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Rediscovering YOU

next workshop: saturday 31 July 2021, seashells mandurah

A full day workshop for women who want to discover the different sides to their personality and how to realign with their core self.  

As women we play many roles and sometimes when we have highly developed these sides to our personality we lose sense of our CORE self. This workshop focuses on getting back in touch with the CORE self so that we can rediscover our true nature, passion and purpose.

Have you ever wondered why a group of people all respond very differently to the same situation, or why some of us struggle with communication with certain people or in certain situations? 

Develop a deeper understanding of your communication style, your core values and your decision-making style using Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), one of the most popular and widely used personality profiling tools.

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This workshop is an engaging, interactive, fun way to explore and discover the different facets of your personality and how to adapt your style to interact better with others and to improve your ability to deal with different situations. 

Discover what motivates you and how to align your values and core beliefs.

Discover what causes you stress and how you typically respond to stress from your own personality type.

This is a beautiful facilitated self-discovery process, which will also allow you to see how you have adapted your personality over time and get back to your core self.


  • Personal Personality Profile
  • Temperament – Core Needs, Values, Motivators and Stressors – locate sources of stress and how to deal with stress
  • Communication styles – Core Beliefs, Drivers and Talents – improve communication with others and reduce conflict​
  • Decision Making Style – how you gather information and make sense of that information to make decisions.


  • Core Self – your innate or true self
  • Adapted Self – responsive to external factors such as career choice, family and community commitments and adapts over time as we develop new skills, talents, habits and behaviours
  • Uncover the different personas that make up your personality – when you are acting out of core self and when you are using adapted style.


  • Align cores needs and values to your passion and purpose, use the power of your intrinsic qualities to achieve more success in your life.
  • Relax, unwind, destress and refocus on YOU


how this workshop will give you clarity, reduce core-related stress and assist you to align with your purpose




  • Introduction to Personality Profiling and personality types based on Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
  • Full day interactive workshop where you get to discover your temperament (including your core values, motivators and stressors) communication styles (core beliefs, drivers and talents) and decision making styles and end up with a full personality profile that identifies your CORE self.
  • All day tea and coffee, morning tea, sandwiches and fruit platter for lunch.
  • 1 x 60 minute Personality Profile Debrief session with Deanna via ZOOM after the workshop to dive deep.

the 16 types of personality based on myers briggs type indicator (mbti)

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There are 16 personality types based on eight preferences – the focus of your personal energy which is either Extraverted or Introverted, how you gather information using either Sensing or Intuition, how you make decisions using either Thinking or Feeling and how much structure and flexibility you need in the outer world Judging or Perceiving.

By the end of the workshop you should have a 4 part code that will identify each of these preferences such as ENFP or ISTJ.

This code will unfold over the course of the day in a very interactive environment where you will self discover the code through a series of activities and interactions. This is a fun-packed way to self-discover your true or core type.

For me, identifying my CORE self and understanding the different parts and make up of my personality was one of the most empowering experiences of my self development. As a self-development junkie that’s saying something. I really understood how the different parts of my personality were playing out and how to get back to my CORE self, reduce stress and align with my core values and beliefs. This is why this workshop is one of my all time favourites to facilitate.


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Interaction Styles

  • Understand Interaction Styles – the “how” of your behaviour
  • Locate interpersonal conflicts and energy drains
  • Develop more flexibility in your interactions with others and improve communications skills
  • Learn how to predict how an individual will interact in any given situation
  • Identify and understand similarities and differences between different interaction styles

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Temperament Styles

  • Understand what drives your behaviours, your motivators
  • Identity own sources of stress and how to deal with personality related stress
  • Identify own core needs and values, as well as the talents you are more likely to be drawn to develop
  • Identify and understand similarities and differences between different temperament styles

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Decision Making Styles

  • Understand how you gather information and make decisions
  • Identify how you use your different senses to make sense of what is happening around you
  • Improve the quality of your decision-making
  • Communicate more effectively

Putting it all together

  • Identify your own personality type from the 16 types
  • Action Plan


You've Got Personality Book Cover

You’ve Got Personality by Mary McGuiness

A copy of You’ve Got Personality. This 44-page book describes in detail all the basic theory behind the different personality types.

  • Strengths
  • Potential difficulties
  • Communication
  • Relationships
  • Learning
  • Careers
  • Team role
  • Leadership style
  • Stressors
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Development over personality from childhood


what is involved in the 1:1 debrief session?

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This is a one to one session with myself via ZOOM after the workshop which will give you the opportunity to delve a bit deeper into the facets of your personality and how it plays out for you in your everyday life.

The debrief is a facilitated process, where I will assist you to explore opportunities and to powerfully align with your core needs and values.

We can lose sight of our innate or true self and this process can assist you to rediscover your CORE self and realign and refocus.

You will leave the session with a sense of clarity of who you are. Must be taken within 3 weeks of the workshop.

  • Rediscover core values and beliefs
  • Rediscover motivators and drivers of your behaviours
  • Identify core stressors and how to eliminate
  • Align powerfully with your CORE self
  • Identify how your ADAPTED self plays out in your life

format for the day

  • 9.00 – 10.30 am
    Introduction to Personality Profiling and personality types based on Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Introduction to Interaction Styles – how we interact with others.
  • 10.30 – 10.45 am Morning Tea
    Help yourself to morning tea. Tea and coffee available all day.
  • 10.45 – 12.00 midday
    Discover Your Interaction Style – core beliefs, drivers and talents.
  • 12.00 – 1.00 Lunch (midday)
    Help yourself to a selection of sandwiches and fruit platter.
  • 1.00 – 2.30 pm
    Temperament Styles – discover your style – core needs and values, motivators and stressors communication styles (core beliefs, drivers and talents) and decision making styles
  • 2.30 – 2.45 pm
    Afternoon tea or coffee break.
  • 2.45 – 4.00pm
    Putting it all Together. Discover your full personality profile that identifies your CORE self and adapted behaviours.


who is deanna?

Deanna C Ward Emotional Intelligence and NLP Master Coach
Deanna Ward – Workshop Facilitator
I have been using personality profiling since 2008. It has helped me to get back in alignment with my true self when I get off track or am stressed. I have used it with teams and individuals to affect amazing changes in self awareness and personal development. I will share some of these experiences with you at the workshop. You can also watch the video on this page to find out more.

I am an Interstrength® accredited facilitator using the self-discovery process of personality based on Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), qualified to facilitate workshops and debrief using the Interstrength® Method.


How much is this workshop?


Enjoy a full day of personal development and time with likeminded, inspirational women. Coffee and tea throughout day, morning tea and lunch included. All workshop materials and one hour ZOOM debrief session.

Book today


Call to book your place to get your preferred accommodation and time slots to suit for your individual sessions or if you prefer click on the Register Today button below to go to our Event Registration Page and register online.
Limited places.

0439 984470

Cancellation Policy

You are required to pay in full to secure your place. If you decide to cancel more than 14 days before the event you will get a 50% refund. Inside of 14 days there will be no refund. However, if your place is filled by a late booking then you will receive a full refund.

If COVID-19 prevents the event going ahead as planned you will receive a full refund or you may choose to transfer to a later date or join us for an online event at a lower price.