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How To Onboard A Champion Profile

November 1, 2023

Why blog about onboarding? It’s a bit dull and the deal is done by then, isn’t it?

It’s far from done! This is where the hard work begins.

Get the onboarding wrong and there’s a strong risk of the candidate not settling in and you may well have the right candidate but you lost them because the onboarding was poor – this is preventable.

We use a platform called Contribution Compass to guide our onboarding towards a successful integration. Being Paul Avins - The Grown UP Business Coach Coach I understand this stuff at a deep level.

How do we do that? We invite the employer to profile the role and we profile the candidate against the role and we can tell the employer with a reasonable amount of certainty how they are most likely to show up at work and what their preferences will be before they pitch up and start work with you.

I’ll look at the 8 different profile types – all different people and all of which need to be treated in a different way.

Next up is the Champion profile.

  • The Champion combines creative activating energy with natural relationship building skills. They are very comfortable with attention being placed on them as they are expert brand ambassadors and very good at shining a light on a business, product or service.
  • They dislike appearing in a negative light. They can be stubborn when they believe something might tarnish their image. If not handled properly, this trait could lead to financial consequences.

How do you keep them engaged and upgrade them?

  • Reward them with seeing the difference their input has on the brand – track stats and show them what they’ve done. It also keeps them accountable.
  • Give them a platform to share their ideas and vision in meetings and the difference they see it making.
  • Encourage them to blog and write articles so it puts them front and centre along with the brand. Challenge them to raise the public profile of the business through their work as a SME/key person of influence.
  • Get them shooting video content – most Champions are naturals at it and WANT to do it.

Power summary

  • Introduce them to key people
  • Make them feel special and stroke their ego
  • Show them how they can achieve
  • Let their creative energy breathe
  • Reward should be tied to their impact on brand activities

Do you need a Champion on your team or are you about to onboard someone like this and you’re not sure?

Email me if you’d like to find out or if you would like a full copy of my FREE onboarding guide to see how ALL profile types engage.


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