With so many therapeutic disciplines and methods to choose from, how do you decide which approach is best for a particular client? According to life coach Tony Robbins, the best interventions all incorporate one element: leverage. Finding out what excites your clients, what scares them, and what their conflicts are allows you to “appreciate their model of the world,” Robbins says.

In this clip from his recent interview with Networker Editor Rich Simon, Robbins shares the story of how he used leverage to break an impasse with a young woman.

Rich Simon

Richard Simon, PhD, founded Psychotherapy Networker and served as the editor for more than 40 years. He received every major magazine industry honor, including the National Magazine Award. Rich passed away November 2020, and we honor his memory and contributions to the field every day.