Brian Ahearn is an international speaker, coach, and consultant who specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday situations. He is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer designation and one of just a handful to have earned the Cialdini Pre-suasion Trainer designation. These specializations in the psychology of persuasion were earned directly from Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., the most cited living social psychologist on the science of influence.
Brian’s passion is to help people achieve greater professional success and enjoy more personal happiness. He does this by teaching individuals and organizations how to ethically move others to action using a research based approach to influence. Named one of the Top 100 Influencers of 2016 by the Science of Digital Marketing, Brian’s blog has readers in 200 countries. His first book – Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical – came out in 2019 and quickly reached Amazon best-seller status in several categories. His LinkedIn Learning courses on how to apply influence in sales and coaching have been viewed by more than 90,000 people.
Brian and his wife Jane just celebrated their 32nd anniversary and they have a daughter, Abigail.