Dr. Ian Brooks is an expert on creating change and in this episode of the Unshakable Habits podcast, he shares with us how he put what he preaches into practice while working on his book Intention: Building Capabilities To Transform Your Story.

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Dr. Ian Brooks is the chief executive and founder of Rhodes Smith Consulting leading transformations of people and organizations for over 24 years. Ian has extensive experience in executive and leadership development, change management, business performance consulting, and communication planning.


Ian helps clients achieve their pursuits through:

Executive Coaching


Ian’s coaching is based on building client leadership capabilities and creating intentional scenarios to improve their team and organizations performance. Leveraging business and team feedback, Ian partners with executives in identifying behaviors, routines and measures for sustainment. Previous corporate clients include executives and their teams from Shondaland and Black Cultural Events, targeting improved employee morale and communication, delegation tactics, and executive leadership.


Leadership/Employee Development


By creating leadership development programs, Ian facilitates leadership and employee learning to help companies advance by providing insight-driven solutions. He partners with managers to model and develop processes that help teams overcome performance-limiting behaviors resulting in more effective coaches and mentors for their staff. Previous clients include executives and leaders at the Guitar Center, Bank of America, and Palo Alto Medical Health (Sutter Health) focused on succession planning, talent development, line of business skill assessment and leadership coaching.


Organizational Transformation/ Development


Ian is an expert in change management and partners with organizations in realizing business strategy through human change. He defines new generations of solutions through research and experience with clients around the world. Clients have included Nike, Sony Inc., Warner Brothers, Fox Sports, and Illumina focused on technology implementations impacting employees globally.


In addition to the clients listed, Ian has worked as a consultant with IBM and Slalom Consulting; as well, as internally at Kaiser Permanente and the Department of the Interior. He is the author of the upcoming book Intention: Building Capabilities to Transform Your Story and is content creator and trainer of Organization Development & Change Leadership certification program, in collaboration with the Drucker School of Management.


Ian holds a PhD in Industrial /Organizational Psychology from Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University, a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University at Montgomery, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Morehouse College.

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Inspired by his own 80lb weight loss, Stephen Box has dedicated over a decade to the fitness and wellness industry helping others achieve better health by taking their habits from unsustainable to unshakable - without relying on willpower.⁣ ⁣ He is a habit-change specialist, motivational speaker, and host of the Unshakable Habits podcast. Stephen holds certifications as an Elite Fitness Trainer, Transformation Specialist, Online Fitness Trainer, and Sports Nutritionist.⁣ ⁣ When he's not helping clients or speaking he enjoys doing Bible study, spending time with his wife Marclyn, co-hosting the Play Callers Sports Talk Show, or catching the latest Marvel movie.

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