Nov 23, 2021
In this pilot episode, you’ll learn about Kerry Evers
and her intention to create conversations about the challenges
surrounding behavior change and how to innovate in the field. She
will lead discussions with thought leaders, industry experts and
innovative scientists to challenge the way we approach change in
Why is the science of behavior change important? It’s
a field of study that has woven itself into an endless list of
business types, fields, products and services including health,
wellbeing, organizational change, safety, finance and mental
Change can be intentional or not, gradual or sudden,
internally or externally motivated. While some may believe change
“just happens”, the truth is that there is a science of how
The science of behavior change focuses on what
strategies can we as a field employ to encourage people,
communities and society to adopt healthy, beneficial and positive
Research publications and presentations can sometimes
be delayed. So these discussions will focus on hot button topics
and the latest in research and innovation.
The aim of this podcast is to pull together leaders
in the field of behavior change, with differing perspectives, to
guide our mutual understanding so that we can, through conversation
and stories, collaboratively build an innovative framework for
IN THIS EPISODE:
- [00:32] Kerry introduces herself and discusses the
importance of behavior change.
- [01:35] What is behavior change science?
- [02:13] Behavior change science has woven itself
into a variety of fields, with the most prominent being health,
including lifestyle behavior change for prevention as well as
- [03:35] Public health, technology developers and
program designers all have incorporated aspects of behavior change
science into a variety of interventions to increase financial
behaviors, environmental sustainability, and productivity just to
name a few.
- [03:52] the field of behavior change communication
focuses on how thru communications of some kind, individuals and
communities can somehow be persuaded to behave in ways that will
make their lives safer and healthier.
- [05:00] The field of behavior change has expanded
in ways that would have been difficult to predict. How do we keep
up? How do we stay innovative and continue to build upon best
practices? As with any evolving field, it's not easy.
- [08:05] Every month or so we will be releasing a
series of three podcasts focusing on a specific topic in the area
of behavior change. I will have a guest on each episode. A whos who
in the topic area, from a variety of disciplines.
- [09:00] The possibilities for topics discussed in
each series of this podcast are endless.
- [10:00] The series name comes from the word
‘architect’: Someone who guides a plan or undertaking, in this
case, the science of behavioral change.
- Lifestyle behaviors affect physical health, the
management of conditions, recovery from illness, and
- The field of behavior change has expanded in ways
that would have been difficult to predict.
- Regardless of the field that you work in, it is
very likely that behavior change science influences your work.