BEVERLY D. FLAXINGTON, BESTSELLING & GOLD-AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, SPEAKER, TRAINER, CONSULTANT, HYPNOTHERAPIST, BEHAVIORAL EXPERT
Beverly is a highly sought after national public speaker. As a sales and marketing expert, corporate consultant, college professor, hypnotherapist, certified behavioral expert, bestselling and Gold-award winning author and frequent radio guest and contributor to magazines, newsletters and online journals she has insights, education and specific life and change management tools to share with audiences of all types.
Her bestselling book, Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior, released in 2009, won the gold award from Readers Favorite for best new book on relationships. Her newest book based upon her trademarked change management and goal achievement model, “Make the Shift: The Proven Five-Step Plan to Success for Corporate Teams” was just released in summer of 2011. She authored Make Your SHIFT: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go which became a bestseller the day it was released. She also authored “The 7 Steps to Effective Business Building for Financial Advisors” which was selected by the Financial Planning Association to make available to their members. She is co-author of “Wealthbuilding: A Consumer’s Guide to Making Profitable and Comfortable Investment Decisions”, published by Dearborn Financial Publishing. She trademarked “The Five Secrets to Successful Selling” in 2006.
For over 16 years Beverly has run a successful business as a corporate consultant. She is also an adjunct professor at Suffolk University teaching undergraduate and graduate students, “Small Business Management”, “Leadership and Social Responsibility” “Organizational Behavior” and “Dealing with Difficult People”, a course she created for the University. Beverly is a Certified Hypnotist, Certified Hypnosis Trainer, Reiki Master Attunement Practitioner, Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA). She uses the DISC and PIAV tools frequently in her work with individuals and organizations. Bev holds a BSBA and an MBA from Suffolk University.
She is an expert in sales, marketing, behavioral styles, stress management, hypnosis, time management, life and career change management, teambuilding, communication and business building.
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Areas of Expertise (5)
Bestselling and Gold-award winning author (professional)
Authored two books that have reached bestseller status, one that has won a gold award. "Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior" and "Make Your SHIFT: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go"
Suffolk University: BS & MBA, Business Administration 1983
Graduated with 3.94 average -- awarded scholarship for graduate school
Event Appearances (6)
Transforming Change into Opportunity
Keynote for the PAICR (Professional Association of Investment Communicators) New York, NY
Building Your Business With Limited Resources
TDAmeritrade Annual Conference San Diego, California
Dealing with Difficult People
Brookline Adult Education Brookline, Massachusetts
Marketing Best Practices
Fidelity IWS Annual Conference Naples, Florida
Selling for non- Sales Professionals
AICPA Convention Las Vegas, NV
Tips and Tools for Greater Client Retention and Referrals
CFA Societies Tampa Florida, Akron Ohio, Portland Maine, and many others
Sample Talks (1)
Increasing Communication for Greater Effectiveness
Based on the Gold-award winning book this talk is excellent for anyone in a role where they need to have strong communication skills. One participant said, "This took the place of a several week leadership course. Now I can throw out that book." The talk is both entertaining and educational and teaches many skills participants can implement right away.
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