HOW MY WORK ON SELF-WORTH CAME TO BE:
Throughout 18 years of business coaching, I’ve often observed how a person’s relationship with themselves drives their behaviour towards clients, colleagues and peers. For example, when someone goes for an interview (or a first meeting), what is their intention? Are they trying to impress, or are they trying to explore? Are they interested in making a good impression, or in how they might bring value to the role? Like the proverbial iceberg, self-worth is the 80% below the waterline, driving a multitude of behaviours above the waterline.
Then, in the years 2015-16, I got a personal lesson in self-worth. One after the other, I was hit by a series of personal losses (end of a relationship, project-failure, Brexit and its consequences, the death of my mother) and suddenly I was that person self-preoccupied with the “Who-the-hell-am-I” question. Though I might have intellectually understood the difference between conditional self-esteem and intrinsic self-worth, I found I was certainly not living it.
The Self-Worth Safari grew out of my own struggles and the subsequent discovery that I was not alone. It has turned into the adventure of a lifetime: the realisation that no matter what is happening around me, I can always be a friend to myself. Having piloted this with c. 120 people, we see the power of self-worth to transform careers, sales, confidence as well as a host of personal applications: from self-care to sense of purpose.
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF WORK
Alison is a Self-Worth practitioner and founder of South-West Self-Worth (SWSW) which offers workshops and coaching in the Devon and Cornwall area of the United Kingdom. Alison has 20 years of management consulting experience in procurement.
Alison is particularly interested in how Self-Worth can be used to help procurement professionals to focus and thrive in an often pressured and hectic environment.
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF EDUCATION, WORK AND PERSONAL LIFE
Seminars, Courses, Mindful Walks
“And if I asked you to name all the things you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?”
Claudia is a translator, interpreter, tour guide and planner, teacher of foreign languages in Italy and Italian for foreigners elsewhere, with a passion for cinema, travel and Argentine tango. She has lived in several places in Italy and abroad (UK, Belgium, USA, Luxembourg). As she is a trained translator and interpreter, she speaks Italian, English and French fluently.
A few years ago she stumbled upon Mindfulness and she had an immediate insight: in very little time she decided to start the teacher training pathway with the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts, where Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Center for Mindfulness and designed the now renowned MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Protocol.
She has completed two courses of Mindfulness for Children and Adolescents, with Mindful Schools (2015) and Amy Saltzman (2017) and one on Mindful Eating (2015) with Jan Chozen Bays. She has a particular interest in Self-Compassion as studied by Kristin Neff and in Insight Dialogue, i.e. Mindfulness applied to social relations and communication. In 2017 she met John Niland and immediately joined his Self-Worth Safari, finding a lot of common ground with her interest in self-care and self-compassion, and has become one of the first licensees, integrating it in her Mindfulness-based activities (MBSR Protocol cycles, Education and Corporate workshops and courses, retreats in nature, online sessions, special courses for caregivers, etc.).
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF LEADERSHIP
Monika brings 18 years of experience in leadership development and change management to her coaching. Her coaching combines systemic coaching and the gestalt therapy (head and heart) as these together lead to success and satisfaction.
For the last 12 years, she has been running a very successful “Head & Heart®” Leadership program, based in Prague. The program focuses on empowering one’s self-worth in leadership positions.
More than ever, today’s leaders need a strong relationship with themselves. If this is absent, they fall into classic pitfalls such as people-pleasing, proving themselves, seeking validation and/or ego-fulfillment. The result is a “needy leader”.
When a leader possesses true self-worth, they have more impact. They transmit a powerful sense of purpose to others. They empower the people around them. Being anchored on permanent values, they win trust. Their vision is compelling and attractive.
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE IN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
Sonja is the founder of The Other Perspective, an international management consultancy, based in the Netherlands focusing on organisational culture, leadership and coaching. She holds a master’s degree in communications, is a certified executive (team) coach with a background in management consultancy and international people & culture leadership roles.
To help individuals, teams and/or organisations grow and reach their potential, self-worth is vital for any organisation. Any leader who strives for higher productivity & employee engagement levels and better financial performance will benefit from understanding the concept and as such live his or her own values, in an authentic manner.
COACHING ON SELF-WORTH IN THE REALM OF WORK
Stuart is a director at The Complete Approach, a management advisory consultancy which offers a 12 step framework coaching young managers and business owners to increase productivity and innovation, and uncover hidden profit.
Self-Worth is vital for managers and business owners who are new to people management positions and have no framework on how to make the business succeed. This often damages self-worth and leads to an ineffective business. Stuart turns these situations around.
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BECOME A LICENSEE
People who choose to licence the program come from many walks of life. Some are trainers, wishing to add a dimension of self-worth to their skills transfer. Others are coaches or therapists working on a one-to-one basis with clients and seeing the relevance of self-worth in just about every session.
Some are in leadership development, tackling the challenges of feedback and managing change. Others have an education background and see specific challenges faced by young Millennials. A few are themselves in career-transition and having experienced what self-worth has done for them, would like to pass on this experience to other people.
When people license the Self-Worth Safari, they are trained to incorporate the materials into their own work: whether this is in management-development, personal-coaching or sales training. Some licensees are also invited to host Self-Worth Academy events and webinars, which enables their services to be visible to a wide international audience.
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