The start of all personal growth journeys begins with the awareness that life is happening (or experiences are happening) in ways not desired or not as full/fulfilling as desired. The discomfort between where someone is now and where they want to be triggers the start of personal growth for the growth-minded person.
But the success of one’s personal growth journey will always depend on their ability to become utterly self-aware. For personal growth to succeed, a person must not only be aware of their actions, but they must also become aware of their feelings, emotions, reactions, triggers, defense strategies, coping mechanisms, patterns, programming, etc. And they must commit to owning their feelings as their own and no longer blaming their experiences or feelings on others.
At Culture Consulting Solutions™, we work with our clients to help their employees develop radical self-acceptance and radical self-awareness using fun, curiosity-filled, empowering personal growth strategies. We make looking at ourselves; our traits; our personalities; our reactions, triggers, and tendencies — even the displeasing ones — fun, explorative, and engaging.
We give people the tools and the deep knowledge to understand that without the ability to see ourselves for where we really are, we inherently cannot change the aspects we don’t like and/or the aspects that no longer serve us.
When employees are self-aware, they tend to be more confident, more self-assured, and more creative. They have the ability to trust themselves more and, as a result, are more trustworthy. They tend to make sounder decisions, since they are able to probe the places within that enable or hinder thoughtful decision making. (Conscious and subconscious emotional pain distorts perceptions, responses, feelings, and experiences. The person who is self-aware is able to distinguish when their responses are coming from a subconscious or patterned pain response versus a sound and grounded response.)
Employees who are self-aware also tend to be more effective leaders, can communicate more effectively, make happier employees and create happier, more creative and profitable workplaces. It’s important to note that someone can be self-aware in their profession but not self-aware in their personal life, and vice versa. Much of it has to do with the areas of their life where they carry pain (or don’t carry pain) because, remember, pain blocks clarity and distorts reality.
As with all of our programs, Christina teaches strategies about self-awareness directly as she is able to pull on the extraordinary journey to self-awareness and self-mastery that she went on and use some of her raw, vulnerable, and often comical examples from her own life to bring levity, compassion and personal understanding to all whom she has the privilege of teaching.
If you’re interested in having Christina or Culture Consulting Solutions™ come out and talk with your group, please reach out to us today.