Team D is made up of 9 full-time wonderwomen (and one wonderman), and about seven part-time incredibles. One of our best investments of time is in understanding each other: what our strengths and talents are, how we show love + appreciation, and how we respond to stress. We’re working to be even more thoughtful and diligent around these practices in our culture, but we’ve got some great tools in hand.

We keep a GDoc that lists each person’s astro signs (Sun + Rising), as well as their Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, and Dosha types. Anyone on the team can access it.

We also all take these four personality tests:

  1. StandOut: This assessment was created by the StrengthsFinder guy, Marcus Buckingham. Find out if you’re an Advisor, Connector, Creator, Equalizer, Influencer, Pioneer, Provider, Stimulator, or Teacher.
  2. How to Fascinate Archetype: Your hidden talents, your highest worth, your unrealized potential. Sally Hogshead created the Fascination Personality Test® to measure how the world sees you.
  3. The 5 Love Languages: We use this test to find out how everyone on #TeamD likes to get loved on.
  4. Four Tendencies: Gretchen Rubin discovered that people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Understanding this framework as a team lets us make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress and burnout, and engage more effectively.

GET QUIZZY: Know someone that could use a little insight? Press send.

PS: Creatives & Career lovers! I’ve got an e-list called Hey! FireStarterPeople! I mail 2x a month to fan your entrepreneurial flames. Simple. Hopefully useful. Try it out HERE.

Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path—from one seeker to another. The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries.

Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to every month for her daily #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.” A speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, Entrepreneur Magazine calls Danielle, “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” Her charities of choice are Eve Ensler’s VDay: a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and charity: water, setting out to bring safe drinking water to everyone in the world. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her favourite philosopher, her son. You can find her @daniellelaporte and just about everywhere on social media.