The Specialist with Spirit™ framework is a developmental tool that recognizes the inherent tensions of living a calling and the circuitous and surprising ways that it unfolds over time. It is the product of Myers’ 15 years of research and practice. It has been implemented with business leaders, established adults and young adults from corporations, colleges and community groups. The framework shows that a Specialist with Spirit’s™ calling is comprised of four (4) primary dimensions: Destiny (yellow), Duty (blue) Disposition (red) and Reflection (gray). Incomplete shading of the circles suggests cultivating each dimension is always a work in progress. The three core dimensions are grounded in reflection that fosters learning, adaptation, resilience, and flourishing in a variety of circumstances. The series offers targeted exercises that are designed to help participants assess their strengths and growth opportunities, and to devise action steps to reconcile inherent tensions within and across dimensions. The spiral staircase denotes the need to cultivate and recalibrate these elements throughout one’s journey.
Dr. Valerie Myers is an Organizational Psychologist, consultant and author who developed the Specialist with Spirit framework based upon 15 years of research and practice. To learn more. . .