CTypes – Becoming a Master Practitioner – Part 1
Introduction: In this 10-part series, we will take you through the process that a coach, counselor, leader, manager, therapist or teacher might use to assist clients, employees and peers in solving problems using CTypes. This process is called the “On the Wall” process and is outlined in detail in our CTypes for Professionals online training. This process will also be demonstrated in real time with a volunteer in our CTypes Teacher Training Certification Program November 7-9 in San Diego. In our many years of using and refining the One the Wall (OTW) process, it has proved to quickly make problems visible and offers a systematic and effective methodology for professionals to assist clients and employees in solving challenging problems and changing lives—both at work and at home. It’s a powerful process. We have turned around entire companies and many individual lives using variations of this process.
Part 1 – Introduction to the CTypes for Professionals and the On the Wall process.
As a starting point in working with your clients or employees using the OTW process, we suggest that you review the following CType Principles for Professionals:
8 CType Principles for Professionals Working With Clients or Employees:
- Understand your clients’ CTypes.
- Avoid projecting your CType onto your client.
- Know that problems are caused by your client doing too much of his or her Natural CType thinking.
- Know that the solution to any problem is in a move to our CType Opposites.
- Assist your client to move toward his or her Opposite CType.
- Put your clients’ life/issues On the Wall where you can make it visible.
- Create action to move your client forward in solving his or her problems.
- Consider that, as a professional coach, counselor, leader or manager, you will do your best work and grow personally, professionally and spiritually when moving toward your own opposite CType.
In Part 2 of this series, we will look at the starting point for the OTW process, the Double E Brainstorm. If you just want to get started in using CTypes, you will want to consider our online Introduction to CType course.