The AIA Process

The Appreciating Living 3-Step Process

By Jackie Kelm

 The 3-Step AIA Process is a simple way to apply the principles of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to interpersonal situations, or to create small-scale change. To learn more please visit:

http://www.AppreciativeLiving.com

AIA Model

  1. Appreciating What Is
  • Ask: What can I appreciate, learn, or enjoy about this person or situation?
  • Outcome: Feeling good, or at least a little better about what is happening.
  • Why? Research shows that your thinking improves when you feel good. You come up with better ideas, make better decisions, and are more creative.

 

  1. Imagining the Ideal
  • Ask: What do I really want, and what does this ideal look like and feel like?
  • Outcome: Gaining clarity about what you want.
  • Why? We are often not clear about what we really want. Creating a picture in your mind about what you want helps you move towards it.

 

  1. Acting Towards the Ideal
  • Ask: What is one thing I can do, no matter how small, to move towards the ideal I want?
  • Outcome: Getting results.
  • Why? Taking a small step to move forward creates momentum for change.

 

To download a copy of this one-page summary,  Click here to download the PDF file

 

s

Sample Image
Jackie Kelm
The Joy Engineer
Appreciative Living, LLC
This Stuff Really Works!

"The exercises soon became a wonderful part of my day, setting it up in a positive and grateful way that carried throughout the day.

When I am running late and do not do them, my day seems to be off track and full of challenges."

Rita D., Ashland, Ohio


back to top


Copyright 2017 Appreciative Living, LLC