Matt Connell, Ed.D., MBA

Strategic Improvement Associates
34 Jerome Ave, Ste 304, Bloomfield
860-269-6544 -
What is your specialization and why did you choose to work in this area?
To help business owners get a full picture of their business and their mission, while helping them recognize their dreams. I love business and I enjoy helping people get the most out of their hard work.
What do you find most gets in the way of an individual's follow-through and success with change or healing therapy?
Self-sabotage, disbelief in their abilities, external influences, disorganization and improper infrastructure get in the way of people’s success.
How do you support your client's goal to keep their personal intention and create lasting change?
First, I help them define their goals. Then, I then help them work backward from the goal to what needs to happen to accomplish that goal. In this way, I help create a realistic plan that works.
Research shows that individuals keep their personal goals when they have a support system in place. What do you offer to provide the care and support necessary for an individual to experience change?
I am readily available as a sounding board to my clients. In this manner they bounce off me and, with me knowing their goals, we are able to have conversations about whether their actions are leading to or distracting from goals.
Many individuals reading this may feel overwhelmed and not know where to begin in setting a personal goal. What is your best advice to bring self-compassion and patience?
Know that no one gets it right the first time, or even the second time. We all struggle with things. Some of the greatest successes in history struggled. The best advice I have is, set goals, work toward those goals, be light with yourself if you miss a goal, and don't give up on working toward your goal. Giving up is the only real failure. We all hit walls, we all have ups and downs. We just need to take those obstacles and learn from them.


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