The Hidden Reasons Blocking Change (and How to Overcome Them)

Change or die. That’s the choice that doctors give at-risk heart patients. Increasingly, due to digital disruption, it’s also the choice facing many of our organisations. Research indicates that only one in seven heart patients is able to make the necessary life-style changes, even in the face of the ultimate threat. Evidence suggests our organisations may be similarly ‘immune to change’. As technology coaches and leaders, how can we help our people and organisations change to stay competitive in a complex and continuously disrupted world?

Based on work by Harvard professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, this coaching workshop takes a practical, canvas-based approach to uncovering and addressing the hidden causes that often block change for our people and organisations. Using a 4-step process and a peer coaching approach, participants will have the opportunity to work on an important work or life goal they have not yet achieved, so that they begin to understand from the inside how hidden blockers can impact change .

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Outline/structure of the Session

Participants will be working through the core 4 step process to uncover and address blockers to change as outlined by Harvard professors, Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey in their book Immunity to Change. Each participant with be given an ''Immunity to Change' canvas and some basic peer-coaching/active listening instructions, before being led through the process by an experienced Executive Coach.

Learning Outcome

Participants will learn

- the 4 step Immunity to Change process that can be used to impact individual and organisational change

- some basic active listening and coaching skills

Target Audience

Technology leaders and Agile coaches


Participants ideally will come with an important work or life goal in mind - typically something that they have been trying to impact or change for some time. They will be given guidance on how to peer coach each other and should be open to being peer-coached by another participant.

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