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About Steven Fies

Steven Fies is the President & CEO of ThinkPlanLaunch. He is a Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst (CPBA), Certified Professional Motivators Analyst (CPMA), and Certified Emotional Intelligence Specialist (CPEQ). He holds a B.S. in Management Science from the University of California at San Diego, where he graduated with Economics Department Honors & Distinction.
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1 09, 2016

Create Real and Lasting Change in Your Business and Life

By |2016-11-18T19:44:50-06:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: Self-Management, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Creating real, lasting change at your business requires leadership to make effective decisions. Likewise, catalyzing change in your own life requires effective decision-making. But, what does it take to consistently make effective decisions? I believe it's imperative to have the right information to make effective decisions. Good at Making Decisions vs. Making Good Decisions Are you good [...]

15 07, 2016

The Disturbing Lack of Leadership in America

By |2016-11-18T19:44:50-06:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: Executive Coaching, Self-Management|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Most of my life I've been surrounded by intelligent people, for which I consider myself fortunate. Most of my personal friends are smart, hard-working individuals. Most of my family members fall into this category, too. When I say these people are "intelligent" and "smart," I'm not just referring to IQ (normal intelligence). Most of them also have [...]

27 05, 2016

Four Reasons HR Professionals Aren’t Taken Seriously

By |2016-11-18T19:44:50-06:00May 27th, 2016|Categories: Employee Selection, Executive Coaching, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

HR Professionals Aren't Always Taken Seriously Human Resources (HR) professionals aren't always taken seriously. Whether it's their boss (usually an executive), employees, or even job applicants - sometimes HR professionals are viewed as paper-pushers with little technical experience or ability. But why? We'll explore this common misconception in more detail throughout this article. We are HR professionals [...]

1 05, 2016

Emotional Intelligence: What is EQ and why does it matter?

By |2016-11-18T19:44:50-06:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: EQ (Emotional Intelligence), Self-Management, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

1. Emotional Intelligence ("EQ") Defined Emotional Intelligence: The ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power of emotions to facilitate high levels of productivity, communication, and collaboration. Two Dimensions of Emotional Intelligence: Intrapersonal EQ v. Interpersonal EQ Click the image to expand. Emotional intelligence is divided into two subcategories: Intrapersonal EQ and Interpersonal EQ. Intrapersonal EQ is a combined measure of your self-awareness, [...]

6 04, 2016

Regional Bank Hires ThinkPlanLaunch to Screen Job Applicants

By |2016-11-18T19:44:51-06:00April 6th, 2016|Categories: News & Press|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Austin, Texas (April 6, 2016) - A Midwest regional bank has hired ThinkPlanLaunch to screen job applicants with its DNA® 25 Competencies assessment, which measures twenty-five personal skills affecting workplace performance. The assessment will allow the bank to hire the right people with increased accuracy. The bank previously used a similar assessment to screen applicants, but it wasn't working. According to Steven Fies, President [...]

25 03, 2016

Intrinsic Motivation and Driving Forces: The Social

By |2016-11-18T19:44:51-06:00March 25th, 2016|Categories: Intrinsic Motivation, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Intrinsic Motivation and Driving Forces Intrinsic motivation is the primary internal force that causes a person to act. It's at the core of a person's thoughts, decisions, and actions. Understanding intrinsic motivation is critical to maximizing your own productivity. Furthermore, understanding the intrinsic motivation of others is crucial to motivating and leading people. We used to refer to intrinsic motivation [...]

22 03, 2016

Software Developer Lands High-Paying Job After Coaching

By |2016-11-18T19:44:51-06:00March 22nd, 2016|Categories: News & Press|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Austin, Texas (March 22, 2016) - A software developer in Minnesota has landed a new, high-paying job after his coaching session with Steven Fies, President & CEO of ThinkPlanLaunch. Like many millennials, he had previously struggled to find a great job that matched his abilities. In fact, he was working in an entirely [...]