Institute for Challenging Disorganization Conference and Motivational Interviewing

Learning is important to me.  I love to learn, especially tools I can use in my work with my clients.  This year at the Institute for Challenging Disorganization Conference, I learned more about Motivational Interviewing. 

What is motivational interviewing?  It is helping a client resolve ambivalences in their life by supporting change with authentic resources. So what does this mean?  Through motivational interviewing, my clients can talk through a challenge and find a possible solution.  It is ” a person centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.”  It is basically a guided way to talk through a challenge that the client has decided needs to be changed. 

How will this help my clients?  In finding additional tools in our work together, my clients will be using their own voices to resolve organizational, motivational, time management and paper management issues. This tool will be in addition to coaching and bringing resources to them.  We can create our own solutions with a partner guiding us and coaching us through the questions we have, as well as adding insights and resources from time to time.  In listening and reflecting back to clients, they are finding answers.  In addition to coaching, this client centered approach is a great fit for the clients I work with and helps us work together to establish their vision of organized!

Thanks to Cathy Cole ( for instructing us at the ICD conference!

2 replies
  1. Janet Barclay
    Janet Barclay says:

    That sounds like a really effective method. It makes more sense that the client will be more successful when they come up with their own solution (with your guidance, of course) than if you simply TELL them what to do. Thanks for sharing!

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