Lifestyle First: Understanding the Contributor lifestyle

The world is fast-changing, so let’s shift away from a traditional mindset of life + work.

Find Your Grind brings a lifestyle-first approach to social and emotional learning and career readiness

Students need more than a list of outdated job titles that match a personality type. Instead, they need a framework that changes the way they see themselves in the changing landscape of work.

Find Your grind

Our curriculum, rooted in Social Emotional Learning and reflective practice, helps learners develop greater awareness, gain exposure to careers and industries, and begin the process of designing their ideal lifestyle.

The Find Your Grind curriculum focuses on shifting the traditional mindset.

We’ve been taught to think of the job we want, acquire those strengths, then somehow fit in our lifestyle around that job.

Instead of answering the question, “what do you want to do when you grow up?” Let’s start answering the question “who do you want to be?”

This mindset shift all starts with Flipping the Funnel and getting to know yourself—what lifestyle you want to live, what strengths you have, and what job matches both.

The Contributor Lifestyle

Learn how Contributors play a critical role in making projects and big plans come alive.

Contributors work best when collaborating with others. While they have incredible talents, they are sometimes more comfortable in a supportive role or behind the scenes. Contributors are critical to teams, projects, and initiatives because they are skilled at identifying exactly what is missing to give something the finishing touch. This means that contributors often support more than taking the lead.

Contributors are selfless team players with a utilitarian mindset. They care most about filling gaps and adding to an excellent finished product, as opposed to their own agenda.

SEL students view high quality well produced learning videos that inspire them to think differently when it comes to how they approach their future

Lifestyle Insights

Every learner who experiences Find Your Grind takes our proprietary Lifestyle Assessment multiple times throughout the curriculum. We’ve collected thousands of responses from learners, and Contributors represent 1% of learners that use Find Your Grind.

Connectors are a proportion of all Find Your Grind lifestyle assessment responses

All learners using Find Your Grind receive a personalized learning experience unique to them, and for the Contributors they’ll experience careers and mentors that are more highly associated with this lifestyle, resulting in greater learning engagement, and improved learning outcomes across the four capabilities that the Find Your Grind Future Ready Framework deliver on – Self Awareness, Social Awareness, Career Awareness, and Action Awareness.

To read about the learning science and research that supports our curriculum and learning outcomes, please check out our research section here.


To learn more about how Find Your Grind lifestyles improve career readiness and career exploration, contact us.