Posted in Bite size learning, Change management, coaching, Goals

at least Once..


The blog title comes from the book Once written by Morris Gleitzman and it came to my attention as my daughter is doing a book review for school.  “Everybody deserves to have something good in their life at least Once”. The concept is very clever there are four books with the titles:-

  • Once
  • Then
  • Now
  • After

Every chapter begins “Once… and so forth for the other books.

Working as a coach I am often working with timelines using the language of:-

  • Future
  • Current situation
  • Halfway
  • Intermediate steps
  • Immediate action

When we use business language we take them into a behavioural or trained way of thinking where as a coach we should be challenging their thinking.  We should be evoking a change or a transformation.  By changing my standard timeline with the language of Gleitzman we could have the Client thinking differently:-

  • What needs to happen at least once…?
  • What was happening then that you don’t want again?
  • What is happening now that you should say yes and what is happening now that you should say no to?
  • How do you want to feel after?

The questions would build from the answers and go in the direction of the Client which would be really exciting.

As your virtual coach please this week just focus on the “Once”

“Everybody deserves to have something good in their life at least Once “this week”.

Please let me know what your Once was this week.

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