What is True Colors?

True Colors offers a research-based approach to understanding human behavior and motivation. True Colors uses a metaphor of colors (gold, orange, blue, and green) to identify four distinct perspectives and personalities. Once you begin to incorporate these concepts into daily language and experience, you are able to recognize and appreciate diversity and your own unique strengths and preferences, as well as those of people at work and at home. Differences in human behavior patterns create natural obstacles to clear interpersonal communication. Differences in human behavior patterns create natural obstacles to clear interpersonal communication blocking effective interaction between individuals of different personality types. True Colors provides a clear, fundamental and universal way of translating complicated individual perspectives to help overcome the barriers to progress.

Personal Success Seminar – focuses on Team Communication

Would you like your employees/members to have more self-confidence, respect for one another and work as a connected team? Could your company/organization benefit from enhanced mental health and well-being? Are you looking for a lively, interactive approach that is so simple to imbed in your culture that you will see immediate results? A True Colors Personal Success Seminar will deliver this and more!

This hands-on, interactive, energizing seminar will guide participants through the True Colors foundational experience. Practical and useful activities apply True Colors concepts to both personal and professional lives. Understanding the similarities and differences of all people leads to developing improved communication skills, greater appreciation of the uniqueness of self and others and more meaningful relationships.

A True Colors Personal Success Seminar teaches everyone an easy and highly effective personality and communications tool for all ages. Experience this exciting, hands-on, interactive seminar and it will change your life. Sound too good to be true? It’s not!

Key Benefits Include:

• Understand and appreciate characteristics of self and others

• Enhance communication skills

• Recognize own and others’ values, joys and strengths

• Reduce potential conflict and frustration

• Build and promote self-esteem, respect and confidence

• Deepen relationships and create a more harmonious environment

• Work better together

The True Colors Personal Success Seminar is a three hour, highly interactive, training for organizational leaders and staff and focuses on Team Communication. Ann is a certified facilitator that will customize your seminar to meet your team’s needs. This customized session could be a special message that you want to impart to the participants in such areas as teambuilding, conflict resolution, leadership and employee-management relations to name just a few. I will be happy to conduct a needs assessment and design a True Colors program that is right for you and your company/organization.

GREEN Characteristics

I seek the knowledge and understanding – Analytical, Global, Conceptual I live life by my own standards – Cool, Calm, Collected I need explanation and answers – Inventive, Logical, Perfectionist I value intelligence, insight, fairness, and justice – Abstract, Hypothetical, Investigative I am a natural non-conformist, a visionary, and a problem solver

AT WORK, I am conceptual and an independent thinker. For me, work is play. I am drawn to constant challenge in careers, and like to develop models, explore ideas, or build systems to satisfy my need to deal with the innovative. Once I have perfected an idea, I prefer to move on, leaving the project to be maintained and supported by others.

IN LOVE, I prefer to let my head rule my heart. I dislike repetition, so it is difficult for me to continuously express feelings. I believe that once feelings are stated, they are obvious to a partner. I am uneasy when my emotions control me; I want to establish a relationship, leave it to maintain itself, and turn my energies back to my career.

IN CHILDHOOD, appeared to be older than my years and focused on my greatest interests, achieving in subjects that were mentally stimulating. I was impatient with drill and routine, questioned authority, and found it necessary to respect teachers before I could learn from them.

BLUE Characteristics

I need to feel unique and authentic – Enthusiastic, Sympathetic, Personal I look for meaning and significance in life – Warm, communicative Compassionate I need to contribute, to encourage, and to care – Idealistic, Spiritual, sincere I value integrity and unity in relationships – Peaceful, Flexible, Imaginative I am a natural romantic, a poet, and a nurturer

AT WORK, I have a strong desire to influence others, so they may lead more significant lives. I often work in the arts, communications, education, and the helping professions. I am adept at motivation and interacting with others.

IN LOVE, I seek harmonious relationships. I am a true romantic and believe in perfect love that lasts forever. I bring drama, warmth, and empathy to all relationship. I enjoy the symbols of romance such as flowers, candlelight, and music and cherish the small gestures of love.

IN CHILDHOOD, I was extremely imaginative and found it difficult to fit into the structure of school life. I reacted with great sensitivity to discordance or rejection and sought recognition. I responded to encouragement rather than to competition.

ORANGE Characteristics

I act on a moment’s notice – Witty, Charming, Spontaneous I consider life as a game, here and now – Impulsive, Generous, Impactful I need fun, variety, stimulation, and excitement – Optimistic, Eager, Bold I value skill, resourcefulness, and courage – Physical, Immediate, Fraternal I am a natural trouble-shooter, a performer, a competitor

AT WORK, I am bored and restless with jobs that are routine and structured and satisfied in careers that allow me independence and freedom, while utilizing my physical coordination and my love of tools. I view any kind of tool as an extension of self. I am a natural performer.

IN LOVE, I seek a relationship with shared activities and interests. With my mate, I like to explore new ways to energize the relationship. As a lover, I need to be bold and thrive on physical contact. I enjoy giving extravagant gifts that bring obvious pleasure to my loved one.

IN CHILDHOOD, of all the types of children, I had the most difficult time fitting into academic routine. I learn by doing and experiencing, rather than by listening and reading. I need physical involvement in the learning process and am motivated by my own natural competitive nature and sense of fun.

GOLD Characteristics

I need to follow rules and respect authority – Loyal, Dependable, Prepared I have strong sense of what is right and wrong in life – Thorough, Sensible, Punctual I need to be useful and to belong – Faithful, Stable, Organized I value home, family and tradition – Caring, Concerned, Concrete I am a natural preserver, a parent, a helper

AT WORK, I provide stability and can maintain organization. My ability to handle details and to work hard make me the backbone of many organizations. I believe that work comes before play, even if I must work overtime to complete the job.

IN LOVE, I am serious and tend to have traditional, conservative views of both love and marriage. I want a mate who can work along with me, building a secure, predictable life together. I demonstrate love and affection through the practical things I do for my loved ones.

IN CHILDHOOD, I wanted to follow the rules and regulations of the school. I understood and respected authority and was comfortable with academic routine. I was the easiest of all types of children to adapt to the educational system.

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