Help clients develop change fitness

Do you want your coaching clients to become more agile, adaptable, and high-functioning people able to handle the demands of ever-increasing complexity in the modern world?

if so, then personal change fitness should be on your radar.

What's the problem?

The problem is that the average person in society has only an average amount of change fitness. This means they probably handle changes okay if they are inside their comfort zone. But if change pushes them outside their comfort zone, they begin to struggle.

The problem here is the ‘begin to struggle’ bit. Getting uncomfortable with change is often normal and expected. But the issue is when people begin to struggle.

Here’s what you can expect to see. People with low change fitness will struggle much earlier than people with high change fitness. And the struggles will be more severe and have more serious consequences.

What kind of struggles?

Here are some things to look out for:

  • the person develops negative thinking
  • the person starts using negative language
  • the person begins expressing self-doubt
  • the person becomes anxious about the change
  • the person begins to disengage from the process
  • the person becomes resistant to new activity or advice
  • the person begins talking about quitting

Remember, the issue is when these behaviours start occurring.  If they happen early in your coaching, they are signs of low change fitness.

What can you do?

There are specific interventions you can employ to help the person overcome low change fitness and its effects.

The first thing to do is to give them a change fitness assessment and find out what specific problems they have. We have a psychometric assessment tool called ‘IRVEY’ that does this.

Then, once you have pinpointed their problems, you can engage then in the ‘Personal Change Fitness Program’ that will target their specific areas of need, and strengthen all other areas of change fitness.

Like to know more?

Working with change fitness is a specialised area of coaching that requires some expertise and understanding of the tools. If you would like to learn more, or become a Certified Change Fitness Coach, please book a time to talk to us.