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Brian Ahearn is an expert trainer who specializes in applying the science of influence to everyday situations.
Brian Ahearn is the chief influence officer at Influence PEOPLE. A trainer, keynote speaker, coach, and consultant, he specializes in applying the science of influence and persuasion in everyday situations. He is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer® (CMCT®) designation. Brian earned this specialization in the psychology of persuasion directly from Robert B. Cialdini, PhD—one of the most cited living social psychologists in the world when it comes to the science of ethical persuasion.
Brian's passion is helping people achieve greater professional success and enjoy more personal happiness. He does this by teaching how to ethically move people to action through the science of persuasion.
A cum laude graduate of Miami University, Brian has been in the business world for 30 years and has been training people for 20 years. In addition to having his CMCT® certification, Brian is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) and a Competent Toastmaster (CTM).
Brian is a prolific writer. His blog has readers in 200 countries and was named one of the Top 30 Psychology Blogs of 2012 by the Online Psychology Degree Guide. He's the author of Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical and has been cited in several books, including Influence: Science and Practice, Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive, The small BIG, and Introducing Persuasion: A Practical Guide.