A purpose-driven needs analysis allows you to not only identify your outcome goals – the “what” you want to do (i.e. lose weight), it can reveal the “why” behind it.
Behavioral goals are the first step to identifying strategies and tools to close the gap between where you currently are and where you desire to be.
Some questions that can help guide you include:
1. If you could achieve just one goal with me, which goal would be most important to you? Why? 2. If you don’t make those changes, and stayed the way you are or even regressed in your health and fitness, how would that affect your life? * What consequences of could occur as a result of not getting to your goal? * Which of those consequences are most disturbing to you? 3. When you do successfully reach your goals, in what ways will life be different? * What benefits are most important to you? 4. On a scale from 1-10, how important is it for you to make those changes right now? * Why is it not a 2 or a 3? * What would it take to make it a (go one number higher, e.g. if the member said 6 inquire about a 7)?