The Personality Dimensions® Master Trainers have been a vital part of the work that goes into ongoing development of Personality Dimensions®. As first in our series, we would like to introduce you to Kate Jones, M.Ed. Kate was kind enough to share a little bit about herself, and her history with Personality Dimensions®:
“The very first time I had the privilege of teaching temperament theory in a corporate setting, a participant, whose primary colour was Organized Gold, marvelled at its accuracy with, “I am a textbook Gold!” She clasped my hand at the end to thank me for helping her understand herself and like what she discovered about her special attributes. As a facilitator whose primary colour is Authentic Blue can you imagine how that made me feel? I’ m enabling people, one at a time, to like whom they discover is at the core of their being, Since that day I have not lost this feeling that Personality Dimensions® allows me to bring meaning into people’s lives, to help them discover their strengths, whether they work in schools, not-for-profit companies or corporate Canada.
Then there are the parents whom I work with often. Those who come to my seminar usually have at least one child that they may not understand as well as they would like, or whom they want to parent the best way they know how. In one of my very first parent seminars I had a mom approach me with tears in her eyes, saying “You just saved my family from a lot of heartache; I thought there was something very wrong with my daughter and now I realise that she is just completely different from her father and I….and that’s ok”! Again, for an Authentic Blue, I know that delivering Personality Dimensions® to people in a variety of settings is my calling.
As a result of some of my volunteer activities over the years with the Oakville Community Foundation, the United Way, the Canadian Cancer Society and OAAPT, for example, I have had opportunity to deliver a Personality Dimensions® seminar. As for other volunteer positions I’ve been privileged to contribute in places such as churches, Burlington Art Gallery, Bronte Advisory Committee, and UWC, where my understanding of temperament has helped me understand and appreciate the people with whom I have worked over the years.”
Degrees: M.Ed. (Teaching & Learning); Honours B.A. (English & Psychology)
Certificates: Training & Development, Level IV Energy Diagnostic & Treatment Specialist, Solution Focused Counsellor, Positive Psychology Specialist, Retire To The Life You Design Facilitator, 2 Young 2 Retire Facilitator, Relocation and Transition Specialist, True Colors Facilitator, FIRO-B Facilitator, MBTI Trainer, and Personality Dimensions Facilitator/Master Trainer
Aside from being a great supporter and frequently running seminars, Kate’s contributions to Personality Dimensions® include…
- Co-Author: Great Parenting Skills for Navigating Your Kid’s Personality (with partner Wayne Jones)
- Coordinator/Writer: Retirement Dimensions™ Assessment Tool, RD On-Line, and Toolkit
- Contributing Editor, Sales Dimensions™
Kate has also authored the book: Her Journey: Stories of Entrepreneurs
Kate can be reached through her website: www.skills4people.com, or on Twitter @KateJonesAssoc.