Lifestyle First: Understanding the Explorer 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Students need more than a list of outdated job titles that match a personality type.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 Explorer Lifestyle

Learn how Explorers embody passion, spontaneity, and curiosity in their pursuit of adventure, what’s new, and lifelong learning.

Explorers have big dreams and a wild imagination. They are driven to carve their own path along their quest for new experiencesExplorers enjoy being on the leading edge. They are passionate about learning and experiencing other cultures, traveling to new places, checking out new technology, trying out fashion trends, and eating at the new restaurant in town. Explorers take pride in new discoveries and sharing the latest and greatest thing with their loved ones and friends. Their commitment to lifelong learning and discovering the unknown allows them to quickly acquire new skills.

Explorers are fearless and will try anything once. They resist stagnation, or sitting still, and feel most content when they feed their desire to explore the world. Explorers trust their instincts, and set out to conquer the unknown!

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

Explorer Mentors & Careers in Find Your Grind

Find Your Grind’s network of mentors share real-life stories and personal experiences to humanize career exploration for students. We also have a diverse and growing library of careers for students to explore and find ones that fit with their skills and lifestyles.

Mentors and careers in the Explorer lifestyle include:
Frank Carpenter – Recreational Sports Rental Shop Owner
John Gooderson – Publication Editor
Katie Day – Marine Biologist

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 Explorer represents 2% of learners that use Find Your Grind.

Explorers 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 Explorer will 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 delivers 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.