As a newbie entrepreneur working from home whilst raising 3 kids, I show up every day to create something valuable for my clients. To do so, I need to bring my whole self to work and to do that requires attitude, authenticity and awareness. It wasn’t until I met Marisa and completed her Emotional Salary Barometer that I found an accurate definition of this key element, which I had been cultivating “in the shadow”.
Marisa encouraged me to take the Barometer she and her team had developed based on vast research data analysis. I must admit I was reluctant at first, since I thought that this “salary” was just for employees of big (dehumanised) companies. To my surprise it helped me better understand what I deeply value, what is missing and where my blind spots are. I received a comprehensive report with tangible data, metrics and practical tips of where there is room for improvement.
From now on I have a reliable tool to measure and manage my emotional salary together with the ownership of increasing it. I have no doubt that as this tool lifted me, it can lift others as well.
“Wow, this was so spot on! In reading the different factors, and the ‘benefits’ and ‘things to be aware’ of – wow! Very insightful, and relatable. The process itself was easy and enjoyable – didn’t take too long, wasn’t too dense. Now let’s see what I do with it!”
I have personally taken the test, and would highly recommend everyone to do the same, and learn a thing or two about oneself. Income is important, but there are many other important factors that make for a great job/company. After experiencing how detrimental the lack of emotional salary in a company can be, I would definitely say “yes” to a company that offered the emotional salary. For me independence, room for innovation and creativity, knowledge sharing tick the emotional box.
After many years of working in both the public and private sectors, I decided to take a leap of faith and start my own business. I was really nervous but taking the Emotional Salary Barometer confirmed to me that I had made the right decision – I would loved to have taken the test years ago when I wasn’t sure what career direction to go in because I might have been able to make this decision for myself sooner.
The Barometer results made me really appreciate what I have built, but it has also made me think more objectively about the areas I can still make improvements to. The best bit for me is that the report gives you specific steps and real-life examples that you can implement straight away which has been really helpful in showing me where to put my focus moving forward.
As a company, we often focus on what is not going so well and forget to look at all those aspects of the company that really bring joy and purpose to our employees. Undertaking this exercise has allowed us to reframe our perspective, give ourselves a pat on the back and then focus on the areas we need to improve on. We are very committed to professional and personal development but we have approached it in the typical way of looking at team building, skills training etc and hoping this is what our staff needs. Carrying out this audit has really given us a focus as to where to spend our time and money to give the most return and the biggest impact and to celebrate the areas we are doing so well at. The staff really got a lot out of receiving a personalised report and it has made them take control of and be personally accountable for change that they want to bring about. This has led to lots of ideas for training, outings, idea sharing and new mentoring projects. We are looking forward to devising a long term personalised training plan for our staff based on real data.
I’d like to present my experience and appreciation of the Emotional Salary Barometer.
Firstly, on a personal level, the Barometer managed to reflect very well where I am at this moment in my life. Few tools are so accurate in terms of measuring the professional, personal and work experiences of an individual in their current situation. The advice and questions I received will also enable me to continue my growth in the future.
Secondly, I can see the potential as a consultant. The tool helps me to have a valuable conversation with the company, the leader of a team and with the individual. It enables me to guide the company and its leaders to generate greater wellbeing in the team and commitment from employees. With an individual, it is especially valuable to enable you to focus your energy on what can empower you and help you achieve your goals.
For me, the emotional salary is the best reward you can get at work. There is no money to justify illness at work, including mental illness. It was important for me to validate that I have a high emotional salary. This is a reflection of my previous professional choices. However, I can improve my emotional salary. The Emotional Salary Barometer report has all the information very well organized and explained in a way that is accessible to all. It also includes some aspects that we can consider to increase our emotional salary. I recommend it because I think it is an advantage for everyone to know the emotional salary that our work gives us or not.