Boost Collaboration By Better Understanding Yourself and Others

Friction and misunderstandings in work relationships are constant drains on efficiency and cause frustration and problems. When individuals have a better understanding of themselves, they can bring their best skills and talents to their work, and collaborate more impactfully and enjoyably with others. Essential Motivators teaches a framework to help learners identify their pattern of core psychological needs, values, talents, and behaviors so they can better understand themselves and others, be more effective, and appreciate different perspectives.


The Essential Motivators framework was developed by author and expert Linda Berens who has over forty years’ experience in teaching people to recognize their strengths, transcend their weaknesses, and work together better.

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Increase Effectiveness

Organizational effectiveness rises as people learn how to recognize others' core needs and work more collaboratively and synergistically.

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Improve Employee Engagement

Helps people learn how their core needs influence their motivation, career satisfaction, communication, and problem-solving.

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Boost Empathy

Increases appreciation for diversity and inclusion as people shift perspectives and learn to accept others for who they are.

Understanding Core Strengths and Needs

Essential Motivators teaches an easy-to-apply system of four patterns—Air, Earth, Fire, Water—that helps people become more comfortable with themselves and more collaborative and effective with others.

To identify their Essential Motivators pattern, they are guided through a process of self-discovery. In this process, they:

  • Discover their superpower—who they are at their core and their special skills
  • Understand themselves at a deeper level and how their core needs influence them
  • Learn to accept others for who they are and what they need
  • Work more effectively with others, improve communication, and resolve conflict
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Improve Collaboration with Essential Motivators

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