What is special about TIFF©

Motivation for change is promoted by the empathic and encouraging style of the whole exercise, which is accepting of the fact that no one is perfect, and that everyone makes mistakes sometimes. The emphasis is on the positive because research shows this is the best way to fire up energy for change and development. Clients learn how to expand and enrich what they already do well. Research also shows that this way of working also helps with transforming those behaviours that are counter-productive.

  • The feedback process is based on personal contact and does not use computer-generated commentary, as each profile is unique.
  • Clients learn about the Functional Fluency model and how to use it as well as exploring their own profiles.
  • Feedback is co-created and collaborative. Clients are not told what the profiles mean, instead these are explored together to build the understanding that brings hope, courage and motivation for change.
  • Clients can continue to use the framework for themselves following initial feedback. This can also enhance further coaching if needed.

TIFF© puts the personal back into personal development.

  • TIFF is not a test, an evaluation or an assessment. It gives an accurate snapshot of present behaviour.
  • TIFF profiles are about the person's ways of behaving, not about the actual person.
  • No typing or categorising of people.
  • No comparing of scores with 'norms' – no judgements.
  • The client is in the driving seat and creates the action plan.

    TIFF feedback

Ongoing personal development

TIFF frameworks for ongoing personal development are available for supporting work following the initial feedback session. These enable a focus on each of the Functional Fluency modes in turn, with guidance on how to develop or transform particular behaviours.

There are two parallel, or equivalent, questionnaires so that clients can do a repeat profiling, if desired and appropriate. This provision also facilitates a uniquely rich style of 'before and after' data collection for a variety of situations.

TIFF© as a tool for our time

With a World Health Organisation prediction that by the year 2020 major depression/anxiety will be second to heart disease as a cause of disability, organisations and businesses have started to focus on their Social Sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) audits are being undertaken in companies. Those with a focus on Human Resources are a development of the previous 'Investment in People' frameworks.

Developing Functional Fluency using TIFF provides effective follow-up to a company CSR audit; an antidote to the depression and anxiety that can sap energy and initiative.

A functionally fluent organisation maximises both the effectiveness and the health of its members in order to deliver the success it aims for. 'Is the culture of our organisation part of the problem or part of the solution?' is the question to ask.