Free Coaching Exercise: “Readiness Ruler”

April 11, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from today.

Purpose of Exercise: Clients can identify their level of motivation to change a behavior.

How to Administer and Use this Exercise to Facilitate Behavior Change:  Everyone has a different level of motivation when it comes to changing their behaviors. We know that a strong motivation to change is a key determinant as to whether or not the person will deliberately practice new behaviors and actions in order to change. This exercise utilizes a strategy for assessing motivation to change behavior. It stems from research on Motivational Interviewing, and is a powerful methods for moving people along the continuum of becoming ready to change.

  • Leo Salazar

    Hello Ken,

    Thank you for the email. Coincidentally, I’ve been re-reading “Clueless” this past week. Great stuff!

    Thank you for the tool.


    Leo Salazar

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