Alternative uses For Executive Coaching/Anger Management

Anger management coaching, based on the four popular domains of emotional intelligence, is being effectively used for marriage and divorce relationship/mediation issues. Anger Management/Executive Coaching was originally developed by Anderson & Anderson™ for use in the assessment and intervention of JCAHO defined “disruptive physicians”.

Individual Executive Coaching/Anger Management clients are beginning to request couple coaching for skill enhancement, in self-awareness, self-control (anger management), social awareness and relationship management. These are the four domains of emotional intelligence and do not denote psychopathology or marital conflict. Mental Health Professionals who discover that their clients are exhibiting deficits in self-control, stress management, empathy or assertive communication are referring these patients for this new non-psychological intervention of Executive Coaching/Anger Management.

Couples seen in dyad Emotional Intelligence Coaching are each evaluated using the same comprehensive instruments that are used with individual coachees. The same client workbooks, DVDs and ancillary skill enhancement material used for individual clients are being successfully used with couples.

Many of these clients are casualties of marriage counseling or psychotherapy. In contrast to counseling or psychotherapy, coaching for emotional intelligence or anger management does not carry the same stigma currently experience by those who are patients being treated for Nervous or Mental Disorders. Rather, it is a skilled-based intervention designed to enhance emotional intelligence.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomat, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management

Quite Frankly George Anderson Is THE Anger Management Guru

What comes to mind when you think of anger management? Some would describe anger management as a method to control one’s emotions. Others, like me, would think of Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler in the motion picture film Anger Management. Until recently, there was no right answer. Anger Management was just a term thrown around, and clearly, no one knew what it was. That was until George Anderson and his team of associates not only defined the term, but set the standard. Since then, Mr. Anderson and his team have never looked back.

Still never heard of them, eh? The Anderson & Anderson program is internationally renowned, and, currently, they are the largest provider of certified Anger Management Facilitator training in the world. George Anderson and his ideals have been featured in the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun News, the Toronto Sun News, ESPN, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, NBC’s Starting Over, the Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, the London Sunday Times, BBC, and many more.  Along with his lifetime of accolades, Mr. Anderson shed his knowledge on Hollywood when he served as a technical consultant on the well-known green lit film, Anger Management. By now I’m sure you are starting to see the big picture. Some of L.A.’s most elite make the drive down Wilshire Boulevard, proving that the Anderson & Anderson business model is one of L.A.’s most untapped resources.

Affiliates of Anderson & Anderson are popping up all over the internet like chicken pox. Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself. Currently there are over 75 web sites affiliated with the Anderson & Anderson business model and their merchandise. Quietly, Mr. Anderson has become the godfather in a relatively unchartered industry. He has certified trainers mentored personally by himself all over the world, in countries like Argentina and London. Over time the business mogul of 12301 Wilshire Boulevard has set the bar as the most prominent anger management provider of the world, quite frankly in an industry that Mr. Anderson defined himself. So maybe next time when you think anger management, you will think Anderson & Anderson.

Andrew Singer
Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C.
Trusted Name in Anger Management
Ph: 310-207-3591
Fax: 310-207-6234

Anger Management is Emotional Intelligence in Practice

Since its introduction by Daniel Goleman and others, emotional intelligence has been used primarily in Fortune 500 Corporations to improve performance, increase sales and enhance leadership skills.

Joshua Freedman and his organization, Six Seconds, expanded the reach of emotional intelligence into grade schools and small organizations. In addition, Freedman began training and certifying providers worldwide to provide EI Assessments and Intervention.

Anger management and Executive Coaching/Anger Management for “disruptive physicians” is now one of the largest practice sources for skill enhancement in emotional intelligence worldwide. Emotional intelligence is a powerful intervention for motivated participants. Unfortunately, there are few resources for interested individuals to take advantage of this life changing resource. Ideally, EI should be made available to everyone just like counseling or psychotherapy. The purpose is not to treat emotional problems but rather to enhance skills in the wide range of areas that are the domain of emotional intelligence.

Anger management uses non-psychiatric assessments designed to determine the participants’ level of functioning in recognizing and managing anger and stress, as well as increasing competence in assertive communication and empathy/emotional intelligence.

Organizational Anger Management is now being used in business and industry. Human Resource Managers have surpassed Courts in referring “disruptive” employees to anger management classes. Prisons, Jails, Schools, as well as Offices of Judicial Affairs, are referring participants to anger management classes which use emotional intelligence as its core components. In summary, emotional intelligence-based anger management programs are rapidly becoming the biggest providers of EI skill enhancement worldwide.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomat, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management

Social Awareness and Relationship Management Are Antidotes to Unhealthy Anger

The four domains of emotional intelligence are self-awareness and self-control, social awareness and relationship management. These skill sets are the keys to competence in emotional intelligence. Most credible anger management programs are based on emotional intelligence.

These competencies determine how we handle relationships.

Social awareness: Awareness of others’ feelings needs and concerns.

  • Understanding Others: Sensing others’ feelings and perspectives and taking an active interest   in their concerns.
  • Developing others: Sensing others’ development needs and encouraging their abilities.
  • Service orientation: Anticipating, recognizing and meeting customers’ needs.
  • Leveraging diversity: Cultivating opportunities through different kinds of people.
  • Political awareness: Reading a group’s emotional currents and power relationships.
  • Relationship Management: Adeptness at inducing desirable responses in others.
  • Communication: Listening openly and sending convincing messages.
  • Conflict Management: Negotiating and resolving disagreements.
  • Change Catalyst: Initiating or managing change.
  • Building bonds: Nurturing instrumental relationships.
  • Collaboration and cooperation: Working with others towards shared goals.
  • Team capabilities: Creating group synergy in pursuing collective goals.
  • Influence: Wielding effective tactics for persuasion.
  • Leadership: Inspiring and guiding individuals and groups.

For motivated participants, all of the above skills can be learned and enhanced with practice. For Executive Coaching/Anger Management Coachees, enhancement techniques are offered in all of these areas.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomat, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management

Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Appoints New General Manager

Anderson & Anderson names Lexdan Takspa, MBA as its new General Manager. Mr. Takspa has an MBA degree in International Marketing & Finance. One of his major tasks will be to market Anderson & Anderson and its anger management services, facilitator certification, as well as its’ Executive Coaching and training products throughout the world.

For the past six months, Mr. Takspa has been a Business Intern with Anderson & Anderson, where he has focused on marketing strategies to expand its On-site Executive Coaching program for “disruptive physicians” in the United States.

Executive Coaching/Anger Management for physicians is used by Physician Well-being Committees, Risk Management Officers and Human Resource Managers and Hospitals nationwide. Anderson & Anderson is the Preferred Provider of Executive Coaching for Kaiser Permanente of Southern California.

Currently, the Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Curriculum is the industry standard in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Philippines and the United Kingdom.

The Anderson & Anderson Curriculum and ancillary training material is available in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Anderson & Anderson is the largest provider of Executive Coaching/Anger Management for “disruptive physicians” in the nation and its’ physician client workbook, “The Practice of Control” is considered the Premiere publication on intervention skills for the Joint Commission defined “disruptive behavior” in healthcare organizations.

Contact George Anderson at 310-207-3591 if you have any questions.

George Anderson, BCD, LCSW
Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C.
Trusted Name in Anger Management
Ph: 310-207-3591
Fax: 310-207-6234

Anger Management Guru, George Anderson, to Offer Anger Management Training in New Jersey

August 15th, 2009*
8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Pressing Toward the Mark               
226-230 Warren Street
Newark, NJ 07103

The Anderson & Anderson model of anger management is the most effective and widely recognized curriculum in the world. This model, which has been featured in Los Angeles Times Magazine, focuses on enhancing emotional intelligence and assertive communication while introducing behavior strategies for identifying and managing anger and stress. Our certification training and approved provider list are the industry standards and dominate the internet.

The certification training will focus on Adult Anger Management and will use the Anderson workbook “Gaining Controlling Ourselves” as the text. A demonstration and discussion of the Conover Assessment Component will be conducted with a discussion of its usefulness. Experiential exercises and videos will be used to initiate the participants to this intervention. This one-day training is designed for Nurses, Counselors/Psychologists, Substance Abuse Counselors, Case Managers, HR Managers, Clinicians, Probation Officers, as well as staff from group homes, and agencies serving adults. Most major corporations have accepted this model for use by H.R. and EAP Managers. In addition, probation departments in Arizona, Kansas, California and Texas use this model.

This training will take place in Newark, New Jersey at the address shown above. Each person in attendance will receive eight hours of training in adult anger management intervention. The Cost of this training is $500 per person, which includes the anger management client workbook, facilitator’s guide, any additional handouts and guides relative to the training, and the certification.

Cost: $500.00 includes client workbook, facilitator guide, and certification.

Approved for 8 CEU’s by CAADAC (#2n96-341-0805), BBS (#PCE60),
CAADE (#CP40-793-C-1009), TCBAP, and the CA. Board of Corrections

For more information or to register by phone, please call 310-207-3591, or visit

Ten Reasons to Pursue Anger Management Certification

One of the best kept secrets in the Small Business Arena is how lucrative anger management classes can be. With forty hours of training and less than a two thousand dollar investment, it is possible to begin offering classes to clients referred from Human Resource Managers, Courts, and self-referred individuals. Here are some reasons why you should consider pursuing the Anderson & Anderson® Anger Management Facilitator Certification Training now:

  1. The demand for anger management services far exceed the supply of certified providers
  2. Residents of small and large communities need anger management providers in each locale
  3. Services can be provided on Saturdays and Sundays, thereby making anger management a lucrative part-time venture
  4. The Anderson & Anderson® anger management model is the most widely recognized anger management curriculum in the world
  5. Providers who market their services and are listed on the Anderson & Anderson® web site can earn an average of $4000 per month by teaching classes on Saturdays and Sundays
  6. With additional training and experience, Certified Anger Management Providers can earn an average of $1,000 per day by providing Organizational Training to businesses and governmental agencies
  7. Certified Anger Management Providers are able to receive gratification from the fact that they are offering a much needed intervention to their communities
  8. Those who become certified in anger management at this time can essentially influence the development of this new and emerging area of specialization
  9. By teaching others the needed skills to manage anger, stress and increase emotional intelligence and effective communication, you are playing an active role in reducing all aspects of person-directed violence.
  10. You may become one of the first providers to provide anger management to organized sports from little league to major leagues.

To enroll in our next Anger Management Facilitator Certification training, visit our website at and sign up today, or call our office at 310-207-3591 for more information.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomat, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management

JCAHO “Disruptive Physician” Rulings Have Spawned a Cottage Industry of Bogus Providers

The Joint Commission (‘disruptive physician’) rulings have spawned a cottage industry of anger management centers and law firms defending hospitals or physicians.

On-line anger management classes, as well as hypnosis, anger addiction counseling, psychiatric treatment and Christian self-help groups, are being marketed on the Internet as treatment/cure facilities for “disruptive physicians”. Unsuspecting or unmotivated physicians are shopping to find the cheapest, rather than the most comprehensive or effective, programs.

Hospital administrators, physician well-being committees and physician health programs are handicapped by a lack of an understanding or standards for intervention programs appropriate for “disruptive physicians”.

The two largest and most credible programs for disruptive physicians are the PACE Program at the University of California at San Diego and the Distressed Physician Program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Both of these programs are provided in a small group format consisting of 8 participants or less and are limited to 32 persons per year. Both programs are already filled through December of 2009.

Currently, the most successful “disruptive physician” intervention is one that includes a comprehensive non-psychiatric assessment based on emotional intelligence rather than personality disorders or psychopathology. Such assessments include scales on self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, relationship management, self-esteem, interpersonal assertion, stress management, communication, leadership, anger management and motivation to change. This intervention is provided by Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C., the provider of Executive Coaching/Anger Management for “disruptive physicians”.

Following the assessment, feedback is given and the physician is given two client workbooks and one DVD that include skill enhancement information in the areas in which he or she scored in the deficit range. The first 12 hours of intervention can take place on-site anywhere in the United States over a two- day period or, on a weekly basis if provided in Los Angeles.

Follow-up/Aftercare is provided via phone sessions on a bi-monthly basis over a six -month period. Post- tests are provided at three months and six months. As needed sessions are available when requested.

For more information, please call our office at 310-207-3591 or visit

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomat, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management

Executive Coaching/Anger Management For High Profile Clients

Anger is a normal human emotion that is secondary to stress, anxiety, depression or some other primary emotion. Anger is not a pathological disorder. Therefore, it is not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental and Nervous Disorders (DSM-IV). According to the American Psychiatric Association, anger is a lifestyle issue and not in the domain of mental illness.

There are five signs that anger is problematic in a person’s life:

·When anger is too frequent.
·When anger is too intense.
·When anger last too long.
·When anger leads to person or property directed aggression.
·When anger destroys relationships.

The current recession is unprecedented in its impact on persons from all professional and occupational groups. For high-income groups such as physicians, attorneys, entertainers and executives, loss of income and or status triggers stress, depression, anger and often person-directed aggression.

For the first time in the history of executive coaching or anger management, the number of volunteer and mandated referrals are coming from H.R. Managers, risk management professionals and physician well-being committees nationwide. Previously, most referrals for anger management came from courts and the criminal justice system.

As high status persons experience the positive effects on the skill enhancement components of executive coaching/anger management, they refer or recommend coaching for colleagues, direct reports or family members. Word of mouth referrals are off the charts.

The critical factors which account for the effectiveness of Executive Coaching are its comprehensive non-psychiatric assessments which are all based on the four domains of emotional intelligence which include: Self-awareness, Self-Control, Social-Awareness and

The Anderson & Anderson model of Executive Coaching/Anger Management was developed specifically for high profile clients in which confidentiality and individual attention is paramount. Since this is an intervention, which is available on-site, nationwide, it has rapidly become the preferred resource for physicians and attorneys and other high profile clients.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomat, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management

Anger Management Guru Expands On-site Organizational Anger Management Training

In response to the current epidemic in workplace anger, George Anderson, Anger Management Guru and Executive Director of Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C., has increased his training faculty in order to address this crisis. The Anderson & Anderson model of anger management is the industry standard worldwide.

Workplace anger reduces productivity and leads to an increase in sick day usage, accidents, and losses on investments. The risk of employee litigation relative to hostile work environments increases an organization’s liability.

The current state of the economy, with layoffs and a reduced workforce, has increased tension and anger, and has led to aggressive behavior at work. The purpose of this training is to serve as a pro-active intervention to prevent workplace tension, aggression and or conflict.

Effective immediately, Anderson & Anderson will offer its Organizational Anger Management Program, on-site nationwide. The Anderson & Anderson intervention is designed for use with small groups of 10 to 25 participants.

The four hour training begins with an 18 item emotional intelligence/anger management assessment, which is designed to determine the employees’ level of functioning in recognizing and managing anger, recognizing and managing stress, primary and secondary styles of communication and empathy/emotional intelligence.

Each participant will receive a client workbook, “Gaining Control of Ourselves”, with lessons and exercises on skill enhancement in anger management, stress management, communication and emotional intelligence. A companion DVD covering the same topics is given to each participant for use in mastering the skills in the client workbook.

During this four- hour training, facilitator-lead discussions on anger management, stress management, communication and emotional intelligence will be offered. Finally, phone consultation is offered to each participant over a three month period.

The staff at Anderson & Anderson are prepared to answer any questions that anyone may have about this program.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomat, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management