Brian Ahearn, CPCU, CTM, CMCT®

Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE. A dynamic keynote speaker, trainer, coach, and consultant, he specializes in applying the science of influence and persuasion in everyday situations. He is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer® (CMCT®) designation. This specialization in the psychology of persuasion was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist in the world when it comes to the science of ethical persuasion.

Brian’s passion is helping people achieve greater professional success and enjoy more personal happiness. He does this by teaching people how to ethically move others to action through the science of persuasion.

A cum laude graduate of Miami University, Brian has been in the business world over 30 years and has been training people for more than 20 years. In addition to having his CMCT certification Brian is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and a Competent Toastmaster (CTM).

Brian is a prolific writer. He was named one of the Top 100 Influencers of 2016 by the Science of Digital Marketing. His blog has readers in 200 countries and was named one of the Top 30 Psychology Blogs of 2012 by the Online Psychology Degree Guide. He’s been cited in several books including Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive, The small BIG, and Introducing Persuasion: A Practical Guide. In addition to his writing and speaking, Brian authored the course Persuasive Selling. which has been viewed more than 100,000 times.

When Brian is not influencing and selling he enjoys physical activity. In his younger days he was a competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder. When he decided to put the weights down, he took up long-distance running, twice qualifying for and competing in the historic Boston Marathon. An avid martial artist, he is a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Brian has been married to Jane for 29 years and they have a daughter Abigail.

Brian has worked with the following organizations:
  • The Ohio State University
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Franklin University
  • Honor Capital
  • Integrated Leadership Systems
  • Redbrick Health
  • Human Resources of Central Ohio (HRACO)
  • American Axle & Manufacturing
  • Arizona School Administrators
  • Central Ohio Coaches
  • Ohio Recruiters Association
  • Bare Escentuals
  • National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC)
  • Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado (PIIAC)
  • CPCU Society (Cleveland Chapter)
  • Frost Insurance
  • Sinclair Risk and Financial Management
  • Keystone Insurers Group
  • Bouvier Insurance
  • Trusted House Relief
  • Doctor Hospital Data, LLC
  • MDPromptPay, LLC

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