What People Are Saying About Kathy's Motivational Interviewing
“Kathy does such an awesome job presenting the material. I can tell she really has fun doing what she does and this makes an 8 hour training a lot easier to participate in! I immediately began using many of the aspects she taught and have been pleasantly surprised at a wonderful new success with clients.”
~ Psychologist from Cheyenne, WY
“I thought I already had a good grasp of how to communicate with my patients. When I attended Kathy’s training I realized I had so much more to learn! The MI training taught me that it is more about who I am than what I do in a conversation. I came away from this training thinking very differently about how to talk to patients about changing their behaviors.
RN in Laramie, WY Kathy is an excellent communicator and she has so much energy! This MI/SBIRT training was actually fun and I learned new tecniques that I can apply to what I do everyday. The material is so applicable to my job as a nurse but I know I will also use the skills of reflective listening and questioning with my family.”
~ Health Educator in Gillette, WY
“After the Level I MI/SBIRT training I had a good idea of what MI is. I used some of the skills but still didn’t feel confident using it. However after attending the Advanced Level II training I now KNOW I can use MI effectively. Kathy’s Level II training is in-depth but she teaches in such a fun way that I never once got bored and I learned so much. I highly endorse Kathy Cordell as an MI trainer.”
~ Substance Abuse Coordinator from Casper, WY
“Thank you for bringing in Kathy Cordell as a guest speaker. She was AMAZING!! She articulated some points that NOBODY EVER has the courage to touch on, in any measure – that it is not the words you are using necessarily, it is your tone and how you use your words. GREAT STUFF!”
~ From a student at the University of Wyoming
“Wow! Who would have thought that all I had to do was shut up and listen to people to help bring about positive changes in their lives. For many years I felt lke I was beating my head against a wall to try to make people stop smoking or doing other behaviors that were not in line with good health. I honestly wondered if I could ever make a difference. I took the MI training class offered by the Wyoming Department of Health and taught by Kathy Cordell and since then I am having more success with patients with less stress on me! I still have a long way to go to get good at this but what Kathy said is true – a little bit of MI goes a long way. I am looking forward to some day taking the advanced MI course.”
~ FNP from Laramie
“Why didn’t anyone teach me this stuff in med school?”
~ Physcian in Sheridan, WY
“Kathy Cordell is a passionate communicator dedicated to helping others realize their potential. Her love for the work she does is more than apparent to anyone who has had the privilege of collaborating with, or learning, from her. Kathy's high quality presentations draw in her audiences and her enthusiasm motivates them toward action. She effectively introduces theory and demonstrates the real world application of subject matter. Kathy is a gifted instructor who inspires those lucky enough to work with her.”
~ Keith Howard, Program Coordinator, Campbell County Memorial Hospital
I love working with clients one-on-one to help them effect change in their lives but I also love to train others in motivational techniques. I feel it is very important to multiply ourselves as much as possible and training motivational interviewing to helping professionals allows me to pay forward and duplicate the lessons I have learned. We all have the opportunity to influence lives and it is important to gain as many tools as possible to help change our corner of the world.
These comments are from professionals who have attended a one or two-day motivational interview training facilitated by me since 2010.