Updated: Mar 10
We Do Change.
Our company name was born from this exact action - change.
We are a team of 5 humans with a diverse skillset and a wealth of experience and knowledge.
When I am asked “So, what does your company do?” it invokes some anxiety within me because I find it difficult to describe succinctly. How does one describe something intangible, something that you need to experience and live through, in a few words without it coming across as abstract?
Looking up the definition of this word helped me. The word “change” is a verb and a noun.
As a verb, “change” means to make (someone or something) different; to alter or modify. To replace (something) with something else, especially something of the same kind that is newer or better; substitute one thing for (another).
As a noun “change” means an act or process through which something becomes different.
So… what do we do?
We work with human systems to make things better, together.
We share our knowledge & skills with you to catalyse and support change in your context.
We meet you where you are at - we do not force methods on you.
We engage with people one-on-one, with leadership & teams, and with organisations via workshops or training supported by coaching.
We host and facilitate difficult and necessary conversations to foster human connection, collaboration, & flow of value through the system.
Change is not easy. It requires commitment, hard work, & a desire to improve. It is a process that takes time.
I know that I resist change; I like to plan ahead and I like things to go according to “The Plan”. But sometimes I need to let go of “The Plan” and that might mean letting go of perfection and accepting that “The Plan” is perhaps my illusion of control. I have in the past worked in roles that were predictable and precise with no grey areas. Mastery of this type of work still brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction.
However, I am also grateful to have found people along my working journey who have challenged my thinking and opened my eyes & mind to the possibility of change, to the possibilities of things being different…and better!
Change is constant which means we need to become comfortable with leaning into change, going with the flow of it (sensibly of course!) & not fighting it. I am still learning and actually, I think we will always be!
How do you feel about leaning into change?
Do you tend to be energised or paralysed by change?
How are you giving change a chance in your life right now?
~written by Mel Caris for We Do Change