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Free Introduction to Gifts, July 2024

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Do you know what your gifts are? 

What’s the difference between gifts and skills? 

Are gifts useful for helping teams develop and grow?

What are the benefits for community in knowing their gifts?

How can gifts help you find purpose and direction? 

Discovering Your Inner Spark: A Free Taster Session by Befriend

Ever felt there's something special inside of you, ready to shine? Dive in with us,  Befriend, to unwrap that mystery! 🌟 A free one hour introduction to the power of gift discovery. Learn more about how knowing your gift can be helpful in your team, at work, in your life and in your community.

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


The Scoop:

  • Gifts vs. Skills: Unpacking the difference.
  • Learn how teams can benefit from knowing their signature gift
  • Find out why gifts matter in community
  • Understand how your gift can give you direction and purpose in your life, and at work.


Who is this for?

  • Managers and Team Leaders: Open-minded leaders ready to help their team make a difference
  • Self-Explorers: Curious souls seeking to understand and embrace their unique essence.
  • Community Catalysts: Those who bring community to life. Ready to amplify that spark?
  • Everyday Enthusiasts: If you're seeking a touch more depth and meaning in your daily routine, come aboard!


A peek into 'gifts'

A gift is something we all have inside us, an “inner quality” or characteristic, which 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" before? 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 thrive by knowing and giving our gifts to others.

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


Meet your facilitators

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 gift circles and storytelling journeys. A co-founder of The Possibility Fellowship, Nicola is also an Advanced Master Facilitator and a Certified Trainer of Core Gift Discovery with the Core Gift Institute.

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:

Nicola-Jane le Breton -

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"I like that the work is grounded in multi-methodological data, the opportunity the gift interview provides for connection and the sense of community the process creates"

– Anonymous, Core Gift Master Facilitator Training, Nov 2023, Western Australia

“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

"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)

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