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145. Motivation, Goal Setting, and Thriving with Sabrena Jo, Ph.D.

Nov 12, 2023 | Podcast | 0 comments

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Motivation: does it exist? Do you focus on the least effective things when it comes to motivation? If so, how can you change that in order to see the results you seek?

In this interview, I sit down with my friend, Sabrena Jo, Ph.D., to talk about the focus of her research: motivation!

Give this episode a listen to learn more about motivation and what you can do to harness it, as well as ways you can shift your goal setting to work in your favor.🎧 Let’s get you to THRIVE and not just SURVIVE.

About Sabrena Jo, Ph.D.: She is not only a friend of mine, but she has decades of experience helping people find ways to become physically active. From working one-on-one with clients to leading group fitness classes to teaching and developing curricula at universities, Dr. Jo has always had a passion for supporting people as they start and maintain a physically active lifestyle. A graduate from the University of Kansas, Dr. Jo’s research interests include understanding how the motivational climate influences optimal experiences for participants in various exercise settings, with a special emphasis on older adults. Besides being an amazing human, she has:

  • PhD Psychology of Health and Physical Activity – University of Kansas (KU)
  • Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach
  • ACE-certified Health Coach, ACE-certified Personal Trainer, ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor

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