Unit of Work is a Gestalt procedural frame of reference, used in conjunction with the Cycle of Experience, to organize coaching interventions around client issues that present habitual or chronic patterns of frustration (themes). The UOW is an energetic structure that guides the transformational work of change and learning in four steps:

    1. Assessing the “what is”: Heightening client awareness around current specific needs or wants
    2. Engaging the choice: Choosing what to attend to from the figures that emerge in Step 1.
    3. Acting on the choice: Experiment design and implementation
    4. New “what is”: Reflection on and integration of new learning

A successful UOW creates energy that is sustained and purposeful. It allows the client to “close out” unfinished business and chronic thematic issues, and to unleash new choices and possibilities.


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