Self-knowledge. Self-understanding. Self-confidence
Socrates once said, 'knowing yourself, is the source of all wisdom.'
You don’t have to wait until your 40th or 50th birthday to discover, after much trial & error, what you like and don’t like, what suits you or does not suit you, and what excites you what does not.
From about the age of 14, you can undergo a CoreTalents Analysis and get to know who you really are.
You might know several adults who seem to not really live their life to the fullest. Not very appealing, of course. You want your life to be fascinating, enjoyable and meaningful!
Your CoreTalents Analysis lets you discover exactly who you are. It also gives you the desire to fully be yourself and to spread your wings, knowing that the flight you have chosen will suit you well ánd that you will be able to handle it if you take the necessary steps and embrace what is required.
The essence: your favourite childhood (4-14 years of age) activities form the basis of your CoreTalents as an adult.
Eg.: you like playing with LEGO because you áre creative. You don't become creative by playing with LEGO (if you are not a creative person already).
Correct, positive and sustainable choices
Once you know what your charactertraits, motivation and talents are, you will be able to consciously make important decisions in your life, knowing fully what tickles your fancy, what suits your nature and where your apptitude lies.
Choosing the right course at university, a suitable profession and then landing that fascinating job. Whether you later accept that seductive promotion; whether you pursue that famous study programme; whether coaching around a certain theme would be fruitful for you; how and why you run the risk of negative stress and burnout or boreout; whether your career is on track with your life goals.... All those crossroads where you have to make important lifechanging choices … With your own CoreTalents Profile, you immediately know whether it will cost you more or less than it will yield, in terms of your own dreams, life goals and happiness.
The right person in the right place: your career
Is what you do, in the environment you do it in, the ‘right place’ for you? Or are you trapped in the infamous ‘golden cage’ ...?
Do you suffer from tasks or roles that make you unhappy at work, or are you too often grouchy at home?
You are? Then it’s high time to take a good look at the match between your daily tasks and what makes you really happy and ... unhappy. Our analysts will guide you optimally in choosing that job that fits you perfectly.
Avoiding stress, burnout and boreout
The ‘energy generators and consumers’, standards & values, motives and everything around them that are charted by the analysis, are very useful signposts to only do those things that make you both competent and happy. And that at the same time prevent you from doing things that exhaust you emotionally and/or physically.
Are you in a job now that is burning you out? Then perhaps it’s high time to make choices that will make your life a spectacular success - according to your standards and values!
On 12 and 13 May 2015, Prof. Dr. Elke Van Hoof organised the 1st international conference on HSP (high sensitivity). She then validated the CoreTalents Questionnaire with her team, which obtained a reliability index of Cronbach’s Alpha .84 (this is, together with the Big5 personality test, the highest in the world).
Prof. Dr. Elke Van Hoof is a clinical psychologist with specialisations in psychodiagnostics, trauma, stress and burnout. She teaches medical and health psychology at the VUB and is coordinator of the “High Sensitivity for Professionals” programme. She also manages the ‘House for Resilience’ in Hoegaarden.
From the press text of the VUB:
‘Qualitative analysis of the research shows that the results of the CoreTalents Test stimulate direct action, giving the motivation to make the needed changes in order to get yourself back on track.’ says Prof. Dr. Elke Van Hoof.
CoreTalents in the broader practice
An effective way to deal with stress & burnout or boreout positively is to get to know your CoreTalents. CoreTalents are your Nature, Potential and Intrinsic Motivation at their most original level. The CoreTalents Method has been used for more than 25 years in the selection of engineers and scientists.
In the meantime, three hundred HR managers, coaches, psychologists and other professionals have been trained as an Accredited CoreTalents Analyst. They use this knowledge as specialists in their respective fields, ranging from study choice to career guidance, marketing, HR policy, relationship mediation, team building, and so on.
Follow your dream ... knowing the facts
To achieve your life goal you must dare to dream and ... act!
With your CoreTalents knowledge in your head and in your heart, in your body and in your soul, you’ll be able to take the necessary steps to achieve your life goal with confidence. And because you aren't alone, the knowledge of other people's CoreTalents - and their knowledge of yours - is a huge step forward in connecting with others to reach your goal and helping them to achieve theirs.
Nobody wants to stand alone, and everyone needs support and constructive criticism. With your CoreTalents you know exactly what suits you and will make you happy.
Painting the roses red
'Oh, painting the roses red
And many a tear we shed
Because we know
They'll cease to grow
In fact, they'll soon be dead
And yet we go ahead
Painting the roses red
Painting the roses red
We're painting the roses red'
(From Disney's classic 'Alice in Wonderland' 1951)