Michael Diettrich-Chastain Wrote a Book and It’s Helping Him Find His Ideal Client | PoP 373

Michael Diettrich-Chastain Wrote a Book and It's Helping Him Find His Ideal Client

Do you want to figure out how to write a book and get it out there? Will writing a book benefit your practice and your clients? Would you like some tips from someone who has successfully written a book and implemented its key points in his own practice?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Michael Diettrich-Chastain about his new book “Changes” and moving beyond doing just regular psychotherapy.

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Meet Michael Diettrich-Chastain

Michael Diettrich-Chastain is an expert on behavior change.  Through his career as a professional coach, organizational consultant and psychotherapist, Michael has helped individuals navigate a wide variety of personal and professional changes.  Michael is the founder of Arc Integrated, an independent Organizational Consulting and Professional Coaching firm in Asheville, NC. Through a focus on emotional intelligence, leadership, and communication, Arc Integrated aims to empower individuals and organizations to achieve optimum performance in their work and life.

Find out more about Michael on his website, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

Michael Diettrich-Chastain’s Story

As a consultant, Michael has helped organizational leaders and teams improve retention, productivity and sales. Michael focuses on improving employee engagement, bettering leadership and fostering stronger collaboration within systems, to improve the organization’s bottom line. He has facilitated trainings on leadership, change management, team building, communication, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, self-care and other topics.

As a Professional Coach, Michael works with clients to reduce stress, improve work/life balance or enhance leadership skills. Michaels writing can be seen on Livestrong, Time, Money, Monster, About, Entreprenuer and The Washington Post. His first book, CHANGES – The Busy Professional’s Guide to Reducing Stress, Accomplishing Goals and Mastering Adaptability is releasing on May 7th, 2019.

In This Podcast


In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Michael Diettrich-Chastain about his new book “Changes” and moving beyond doing just regular psychotherapy. They discuss the seven dimensions/predictors of success and failure that Michael found to be consistent variables in all aspects of his practice regardless of client, population, or challenge being faced.

Disruptors of Success

These seven are various aspects of our lived experience that if not paid attention to or not optimized can be disruptors of the success that we’re trying to create in our lives.

C – Cognition, the way we think.

H – Heart, the way we feel.

A – Action, what we do.

N – Nourishment, our care.

G – Guts, our courage.

E – Environment, our ability to connect.

S – Spirit, our belief system.


Our mindset and thoughts directly impact our lives.


Our ability to understand and communicate our emotions.


Our habits help us maintain a status quo so if we don’t have good habits they will become disruptors.


We need to care by translating our insight into behavior.


Have the courage to act in spite of knowing that something will be a stressor. One must continually move towards a challenge even when there is fear.


The people, places, and things that we surround ourselves with drastically impact us.


What do I believe and how is it serving me?

Everyone has beliefs, not just religious beliefs, and they impact us all. Are your beliefs serving you well or becoming a disruptor in their own right?

Impostor Syndrome

It doesn’t really go away, it just shifts.

Assuming that you are continually pushing yourself, this feeling might not go away but you can deal with it but you can build that muscle of familiarity with where the developmental edge is.

To get a free chapter of Michael’s book click here or you can be one of the first 10 people who will get a free signed copy of the book once you sign up!

Books by Michael Diettrich-Chastain

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Meet Joe Sanok

private practice consultant

Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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