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History

Centers for Motivation is the brain child of Dr. Stewart Zelman, who began the practice in 1985.  His groundbreaking work through application of cognitive psychology principles, neurolinguistic programming, LAB Profile and advanced hypnosis has significantly changed lives, businesses, and relationships. Since that time, CFM has worked with thousands of individuals and organizations to build skills and competencies to solve deep, complex questions of human behavior, motivation, and to access change that has brought about happier lives for people and increased effectiveness in the places they work.  

 

 

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Psychologists

 
 

Chief Problem Solver

Stewart Zelman, Ph.D.

Applying insights from his many years of clinical psychology practice, Dr. Zelman helps clients identify personal goals, overcome obstacles, and begin living the happy life they deserve.  He has a deep understanding of human potential and motivation, and guides individuals and groups to master their lives, relationships, and careers.  As a trainer, Dr. Zelman has authored a number of programs dealing with leadership, stress and time management, motivation and creativity.  Dr. Zelman has also published on the connection between psychology and weight.  His commitment is to support all individuals in reaching their greatest potential, improving their ability to be productive, and enhancing the quality of their lives.

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

CHIEF Leader Developer, Human Capital expert

Kristin Backstrom, Ph.D.

Dr. Backstrom develops leaders and optimizes teams to reach business goals.  Dr. Backstrom empowers her clients with the tools they need to be effective in today's competitive markets, including competencies in strategic communication, team motivation, and change management.  Dr. Backstrom teaches people how to access self-awareness and growth towards goal attainment, through development of critical 'soft' skills.  Her clients rely on her for executive coaching, talent management, team development, change management, and strategic planning.  Tapping into the steep learning curve benefits by applying concepts of neuroplasticity and change, she helps clients advance in their career paths through improved self-management, confidence, strategic thinking, collaboration with others, personal resilience, and assertiveness.  

 
 
 

 
 
 

Social Impact Advisor

Lauri Alpern

Lauri Alpern is a leading organizational development and social entrepreneurship strategist and advisor. She is president of Open Door Advisors, which she founded in 2009 to help high impact organizations achieve organizational effectiveness.  She has led numerous companies through growth strategies, resulting in new levels of efficiency, revenue and social impact. Lauri is a national expert in the social entrepreneurship field working with clients to plan and manage the triple bottom line of mission, money, and sustainability.  Lauri collaborates with CFM to extend competency and engagement throughout the social impact space.