Transformation – a noun – first used in the 14th century.
I have just finished looking through the link and seeing the rapid appearance of many transformation enthusiasts, experts, facilitators, trainers and leaders.
a : to change in composition or structure – wood to carbon fibre?
b : to change the outward form or appearance of – a new colour?
c : to change in character or condition – sad to happy?
d: to subject to mathematical change – does it add up?
e: to cause (a cell) to undergo genetic transformation – a big one!
Be careful – So when purchasing the services of an individual or organisation selling transformation services/workshops and general advice, be clear on what you seek. I do not think d: has anything to do with accounting or financial services. I wonder how much e: would cost and what could it do to your organisation, or is this the new description of modern leadership?
Also, please be very careful of those offering transmogrifying services, first used in 1656. These services are guaranteed to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect. What’s new?