Well, the feedback from the training was the best I have ever received and was, indeed, transformative for a number of the participants.
Rather than launching into a situation analysis to determine what the organisation currently does well, what it could do better, how it compares to competitors, what its clients / members think and what opportunities could be capitalised upon, we began the training with each participant reflecting upon the culture of their organisation.
After all, an organisation’s culture - including its vision, mission and values - will, to a large extent, determine whether or not people will want to become a member, volunteer or attend its programs.
“And I thought our purpose was to manage weeds in local bushland reserves”, the president of a land management group exclaimed. “Now I believe our purpose is to work together to create a healthy and thriving environment now and for future generations to enjoy”. This revelation was profound on two levels. Firstly, the participant’s way of thinking had shifted from below the line (Implementation level) to above the line (Environment level), and I clearly observed the power of ESIP in adding so much more value to my training program.
It was then my “unicornification” began.
ESIP is no mythical construct yet it’s power is as undeniable as the unicorn’s.
For me, it is the ease with which ESIP can be applied to existing systems and processes (it is logical and sequential), it is the applicability of ESIP to both individuals and organisations, and it is the adaptability of ESIP to a myriad of situations.
In the five weeks since my first exposure to ESIP, I have applied it to many facets of my personal and professional life including:
- language and conversation
- training delivery
- meeting facilitation
- business proposals
- funding submissions
- project management
- team development
- time management
...and the list goes on.
So, with a pioneering spirit, I feel privileged to be on the ground floor of Thought Dynamics, the champion of the ESIP model. The Thought Dynamics community is amazingly supportive, dedicated to the highest standards and has an open culture of sharing knowledge, experience and resources so that everyone benefits and grows.
Of course, as the law of cause and effect applies, there is no doubting that what you put into Thought Dynamics is exactly what you will get out of it. The choice is yours.
And what an exciting choice it is!
Thought Dynamics IS destined to become the world’s best brand in coaching and consulting methodology.
In time, just as we say, “I Googled it”, I believe we will be saying “I ESIPd it!”.