Change is hard. Change is also a process. Exploring the process of change can make change a lot easier to happen. A rope bridge can serve as an excellent metaphor for the process for change. It taps into two underutilized human attributes – operating from a place of strength (resources) and also our powerful visualization abilities (imagination).
Cameron Gott, PCC BCC
We need a way to share the ADHD awareness gap with our clients and get them curious about the breakdowns they experience (cognitive, emotional, other). Begin with a model for change – The AEC Model is one example. There are many effective models available.
I make the important distinction of having an experience and observing one’s experience (meta-cognition). I share the model to provide them with a context and a suggested process forward. The model informs them of:
- Another way to view what they may be lacking (useful awareness and effective engagement).
- What we are doing in the coaching – developing more awareness, engagement and completion. I make developing all three an expectation of the coaching (in addition to – and as a means of — reaching their goals).