A Young Supporter

They say youth is wasted on the young.

Well with talent dynamics that doesn’t need to be the truth. 

Since completing my talent dynamics training I’ve been having a fabulous time achieving new levels of insight with clients but how many of us just can’t help going home and sharing this with our nearest and dearest, the people we love the most. Here’s how talent dynamics is helping my young man not waste his youth.

My son is a 6ft 3 bundle of ‘Supporter’ energy.

Did we know he was a supporter? No. He’s made it to head boy in his school and his charisma, engaging nature and ability to inspire people to use their potential, and his loving insight into people could have given it away, but we didn’t know…

So how has knowing helped him?

Being young and a supporter is a challenge, he has a natural ability to feel for people yet hasn’t had the time to build the sophistication he needs to maximise his ability. The biggest thing the knowledge has given him is a sense of why he does what he does, the way he does. What it has given me as his Mum (read free resident coach) is an understanding of how to help him balance his care of others, and his empathy, with care for himself. It’s allowed a discussion about boundaries and where supporting others becomes a sell-out of himself.

In a matter of weeks I can see that he has a much better strategic ability to see the big picture of how he can make a difference, and really look after himself too. The knowledge of his profile has allowed me to offer very specific and gentle dialogue to learn life lessons now, rather than at the other side of some pain and disappointment. It’s also allowed him to see the true value of his nature, what he brings to each situation.

So is it more that ‘Youth is wasted on the young who don’t have the insight into being in flow?’

I’m one Mum who thinks so.

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