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ODSC Framework #18: The Shift – Knowing Where You’re Going

Do you hunger for a clear, step-by-step process to lead you through the process of creating The Shift?

Perhaps it’s not that you’re looking for a specific process to follow, but that you’re unclear about the direction of the conversation. You can paddle with the best of them, but it won’t help you get where you need to go if you don’t know where to point the boat…

Instead of following a formula, take a few moments to get clear on the context of the conversation and where it’s going, for yourself and your client. Toku helps navigate these waters in this segment of the ODSC Framework.

 

See also the previous posts in this series:

Introduction

The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe

The Drop – What’s it All About?, The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out, The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients, The Drop – The Right Place

The Shift – Creating the Shift, The Shift – The Reveal, The Shift – The Transform, The Shift – The Commit, The Shift – Ownership – Acceptance, The Shift – Where Does It Come From?, and The Shift – Where Does It End?.

ODSC Framework #17: The Shift – Where Does It End?

What if your client is clear on where they want to go, but they seem to lack motivation to get there? Or they’re not excited about their commitment to that direction? Like they’re not enrolled in their own life?

Last time we looked at how a “point of origin” might be the place to dive deeper… and this time we’re focusing on the opposite: creating a compelling ending for a particular phase (what happens when it ends?), or a powerful vision of what comes after (what happens after this particular journey comes to an end?).

Toku discusses several different strategies for helping a client look at endings and create with them an opportunity for a powerful Shift.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out, The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients, The Drop – The Right Place, The Shift – Creating the Shift, The Shift – The Reveal, The Shift – The Transform, The Shift – The Commit, The Shift – Ownership – Acceptance, and The Shift – Where Does It Come From?.)

ODSC Framework #16: The Shift – Where Does It Come From?

Are you struggling to see the Shift with some of your clients? Do you feel like you (and they) never getting to the underlying issue? Are they not following through on their commitments? Are they unsatisfied with the results of your work together? Are YOU unsatisfied?

If so, you might not be getting to the underlying issue, and without that, your client will struggle to feel the Shift. In this next ODSC video, Toku talks about finding the “point of origin” for a belief or mental structure or mindset, and using that to help facilitate the Shift in your client.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out, The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients, The Drop – The Right Place, The Shift – Creating the Shift, The Shift – The Reveal, The Shift – The Transform, The Shift – The Commit, and The Shift – Ownership – Acceptance)

ODSC Framework #15: The Shift – Creating Ownership – Acceptance

Another interesting strategy you can employ around the Shift is the interplay between Ownership and Acceptance.

In this video, Toku talks about the dynamic between these two concepts, and how to create Acceptance that leads to Ownership, or perhaps instead, Ownership that leads to Acceptance.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out, The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients, The Drop – The Right Place, The Shift – Creating the Shift, The Shift – The Reveal, The Shift – The Transform, and The Shift – The Commit.)

ODSC Framework #14: The Shift – The Commit

Are you setting up opportunities for your client to make a powerful choice, a powerful commitment?

Toku shares three tools for setting up the opportunity for your client to make that powerful decision: the Energetic commitment, the Structural commitment, and the “In the Moment”/Take Action commitment.

Use these in your coaching conversations or your proposal conversations… any time you want to use choice and commitment as a lever to help create a powerful shift.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out, The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients, The Drop – The Right Place, The Shift – Creating the Shift, The Shift – The Reveal, and The Shift – The Transform.)

ODSC Framework #13: The Shift – The Transform

Today’s lesson is about another technique of the Shift: the Transform.

While the actual transformation happens on the client side, coaches facilitate this transformation by applying two variables in the coaching container: pressure and release. Toku digs into some strategies on how and when to apply each of these variables, and what happens when you move between them.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out, The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients, The Drop – The Right Place, The Shift – Creating the Shift, and The Shift – The Reveal.)

ODSC Framework #12: The Shift – The Reveal

In this post, Toku discusses one of the three common techniques coaches use to create the shift: the Reveal.

Where are you on the continuum of the Reveal? At the “open question and curiosity” end, or at the “giving a read” end? And what might happen if you play a bit in the other end of that spectrum? Or find a place somewhere in the middle?

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out, The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients, The Drop – The Right Place, and The Shift – Creating the Shift.)

ODSC Framework #11: The Shift – Creating the Shift

In this post, we “shift” our focus from the Drop to the next phase of the ODSC framework, the Shift.

Are you looking for ways to create a more powerful shift in your coaching conversation? Do you want optimize this technique to find the root problem that your client has? Toku shares a few key points he uses to achieve that optimization.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out, The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients, and The Drop – The Right Place)

ODSC Framework #10: The Drop (Final) – The Right Place to Drop

Continuing with our ODSC video series, our fourth and final lesson on The Drop.

Do you only have clients that tend to have a lot of problems and also keep coming back to the same concerns because they never seem to get resolved? Slowing down and finding the right place to drop can change everything.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out, and The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients)

ODSC Framework #9: The Drop – Don’t Believe Your Clients

Continuing with our ODSC video series, our third lesson on The Drop.

Do you feel that you can’t go deeper than the surface with your clients? Or do you find the topics you coach around are interesting but not as valuable? Toku explores why that happens and how you can work around it in order to serve your clients more powerfully.

 

(See also the previous posts in this series: Introduction, The Open – Context, The Open – Agreements, The Open – Building Rapport, The Open – Bad Coach Distortion, The Open – Creating Awe, The Drop – What’s it All About?, and The Drop – Zoomin’ In and Out)