Change Anyone?

In today’s world we hear and talk about “CHANGE” everyday! We hear that the world is changing, the climate is changing, businesses are changing, technology is changing and the list goes on! Even our personal lives are continuously changing – marriages, divorces, children, etc. There is so much change around us that we seem to have become desensitized to the actual change itself. Most of us just float under the change raincloud with an umbrella hoping to never get wet and feel the actual change. We are faced with a harsh reality when a strong wind blows our umbrella away and we get wet (or immersed by the change). It may feel like being pushed into the cold ocean without a life vest.

How we react to this experience is really our own decision. The question is “are you willing to change and adapt?” What if you decide to stay the same while everything around you continues to change? Will you survive amidst the change or become obsolete or irrelevant?

We are all faced with this question at some point in our lives. Do we change and adapt to our environment or do we wait until we know the end is near? Each of us deals with the topic of change very differently. Some of us love to change, others “fear the unknown” and stay with the known.

I live by mantra that “Change is good”, but also realize that when the change happens there is a period where I feel like I am in dark cloud and can’t see the big, beautiful, blue sky through the clouds. Sometimes we see past what is in front of us to see what we want.

It is important to remember that “the only constant around is change”. So expand your horizons, your thinking and figure out a way to learn from and deal with the change. You can control how to feel and react to the change or let the change control you. It is your choice.

So, what do you do?

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About PriyaKlocek

Priya Dhingra Klocek M.Ed., CCP is the President of Consultant On The Go LLC, a consulting firm specializing in human resources, change management and global diversity consultancy. She is a business consultant, executive coach, mentor, and facilitator. Her mission is to help organizations manage and develop their most important assets, People. Her consulting practice focuses on diagnosing and improving the fundamental human interactions upon which all successful businesses are built. Priya has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate sector. Her employers included Ashland Inc, Convergys, Great American Insurance, and Fifth Third Bank. More recently, she served as director of client services for Global Lead Management Consulting, which had clients in the entertainment, utility, healthcare, legal, and financial sectors. Priya served in various roles and led several global projects during her corporate tenure. She conducted focus groups, 360° feedback sessions, and created and carried out a variety of leadership, cultural, and HR assessments. She was instrumental in the launch of Convergys call center in India. She was placed in charge of the language and cross-cultural training of employees in both India and the U.S.; the pattern she developed became the company’s standard for all new employees. She also was instrumental in the launching of Convergys in the Philippines. Priya expanded her role at Convergys into that of a coach and mentor who helps to bridge the communication and cultural gaps all across the organization. The success of Priya’s work with Convergys helped to inspire her to launch her own consulting practice. She specializes in leadership development, change management, human resources, and diversity & inclusion. She leverages her diverse background and work experiences to help her clients navigate and manage complex business issues at home and abroad. She designs solutions that are strategic and forward thinking, yet practical. Besides consulting, Priya teaches a graduate course on managing diversity at Northern Kentucky University. Priya holds a bachelors degree in business from the College of Mount St. Joseph and a master’s degree in human resource development from Xavier University. She is a certified coach practitioner and is qualified in both the Prosci Change Management methodology and the Intercultural Development Inventory.
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