The Stages of Transition

Whether a change is motivated by choice or chance, there’s a distinct pattern for how we humans internalize and respond to life-altering transitions. Though the timeline for the stages varies across people and events, the qualities and challenges of the stages are fairly consistent.


Years of working with clients-in-transition have helped us design a process for making the most of each of the major life events. We’re happy to share some of our insights in the interactive Transition Journal below.

Next up: Anticipation