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  • Kristin Lowe

What is "Essencing?"



"Essencing." It's not a word you'll find on a strengths assessment, but it's definitely a strength.


๐ŸŽจ Essencing is the name my client and I invented for a strength she was describing that just couldn't be captured well by "normal" words.


๐Ÿ’ก She was sharing examples of how she does this thing in all sorts of contexts - when she's taking a course, when she's inspired by something, when she's upset by something, when she needs to teach something...


๐Ÿ”‹ When she does it, she gets a massive boost of energy, and it has a positive impact on her own mood and performance - and others'.


๐Ÿ’ญ We played with words like "processing," "integrating," "simplifying," "communicating," and "reflecting," but it's actually ALL of those things together.


๐Ÿ“ Essencing is her ability to absorb loads of input through a writing/doodling session, then find the nuggets of wisdom and explain them to herself and others.


๐ŸŽฏ So we explored how essencing can help her achieve her current goal.


๐Ÿฅค Another client calls this a "smoothie strength." A smoothie is more than its ingredients; when we blend them, we get a whole new (delicious) thing.


๐Ÿ’Ž I love strengths assessments, but sometimes the most useful conversation is about smoothie strengths!

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