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Ep. 16: Change: Why We Fear It and How to Embrace It

“We don’t really fear change. We fear loss…it’s the loss of rote in a number of different areas, the loss of our status or our identity, our independence.”


If “the only constant in life is change,” then why is it such a big deal?

Join us for this fascinating interview with noted business psychologist Dr. Everett Moitoza, EdD, MBA, and sponsor of UNH’s Center for Family Enterprise. Learn about how cultural assumptions, our emotional brain chemistry and individual predispositions orient us to change events and decisions.

Show Notes:

Dr. Everett Moitoza is a business psychologist who has consulted with hundreds of businesses across all industries. His focus has been on interpersonal and organizational conflict and change management issues – especially those related to family businesses and partnerships. His opinions and solutions regarding business and performance issues are frequently sought and published by the business and news media. Everett has a doctorate in psychology from Boston University, an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, a master’s in behavioral sciences from Bridgewater University, and a bachelor’s in music from Berklee College of Music. He has taught graduate-level courses at Harvard, Boston, Northeastern, and Lesley Universities. At present, he is conducting research on the experience and management of change in family businesses and partnerships.

In today’s episode, Dr. Moitoza joins the podcasts to explain the process of change, why it can be so intimidating and how we can become more change hardy.


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