Trevor Manthey has worked with individuals and organizations to leverage motivation for change throughout his career. Early on Trevor noted that externally driven change only helped people and organizations change temporarily. Once external drivers were removed previous behaviors returned. It didn’t matter whether the external drivers were positive or negative. Alternatively, interventions that helped people self-determine their goals, and clearly articulate their reasons for achieving those goals, tended to increase the likelihood of lasting change. Change that was internally driven tended to last longer. Facilitating self-determined goals and motivating lasting behavior change are the unifying themes present throughout Trevor’s varied professional experience.
Trevor has worked in many roles, settings, and locations. For the last 15 years he has worked in the social services field helping people with disabilities; this has included helping people achieve educational, employment, and career goals. Along the way Trevor began helping human service organizations develop, implement, and sustain evidence-based interventions meant to increase self-determination. For the last 12 years Trevor has provided Motivational Interviewing training and technical assistance for vocational rehabilitation and other human service agencies. Recently he started helping healthcare agencies, business organizations, and professionals apply Motivational Interviewing to optimize culture and increase follow through.