offers quick advice for business growth". Investment News. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  9. ^ "About Beverly Flaxington | The Human Behavior Coach". Thehumanbehaviorcoach.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  10. ^ a b c "Beverly Flaxington, Consultant, Trainer, Hypnotherapist, Coach & Author". All-about-body-language.com. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  11. ^ "How Advisers Can S.H.I.F.T. to Success". Fpanet.org. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  12. ^ a b Wealth Building: A Consumer's Guide to Making Profitable and Comfortable ... - Lisa A. Cohen, Beverly D. Flaxington - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  13. ^ "Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets To Human Behavior. @BalancingActTV". Thebalancingact.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  14. ^ "2009 Winners Page - Readers' Favorite: Book Reviews and Award Contest". Readersfavorite.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  15. ^ "Beverly D. Flaxington". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  16. ^ "Suffolk University - Alumna Applies Business Knowledge in Newest Book". .suffolk.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  17. ^ "Busting out of a career tar pit - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  18. ^ "LA Talk Radio". LA Talk Radio. 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  19. ^ "Self Talk for A Calmer You - Dr. Seibel Interviews Beverly Flaxington 02/12 by My Menopause Radio | Health Podcasts". Blogtalkradio.com. 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  20. ^ ""Happy" Holidays? Sometimes, Not!". Hawaii Reporter. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  21. ^ "Beverly Flaxington: Self talk for a calmer you-Learn how to use positive self talk to control anxiety and live a happier more relaxed life". Executive Women Coaches. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  22. ^ "Forbes.com - Small Business News and Information". Smallbusiness.forbes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  23. ^ "Beverly Flaxington - GuestMatch - Expert Profile". GuestMatch. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  24. ^ "Directory". Ebcouncil.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  25. ^ "Beverly Flaxington | Mentors Guild | Management Consulting. Accelerated". Mentors Guild. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  26. ^ "Beverly Flaxington, Luminary at Inspire Me Today". Inspiremetoday.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  27. ^ Suffolk University (1969-12-31). "Faculty - Suffolk University". Suffolk.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  28. ^ "AMA Playbook Beverly Flaxington, Author at AMA Playbook". Playbook.amanet.org. 2013-09-19. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  29. ^ Flaxington, Beverly D. "Understand Other People". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  30. ^ "Dealing with Gossip in a Small Firm". Advisorperspectives.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  31. ^ Beverly D. Flaxington (2010-05-19). "Positioning Yourself and Your Practice". Cfainstitute.org. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  32. ^ "Beverly Flaxington – Womens Toolbox". Womenstoolbox.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  33. ^ "Beverly Flaxington". Brinker Capital. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  34. ^ Liz Skinner (2014-01-27). "Pay attention to the power grabbers at your firm". Investment News. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  35. ^ Liz Skinner (2014-02-16). "Breaking up is hard to do". Investment News. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  36. ^ "Changing outlook can cure unhappiness in workplace - USATODAY.com". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  37. ^ "Beverly D. Flaxington Online Radio". BlogTalkRadio. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  38. ^ "Human Behavior Coach-TV | CEM Network". Consciousevolutionmedia.com. 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  39. ^ Beverly Flaxington (2011-10-31). "A Different Perspective on the "Occupy" Movement". US Daily Review. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  40. ^ Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior - Beverly D. Flaxington - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  41. ^ Make the Shift: The Proven Five-Step Plan to Success for Corporate Teams - Beverly D. Flaxington - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  42. ^ Make Your Shift: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU ... - Beverly D. Flaxington - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  43. ^ 30 Days to Understanding Other People: A Daily Guide to Improving Relationships - Beverly D. Flaxington - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  44. ^ Self-Talk for a Calmer You: Learn how to Use Positive Self-talk to Control ... - Beverly Flaxington - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  45. ^ "7 Steps to Effective Business Building for Financial Advisors Program". Advisorstrustedadvisor.com. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  46. ^ "Patent US8533017 - Succession planning for registered investment advisors - Google Patents". Google.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  47. ^ English, Bella (2010-03-07). "Getting another take on bad behavior". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2014-06-27.