Free Coaching Exercise: “Behavior Change Ambivalence Analysis”

August 1, 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 amazon.com today.

Purpose of Exercise: Help clients explore what is stopping them from making a change

How to Administer and Use this Exercise to Facilitate Behavior Change: Becoming aware of our strengths and weaknesses is a great first step in making a change, however it does not result in change. Often times, people become stuck once they gain an awareness of those areas they need to work on in their development journey. They are either fearful, resistant, or unwilling to commit to deliberate practice of a implementing a new behavior. It is particularly important to understand and explore any ambivalence before attempting to put forth the new behavior into practice. This exercise will help you identify you and or/your client’s resistance in implementing a new behavior. It will help uncover any lack of motivation that is present before proceeding to take action with development goals.

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