“Inspiring people to live healthy in a sustainable way
…and thus make the world a bit healthier”
Inspiring people since 2007
Ready2improve applies 7 core values, which are a reflection of the identity of Ready2improve as a company and of the values that we want to pass on to our customers:
Being a role model
Our basic principles
OUR UNIQUE METHODOLOGY IS BASED ON 5 BASIC PRINCIPLES
Proven scientific foundations
Supported by technology
THE 10 STEPS TO MOTIVATIONAL STRENGTH
In order to optimally guide our customers, we have developed a unique method: ‘Motivational Coaching’. During this coaching we work with certain principles that strengthen your motivational power. This way you are stronger afterwards to sustain changes in the long term. In this coaching method we go through 10 steps together. Each step is based on a well-known figure that symbolizes what this step is all about.
1. To measure is to know - Frederick Winslow Taylor
The first step starts with the principle ‘Measuring is knowing’. The symbol for this is Frederick Winslow Taylor, an engineer who went to work in a factory to observe the processes on the shop floor. This way he could find out where improvements could be made. We actually do the same. We review their habits with the participants and help them make small adjustments to help them achieve their goals.
2. Honesty is the best policy - Mahatma Gandhi
Step two is built around the statement ‘Honesty is the best policy’ with Mahatma Gandhi as the symbol. It is not easy to change your habits. Yet you do have a lot under control. For your motivation it is important to gain insight into what you can influence by yourself. Even though it is not always easy, you still learn to deal with the responsibility for your own choices.
3. 'I have a dream' - Martin Luther King
‘I have a dream!’ said Martin Luther King and that is our third principle. To stay motivated in the long term, you need a clear future perspective and a goal.
4. Give and you will receive - Amélie Poulain
Step four is based on the slogan ‘Give and you will receive’. We find a good example of this in Amélie Poulain from the movie ‘Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain ‘. This movie shows you that people who keep doing the same things, always end up in the same situations. However, we also see that if, like Amélie, you dare to try new things, new doors will open and you will see real results from your actions. This is also the case in everyday life.
5. Survival of the fittest - Charles Darwin
Step five is based on Darwin’s theory: ‘It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.’ Darwin here symbolizes the scientific approach. So much is known about how our bodies and minds work, but this knowledge is not converted enough into existing health and well-being programs. That is exactly what we do. We help you adapt your life to the challenges of our time, based on scientific knowledge.
6. Creativity is more important than knowledge - Albert Einstein
‘Creativity is more important than knowledge’, said Albert Einstein and creativity is what step 6 is all about. Knowledge is an important basis. However, if you lack the creativity to apply it into your own life, it is useless. An example to illustrate: We once guided a manager who wanted to exercise more. He thought that exercising more would mean he had to go to the fitness 4 times a week for 2 hours, what would be impossible to fit into his busy schedule. But, with som help, he came up with the idea to organize walking meetings, what suited his goals and his agenda perfectly. So being creative is the message. Thanks to our extensive practical experience, you will receive a lot of suggestions and tips that you can use in your own creative way.
7. Roll yourself into a new pattern - Mother Theresa
8. Habits arise from repetition - Pavlov
Step eight deals with the principle ‘Habits arise through repetition’. A good and well-known example of this is Pavlov’s research. Pavlov’s dog learned the connection between a sound and food. After a while, the sound itself was enough for the dog to expect food and to salivate. Of course, he did not learn this immediately. The food had to be combined with the sound for many times before the dog made that connection. That is how it works with our habits. It takes effort and time to learn them. In the beginning it is best to keep a constant finger on the pulse of it. And habits can also die out, so you have to maintain them. No problem, as a coach we help you with this so that you remain motivated to achieve your goals!
9. Never give up - Winston Churchill
10. Live the way you want it - Erik Weihenmayer
Who is Ready2Improve?
Hanne Van Overloop
Project manager Improver Platform and Research & Development
“Whatever your dream or challenge, if you keep trying you will get there. With motivation, willpower and the right tools you can achieve any goal.”
IT Consultant Improver Platform
“Do you want to live healthier? Always do it in a fun way, otherwise it won’t last.“
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