What Motivates You?

Motivation lies at the heart of every decision we make and every success we achieve. We are all unique: it’s not our personality or knowledge and skills that drives us, it’s our motivation.

Whatever age you are, whether you are at school, college, work, going through major life changes or heading for retirement, understanding what motivates you enables you, and those supporting you to identify what is important to you.

There are 9 things that we need to drive us - Look below to see what they are.  Their strength and importance to each of us has a great impact on our lives. Think about which of these motivational drivers you relate to most strongly. (It is likely that the images that draw you will be the motivators you relate to.)

Lighthouse on a promontory rock

Security & Stability

Do you enjoy security, stability, safety and  predictability and dislike change and surprises?

The Friend

Strong relationships

Do you like to belong, to be sociable and well liked? Do you seek friendship and fulfilling do relationships.

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Do you like to be recognised for your achievements and enjoy having respect and social esteem?


Being in charge

Do you like having power, influence, control of people and/or resources. Do you have a clearly defined career path?

The Builder


Do you enjoy money and material satisfaction?  Do you like having targets?  Are you competitive?


Learning and Development

Do you love learning, enjoy acquiring knowledge and being a specialist?   Do you seek mastery?

The Creator

Problem solving & innovation

Do you seek innovation, identify with new things and enjoy expressing creative potential. You like solving problems.

The Spirit

 Freedom and Independence

Do you seek freedom and independence, and dislike being micro-managed? Do you want to set your own priorities?

The Searcher

                                              making a difference

Do you seek meaning and need to be making a difference? Do you enjoy helping others ?

There are two different types of motivation - intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation.  If we know what we need for our intrinsic motivation we can then use the right extrinsic motivators to support and increase our energy and engagement.

People are not driven by what they do, they are driven by why they do what they do.

Whether you are looking for a new job, planning your retirement, struggling with your mental health,  recovering from or learning to live with, a life-changing illness understanding what motivates you can help you on your forward journey.

Motivational Maps® are a powerful tool that identifies which of the nine motivational drivers are important to you at the current time.  We use the Maps to support our work, identifying your intrinsic motivators and working with you to use that knowledge to enable you to shine.

Your unique Motivational Maps® report enables you to see which of these nine drivers are being met and provides strategies for maintaining and improving your motivation.

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Your session with Sarah will provide you with deep insight and knowledge and actions you can take to support your motivation, engagement and mental health.