Go beyond better habits and positive thinking. 

Why do people struggle with creating the changes they say they want?  

With over a decade of work with thousands of clients in the fields of organizational consulting, executive coaching and psychotherapy, author Michael Diettrich-Chastain reveals the seven life dimensions that impact our ability to make professional and personal changes...as well as why we succeed at making certain changes and fail at others. 

  • Ever wonder why things aren't going the way you planned? Why things are happening TO you instead of YOU making them happen? 
  • Have you set out to create change in your life and then been drawn back into old patterns that you tried so hard to avoid? 
  • Do you know what questions to ask to get you moving and excited about your personal and professional life again? 

CHANGES will help you ask the right questions, integrate the various parts of your life experience, and translate understanding into behavior. 

Available May 7


Reduce stress, accomplish goals and adapt to challenging circumstance.

After over a decade of work and thousands of clients, author Michael Diettrich-Chastain has uncovered seven key principles that influence the success and failure of change making.  

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Reduce Stress

Reduce your stress with actionable strategies that work and accelerate the discovery of what stressors are REALLY affecting your daily life. 

Accomplish Goals

Improve your ability to manage fear and increase your motivation while building greater personal and professional discipline.

Master Adaptability

Uncover which specific aspects of your life (mental, emotional, physical, environmental and more) are helping or hurting your ability to make change.


CHANGES will help you ask the right questions and get the answers you've been searching for as you strive toward reaching goals, adapting to challenges and managing stress along the way. Get a sneak peek inside the book...

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About the Author

"We live in a time of optimized habits, emotional intelligence, peak fitness and the perfect relationship. The challenge here is that we get hung up on one life domain instead of uncovering the influence each has on the other. Instead of trying to improve just one domain, it is paramount to uncover how each domain of our lived experience impacts the success (and failure) of all the changes we attempt to make. CHANGES will help you integrate all domains of your life." 

Michael Diettrich-Chastain, LPC

Michael Diettrich-Chastain is a leader in the field of personal and professional change. His expertise is in the integration of self. Since 2005, he has helped thousands of individuals make a wide range of personal and professional changes. Michael truly understands what is necessary to create sustainable positive change. He holds a BA in Psychology and Spanish, a MA in Counseling and is certified in multiple assessment tools used to help leaders and teams improve performance in the workplace. Michael is a speaker, executive coach, trainer and founder of Arc Integrated, an independent organizational consulting and professional coaching practice that helps executives and ambitious individuals around the world focus specifically on developing their emotional intelligence, leadership and communication. Michael's purpose is to help clients connect the various parts of their lived experience in order to create sustainable growth in work and life. He lives in Asheville, NC.  

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WILLIAM L. SPARKS, PhD Dennis Thompson Chair & Professor, Leadership McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte

"Michael Diettrich-Chastain provides both a concise and compelling "playbook" for managing change in both our personal and professional lives. I highly recommend this book for anyone charged with leading change in an organizational setting, or managing transitions in your personal life. Michael will challenge you to think differently and holistically, while providing the resources necessary to help you effectively manage change."  

ALLISON SHER Author of The Millenial's Guide To Changing The World 

"Humans are hardwired to evolve. Effectively executing that change, however, requires self-awareness and strategy - two things we aren't born with when we enter this world. Michael's book will provide you with a whole tool box of exercises and concepts to help you get from point A to point B, while enjoying the process." 

"Michael has written the book every professional needs for today's constantly shifting marketplace. I love this book - it is not a one time read. This is the type of book you read, you reread and then you keep on your desk as your guide to mastering change."

MEREDITH ELLIOT POWELL Business Growth Expert and Keynote Speaker

"CHANGES is a great exploration of how the various parts of our life really impact our ability to be successful in any professional or personal role we have. The author clearly outlines seven dimensions of our lived experience that are so influential on our ability to create positive change. This is a great resource for individuals and organizations alike!"

ARIEL GARTEN Founder & CEO of Interaxon

BILL TREASURER Bestselling Author of Courage Goes To Work

"The more things stay the same, the more they don’t! Everything is in a constant state of change…including YOU. Which is what makes this book so valuable. Drawing on his deep coaching and consulting experience, Michael Diettrich-Chastain provides insights, tools, and tips that are eminently effective and transformational."

BRIAN BIRO America's Breakthrough Coach, author of Beyond Success and There Are No Overachievers

"The quality of the questions we ask ourselves determines the quality of our lives! Michael Diettrich-Chastain masterfully guides us to three simple, brilliant questions that have the power to direct us to reduce stress, ignite momentum, and constantly keep us on track as change-thrivers!"

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