Training Classes

Over the many years of my experience, I have helped hundreds of companies to improve the way people work together to get the most effective use of their talents. People come to work educated in their trade or job and then receive further and more specialized training for their specific duties. What few are trained to do is work well with others to gain the most from what skills they bring.

Managing others and leadership are critical elements for effective work. A common problem is that many talented people show themselves as great team players and dedicated to their job only to be promoted without the preparation needed to succeed in their new role. They are sincere and want to do well but are unprepared to take on the associated responsibilities that are expected.

I have written and field-tested programs to empower your managers and those in other types of leadership roles to be their best and help other succeed to their greatest potential. These programs would include classes dedicated to: management and supervision, Visionary leadership, creating a more positive work environment and others.

But a great working environment goes beyond the management team. Employees and team members also need the skills needed to work together and get past things that interfere with their work. Here again, over the years I have developed empowering classes that address the most often found obstacle to your team members’ being their best. They include classes for: emotional control and remaining focused, conflict resolution, creative thinking and problem-solving, negotiating with co-workers and management, and how to communicate more effectively.

These classes are based on the latest findings in research and experience gained from many years of consulting with companies of all types including military, government, and law enforcement, as well as private industries. Give your employees the best possible advantage at being their best. Call (919) 341-8431 or write me at Phil@NakedThinking.Com and let’s discuss your specific situation and vision for your team’s success.

Naked Thinking Training Academy

In my book, Naked Thinking, I take the reader through a journey of understanding what it means to do naked thinking and how to apply it. This Journey also includes vital tools for naked thinking like problem solving, decision making, emotional control, and developing resistance to the pressures of others to abandon your commitment to self-improvement.

But information alone isn’t change. You can learn a great deal and still remain as you are. For most of us, it’s very hard to read about something then motivate ourselves long enough to make a permanent and useful change in our lives. It takes more than knowledge and commitment. It takes understanding and guidance and the motivation to stay with it long enough for it to take hold.

The Naked Thinking Training Academy is a personalized program that unites the concepts in Naked Thinking with you and your personal goals. Over a period of months or weeks (depending on those goals), I teach you the fundamentals of these five critically important arenas: Emotional Control, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Negotiation, and Communicating. As you learn the elements of each you will also learn the underpinning psychology. This gives you more than a simple repertoire of things to do or say. It gives you a full understanding of the “man behind the curtain” which then empowers you to combine your own experiences and other learning to create a new and better version of these methods that applies to your own unique personality and environment.

We will also use examples in your own world of work or family to practice application, to train you and not just educate you. Personal development requires focused practice and repetition, the same way you need focused practice and repetition to learn to play an instrument or use a paintbrush like an expert and not a novice. The personalized nature of the Naked Thinking Training Academy gives you the chance to learn, implement, evaluate, adjust and modify your talents until they become more than just things you know…they will become real skills.

The Academy is your personalized journey into the power of naked thinking. Naked thinking is far more than a book, it’s a whole new way of understanding and interacting with the world, developing specific skills to up your game, get more done, get along better with the people you love and those you must. It will reduce your stress threshold, increase your confidence and help you be happier. It will open doors you thought were closed to you by showing you, not only that you can do this, but how…and it all starts with a single phone call or note. Call (919) 341-8431, or write me at Phil@NakedThinking.Com. Let’s talk. Let’s talk, today.


I believe that when it comes to being depressed, anxious/fearful, or if you are having real problems in your relationship, you want relief and you want it as soon as you can get it. People don’t seek a counselor to talk, they go to find a way to feel better, be better and never need you again as soon as possible. That’s why I use the methods and principles normally associated with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), or Brief Therapy.

My training was first as a scientist and science educator. Dealing with people from all walks of life, I came to realize we are far more alike than we are different and that we are all susceptible to being depressed, anxious and having relationship difficulties. I trained in hypnosis to help with obsessive thinking and behavior change (like smoking, overeating, social and other anxieties, etc.), and to become a psychological counselor through the UNC-G graduate studies program.

In all that time (beginning to help others in 1989) I came to find that the fastest way to get your life back is to employ the principles and strategies studied and described as CBT. Whatever you call it (several names can be applied), taking a more practical, here-and-now approach with understanding what your problems are and creating a plan of action to make them better is the most direct and most successful way to make things better. It places the power of control and to heal right in the hand of the individual, not a therapist, not a drug…you.

We all know that it isn’t always easy. And being realistic means we acknowledge that sometimes it can be mighty tough. The wonderful part of it is that with the right therapist, this approach is tested and proven to work. And, this approach gives you a real reason to hope and be encouraged that, while it might take some time, you can get better.

After years of practice, the passion to help others translated into my authorship of nearly two dozen training courses in subjects like gaining emotional control, resolving conflicts, dealing with people that are very hard to deal with, leadership, management, and others. I also authored Ready Access CBT for Working Professionals (Lorman Education) to share what I know with other therapists, and my book, Naked Thinking, to bring these principles to the public.

I focus my help for those who are suffering with depression and anxiety problems (which can include transitional issues like loss of a job, a relationship, speaking up for yourself, speaking to groups or just your boss, etc.) and relationship problems (which can include marital and couples problems, work and co-worker issues, etc.)

I’ve had clients from all over the world through the use of technology such as computer calls, video calls and even chat and email. Don’t let anything stop you from being happy and all you can be. It all starts with a call or an email note to Phil@NakedThinking.Com.


Stress, Anxiety
Self esteem
Family struggles

Years of Experience: 29