The Four Stages of Change

How to effectively navigate change. The stages, how to know which one you’re in, and how to move past it.

Toku McCree
4 min readDec 7, 2021

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Change in people follows a predictable pattern. Understanding this pattern can help you understand where you are in the change process and how to move to the next stage.

Stage 1: Unconscious to conscious

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Toku McCree

Executive coach and writer. I’ve toured with rock bands, trained as a zen monk, and taught preschool. My hope is that my writing makes you think.