According to data collected by Gallup, workers who are able to “play to their strengths” are six times as likely to be engaged in their job and three times as likely to report having a good quality of life. These workers are also significantly more productive at work. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Give someone the opportunity to do what they naturally do well, and everyone benefits. Yet, few junior professionals can describe their unique talents. And an even smaller number of managers know how to make the most of the talents that surround them.
My Strength-based programs help individual performers and groups name, claim, and aim their top talents. Participants complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment tool and receive detailed reports regarding their talents. Then, I help participants articulate their natural talents, recognize how they’ve used those talents in the past, and describe how they can use those same talents to accomplish personal and organizational goals in the future.
Although I believe in focusing on strengths, I don’t ignore weaknesses. I work with clients to help them develop strategies that address those areas where there talents, skills, or knowledge cause problems. To the extent we fix a weakness, I believe that we can prevent failure. To the extent we focus on building strengths, however, I am convinced that we can ensure success.
I am a Gallup-certified StrengthsFinder coach.