The Change Cycle was developed 16 years ago by Ann Salerno and Lillie Brock. Their work was originally distributed by Interchange International Inc. which is known today as CCMC Inc.

Stage 1 – Loss
• Feelings of Fear
• Thoughts of Caution
Behavior is Paralyzed

Stage 2 – Doubt
• Feelings of Resentment
• Thoughts are Skeptical
Behavior is Resistant

Stage 3 - Discomfort
• Feelings of Anxiety
• Thoughts are Confused
Behavior is Unproductive

Danger Zone

Stage 4 - Discovery
• Feelings of Anticipation
• Thoughts are Resourceful
• Behavior is Energized

Stage 5 - Understanding
• Feelings of Confidence
• Thoughts of Pragmatic
• Behavior is Productive

Stage 6 - Integration
• Feelings of Satisfaction
• Thoughts are Focused
• Behavior is Generous

It’s always helpful to recognize where you are in a process, and the perspectives of others allows us to see if through fresh eyes. I hope this has given you fresh eyes.

Author's Bio: 

Maria Khalifé is a renown, international business woman. Beginning in the hospitality industry, with a strong passion for business development, Khalifé developed the first and only Arabic cooking magazine in the Middle East called The Soufra Daimeh Magazine, and it was followed by an extremely popular television show of the same name. Her passion for food and her experience in the media field led her to develop and win international claim for over 70 cookbooks. Two of them – Middle Eastern Cookbook & The Mezze Cookbook have won many awards for their sumptuous and delicious recipes.

Going beyond her television and radio career, she expanded her life purpose to include helping others to live a masterful, successful life led by her own example and accomplishments. In 2008, she created The Change Coaching Institute (CCI). At CCI, those who wish to accelerate their growth on The Path, or to foster a new career for themselves by becoming a Change Coach, learn universal, spiritual principles to reach maximum potential through the discovery of a true dynamic and authentic self.