CoreSelf Positioning

Utilizing CoreSelf Positioning to increase motivation, soft skills, and getting on the same page in professional settings.

What are the components of CoreSelf Positioning?

CoreSelf Positioning is a process for establishing a deeper connection within ourselves, and in our most important relationships. It is made up of:



1st Step: Craft the situation to be used with management (or sponsor) to engage all the participants

Description: The management team works with Simple. Not Easy advisors to solve/overcome a situation within their team (1-2 hours) Note: Complimentary CoreSelf Map will be completed prior to meeting)  

Example: How to increase momentum within the office environment

2nd Step: Each attendee completes a CoreSelf Map prior to the workshop

Description: The individual will schedule time with an Advisor prior to workshop. Each attendee runs through a one-on-one individual CoreSelf Map prior to the workshop (45-60 minutes plus the number of attendees). We call each individual prior to the workshop to complete the CoreSelf Map. The goal is to have each individual arrive at the workshop knowing what their values are and how they will practice them. (45-minutes per workshop attendee e.g. 6 attendees  x 45 minutes = 4.5 hours)

Example: Personal or professional struggle that each team member deals with (confidential and not to be shared with company)

Conduct the CoreSelf Positioning (CSP) Workshop

(Guided; 4-6 Hours)

Co Written statement (plan), leaving with a 4S document that everyone can sign off on (so that everyone is on the same page).

Everyone knows and is accountable for their role in the Best Next Steps or strategy moving forward

Follow up to CSP

(Professional & Personal)

Following up with both the management and attendees to see if there are any questions.

Review 4S document from the workshop and discuss questions for Best Next Steps and how it's going.

It can be used as a personal journaling practice to gain clarity about where we are and to reveal the path forward. In personal and professional relationships, it can be used to nurture trust and respect, open up meaningful dialogue, and create sustainable plans.

Origin of CoreSelf Positioning

The concept of CoreSelf Positioning was developed over the last twenty years in the clinical coaching practice of Jonathan Thomas MSW. This is an expansion of CoreSelf Mapping. The process contains both neuroscience and psychology aspects. Jonathan used hand-drawn diagrams to describe some of the many different ways your mind works, especially the relationship between energy, values, and thoughts. 

Clients gradually learned to use CoreSelf Positioning on their own. Finding that process helpful, clients asked for something they could read and study about the process which led to the creation of Simple. Not Easy.

Applications in Company Settings

CoreSelf Positioning applications in corporate settings bricks a new layer for organizing to align their energy levels with company values and come up with alternative best next steps or Real Questions that can be revisited and unpacked that can change challenging situations.

Granted Coreself positioning utilizing some coaching techniques and initial guidance, however, its future application can help team members self-position without ongoing coaching and guidance.

Some companies can decide to become self-sufficient and certify a specific team member to become certified in CoreSelf Positioning, creating an internal resource on staff that can run future workshops.


Try CoreSelf Positioning

FREE CoreSelf 4s Framework

This exercise, a precursor to the CoreSelf Map, involves identifying your 4S's: Situation, Strengths, Struggles, and Strategies.

CoreSelf Mapping Experience

Available for individuals and groups, the guided CoreSelf Map helps navigate challenges to sets the stage for deeper insight and next-step strategy.

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