The Health Scientist Podcast

Ep.37 Artin Entezarjou: Self-determination theory & personality types in coaching

Artin is a licensed medical doctor and family medicine resident in Sweden as well as being a PhD candidate in the field of primary care at Lund University. On top of that he is co-founder of the brand EBT: Evidence Based Training, which is dedicated to making wellness science simple and understandable.

Artin's Instagram

EBT Official Instagram

EBT Website

EBT Diet Guide

Self Determination Theory Website

Big Five Personality Test

In this episode we cover:

  • Artin's work as a medical doctor, his PhD research in Primary Care

  • His company, Evidence Based Training and it's goal to promote evidence based training and nutrition information

  • The importance of knowing WHY people do what they do and how it applies to medicine, nutrition and fitness

  • Self determination theory and how it relates to people's motivation

  • The 3 factors necessary to motivate people to make specific behaviours happen

  • What are intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and how to they apply to our behaviours

  • How to leverage intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to help form new habits

  • What are some options to help maintain motivation when progress plateaus

  • Why is "autonomy" so important in changing behaviours and how can coaches apply it with their clients

  • The main different personality types/components

  • Do people's personalities affect the ways that a coach should work to help motivate them

  • The importance of relatedness or letting a client know that you care about their progress

  • Why knowing you're own personality type can help you better interact with and help others

  • Are there any differences in giving advice as a doctor and giving advice as a coach

  • The importance of being a good listener and allowing a client to speak their piece

  • Some resources for people to learn more about self determination theory and personality traits

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