William  Bridges





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William Bridges is an internationally known speaker, author, and consultant who advises individuals and organizations in how to deal productively with change.

Educated originally in the humanities at Harvard, Columbia, and Brown Universities, he was (until his own career change in 1974) a professor of American Literature at Mills College, Oakland, CA. He is a past president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology. The Wall Street Journal listed him as one of the top ten independent executive development presenters in America.

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Transitions: Making Sense o...

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Managing Transitions: Makin...

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The Way of Transition: Embr...

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The Character of Organizati...

3.68 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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Jobshift: How To Prosper In...

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Creating You & Co.: Learn T...

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A Year in the Life

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Surviving Corporate Transition

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Transition: The Personal Pa...

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“We resist transition not because we can't accept the change, but because we can't accept letting go of that piece of ourselves that we have to give up when and because the situation has changed.”
William Bridges, The Way Of Transition: Embracing Life's Most Difficult Moments

“You can’t follow the thread of your life very far before you find “the past” changing. Things that you haven’t remembered in years reappear, and things that you’ve always thought were so turn out to be not so at all. If the past isn’t the way you thought it was, then the present isn’t, either. Letting go of that present may make it easier to conceive of a new future.”
William Bridges, Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes

“In other words, change is situational. Transition, on the other hand, is psychological. It is not those events, but rather the inner reorientation and self-redefinition that you have to go through in order to incorporate any of those changes into your life. Without a transition, a change is just a rearrangement of the furniture. Unless transition happens, the change won’t work, because it doesn’t “take.”
William Bridges, Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes



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