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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Rick Maurer is an advisor to leaders on building support for change. And he is a speaker and author of Beyond the Wall of Resistance. His opinion has been sought by The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, and many other media outlets.

Watch Rick in Action

How to Melt Away Resistance in 20 Minutes for 99 cents

Here’s how a leader found out why people were resisting, and in a single meeting, began to turn that energy into support.

Why Marco Polo Just Might Save Your Company

Here is a fascinating alternative to the typical top-down approach to large organizational change.

Why Don’t People #$%^ Get It?

Most leaders have asked versions of that question. I explain why people don’t get it – how to fix it - and what you can do to avoid that challenge.

Stop Selling Change and Start Building Continuous Change Readiness

Trying to sell change without sufficient trust is an open-invitation for resistance. It can cost many hundreds of thousands of dollars (or a lot more!) in lost opportunity, poor performance, turnover, errors, and growing cynicism. Here is an alternative.

Ideas for Meeting Planners

How to Give Presentations that Stir Curiosity, Change Opinions and Influence Behavior

If people aren’t engaged during an event and taking action after, then it has been a waste of everyone’s time. Here are strategies that work very well.

How to Make Your Next Event the “Poster Child” of Successful Events

There are three things that you can do to make an event a talked about, unforgettable success. It is really easy to inadvertently miss two of them.

After hearing Rick’s presentation, we revamped the entire change management agenda for training leaders in our company.
Linda Pardo
Shell Deep Water Development

Keynote Presentations

60 to 90 minutes
Keynote presentations are active and engaging presentations that leave the audience with ideas they can put to use immediately.

Breakout Sessions and Roundtable Discussions

45 to 90 minutes
Breakout sessions are perfect follow-ons to keynote presentations where a smaller group gets to roll-up-its-sleeves and begin to apply the tools of The Energy Bar™.

Strategic Work Sessions

3 to 4 hours
These interactive sessions show people how to apply Rick’s ideas. Not only that, the group will dig deep and begin to create strategies for building support back at work. The team will try out the ideas, get feedback, and refine them. The strategic work session is a very practical and highly interactive workshop.

All of Rick’s programs are developed in partnership with his clients. He digs deep to find out what is truly important for each audience. He then works closely with the planning group to ensure that the program meets their needs. His planning doesn’t end until he hears the planners say, “That’s exactly what we need.”

Rick has designed and delivered tailored programs in leading organizations such as:

Change is inevitable. Maurer goes beyond the philosophy of Change Management to actually help people identify resistance to change and then teach them tools to overcome it. His tools have been used extensively by Lockheed Martin to drive change successfully across a multitude of processes and products with tangible savings.
S.K. Gupta
VP Operations, Lockheed Martin