The third book: ’Krachtig met KernTalenten’ (Strong with coretalents) was published on 1 June 2018 and discusses ten themes for which the Coretalents analysis means huge added value: study choice, education, recruitment and selection, career guidance, high giftedness and high sensitivity, stress and burnout & boreout, HR policy, leadership, coaching, etc.
Many experts contributed to this third book: Prof. Dr. Dick Swaab (brain research), Prof. Dr. Elke Van Hoof (well-being, HSP and stress), Jan Toye of Palm Brewery and Fonds Ga voor Geluk (entrepreneur and suicide prevention among young people), Prof. Dr. Dirk Buyens (HR expert and Dean of the Vlerick Management School), ...
The second book: ‘Beken(d) Talent - ken je KernTalenten en maak de juiste keuzes voor je studies, je werk en je leven‘ (Realise your talent: Know your coretalents and make the right choice for your studies, your work and your life) dates from 2012 and its 6th edition was published in 2018.
It describes what working with your strong coretalents actually means on the basis of the Coretalents analysis of 13 Belgian celebrities, including Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Cassiman (renowned DNA scientist), Goedele Liekens, Herman Brusselmans, Inge Vervotte, the late Prof. Dr. Roger Blanpain, … and even a Dutch one: Paul De Leeuw, on whose show Danielle was twice a guest.
The first book ‘Speel je KernTalenten uit, kinderspeelgoed vertelt wie je bent’ (Play upon your coretalents: Children’s toys tell you who you are) dates from 2004 and is sold out. Parts of it are still being used by many experts, because many insights were far ahead of their time. A Coretalents analysis is also very different from a quick trick with a questionnaire about your childhood as a good conversation opener ... Only an Accredited Coretalents analyst knows the ‘rationales’ behind the toys and can translate things happily done as a child to your coretalents as adults. It’s not because you wanted to care for dolls as a mini-mother that you have to become childcare worker. Or that you have to work in the automotive industry if you played with cars! Unfortunately it’s not that simple. On the contrary, it’s quite complex. But people simply are complex.
A Coretalns analyst does not play with people’s futures! Assessing each small, half and strong coretalent is a skill, and correctly applying the combinations - for all 23 coretalents together, both inside and outside their group, as well as all their components - is not child’s play! Recognising all the coretalents from countless children’s games and translating these correctly into their significance as adults, requires thorough knowledge, because after all there are 94 billion possible combinations (3²³)!
This first book inspired countless gurus in the area of talent and talent management. Danielle shared in this book the insights she gained while interviewing more than 8,000 engineers and scientists over the previous 17 years. They are indeed still up to date and are eagerly used by HR staff, talent managers and other professionals. For example, the ‘ad test’ developed by Danielle and explained in detail in the same book is a particularly successful tool for career counsellors, coaches, HR professionals, etc.