“Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Follow your flow!”
Karen Bonanno is your accredited Flow Consultant in Talent Dynamics, Talent Dynamics for Young People, and Wealth Dynamics.
What is Talent Dynamics?
Created by Roger James Hamilton, Talent Dynamics is a unique profiling system for entrepreneurs, leaders, and educators, currently used successfully worldwide to access their natural Flow.
Put simply, Flow is the path of least resistance. When you are in Flow, productivity increases, results improve dramatically, you have more fun and feel more connected to your organisation.
It’s a state in which a person is fully immersed in a feeling of energised focus and full involvement in an activity. Playing full on! It is focused motivation where the emotions are not just contained and channelled but positively energised and aligned with the task at hand.
If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious or frustrated, then it’s a fairly good indicator you are out of Flow.
Getting in Flow
Based on an ancient Chinese philosophy, the I Ching, Talent Dynamics (TD) allows you to understand the quickest and easiest way to get into and stay in Flow. It helps you understand how to get others into and staying in Flow and provides clear strategies and actions for teams to take, based on their profile, to achieve a desired result.
As we have mentioned, the central premise behind Talent Dynamics is one of Flow.
When experiencing flow there can be a distortion of time. Your internal clock does not seem to match the external clock. Somehow your internal clock speeds up or slows down. During this phenomenon, people immersed in their task (in Flow) often look up at the clock thinking only a short time had passed only to find it is many hours later than they thought it was.
In the work place, Flow can be seen where an individual’s challenges and skills are equally matched, thus creating a harmonious environment.
Talent Dynamics works because it delivers results in performance and profitability while aligning your team to the spirit and purpose at the heart of your organisation.
Who is TD for?
- Individuals who want to identify their natural talent so they can be more productive and successful.
- Individuals who want to know their strengths and challenges, success possibilities, how to work best in teams and in their workplace.
- Teams who want to find out the profiles of each team member so they can work collaboratively for the growth and development of their organisation.
|Taking the Talent Dynamics test and receiving my profile was only the first step in this rewarding evaluation. The follow up debrief has proved to be a valuable and insightful learning curve to guide my business acumen and energies. The detailed and professional debriefing provided by Karen Bonanno has been an enlightening and informative experience that has helped me focus my energies. Karen has explored all aspects of the profile and helped me to not only identify personal strengths and challenges but to also set clear goals to maximise my potential and find solutions for elements that are inhibiting growth. Of special value for me, was not only understanding my own strengths, but discovering the types of people who will value add to my business. Thank you Karen, the Talent Dynamics profiling has been a very worthwhile experience.
Jennie Bales, Education sales representative
Talent Dynamics Square
The Talent Dynamics Square illustrates the relationship between the eight Talent Profiles.
Each profile has its unique strengths, challenges and
activities for high level productivity in teams and the workplace.
What profile are you? To receive your unique report …
Talent Dynamics for Young People
After experiencing Talent Dynamics, the power of the profile results and the debrief session, many people say, “Wow! I wish I’d had something like this when I was young!” We’ve done just that, transforming it for use with young people, to create the No.1 Personal Development Pathway for Young People to accelerate confidence and self-worth.
Young people around the world are facing the biggest crisis ever in terms of confidence and self-worth, more so than any previous generation. The pressure on our young people to be perfect, beautiful, intelligent, sporty, all-rounders, academic, fit in… is more than ever before. The pace at which conflicting information goes viral across the internet puts pressure on our young people to fit in yet stand out at the same time.
These young people are not only our future leaders, they are our future parents and role models. The pain and impact of low confidence and self-esteem has to stop. Talent Dynamics for Young People (TDYP) empowers young people to discover who they are and what they are here for. It is a great tool to show young people that it is OK to be who they are and to appreciate others.
Who is TDYP for?
- Parents who want to ensure their child chooses the right options and career path.
- Parents who want to ensure their child is confident and has good self-esteem.
- Young people (9 – 16) who are looking for vision and direction – students looking to build confidence and a pathway to success, graduating students transitioning into university, college or the workplace.
- Schools who are looking for ways to offer an extra-curricular program to assist young people to gain confidence in who they really are.
What profile are you? To receive your unique report …
Virtual conference management
For professional associations
- Management and hosting of live webinars
- Full service registration
- Customised branding
- Full desktop sharing for facilitator and presenter(s)
- VOIP and telephone audio connection
- One on one personal training support for the presenter(s)
- One pre-webinar test and rehearsal
- Registration link & abstract for publicity
- Live webinar facilitation & training
- Real time audience polling and Q & A
- Participant communications
- Synchronised recording of audio and webinar presentation
- Post webinar follow up
- Hosting edited webinar replays
- Talent Dynamics & Talent Dynamics for Young People
- Professional learning online for teachers – Eduwebinar
- Academic Edge – a program designed for teenagers to develop their capabilities to be successful in their study and life
- Professional Learning Partners – Eduwebinar
- ‘Smart hints and tips‘ webinar series for classroom teachers and teacher librarians
- SLANSW professional learning webinars (2014 – 2015)
- QSITE professional learning webinars (2014)
- ASLA XXIII (September/October 2013) Biennial Conference, Hobart, Tasmania as extended contract duties for the Australian School Library Association Incorporated.
- ASLA XXII (October 2011) Biennial Conference, Sydney, New South Wales as extended contract duties for the Australian School Library Association Incorporated
- Joint SLAQ/IASL Annual Conference (27 September to 1 October 2010) — Program committee coordinator
- ASLA Online III (May 2008) as extended contract duties for the Australian School Library Association Incorporated
- ASLA Online II (May 2006) as extended contract duties for the Australian School Library Association Incorporated
- ASLA Online I (May 2004) for the Australian School Library Association Incorporated
- ASLA XVII (October 2001) 17th biennial conference, Forging future directions, Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Ocean Beach, Queensland for the Australian School Library Association Incorporated
- Talent Dynamics profiling and debrief sessions
- Academic Edge: A program designed for teenagers to develop their capabilities to be successful in their study and life
- Mapping, Designing and Implementing a Curriculum Program for Eduwebinar Pty Ltd (March 2015)
- Conference management services for ASLA Biennial XXIII (2013)
- Founding Eduwebinar – a professional learning network portal (2012)
- Hosting ‘Smart hints and tips‘ webinar series (2012)
- Hosting ‘A Point of View‘ webinar series (2011)
- Conference management services for ASLA Biennial XXII (2011)
- Co-author, with June Wall, for submission to the House of Representatives Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in Australian Schools (2010), appeared as a witness at the public hearings (Sydney and Canberra) — See the Australian School Library Association Advocacy web page for more details.
- Editor for Digital impact on teaching and learning (2009), Australian School Library Association publication.
- Established schoollibrarymanagement website (2009) — This website was dedicated to the teacher-librarians, school librarians, library media specialists, and those who work in school libraries worldwide, who are passionate about making a difference to student learning.
- Redevelopment of the School Library Association of Queensland (SLAQ) website — voluntary contribution as a member of SLAQ working with the SLAQ Web Manager (2009)
- IASL/SLAQ 2010 Conference Program Committee chairperson — voluntary contribution to the school librarianship profession (2009 to 2010)
- Establish and maintain IASL Meeting Place (2008) social networking site established for the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL ) Inc.
- Establish and maintain ASLA Online (2008 – 2012) social networking site as extended contract duties for the Australian School Library Association Incorporated
- Managed and delivered Australian School Library Association online III conference, Under construction: A world without walls (2008)
- Invited to contribute a chapter, ‘Managing and servicing the information needs of a digital school’ to Leading a digital school: Principles and practice, edited by Mal Lee and Michael Gaffney, ACER Press (2008).
- Conference organising committee member for the Australian School Library Association XX Biennial Conference, Hearts on Fire: Sharing the Passion (2007)
- Managed and delivered Australian School Library Association online II conference, Visions of Learning (2006)
- Co-editor, with Peter Nibbs, for Online II conference proceedings, Visions of Learning (2006)
- Co-author for A teacher librarian advocate’s guide to building information literate school communities, ASLA publication (2006)
- Resource person, representing the Australian School Library Association, for the International Workshop on Information Skills for Learning Part II: Empowering 8 workshop, organised by Dr Jagtar Singh and IFLA, Patiala, India (2005)
- Contracted to provide Secretariat Professional Services, International Association of School Librarianship (2005 to 2011)
- Resource person, representing the Australian School Library Association, for the International Workshop on Information Skills for Learning, organised by IFLA/NILIS, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2004)
- Course Coordinator, Capra Ryan (Aust) Pty Ltd, for the Diploma in Library and Information Services (2004)
- Co-editor, with Jennie Bales, for Online I conference proceedings, Constructing communities of learning and literacy (2004)
- Managed and delivered the inaugural Australian School Library Association online conference,Constructing Communities of Learning and Literacy (2004)
- Undertook a strategic review of Library Service Services Requirements and Delivery Models for Education Queensland (2004)
- Consultant/Critical Friend for Hambledon State School, Literacy Links with Life, a review on learning innovations for the implementation of literacy across the curriculum (2002)
- Contracted as Executive Officer and to provide Secretariat Professional Services, Australian School Library Association (2002 to 2014)
- National Conference Convener and Co-organiser for the Australian School Library Association XVII Biennial Conference, Forging Future Directions (2001)
- Co-editor, with James Henri, for The information literate school community: Best practice (1999)
- Project Officer, Australian School Library Association, for the development of a national video,Steps to Success: Information Literacy (1999-2000)
- Project Officer, Australian School Library Association, for the development of the EdNA Train-the-Trainer Manual and promotional package for the Education Network Australia Online Project (1998-1999)
- Project Officer, School Library Association Queensland, for the trial professional associations’ delivery of the Connecting Teachers to the Future program (1998)
- Project Officer, Australian School Library Association for the development of the interactive multimedia CD-ROM, Teaching Information Skills (1994-2000)