The Tool are a dynamic, results-oriented set of practices that aim to unleash your full potential. These easy-to-use techniques transform everyday challenges—big and small—into opportunities to bring about bold and dramatic change in your life.

For years, psychotherapists Phil Stutz and Barry Michels taught The Tools to an exclusive patient base. Now, through books, online resources, and live events, their revolutionary, empowering practices are available to anyone anywhere who is interested in realizing all that is possible in their life.

The Latest

Explore articles, interviews, videos, podcasts, and more from Barry Michels and Phil Stutz and learn how to make The Tools a part of your life.

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How to Use Your Pain as a Catalyst

Getting out of your Comfort Zone can be—well, uncomfortable! But it’s where the good stuff in life happens.

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4 Steps to Maximizing Your Potential

If reaching your potential were easy, more people would be doing it. Here are 4 ways you can work on it.

The Books

In The Tools, Barry Michels and Phil Stutz revolutionized the world of personal growth and self-actualization by offering doable, dynamic actions that transformed challenges into opportunities for change. In Coming Alive, they take us even higher via four tools that tap into the Life Force that resides within each of us—a wellspring of positive energy that is the source of creativity, renewal, confidence, and engagement.