Rick Maurer, author of Beyond the Wall of Resistance and other books on leadership and change, developed the Energy Bar™ as a free tool to help people in organizations get their ideas across in ways that get people committed and engaged. RickRick has advised leaders from many countries on ways to apply this new tool successfully.


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1:1 Consulting often includes:

How to use The Energy Bar™ to assess the support or resistance that you can expect from important stakeholders.
How to bridge the gap between the energy you are likely to get and the energy you actually need.
Debrief things you did at work that either worked surprisingly well – or surprisingly not-so-well.
Practice what you plan to do with an individual or group. This is an opportunity to try something out. Get my reaction and try again. These private 1:1 conversations can be a good, safe way to develop your skills.
But this list is just the start. You’ll probably bring specific requests and questions to sessions that will keep these sessions rich and practical.
I think of you as a "Thought Partner." Remembering our call a few weeks ago, you always show up ready to play with new ideas, bring in your own thoughts and experiences, and toss around what-ifs. You engage creatively and analytically. You also bring relevant history and current events into the discussion, which I find a rare attribute. You're an honest and thoughtful sounding board. You offer critique of the idea while honoring the intention behind it.
Elizabeth Roll
Sandia National Labs

These 1:1 sessions are designed with you and for you. Here are three options for our working together.

A set of 5 to 10 sessions

Often, clients like to focus on one particular challenge. Keeping a narrow focus allows us to go deep into support and resistance. Clients also find it helpful to debrief about situations at work so they can learn from those experiences.


Retainer agreements usually are six months. They often include regularly scheduled calls along with the opportunity to call or e-mail me any time with questions or burning issues. My clients seem to appreciate knowing that I am only a phone call (or text) away.

Ad hoc

A one-time ad hoc session works best if you are already familiar with my work on resistance and support. If you don’t know about The Energy Bar™ or my three levels of support and resistance, I can send you a little information. Then, we can jump in and use our time together focused entirely on the challenge you want to discuss.