Professional Development for Coaches 2018-02-24T18:52:23+00:00

Help Your Clients Unlock Their Change Potential

We live in a disruptive age. Much of what our ancestors took for granted no longer applies and some of what we take for granted won’t apply in the future.

Our culture is addicted to change. We love new and shiny things, but that sort of change doesn’t really challenge us. When difficult change impacts our health, relationships, identity, careers, performance, or financial security, we’re not happy. That kind of change makes us feel vulnerable. We doubt our capacity, struggle to cope, feel insecure, and hate the idea of going outside our comfort zone. It places an unwelcome psychological load on us.

Many people don’t cope well with that load. They are not trying to be difficult, but they struggle because they lack the psychological resources to meet the demands of the change process. Change creates many problems, like resistance and stress, but these are really just symptoms of an even deeper capacity issue.

At The Change Gym, we specialise in the psychology of change fitness and all our training tackles this capacity issue head on. Building a client’s change fitness enhances their capacity to meet the psychological demands of the change process and empowers them to succeed. Your coaching becomes more effective as a result.

The Personal Change Fitness Program is the first step towards becoming a change fitness coach. Even if it’s the only step you take, it will be an important one. Click on the button below to find out more.

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ICF Approved PD for Coaches – The Personal Change Fitness Program

Three Areas of Focus

We have 3 areas of focus. First, we focus on personal change fitness. This means helping clients/staff develop greater capacity to succeed at the change process. This is about people develop change capacities they don’t currently have. It’s about helping people develop the psychological capacities to succeed at change.

Second, we focus on exceptional change leadership. We explore the link between a leader’s change fitness and their capacity for leadership. Our leadership training will help you look at leadership in the VUCA world in an entirely new way.

Third, we focus on organisational change readiness. It’s time to get focused on this important issue. This is about the readiness to succeed at change – not just readiness to start. This not just about preparation, getting buy-in, and ticking boxes. Success takes more than management.

Help your clients build their capacity to change 

Many people don’t handle change well, and that is costly in the modern economy. When workers get stressed they disengage, become under-productive, take excessive leave, and quit. This adds to the cost of doing business and eats away at revenue. Tackle this problem head-on: develop their change fitness and reap the benefits.

Help your clients become ready to succeed at change, not just ready to start

Often individuals and organisations are ready to start with change, but not ready to succeed. There’s a very simple rule at work here – you can’t short-change the change process. You have to be ready for success if you want to win. And there are important things to do to get ready to win. We’re not talking about change management; we’re talking about how you get ready to succeed at the change process.

Recruit and retain change fit staff who readily adapt to the changing  environment

It doesn’t cost you any more to recruit a change-fit worker, so why recruit anyone else? If your recruit someone who isn’t change-fit, you’re going to pay for it down the line. Why take that risk when you don’t need to?

Develop exceptional leaders who engage staff and lead successful change

Change-fit leaders thrive in changing environments. It’s their natural territory, and they authentically engage others and lead them forward. Don’t take a risk with leadership – you will pay for it if you do. Let us assess your leaders’ change fitness, strengthen their strengths, and help them overcome their limitations.

Build the change readiness of your organisation or team

In this rapidly changing environment, there is no survival value in being unready for change. We can show why change readiness is important, what it involves, and what you can do to make your team change-ready. And we can help you do it.