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5 Ways to Know Your Gifts | August 2024

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Know Your Gifts: 
Ever wondered what truly sets gifts apart from skills? Let's dive deep!

Lead and empower: Discover how gifts can be used to grow and empower teams

Find Your Direction: Feeling "stuck"? Gifts can be your compass, guiding your next steps with purpose.

Connect and celebrate: Master the art of recognizing and celebrating gifts in others, a secret sauce for life and community growth


Join us for this 1 day workshop which will provide you with a foundational understanding of the concept of gifts, and help you identify some of your own and others’ gifts using five different gift-discovery tools.

You don’t need to bring anything except your curiosity and open heart.


What's on offer?

🚀 Diverse Insights: Dive deep into the essence of gifts from various perspectives, both ancient and modern. From community hubs to boardrooms, there's rich inspiration for all settings.

🌟 Engaging Encounters: Explore five interactive gift discovery activities, crafted for those enlightening 'Aha!' moments.

💼 Tangible Treasures: Beyond mere theory, you'll depart with actionable insights and your own list of seven primary gifts, ready for real-world application.


Who is this for?

    🚀 Team Leaders: Steering teams to greatness? Discover how gifts can enhance teamwork, turn work into play, and elevate outcomes to ovations!

    🎩 Community Catalysts: Those who sprinkle a bit of magic in every community gathering. Ready to amplify that spark?

    🔍 Self-Explorers: Curious souls seeking to understand and embrace their unique essence.

    🌟 Everyday Enthusiasts: If you're seeking a touch more depth and meaning in your daily routine, come aboard!

    🌍 All-Inclusive Invite: Helping hands, business brains, classroom champions, community charmers, youthful visionaries, and wise wanderers — there's a spot for everyone!


    What is this thing called a ‘gift’?

    A gift is something we all have inside us, an “inner quality” that is shaped by our life experiences. 

    It’s something we love to give to others, and take joy in sharing. It guides our life’s choices and the way we interact with others.

    It’s not the same as being “good” at something, like a sport… it’s something far more intricate and unique to you, and only you!

    You’ve probably heard the saying “a gift isn’t a gift until it’s given’? This is because showing up in meaningful ways and sharing our gifts is an extraordinarily important means of building relationships and sparking connection.

    Understanding and using our gifts is both an old and a new idea. Many traditional cultures and faiths, centuries old, used specific methods to identify and grow gifts in their members. Now, modern neuroscience and positive psychology have proven that we can find meaning in our lives and work, and thrive by knowing and giving our gifts to others.


    This workshop is part of a series in partnership with the Jeder Institute and the Core Gift Institute:


    Meet your facilitators

    Dee Brooks | Community Facilitator & Trainer, Jeder Institute

    Based on two decades of grassroots work, Dee’s background is in youth work, community-based research and community-university outreach and she is a firm believer in the power of tapping into the collective wisdom of a community to strengthen and build on what’s already there. Through her down-to-earth style, Dee brings people together in dynamic ways to realise and engage the full potential of their networks and communities.  

    Nicola-Jane le Breton | Thinking Partner & Community Story Weaver, Befriend

    Nicola is an inspired storyteller and facilitator, dedicated to creating inclusive spaces for individuals to discover and share their unique gifts. With a deep belief in the transformative power of story, she guides meaningful encounters through writing circles and storytelling journeys. A co-founder of The Possibility Fellowship, Nicola is also an Advanced Master Facilitator and Certified Trainer of Core Gift Discovery. Nicola currently offers the Possibility Exchange in Kwinana, supporting local community connectors to know, grow and flow with their gifts.

    Elaine Olsen | Facilitator, Partnership and Business Development Lead, Befriend

    Elaine is a seasoned learning facilitator with expertise in Compassionate Systems Framework, Theory U, Warm Data Labs and Core Gift Discovery. She brings a unique blend of methodologies and a systems perspective to community development and leadership training. Elaine believes transformation occurs when we develop our own internal being and capability in a deep relational way with others


    For any questions…

    Please contact your session hosts via the details below:

    Dee Brooks -

    Nicola-Jane le Breton -

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    "The gift approach is helping us build a resilient workforce that is able to stay hopeful and not get lost in the pain, sadness and fear of very difficult work in increasingly challenging and unsettled times."

    – Deb Everley, CEO, Kenora Association for Community Living, Canada (about her organisation's work with the Core Gift Institute)

    "The Core Gift Discovery process was life-changing for me. It helped me clearly see my authentic self. I made some big decisions about my life as soon as I saw what my true gift really is. It feels really good to honor myself and be certain that I know my purpose."

    – Kemraj Ramdehall, Gift facilitator, Ontario, Canada

    “Our society has always told us to follow the collective ideology of doing as we’re told. My Core Gift Interview dissolved that ideology completely and welcomed a new narrative of living in my purpose by listening to my inner voice. It unveiled an inner knowing that I have been carrying for years and solidified that my deepest moment of suffering was also my deepest moment of possibility. I believe to live in one’s purpose is to share your gift, not only for our own joy, but also because it is the only way our world will return back to a state of love and wholeness.”

    – Valerie, Community Builder

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