As a catalyst, you are a change agent who sparks, ignites, and accelerates transformation and progress throughout the organization. While you remain steady in the solid foundation of who you are, you trigger change all around you. You are charismatic and forward-thinking, and you love raising the consciousness of those around you and intentionally influencing them to bring beneficial changes. You envision grand ideas and see them through to the final, concrete product. Your creativity and curiosity result in clarity and focus.
As a leader, your curiosity challenges those around you to grow in their thinking. Your passion infuses your teammates with energy and excitement, encouraging greater efficiency in their work through your charisma. You are a great asset even in times of upheaval, as you love to explore the unknown and do not back down from challenges, and those around you are thankful for your steadfast nature in the midst of uncertainty. Your gift of curiosity helps remove barriers to change ultimately helping people shift from what can’t be done to what can be done.
You possess a strong ability to communicate visionary ideals and abstract concepts to those around you, helping others see what is possible, and they know that they can rely on you to see these visions through. You have high standards and a natural ability to encourage the best talents of those around you to shine through, elevating your team to operate on a higher level. You find that others come to you when they need magic to happen, and you love the opportunity to make dreams come true.
As a catalyst, you seek new possibilities and know that the right team can make it happen. You emanate a powerful energy that motivates productivity, accelerates change, and inspires others to strive for more than that status quo. You live by Ghandi’s motto, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” You know all change starts with your abillity to change yourself while you can stand firmly in your identity, often providing a feeling of security in times of great changes for those around you.
You fear unintended consequences, being boxed in, and your ideas being dismissed. Fear is a healthy emotion that alerts us when it is time to get prepared. Fear alerts us to the fact that something needs assessing. When you live in the space of fear it can become paralyzing and confusing. The feelings of anxiety and overwhelm can present themselves as guarded and tense. The opportunity is to embrace the fear as your friend. Shift the shallow breath to a deep breath and ask yourself, “Is this fear justified?” If so, “What do you need to prepare for?” It is also an opportunity to shift your story. Are you telling the story of beneficial influence vs manipulation, empowering vs flattering, or encouraging vs demanding?
Gandalf in Lord of the rings
What questions need to be asked?
Am I expecting too much too soon?
Is this moving forward at a pace that I can accept?
Have I given others a space to weigh in on this change?
Can I accept that unintended consequences may happen with this change?