"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change "- Charles Darwin

In life and work, we all experience change - big, small, good, bad, dramatic, sometimes it comes in a huge wave, and other times it trickles gently. Despite the presence of change all around us, individuals and organizations, by nature, are resistant to change. They would rather stay in their comfort zone and status quo than change

Change is inevitable not only in life but in business too. The modern workplace is defined by constant change . Organizations are continually being forced to transform and evolve as a result of competition and technology. We may not always agree with changes, but when companies change, so must we.

In this fast-paced world, being adaptive and willing to embrace change guarantees that we see change as an opportunity to learn, explore, and thrive even in the face of adversity.

Research has shown that the ability to embrace change is key for growth in individuals and has a massive impact on the happiness and success of people.

In this talk, through the medium of engaging storytelling, you will learn why do people resist change, explore a tool that aids in enabling change at an individual, team, and organizational level, and learn its practical application through a Case Study.

HIGHLIGHT: You will discover and explore a new model, the "AAAAHA Model" (the original model of the speaker). It is a six-step model for embracing change, which will enable you to accept change naturally and use change as an 'opportunity' and 'strength' to transform your life.



Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Introduction: Context setting and session expectations (3 mins)
  • Share my personal story through change  (9 mins ) :My first encounter with a significant life change and the ‘what’, ‘why,’ and ‘how’ that helped me accept and eventually embrace change
  • Discuss Why do people resist change and how the brain reacts to change  (5 mins)
  • Discuss  David Rock’s brain based model of SCARF and  explain the 5 domains (4 mins) 
  • Share practical application of SCARF model in org. transformation through a case study (9 mins)
  • Tie back the SCARF model to my personal shared earlier (3 mins) 
  • Share and explore my Six Step Model to Embracing Change - AAAAHA model ( 5 mins)
  • Q &A ( 5 - 8 mins)

Learning Outcome

  • Understand why people resist change and how our brain responds to change
  • Become self-aware and learn to acknowledge your emotions while going through transitions such as an agile transformation, new role, re-location, etc
  • Learn strategies and skills that will help you become more agile, flexible and open to change in your work environment as well as in your personal life.
  • Learn to apply the five domains of SCARF model to lead and manage change efficiently at individual, team and organizational level
  • Apply the AAAAHA model (six-step model for embracing change) and learn about ways to embrace change to transform your life

Target Audience

Executives, Leaders, Managers, Coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, BAs, Testers, Developers,Change Agents and any one who wants to learn how to embracing Change and thrive in uncertain times

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  • Jutta Eckstein
    By Jutta Eckstein  ~  3 weeks ago
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    Thank you for your submission, Paru!

    For evaluating it can you please share what kind of skills and strategies will learn about and also what are the 6 steps of your model?

    Thank you,


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