As humans, we are hard wired to solve problems. Being attuned to threats and problems helped us survive in the past, and it drives many of our instinctive behaviours.
Coaches and their clients are usually problem-focused, although they may see themselves as solution-focused. Either way, they attend to what is wrong and look for ways around it. Although this feels the right thing to do, it is not always helpful and often not the best way forward. There is a better way.
In recent decades a new paradigm has emerged within the social sciences. In psychology it is called ‘positive psychology’, in change management it is called ‘appreciative enquiry’, and in other areas it is called ‘strengths-based practice’. Rather than focusing on what is wrong (the problem) and looking for a solution, this new paradigm looks for what is right (the strength) and seeks to make it stronger. As that occurs, the person’s capacity grows, and old limitations recede.
The new field of change fitness coaching is a strengths-based approach to enhance client capacity to succeed at the change process. As change fitness grows, the mental states and patterned behaviours that limit success begin to recede and people begin to make renewed progress.
There are limitless opportunities for coaches who become certified change fitness coaches. In this period of history, we all need to handle change and the ultimate strength is the capacity to adapt. If you want to do something important to help other people and, in the process, to enhance your coaching business, you need to check out change fitness coaching.
PLEASE NOTE: The coach training we provide is only suitable for people who are already experienced and/or trained coaches.