The Re-Frame(work)

ReThink The Way You Think

Created by, and exclusive to, International Coach Academy

FlipIt is a coaching tool created by ICA for our student and graduate coaches. It is based on the premise that the way we see our world is a choice. The same event can happen to two different people and they will respond in completely different ways. Using the ICA Coaching Power Tools this guided 4 step process helps to move someone from where they are now, to where they want to be.

FlipIt is a simple tool that anyone can use.  However, coaches who are skilled and practiced with active listening, evoking awareness and facilitating growth will use it at a deeper level as they work with their clients to identify where or why they are stuck, what they want or need, and how to move forward to achieve their goals. For this reason, The FlipIt framework is incorporated into all ICA programs

FIND IT Step 1: Find It

The first step to any change it to clearly identify the issue or challenge. By using tools such as photos/image cards you can use right brain or intuitive thinking to identify issues that may have been hidden.

FlipIt Feel It Step Step 2: Feel It

Not everyone is skilled at pinpointing their exact feelings. Using the Feelings and Values cards you can explore how you feel about your issue.

FlipIt Frame It Step 3: Frame It

We all see our issues through our own personal lens. Using the ICA Coaching Power tools you can identify the frame you are using to view your situation or issue.

FlipIt Change Your PerspectiveStep 4: Flip It

The final and most exciting stage of the process is to ‘FLIP’ your Power Tool Card and consider the alternative, and more empowering, perspective. How does your issue change?

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    Bring Creativity

    FlipIt uses images and coaching cards to lift you out of our current context. It’s fun, it’s friendly and it opens possibility.

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    Shift Thinking

    By identify your negative or disempowering perspectives with the ICA Power Tools, you can re-think the way you think.

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    Everyone loves the ‘blame’ game, but FlipIt helps you stand in a new place when looking at your challenges.

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    Coaching doesn’t happen without action. FlipIt finishes with a flipped perspective, and a list of actions to make sure the change occurs.

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Individual or Group

FlipIt works well with individuals and groups. The number or arrangement of people doesn't matter, the same 4 step process can be used to bring about change.

Online or In Person

The FlipIt toolkit has been designed to be used online or face to face.  It can be used in a group setting, with clients, or around the kitchen table with family and friends.

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Introductory FlipIt Guide

FlipIt is an activity that can be used in a coaching session with your client, incorporated into a workshop or group coaching session, or used around the kitchen table with family and friends. It's a

  • Increase your self awareness
  • Get a feel for the ICA Curriculum
  • Learn how to shift a perspective in less than an hour