Larry Barkan


I was born and raised in Chicago, and after graduating from Northeastern Illinois University, I became a high school teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. I taught high school English for 9 years before leaving to join the Corporate world. In 1984, I formed my own training and development consulting business. Since then, I've coached teams and individuals on how to make and sustain change.

Have you ever noticed that you've worked hard to change something about yourself only to find that you've reverted to your old behavior sometimes after only a short period of time? Perhaps you learned to be a better listener, but failed to listen when someone disagreed with you. Or, perhaps, you became more assertive, but soon found yourself failing to confront people who are difficult to get along with. Or, perhaps, you've lost weight only to find you've regained it.

I've learned that we must transform our thinking if we are to transform our lives. My books will teach you how to first transform your thinking and then the specific actions to take to transform your life, whether you are dealing with a difficult person or struggling to maintain permanent weight loss.

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The Secret To Dealing With Difficult People Is Not To Be One: 7 Tactics To Disarm Difficult People
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Abuse
Turn difficult people into cooperative ones by utilizing the seven, simple tactics clearly and concisely explained in this guide.
Conflict Resolution Training: 10 Rules and 8 Steps To Resolve Every Conflict Every Time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,930. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
You will teach yourself how to resolve every conflict every time by following the simple Rules and Steps in this book. Assignments associated with each Rule and Step teach you to apply what you are learning to real world conflicts of your choosing. Examples throughout the book clearly demonstrate how to transfer the skills you will learn to your real life circumstances.
Choose to Lose Weight: Your Guide to Permanent Weight Loss
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
Anyone can lose weight. You've done it many times. The trick is to keep the weight off permanently, and for that you have to think differently not about food but about yourself. This book is a guide to thinking not eating. You don't need to transform your relationship with food. You need to transform your relationship with yourself. After all, you know exactly what you must do to lose weight.

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  • Become The Expert In Your Field on Nov. 14, 2011
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    This book couldn't have been more timely. I'm in the process of inquiring into what my expertise is, what value I bring to others and what I would really like to contribute. This book is an invaluable resource that will help you determine, step by step, your own expertise. I highly recommend it.