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2808, 2019

A Difficult Change

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Change Fitness|0 Comments

I want to tell you about one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life.I created a website. That might not sound like much but hang in there – there’s an important message [...]

2110, 2018

Linda’s Story

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Linda came to me after a successful career in the corporate world. She was facing a period of change in her life and she was a little nervous about it. She needed some [...]

1410, 2018


By |October 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Case Studies Read a selection of case studies of people who have completed the Personal Change Fitness Program. Bob's Story >> Linda's Story >> Julie's [...]

1009, 2018

Is Coaching a Form of Education?

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Coaching|0 Comments

The backlash A few months ago, while talking with an experienced coach, I made the comment that coaching is a form of education. That statement encountered an immediate backlash. According to this person, [...]

3008, 2018

The Change Quadrant™

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: Change Fitness, Coaching|0 Comments

The idea of change fitness didn’t just come out of nowhere. It has been shaped by the ideas of great thought leaders, including Lewin, Sternberg, McAdams, Maruna, Koltko-Rivera, Prochaska & DiClemente, Seligman, Gergan, [...]

2808, 2018

Why Coaching Fails

By |August 28th, 2018|Categories: Coaching|2 Comments

I have been coaching for over 16 years and I wish I could say that all my clients made fantastic progress. Some did, but others were disappointed with the coaching outcomes and some [...]

2708, 2018

Should I Become a Coach?

By |August 27th, 2018|Categories: Coaching|4 Comments

Coaching as a Career Choice As the title suggests, this article is written for people who are considering moving into coaching as a career. Many others have already made that transition – some [...]

2508, 2018

On ICF Accreditation

By |August 25th, 2018|Categories: Coaching|0 Comments

What are accredited programs? Our flagship program, the Personal Change Fitness Program (PCFP), is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). That may mean something to some of our readers, but in this [...]

2308, 2018

Beyond the Me Project

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The mystery of things I recently purchased a book about famed Australian artist, Margaret Olley. In that book I read these words, penned by Lou Klepac; “if we stopped judging objects by their [...]

2008, 2018

Change Readiness Assessment

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: Change Readiness|0 Comments

What Does Our Change Readiness Assessment Check? The Change Gym provides comprehensive change readiness assessments for organisational change. We check 3 key areas of an organisation's change readiness. These are the: Stakeholder engagement [...]

2008, 2018

What’s Next?

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We need to be willing to change. Change is the essence of life. Those words aren’t mine: they come from American psychiatrist Dr. Gordon Livingston. After listening to people telling him their woes, [...]

3006, 2018

What Makes Coaching Work?

By |June 30th, 2018|Categories: Coaching|0 Comments

In this article, I want to examine what makes coaching work. A friend of mine recently went to a business networking meeting. The speaker was a business coach. After the presentation, three separate [...]

2206, 2018

Bob’s Story

By |June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Coaching|0 Comments

Meeting Bob When I first met Bob he seemed like a savvy business consultant with all the right answers. He was a guy in his early 4os, well-presented, well-spoken, and he appeared confident. [...]

2206, 2018

Brian’s Story

By |June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Coaching|0 Comments

I first met Brian through LinkedIn. He lives in Australia, loves learning, and is a medical professional. He was interested in change fitness because he encounters many clients who say they want [...]

2206, 2018

Julie’s Story

By |June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Coaching|0 Comments

Julie is a self-employed coach living in Australia. She comes from a professional background, and, although she considers herself a capable and skilled coach, she found it difficult to know how to [...]

3103, 2018

About Change Fitness Coaching

By |March 31st, 2018|Categories: Coaching|0 Comments

Written by Dr Steve Barlow You might be wondering what's different about change fitness coaching. Is it what you're already doing, or is it something different? Let's explore this idea. Tradition Innovation is [...]

1306, 2016

Letter to Coaches

By |June 13th, 2016|Categories: Coaching|0 Comments

“We don’t see things as they are: we see them as we are.” Anais Nin. Our perspectives dominate us. Social learning theorists claim that much of what we know we learn from the [...]

312, 2015

Patterns in Behaviour

By |December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The world is full of patterns. Sometimes they are irregular, like the edges of coastlines. They can mirror Mr Miyagi's famous saying, "same, but different" - like snowflakes are the same, but each [...]

312, 2015

Why Is Change Hard?

By |December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Every year organisations large and small spend lots of time and money dealing with change.  Not because they particularly want to, but because they have to to stay ahead of the game and [...]

2511, 2015

Recruitment Intel

By |November 25th, 2015|Categories: Recruitment|0 Comments

This article examines the importance of assessing change fitness as part of the recruitment process. Are you a recruitment professional? If so, I'm sure you pride yourself in selecting the very best talent [...]

2511, 2015

Training for Change

By |November 25th, 2015|Categories: Programs|0 Comments

I recently participated in a LinkedIn discussion on the topic of whether soft skills training has any lasting effect. Other contributors made some very interesting and valuable points. Some commented that the positive [...]

2511, 2015

Why Strategy Matters

By |November 25th, 2015|Categories: Managing Change|0 Comments

Change management strategies stand at the pivotal point between successful change and failure. Let’s look at this more closely by considering a few things about pivotal points. A see-saw has a pivotal point [...]

2411, 2015

Change Fitness Put Simply

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Change Fitness|0 Comments

Personal change fitness is a person’s ability to be the primary agent of change in their own life.  This means within them they have the psychological resources and capacities needed to successfully navigate [...]

2411, 2015

Was Frank Wrong?

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The year was 1969.  The singer was Frank Sinatra. The song epitomised Sinatra’s spirit – I Did It My Way. There are millions of people who want to do it their way. And [...]

2411, 2015

Just Do It Now

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

I am a little impulsive at times and that has sometimes led me into trouble. But whilst impulsivity has its risks, so does procrastination. Ever since I was young I have recognised the [...]

2411, 2015

Potent For Change

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The root of the word potential is the word potent, meaning power.  Our potential is our intrinsic power to make certain things happen. Our potential for success is a measure of our power [...]

1611, 2015

The Power of Optimism

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

People change because they are optimistic about the future: their future. They see things they can look forward to, things they want to be part of, things they want to share.  This optimism [...]

1611, 2015

Why Change?

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

There are over 7 billion people on the planet and every one of them changes. Not once, but hundreds or thousands of times. Each person has their own reasons, so the reasons for [...]

1611, 2015

Change Fitness

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Change Fitness|0 Comments

‘Change fitness’ is a term we have coined to describe the psychological capacities that enable people to be successful at change. It is easy to understand if you compare it with physical fitness, [...]