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Understanding your
Thriving as Yourself Assessment
and next steps

Congratulations on taking the first step and completing the
Thriving as Yourself Assessment
but it is only the first step

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This assessment is going to help you by providing a snapshot of the present. How you're doing at thriving as yourself.


Getting this clarity will help you to increase your self-awareness and become more introspective. 

Use this assessment as a check-in.

  • What is working in your life? 

  • Where is there alignment in what you're doing and the kind of contribution you'd like to make?

  • What isn't working too?


I invite you to chart your individual results against this map to help you pinpoint where you are now so that you can most effectively understand the meaningful next steps you can take.

Here is the Assessment explained

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Join the points together so that you have a shape like the examples below on the left
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Remember "The bigger and rounder the shape of the results, 
the more you are thriving as yourself."

Your results are not static. They grow and change as you do, as shown in the circles on the right of the example after coaching

Step three

Over the next few weeks, I'll send you resources of the twelve marked focus areas. These resources have helpful reflections and exercises, as well as tips and best practices to thrive in this area. 

Read through these. I especially recommend that you focus first on your highest and lowest scores.

For the top three areas where you score the highest: Reflect on what practices you currently use in this area as well as on your journey to get to where you are now in this area. Notice how your behaviors in this area contribute to your ability to thrive and also how you create the conditions for those around you to thrive in these areas as well (if your high scores are in the thriving zone).

For the three areas where you score the lowest at this time: It's about action. Taking action. Try out some of the recommended exercises, or try something else if that doesn't resonate. Notice what works and what's getting in your way.

You'll also find some reading recommendations that I have personally found helpful

Next step

Coaching. Coaching in a really powerful way to step into a thriving mindset.

No matter what your results are now, you have an opportunity.


If you're in the survival zone - what a great chance to find ways out (and sustainable habits to stay out).


If you're coasting - dial it up to a point where you love the experience of your life and feel proud of what you're up to... step into thriving.

If you're thriving - we'll focus on what it is you're doing, we'll unpack what may be some unconscious competencies you've developed that may be able to really serve those around you and aid in their growth and what you're able to do together as a result!


The Assessment Explained

Understanding your results is key. If you haven't already watched my videos explaining the results here is Video 1 which explains the results as a snapshot in time. 

Video 2 defines the three zones of surviving, coasting and thriving

Video 3 describes the four quadrants and what they measure.

Below is a Detailed Map of the Assessment

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The Assessment has Four Quadrants based around Two Axes


The vertical axis is focus - being. The top half is about how you feel about what you spend your time doing, while the bottom half is more about how you spend your time being - your state of being.

The horizontal axis is boundaries - acceptance. The left half is more about well the boundaries you have in place are serving you, setting you up for success and keeping you grounded in what's important. The right half is more about acceptance - accepting who you are, where you are, what's happening around you.  

Please note the assessment is not measuring outcomes - ie. in the achievement quadrant, this assessment won't tell you how much you've achieved in your life. It shows you your current relationship to achievement and how well you're doing at focusing your activities around what you're good at, what you're interested in, and where you can add the most value.

Example: A senior leader with an impressive career track record could take this assessment and score low in the assessment quadrant. It doesn't mean this senior leader isn't achievement-oriented nor does it mean that their priority for achievement has dipped. It could mean the person feels unsure of where their career is going, that they spend a lot of time doing things they don't enjoy and feel ill-equipped to handle, or that they feel like the gap between where they've expected themselves to be and where they are is untenably large and it's left them feeling unhappy.

There are three rings around the center in the background image:


The smallest, darkest ring indicates you’re likely struggling, caught in a vicious cycle. We call it the survival zone.


The middle ring is the neutral zone, where you’re not likely feeling any kind of “pain” but you’re also likely not challenged in any kind of stimulating way. Think of it as “coasting.”


The outer ring, the biggest one, is the thrive zone. Here, you’re in a virtuous cycle of positive learning – you’re radiating, and you inspire those around you to grow in this way too.

In order to influence others and have an impact, you must first radiate brightly as yourself.

This assessment will help you to get the clarity needed to focus on the key habits and actions to take in order to thrive as yourself. This, in turn, will help you to influence others and impact your environment.

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