3 Lessons My New Friend Taught Me

By |2018-07-30T17:50:25+10:00July 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

My new friend has been teaching me.

Wicket is a 12-year-old, one-eyed rescue dog who joined our family about 15 weeks ago. It was love at first sight – a perfect match. He wanted to be special, and we had a lot of love to give. Perfect.

But Wicket has challenged some of my deepest assumptions about the world. I can’t think of anyone else who’s been able to do that so well, so quickly, and with so little effort. He […]

Will Change Fitness Become a Key Employability Factor?

By |2019-02-27T13:46:32+11:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Change Fitness|

There are some good reasons why change fitness may become an important employability factor in the future.

When you stop and think about the context of the modern world, at least in the West, there are three stand-out realities that can’t be ignored. First, there is incessant, unrelenting, and rapid change in technology, and in economic, commercial and sociological arenas. This change brings new opportunities for individuals and organisations able to capitalise on them, but it also brings disruption […]

Three Signs a Client is Ready for Coaching

By |2019-02-27T16:33:53+11:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Coaching|

You can’t assume a client must be ready for coaching just because they turned up. Some people think the coach’s job is to get rid of their problems and make them successful. Others are more realistic, but still not ready for coaching. Here are three things to look out for when assessing a client’s readiness.

Is the client willing to trust you?

Some people find it easy to trust, and others have been burnt in the past and believe you can’t […]

Change Readiness Assessments

By |2019-02-28T13:42:18+11:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Change Readiness, Managing Change|

We provide change readiness assessments for businesses and organisations facing change.

Change readiness assessments fall into four broad categories. We can assess your:

  • stakeholder readiness to engage in a specific change (their readiness to engage)
  • change management team’s readiness for a specific change
  • people’s fitness for change (their readiness to succeed at change)
  • organisational readiness for change (the organisation’s agility or adaptability)

Assessments can be tailored to your needs. Each of these assessments will provide valuable information to guide change management […]

Change Readiness Training

By |2019-03-02T09:59:32+11:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Change Readiness|

The Change Gym provides change readiness training and coaching for organisational leaders wanting to better understand this important issue.

There is a large body of literature on the nature of the change process and on change management strategies and approaches. Literature on change readiness is harder to find, and much less work has been done on it.

The training we provide blends knowledge from three sources to shed light on change readiness. These sources are:

  • The Transtheoretical Model that provides […]

How to Build Change Readiness

By |2019-03-02T10:00:28+11:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: Change Readiness|

The Change Gym has something important to offer ordinary people who want more out of life, coaches who want to better outcomes, and organisations wanting to become more successful.

This offer is not about whether people have task-specific knowledge and skills to handle a change. There are many people who have been adequately trained, but successful change still eludes them. The issue is whether people have enough of the right psychological resources to successfully complete the change process. Do they […]

Why Change Readiness Matters

By |2019-03-02T10:01:44+11:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Change Readiness|

Why does change readiness matter, and why should it matter to you? Here are 4 reasons.

  1. The question is not whether you will change – the question is how likely are you to succeed, and how much will success cost you? Whether as individuals or organisations, we cannot avoid change. We can complain about it and resist, but we cannot avoid it. The problem is, most people and most organisations aren’t good at change. According to the oft-quoted […]