June 9, 2022 | Jay Stansell

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Students need more than a list of outdated job titles that match a personality type.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

The Connector Lifestyle

Learn why relatability is a superpower for Connectors.

Connectors thrive in social environments, love to talk and listen, and are able to relate to almost anyone. Connectors love people and are able to quickly evaluate both their good and bad qualities. They add value by connecting people to others in their network who would mutually gain from the relationship. People introduced by Connectors often develop fast personal or business relationships.

Connector recommendations matter because people trust their judgment. Their network is as strong as their reputation and intentions. Opening doors — in people’s lives or careers can be priceless, and people often want to return the favor. Connectors are essential to growth, development, and people roles.

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 Connectors represent 20% 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 Connectors 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 competencies 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.

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