How do you think?

March 26, 2014

By Joyce Odidison

March 26, 2014

By Joyce Odidison

Ever paid attention to the way you think? Thinking is a skill that many of us do not take the time to develop well. There are many styles of thinking and all are important. I want to bring your attention to some ways of thinking in this blog and hope that you will be able to identify which of these styles of thinking best represents you.

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allows us to think about our goals and devise actions that will lead us to this goal. It may not include the small steps nor analyze the process of reaching the goal but it will focus on the key aspects to reaching the goals. Critical thinking allows us to think weigh the evidence presented and identify what’s missing and what new information we need to gather or consider toward a deeper learning or knowing. Focused thinking is more detailed or process oriented and will identify a specific target for our thoughts and meditation. It can be summed up as keeping our mind anchored on the specific details. Analytical thinking allows us to analyze the information present to better understand what it means.

All thinking styles require us to start with an intention. This is much the same as working with a Coach. In coaching, the coach becomes a thinking partner who aligns with you to think outside the box. Your coach becomes a sounding board who helps you better understand your thoughts and bring clarity to your mind. Thinking is often accelerated when shared, this is why working with a coach allows you to reach your goals three to six times faster than on your own.

I love to think! I am passionate about the thought process and I’m always eager to explore my thoughts and channel them into action. Being a Coach myself I usually work with other Coaches to help me develop my own thoughts and design actions that will allow them to materialize.

What about you, what thoughts do you need to clarify? Is it time to align with a thinking partner? Don’t let your powerful thoughts go to waste find a roadmap to channel them for your excellence.

To your wellness,


About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on the Wellness Competency Alignment concept to improve and measure wellness behaviours in organizations. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 25. She is Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce is the author of six books. She has Founded and leads Coach Velocity School of Coaching, an approved program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the Publisher of Faces of Workplace Wellness Magazine. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer driving inclusive workplace wellness strategies for organizations globally. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591

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