Are You a Self-Discovery Practitioner?
You might be saying, “What on earth is that?” Or maybe you think it is obvious because you use personality assessments to help people understand themselves. Or maybe just thinking about this question makes you realize that is really what you do when you work with typology models. Or maybe you are thinking it would be great to be a Self-Discovery Practitioner.
A Self-Discovery Practitioner facilitates real change and deep understanding in individuals and groups by presenting information and experiences that help them discover more about themselves (and others) using a variety of models and practices. The reason so many people are in love with personality frameworks and ‘tests’ is that they want to discover more about themselves. What they don’t often realize is that self-discovery is a process, not an answer from an expert or a personality instrument. It is a journey that goes beyond the theory and team building sessions and one-on-one ‘typing’ sessions. No expert or individual can tell you what your type is! It is up to the individual to discover who they are and then to apply that knowledge to self-leadership and self-management.
The information learned about themselves and others in this way is so profound that it can be life changing by realigning themselves with who they really are, at their CORE. It is the starting point for all kinds of life decisions as well as improving our relationships and dealing with conflict.
Some of the many results our certified Self-Discovery Practitioners have reported . . .
- Improved communication
- Reduced conflict
- Increased performance
- Empowered individuals
- Increased motivation
Becoming a Self-Discovery Practitioner is also a journey of self-discovery for the practitioner. To do this work well, you need to…
- Know the various models or lenses to give us information about our natural patterns as well as our learned patterns that can get in the way of being who we are at our core.
- Know how those models apply to you so you can be sure you are not biasing your facilitation work.
- Hold positive regard for all type patterns.
- Identify your own biases.
- Be able to facilitate self-discovery sessions that are engaging and revealing.
- Practices that help yourself and your clients develop much needed agility and grace.
- Be able to facilitate growth and development with a high degree of buy in.
- Honor our wholeness rather than creating a label.
- Recognize that we are not static, but are dynamic and constantly growing and developing.
- Provide for getting to the core of who we are, yet facilitate our growth and development.
- Use multiple typology lenses as well as developmental models to get to the most accurate identification of the core self.
- Create a path for raising consciousness.
- Prompt insights for yourself and others on the next steps on our developmental journeys.