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The 5P Change Model

™ 

PAUSE. PROCESS. PLAN. PIVOT. PROCEED.

Empower Health America helps organizations, leaders, teams, and individuals navigate the change process, and our 5P Change Model™ provides framework to make change adoption easier and possible. 

The 5P Change Model

™ 

1

PAUSE.
Clarity and awareness are crucial.

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.
Collaboration and assessment are essential.

Identify challenges and ideate options and solutions. 

3

PLAN.
Implementation and alignment are vital.

Jointly design action plan to support desired change and identify potential barriers.

4

PIVOT.
Action and agility are critical.

Adjust direction by initiating action, and course-correct as needed along the way.

5

PROCEED.
Inspection and adoption are key.

Fully deploy action plan for sustainability to support change. 

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

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.
 

The 5P Change Model™ & the research that supports the model reinforces the importance of PAUSING and PROCESSING before taking action. Practicing mindfulness can also have an extremely positive impact on decision-making.  
- 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, Biology
Elisa Kwon, Biology & English
Farah Makram, Behavorial 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.