As a teacher, I wield the power of knowledge responsibility and seek first to educate and inform. My priority is sound pedagogy and methodology so my audience can quickly learn and take action on the knowledge I impart.
The Teacher is the archetype that is here to educate the masses. Teachers thrive on consuming, organizing, and distilling information so their pupils can receive it and benefit from it.
Teachers are the most grounded, practical, and logical of the bunch. They take their education very seriously and are constantly seeking knowledge through reading, research, and experience. Teachers thrive when they have a captivated audience (even via Zoom) to share information with.
Because of their innate affinity for process and methodology, Teachers believe in and rely on frameworks to support learning. Platforms such as podcasts, events, and courses are a preferred method for Teachers to reach the most students.
Teachers are skilled at making sure their students have the information, resources, and processes to ensure they’re successful in life.
The Teacher also represents the student.
A Teacher's Core Motivators
Legacy & Education
Teachers are practical, knowledgeable, organized, and focused entrepreneurs. You'll find them sharing detailed, well-researched content that comes from the great teachers before them. Listen to them; they're always here to change your life through new information.
The Primary + Secondary Archetypes
Your Primary Archetype is your Zone of Genuis.
Your Secondary Archetype is your Zone of Safety.
Together, they create the 12 sub-types, which we Classes. For each Archetype, there are three sub-classes.
Teacher / Coach
You use your coaching to fulfill your natural talent as a teacher and mentor. You may not host events, but you are widely sought after as a guest or speaker due to your brilliant insight. You intuitively read the room and adjust your style to captivate all who are lucky enough to be in the audience. Quick-witted and thoughtful, your presence commands respect and admiration from any who has the opportunity to receive your teachings or hear you speak.
Teacher / Creator
You use social media platforms, in-person events, and other creative outlets to share your teachings and experiences. You are someone for whom content creation comes naturally. People know you for your ability to discern and curate the most valuable knowledge and deliver it to your audience in a way that is both engaging and incredibly motivating. Your digital footprint includes podcasts, Youtube videos, social media posts, and books. The sky is the limit for your brand, and you possess an unlimited amount of potential for creating a successful public presence.
Teacher / Architect
Your entrepreneurship is the product of your innate desire to teach. You love helping others get more out of life. You are a systems-minded visionary who successfully applies this lens to all endeavors. Whether it be consulting, speaking, or creating digital products and certifications, you are a teacher and problem-solver. If you are just getting started with your creative projects, keep going–your intuition has served you well. You are someone who would gain immediate recognition in this space by your colleagues and peers.
The Teacher is a key archetype throughout all history; all stories, movies, books have a teacher or mentor figure in them. They don't always need to be right there with their students every step of the way, but they do need to be there to teach them exactly what to do.
The Teacher's Expression
Each archetype expresses itself through different levels of personal, conscious development and triggers.
When this archetype healthily expresses itself, it truly thrives. When the Teacher’s expression is unhealthy, there is unresolved wounding and trauma. You will find core belief systems that are unhelpful (or even harmful). These manifest in negative behaviors, thought patterns, and emotions.
Experiences internal worthiness
Patient And Open To Learning Process
Can hold space for students to process information and execute on it
Ability to open their heart, share vulnerability, and own the fact that they don’t always have it all together
Simple, Clear Delivery of Information
Uses clear language the student can understand when delivering information
Derives worth from intelligence, knowledge, and achievements
Projects Self-Criticism Onto Others
Harshly judges perceived shortcomings in others (superiority complex)
Fear of Being Seen As Imcompetent
Fear of being seen as vulnerable, imperfect, or incompetent
Doesn't Use Language of Student
Uses high-level language not easily digestible to the student
Honoring This Archetype
The Teacher Archetype is here to organize, clarify, and communicate information to the world.
Honor your Teacher by honoring the student within you. You thrive when you’re learning to become a better teacher. Trust that you are a leader and claim responsibility by always learning.
Don’t allow your fear of being seen as incompetent keep you from showing up as the student. Instead of viewing yourself as not enough, open your mind to curiosity when approaching spaces you’re new to.
Focus on building powerful frameworks to deliver your information, and organize epic resources for your clients to walk through. This will help you stand out from the crowd and lead with simplicity, clarity, and power.
Teachers In Business
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Or explore the other Archetypes
Architects are here to challenge the status quo, innovate, solve problems, envision the future and create working systems. All of this ensures their business has efficacy, efficiency, change, and impact.
Coaches are here to serve and support people in their transformations by holding space for their depth of experience, creating safety, and helping them see the highest versions of themselves.