Behave Intelligently

Coeus Creative Group

Welcome to Behave Intelligently: An uncensored exploration of behavior in the workplace, life, and the larger world.

All Episodes

Our behavioral enthusiasts, Mark and Jay, are back! This week’s episode centers around board decision making. Whether you find yourself sitting on a school board, your company’s board of directors, or even the board of a non-profit, no matter the organization, making decisions in these settings can be difficult. Jay and Mark share tips on best practices, how to keep emotion out of it, and tips that will help your board become better decision makers. Want to share your experience? Email us at Support the show (

Jul 8

38 min 22 sec

While Mental Health Awareness Month might be over, we’re continuing our conversation with Maria Evans of Thriving Lives. Thriving Lives offers counseling, coaching, and therapy for people of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and/or trauma. In this week’s episode, Maria sits down with behavioral enthusiasts, Jay and Mark, to talk about the stigma of mental health, asking for help, barriers to receiving treatment and more. Want to share your story or experience? Email us at Thriving Lives is located in Northville, Mich. You can learn more about them at  You can also view Maria's TEDx "Interpreting Positivity" here. Support the show (

Jun 9

38 min 52 sec

Have you heard the term health literacy? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. While the term sounds complicated, it’s essentially the ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health info and how to make health-related decisions. This week, Jay and Mark sit down to break down the term and how it applies to mental health. We want to hear from you! Share your experience with us by emailing If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health and in search of health, please contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357). This helpline is free, confidential, and available 24/7, 365 days a year. For more information, visit their webpage here. Support the show (

May 26

37 min 40 sec

May is Mental Health Awareness month! Our team at Coeus understands the importance of having open conversations and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health. This month our episodes will focus on related topics. Behavioral enthusiasts, Mark and Jay, sit down to talk all things self care. What are your self care tips? Let us know and email Support the show (

May 12

31 min 37 sec

Due to the pandemic, most Americans and many others across the globe have been forced to turn their homes into an office. Over a year later, this has now become the new normal, and you’re more than likely experiencing a lack of motivation and feeling burnt out. This week, our behavioral enthusiasts sit down to discuss working from home in 2021 and share their tips on increasing productivity, combatting Zoom fatigue, and more. Do you have the work from home blues? Share your experience with us at Support the show (

Apr 27

38 min 53 sec

Have you ever questioned why you consume news from certain outlets? Or wondered why you process information the way you do? It all comes back to confirmation bias; a way individuals seek out or consume information to confirm their existing beliefs. This week, our behavioral enthusiasts, Mark and Jay, sit down to discuss confirmation bias, how it works, and ways to combat it. Want to share your experience with confirmation bias? Email us at Support the show (

Apr 15

32 min 44 sec

In this week's episode of Behave Intelligently, our behavioral enthusiasts wrap up their discussion on persuasion! Jay and Mark continue on the tools of influence, ethics and morals, and more. Want to share your experience with persuasion? Email us at Support the show (

Mar 31

40 min 51 sec

Our behavioral enthusiasts sit down to continue their conversation on persuasion. In this week's episode, Jay and Mark discuss the role consumerism and influence play in the art of persuasion. We'll continue our deep dive in our third and final installment of the persuasion series. Have you been on either side of persuasion? Share your experience with us by emailing Support the show (

Mar 16

35 min 59 sec

This week our behavioral enthusiasts, Jay and Mark, are discussing all things persuasion. From how we might practice persuasion in our lives and how we experience it as consumers, to the very fine ethical line one can cross. Next week, we’ll continue our discussion on the topic and share more behaviorally intelligent tips and tricks. Have you been on either side of persuasion? Share your experience with us by emailing Support the show (

Mar 2

35 min 6 sec

We've all had that terrible gut feeling when someone says "we need to talk." It's safe to say that virtually everyone has or will be on the giving or receiving end of a difficult conversation at some point in their life. While these conversations aren't always easy, our behavioral enthusiasts are sharing their tips and tricks on easing anxiety or fear, and how to facilitate them. Have you experienced a difficult conversation? Share your experience with us by emailing Support the show (

Feb 15

40 min 53 sec

Did you know burnout is diagnosable in other countries outside the United States? While we might not take it seriously, it can dangerously affect not only the quality of your work, but your mental and even physical health. This week, behavioral enthusiasts, Jay and Mark, discuss burnout and balance. If you want to follow along with the article discussed, you can access it here: Have you experienced burnout? Share your story with us at Support the show (

Feb 3

33 min 44 sec

Goal setting, we're calling your B.S. We continuously find ourself in an endless cycle of goal setting. We identify our goal, set it, only to find that we've yet again failed ourselves in trying to achieve it. This week, our team looks at the behaviors that lead us there and how to focus on those as "goals" to ultimately lead  to success. To follow along with the article referenced during the episode, click here: Support the show (

Jan 21

42 min 41 sec

It's a New Year which means we're all setting our resolutions for 2021. At Coeus Creative Group, we take a different approach, focusing on behavioral transformation and how we can turn a resolution into a behavior we exhibit in our every day life. On this week's episode, our behavioral enthusiasts talk a shift in resolutions in 2021, behavioral transformation, and more. We'll be using the article Americans abandoning traditional New Year's resolutions for 2021, focus less on materialistic 'intentions' instead from to focus our conversation, which you can find here. Support the show (

Jan 6

38 min 33 sec

On this week's episode of Behave Intelligently, our behavioral all stars are talking all things risk. Tune in to hear us discuss taking risks, evaluating them, and sharing behavioral tools when it comes to approaching it. Have something you want to say or share? Email us at podcast@coeuscreativegroup.comSupport the show (

Sep 2020

45 min 22 sec

In this week's episode of Behave Intelligently, we're taking a deeper dive into the topic of mindfulness. Join us as we explain what mindfulness is, share tips on how we integrate it into our lives, and more. If you haven't already, go back to our previous episode and listen to Stephanie's guided meditation before tuning into this episode!Support the show (

Sep 2020

46 min 16 sec

Join our behavioral all-star, Stephanie Sim, as she walks us through some guided meditation. We'll discuss the exercise and take a deeper dive into the topic of mindfulness in next week's episode. How do you practice mindfulness in your life? Email us at and let us know! Support the show (

Aug 2020

11 min 9 sec

So... You want to be more creative, but how? This week, our behavioral all stars share what gets their creative juices flowing and offer tips to help you do the same. What makes you feel inspired? Let us know by emailing podcast@coeuscreativegroup.comSupport the show (

Aug 2020

41 min 12 sec

In this week's episode we're introducing our new series titled "What Would You Do?" where we explore a situation, share how we might possibly behave, and some tips for resolution. We want to know - "What Would You Do?" Email us your situations at Support the show (

Jul 2020

35 min 22 sec

This week we're discussing one of the most debated topics of 2020: wearing a mask. On this week's episode of Behave Intelligently, our behavioral all-stars discuss the behaviors exhibited around mask wearing.*Coeus Creative Group is taking the Detroit Chamber's #MaskUpMichigan pledge to keep businesses open! Join us in taking the pledge and tag us @coeuscg in your #MaskUpMichigan selfies.Support the show (

Jul 2020

37 min 1 sec

In this special holiday version of Behave Intelligently, we sit down and answer our most frequently asked questions. Learn more about the podcast, Coeus, and our Behavioral Allstars! Support the show (

Jul 2020

27 min 10 sec

We are interrupting your regularly scheduled programming to tell you about our Behavioral Element Planners! We started a Kickstarter campaign, which ends in just a few more days, to help fund this project and bring these products to life, allowing you to Behave Intelligently. Visit our Kickstarter page here:…/behav…/behavioral-elements-planner Support the show (

Jun 2020

1 min 59 sec

In this week's episode of Behave Intelligently, we're bringing you part one of a two part series on motivation. Part one explores self-motivation; our team discusses their techniques, and shares their tools on how they see projects through and get the job done. Support the show (

Jun 2020

52 min 15 sec

This week we're discussing time. From managing it to how we view it, and even how we use it, our Behavioral All Stars share their techniques and tips when it comes to all things time related. Support the show (

Jun 2020

38 min 57 sec

Most people experience feelings of anxiety to some extent, but what does that look like for different people? This week, we explore some of our personal behaviors we exhibit when we're feeling anxious and share our favorite ways to manage them. Support the show (

May 2020

57 min 18 sec

In this week's episode of Behave Intelligently, we're discussing habits! Not only the affect the pandemic might be having on them, but also how we define a habit and break down barriers to keep the good ones. Support the show (

May 2020

40 min 46 sec

Conflict resolution has an entire new meaning with many of us under stay at home orders. Whether it's within your home due to shared space or digitally as you navigate working from home, our behavioral all-stars are sharing tips on how to tackle these things during trying times.Support the show (

Apr 2020

35 min 11 sec

We've all seen the cringe-worthy video of spring breakers saying they won't let the global pandemic ruin their party leaving Boomers, Millennials, and Gen Xers arguing over who is to blame for the spread. Join the CCG team for this week's episode as we discuss the generational responses to Coronavirus.This episode was recorded prior to the state of Michigan's stay at home order. Support the show (

Apr 2020

37 min 27 sec

So, you own a small business during a pandemic - what now? On this week's episode, we discuss the challenges some might face during this time of uncertainty and offer solutions to make consumers feel safe. While this episode was recorded prior to the state of Michigan's stay at home order, we hope you can still implement these ideas as we navigate a new business culture following the pandemic. Support the show (

Mar 2020

39 min 52 sec

At Coeus Creative Group, we know that behavior is at the root of all success and failure, which is why we strive to support people and organizations to Behave Intelligently. In our debut episode, we sit down and define behavioral intelligence, and why it is ingrained in every aspect of our lives. Support the show (

Mar 2020

35 min 26 sec