This Episode: 9 Secrets of Motivation – with Sarah Stones

Lucinda with guest Sarah Stones, a motivation specialist discuss 9 Secrets of Motivation.

Sarah, who is an expert in motivational mapping, shares insights into how understanding intrinsic motivators can significantly impact an individual’s energy, performance, and overall wellbeing. Together, they discuss the three clusters of motivators – relationship, achievement, and growth – and how they influence behaviour and decision-making.

Key Takeaways

  • Motivation is a key factor in driving energy, performance, and overall wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Motivational maps provide insights into intrinsic motivators, which are more powerful than extrinsic motivators.
  • Understanding and leveraging team members’ motivators can lead to more effective teamwork and performance.
  • Recruitment based on motivation can lead to better job fit and higher job satisfaction for candidates.
  • Motivational coaching and feedback sessions can help individuals align their motivators with their goals and roles for increased success and fulfilment..

Best Moments

“Our personality isn’t what gets us out of bed in the morning. It’s our motivation.”

“The bottom one is also really important. It can have a real impact on what we do.”

“Historically, we’ve just looked at skills and experience. But what we really need from an employer’s perspective is someone that will be motivated by the job.”

“You’ve got the builder, if builder is very high up wanting financial security, you’ve got to be prepared to take that risk.”

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About The Guest, Sarah Stones

Sarah Stones is a Motivation Specialist based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Here is what she had to say about appearing on the HR Uprising Podcast with Lucinda:

‘I’m excited to share my journey and support HR professionals as a guest on the HR Uprising Podcast. Living with cerebral palsy and overcoming cancer have taught me the power of resilience and the importance of aligning our lives with what truly motivates us. These experiences have fuelled my mission to become a dedicated Motivation Specialist, keen on helping others find their drive and passion.

With many years of experience as an HR professional, I understand how crucial it is for HR professionals to understand how they and the people they support are motivated. My professional focus is to empower individuals and organisations to discover what drives them. Through my speaking engagements, workshops, and coaching sessions, I aim to ignite purpose and passion, enabling people to shine!

Supporting the HR community is a natural fit for me, as it aligns with my goal to boost well-being and motivation in the workplace. I am here to demonstrate that the right motivation can unlock great potential and empowerment.’

Useful links for Sarah:

Link to website – Wing Woman Plus

Sarah Stones LinkedIn

Introduction to Motivation Maps – PDF

About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles. Lucinda, for over 10 years as CEO of Actus Software has worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

How To Be A Change Superhero – by Lucinda Carney

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