Last year, I attended a conference called BridgeCon, which is produced by the team at Instructure. The conference was held in beautiful Park City, Utah, and it was a great opportunity for me to learn more about their Bridge Career product — an employee-centric career development tool that aligns career vision with core values and skills to increase fulfillment and clarity and drive personal and business growth.
At the conference, I had the opportunity to meet Steve Arntz – Product Director at Instructure, and he led me through a process to determine my “career drivers”, using Bridge’s Career Drivers deck – a deck of cards designed for leaders to use with team members to facilitate insightful career discussions, and to create action steps to help them grow in meaningful ways.
I found the whole Career Drivers discussion to be fascinating, and using the card deck to facilitate the discussion was really helpful in guiding our conversation, as well as pulling out some insights that I wasn’t aware of. So, I invited Steve to join me on this episode of the Impact Makers podcast to share more about the process he and the team at Instructure went through to develop the Career Drivers exercise, as well as how it’s helped him personally in his interesting career journey thus far.
If you’re a leader in your organization, I think you’ll find this conversation helpful to you as you think about what motivates you personally in your career, but also how you can help your team members to identify their own career drivers in order to create more impact at work and in life.
IMPACT MAKERS PODCAST – EPISODE 38
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- The origins of Steve’s passion for career development and helping people to find their “Why”.
- How Steve strives to help people connect with each other one-to-one, and his passion for working at the intersection of human connection and personal growth and development.
- The creation of the Bridge Career Drivers card deck, and learning that that people care more about key motivations and drivers than they do about roles in their career journey.
- The importance of taking the time to have conversations with your team members about their career goals, and the only mistake you can make in that process.
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