1. the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.
Working while human
Human beings require more than a great salary to feel connected with their work. We require clarity concerning who we aspire to be as a contributor and strategies to build a work life to reflect that definition.
This begins with a strong foundation — the core.
No matter the business or industry in which you contribute, your work life can benefit from the same level of rigor that is applied to evaluating the needs of evolving organizations.
After years of serving as an organizational development advisor, I experienced what most would call an “aha” moment. Suddenly, it became very clear that core stability was critical to supporting great work; serving as a springboard for growth and development. The impetus for this observation began years before, in hundreds of conversations concerning work and organizations.
Core stability doesn’t deter organizational innovation or success, as many might fear — in fact it can serve to support these goals. It is a pure, positive force that functions as the epicenter of potential success. It is the foundation. The bedrock.
This dynamic provides the sure footing people need & propels them toward the work they were meant to do. Interestingly, the same diagnostic process applied to organizational core stability, can help individuals build core stability, as well.
To accomplish great things — first examine the foundation of your work life.
The Core and 1:1 Coaching Sessions
I help individuals build awareness concerning their work life core, including the internal resources and strategies an individual draws upon to support their path. The exploration touches upon 5 key factors, each comprised of multiple topics.
The Core SM is a diagnostic, set of lessons, exercises and leave-behinds designed to help build (and utilize) a stronger work life foundation. It is a based upon personal reflection, published people-focused research and a heart-felt respect for what work can & should be. The process begins with a diagnostic and challenges the beliefs, narratives and metrics that lie at the core of our work lives.
The ultimate goal is to gain understanding concerning your work life mind — what supports you — and what gets in your way.
I offer one-hour 1:1 Coaching Sessions here. If you would like to bring a facilitated exploration to your managers, team or organization, write me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information concerning fees and logistics.