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The 5P Change Model

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PAUSE. PROCESS. PLAN. PIVOT. PROCEED.

Empower Health America provides consulting services to help organizations, leaders, teams, and individuals develop and navigate the change process, so outcomes are achievable and sustainable.  

The 5P Change Model

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1

PAUSE.
Clarity and awareness are critical.

Pause – does not mean the suspension of action, but rather the intentional focus on the current state to identify what needs to be adjusted or changed, and why. 

2

PROCESS.
Reflection and understanding are essential.

Dicovery is key to gaining clarity and alignment.

3

PLAN.
Implementation and alignment are vital.

Design an action plan to support the desired change and outcome. 

4

PIVOT.
Action and deployment are critical.

Implement the plan, and prepare for needed adjustments along the way.

5

PROCEED.
Adoption and inspection are key.

Measure and inspect if the change has been institutionalized, and if the desired outcomes have been achieved.    

The 5P Change Model helps guide individuals, teams, and organizations through the change process. 

Email info@EHAmerica.com to request a 5P Change Model resource tool kit.

PAUSE. PROCESS. PLAN. PIVOT. PROCEED.

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gratitude

Empower Health America is an education-based consulting firm that values research.

Thank you to Northeastern University in Boston for conducting academic research to test the validity of the
5P Change Model

Twenty talented student researchers tested the validity of the model in the following four areas.
 

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The 5P Change Model & the research that supports the model reinforces the importance of PAUSING and PROCESSING before taking action. The model integrates mindfulness into the process which improves planning, decision-making, and outcomes. Sustainable change requires intentional action. 
Northeastern Student Researcher 

GROUP 1: 
Use of the 5P Change
Model in

High-Risk
Decision Making 

Research Conducted By
Charlotte Comer, Biochemistry
Krista Caasi, Health Science & Psychology
David Akins, Behavioral Neuroscience
Kate Feder, Behavioral Neuroscience & Design
Elissa Daniel, Cell & Molecular Biology

 

GROUP 2: 
Use of the 5P Change
Model in

Individual
Self-Regulation 

Research Conducted By
Colleen Keohane, Behavorial Neuroscience
Michael Gadhia, Mathematics & Physics 
Allison Fitzgerald, Psychology Pre-med
Ayalah Gluck, Psychology & Entrepreneurship


 

GROUP 3: 
Use of the 5P Change
Model in

Individual
Decision Making 

Research Conducted By
Jack Ognibene, Psychology Pre-med
Vanessa Naughton, Psychology
Remie Paguio, Behavioral Neuroscience, Pre-med 
Elisa Kwon, Biology & English
Farah Makram, Behavioral Neuroscience 

 

GROUP 4: 
Use of the 5P Change
Model in

Group 
Decision Making

Research Conducted By
Josephine Robb, Behavorial Neuroscience
Sherya Palwayi, Behavorial Neuroscience
Catherine Schuessler, Psychology
Yael Sefchovich, Psychology, Sociology & Philosophy
Hyun Son, Behavorial Neuroscience
Huiyun Wang, Cell & Molecular Biology



 

Additional Comments
Northeastern Student Researchers

The 5P Change Model helps individuals to learn how to break down decisions in a strategic and effective manner, especially when under stress. 

Working with the 5P Change Model showed me that decisions are not always straightforward and involve thorough reflection on the situation at hand and greater self-awareness. The 5P framework guides an individual towards making the most optimal decision based on their unique values and goals. - Northeastern Student Researcher 

Using the 5P Change Model has helped me realize the importance of:

Being open-minded and flexible when working with a team

 

Pausing and breathing
 

Self-reflection and mindfulness to ultimately make the best decision


 

Being kind to myself and others during stressful and difficult situations

 

Introspection and mindful thought and how both can have a powerful impact on one's life

 

Taking a "pause" during times of stress in our lives

 

I benefited from learning about the versatility of The 5P Change Model and how it can be applied to various stressful situations that I may encounter.

This project opened my eyes to the potential that a model like this can have on increasing efficiency and reducing stress!

I hope to incorporate The 5P Change Model into my own life.

Working on The 5P Change Model elucidated so much of what life is all about perpetual self-reflection and self-growth!

Being able to work with a business sponsor and do research with a team was an outstanding opportunity.

The opportunity to collaborate with a corporate sponsor and peers to research the model was a rewarding experience.

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