Powerful new ways to improve.

Erik Van Alstine's Perceptual IntelligenceTM corporate training gives you powerful new ways to improve worker health, performance, and culture, while helping leaders drive effective change.

How? By focusing on the root causes of emotion, motivation, and behavior. The result is change efforts easier, faster, expansive, and enduring.

Profound, Significant Empowerment

Teaches how to optimize emotions, motivations, and behavior.

Optimal Decisions and Alignment

Helps leaders and teams paddle in the best direction.

Transforming Happiness and Morale

Builds happy people who get things done and get better together.

What is Perceptual IntelligenceTM and How Does It Help?

Perceptual IntelligenceTM is a leadership philosophy that gets to the root causes of emotions, motivations, and behaviors. It helps leaders drive effective change by making change efforts faster, easier, expansive, and enduring. The result is new ways to move people and organizations to their highest in health and productivity. 

Erik’s Perceptual IntelligenceTM trainings create profound improvements in organizational culture, including deep empowerment, better decisions and alignment, higher morale, lower turnover, and effective conflict resolution. 

The first step to Perceptual IntelligenceTM is to understand the nature of perception, to know what perception is and how it works. This includes the way we characterize things and situations, then the way we evaluate them as good and bad. It includes sensory experience, but also imagination and memory. It involves perceptual limits and the “lock and block” effect created by those limits. Finally, it includes views of self, others, situations, and life.
Once we understand the nature of perception, we look at the dynamics of perception, emotion, motivation, and behavior. We learn to identify categories of “See,” “Feel,” and “Act,” and see how these categories automatically influence each other. Instead of hacking the branches in a futile effort to change emotions and behaviors, we strike the root, following the smart change strategy of starting with perception.

Once the foundational ideas are solid, we start optimizing corporate culture and every area of life by embedding four prime perceptions: views of self and others that improve the way we work in organizations and live our lives. Changes that seemed almost impossible before we understood this power are now profoundly easier

Erik's Current Courses

Each course is a self-study equivalent to what’s taught in facilitated on-site corporate training. The courses teach leadership insights on the foundation of what Erik describes as Perceptual IntelligenceTMTo find out more about each, click on the links below.


Automatic Influence: New Power for Change in Work and Life


This 19-lesson 9-hour course shows how perception automatically influences emotion, motivation, and behavior, introduces the concept of Perceptual Intelligence, and reveals the Four Prime Perceptions for peak performance.

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Radically Receptive: How to Love Feedback and Learn from Everyone

Love feedback? Learn from everyone? Sounds impossible. But using Erik's principles of Perceptual Intelligence, giving and receiving feedback is not only possible, but easier than we think.

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If you work with people, you’ve seen the drama. The dysfunction. The serious people problems.

  • The average worker in America spends 2.5 hours a day distracted by drama (dysfunctional thinking and relating).
  • 7 of 10 workers would rather have a new boss than more pay.
  • 7 of 10 workers think about quitting every single day.

Fortunately, we have a unique and powerful way to solve these problems. With my network of consultants, and a powerful concept called Perceptual IntelligenceTM. we bring transforming vitality to work cultures. Morale goes up. Turnover goes down. People get along and get ahead. There’s more truth, more learning, and more cooperation. More power to be effective than ever before.

We’ve had executives in some of the largest companies in the world say they’ve seen everything in leadership for twenty years and there’s nothing that works like this. Perceptual IntelligenceTM is unique, powerful, and profound.

The bottom line is, You have to see it for yourself. Contact us to discuss your organization’s specific needs.

— Erik Van Alstine

Life-Changing Results in a Recent Event

Here are testimonials from recent live 2-day Automatic Influence training. Participants learned the online course material as a group and were later enrolled in the course to cement the learning, push toward mastery of Perceptual IntelligenceTM, and use the learning to solve critical business problems and transform their lives.

In twenty years working as an HR executive in the largest companies in the world, I've never seen something that moves the needle like this.

Transform your organization with Erik’s network of training and consulting partners. They’ll work hand in hand with you, your leaders, and your staff, to train each employee, team, and division in the power of Perceptual IntelligenceTM, then direct that power to solve important business problems and capture market opportunities. Contact us today to find out how we can tailor training and consulting solutions to your specific organizational needs.

Clients Served Include:

Automatic Influence Course Sample Videos

Here are a dozen video segments from the 9-hour, 19-lesson course. 

Praise for Erik's Automatic Influence Book and Course

Why is change so hard? How do we influence others without harsh tactics or manipulation? Are there better ways to change that truly last?

Erik Van Alstine’s revolutionary book, Automatic Influence: New Power for Change in Work and Life, answers these questions in simple and fascinating style, supported by leading-edge science and a compelling new view of perception, emotion, motivation, and behavior Erik describes as Perceptual IntelligenceTM.

Automatic Influence reveals a profound power source in human nature, like a red button in the basement of the mind, that energizes every emotion, drives every decision, and activates every action. When we try to change without triggering this power, change is hard. We grit our teeth, gut it out, lose steam, and give up.

But when we switch on this power, change is easier. Profoundly easier.

“In Automatic Influence, Erik Van Alstine explores the importance of perception, and the power it has to unlock our potential, to change ourselves, and influence others. True to the principles expressed here, Erik has done a great service in opening up the possibilities for positive change, spiritual growth, and social development.”
—Robert A. Sirico
President, Acton Institute
“Throughout my life, I’ve had to face my fears to reach the next level. In Automatic Influence, Erik offers a plan to eliminate every useless fear, showing readers where fear comes from and how to beat it. These principles are rock solid and will definitely help you win in life.”
—Tim Brown
Heisman Trophy winner, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, and Author, The Making of a Man
Automatic Influence reveals the roots of intrinsic motivation and offers practical tools to serve each member of your organization. It uses influence, not for manipulation, but for the good of others on the basis of relationship instead of surface tactics. You and your team need this book and training.”
—Jeff Rogers
Chairman and CEO, OneAccord
“Erik Van Alstine's Automatic Influence is both thought-provoking and brilliant. As a professional corporate trainer, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the industry's most respected experts on leadership, and Erik's training has more inspired and practical advice on being an effective yet compassionate leader than I’ve seen anywhere else.”
—Kevin Hopkins
White House Senior Policy Analyst and Author, Opportunity 2000
Automatic Influence deserves an automatic addition to every leaders’ reading and training list. Erik gives practical insights and tools to re-frame issues so our people will get it, and take action – automatically. You can’t afford to miss this!”
—Jim Brown
Consultant, and Author, The Imperfect Board Member
“Something amazing happens when leaders are introduced to Automatic Influence: In no time, they understand how to eliminate barriers to corporate change, including chronic ones. Automatic Influence has the power to transform training – and lots of lives.”
—Robert Rosenthal
Founder, Contenteurs, and Author, Optimarketing

The most profound, impacting leadership training I've ever experienced.

Contact us and we’ll help you find the right partner to make profound positive changes in your organization, using the principles of Erik Van Alstine’s Perceptual IntelligenceTM training and consulting.