It can be challenging to have patience with someone when they just don’t seem to “get it” why can’t they see the “right” way to proceed? Motivational Interviewing (MI; e.g., Miller & Rollnick, 2002) is a technique that was originally developed to help substance abuse counselors increase motivation for change in their clients by focusing on collaboration (versus confrontation), evocation (versus imposition of ideas), and autonomy (versus authority). This presentation leverages the principles of Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change model (Prochaska & DiClemente, 1982) to communicate more effectively with management. Discussion will focus on the reasons that many common ways of presenting risk information or methodologies may meet with resistance from senior management, as well as suggestions for ways to approach these conversations that will increase the chances of your message being heard, internalized, and integrated into organizational culture. These techniques will enable you to move your risk program in a direction that might not yet be clear to the organization, without alienating the senior leadership.