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JOHN NILAND

FOUNDER

HOW MY WORK ON SELF-WORTH CAME TO BE:

In the wake of the pandemic, many people are reinventing themselves. Their priorities have changed, or perhaps their world has changed.  A lot of people have been through a lot of change. 

As many people reinvent their professional identity, self-worth is more vital than ever. For example, who are you if you are “between roles”?  When you go for an interview (or a first meeting), what is your intention?  Are you trying to impress, or trying to explore? Are you interested in gaining credibility, or in how you might bring value to the role?  

Back in the years 2015-16, I got my own 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 my very identity was called into 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 us, we can always be a friend to ourselves. We can reinvent our identity as a reflection of real self-worth and self-belief. 

MARIA ISABEL LIMA

PROGRAM MANAGER

As the Entrepreneurship Program Manager, Isabel focuses on developing content and partnerships to empower independent professionals. Over the last years, more and more people are becoming entrepreneurs as an alternative to corporate work, having said that, the competition on the market becomes asphyxiating if one can not focus on the value of their work. “When we are able to use a self-worth approach, we can smoothly swift from being interesting to being interested. This enables entrepreneurs to offer a tailored product accordingly to their clients needs”.

Isabel Lima has been living in Europe since the beginning of 2018. It was on that same year when she got to know the Self-Worth Academy. During John’s pitch about the difference on self-worth x self-esteem on a social innovation event, the impact it had on her was immediate and she started working as part of the team two weeks after. 

Isabel’s background is on architecture and urban development, but her focus has always been working and studying bottom up approach, in order to empower communities and individuals. She is passionate about social impact and on human approaches to tackling the problems of our technological world.

GET IN TOUCH WITH ISABEL

Email: isabel@SelfWorthAcademy.com

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