My hardest day in Change Management
Updated: Apr 28
I remember the first day I started working in Change Management. I was so excited and so happy. The only problem was… I didn’t know anything about Change!!
I had been working in Advertising and Marketing for the last 5 years. I knew I had transferable skills but I didn’t really know what Change Management was.
I hadn’t done PROSCI or APMG International, or a Change course at university, or even an internal module on leading change.
I had no previous direct experience, no tools, no templates. I hadn’t even worked on a project before, or in insurance, or Agile.
So on Day 1, I had no idea what to do. It was the hardest day.
What's a Lata to do?!
But lucky for me, I had an amazing leader, who was very experienced in Change Management.
She took the time in that first week to provide me with an overview of Change Management, and some tools and templates, and the support and confidence to give it a try.
Turns out that’s all I needed - and to this very day, when I’m leading change that impacts thousands of employees, I use similar tools and templates to what she gave me in that first week.
Because the hardest part of Change Management is not managing change, it’s learning how to manage change. And I don’t mean learning theory, I mean the practical application of skills and knowledge to make each change a success.
But you're not a Lata
If you’re not lucky enough to have a leader like the one I had, how do you ever get this start in Change?
That’s what my upcoming Change Tools Masterclass will give you - a showcase of the best change tools and templates and even better, a walkthrough of how to practically use each one.
P.S. I’ve worked on changes in some of Australia’s biggest companies, on everything from digital transformation, to operating model changes, to culture change. These are the very templates I use to help manage those changes, and I want to share them with you for free.
I'm Lata Hamilton - Change Leadership and Confidence expert, Founder & CEO of Passion Pioneers, and the creator of the Leading Successful Change program.
If you'd like my help making the move to Change Management or stepping up in your Change career, grab my free Underpaid & Overlooked Coaching Action Guide to learn how to change careers with confidence and earn your worth - download it here.