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Coaching Resources During Covid-19 Event

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As the world hopes, plans and prepares for life after Covid-19, I have been inspired to watch CliftonStrengths Coaches and Advocates build momentum to assist their communities and organisations by leveraging their natural talent and helping others do the same. About 5 years ago, my Input, Activator and Learner created a library of over 1200 Clifton...
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Integrating a CliftonStrengths Approach to Building a Thought Leadership Practice

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In 2010, I had the privilege of being introduced to CliftonStrengths when I joined Gallup as a Senior Consultant. Within months, I had read Gallup's entire library of Strengths publications ( Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath is my hands down favourite), and committed myself to a career as a Strengths Coach. More recently, Peter Cook sent me a...
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The Wonders of Sporting Loyalty as an International Fan

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With the shock of Global, National and Local lockdowns around the world, the sporting landscape has changed dramatically in the last few months. While recreational sports involving social distancing seem to be acceptable in many parts of the world, competitive sport, especially team contact sports, may represent unnecessary risks for Covid-19 sprea...
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Top 10 Coronavirus Contingency Questions for Business Leaders, Their Employees and Customers

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The world is currently in a challenging place, not helped by fear taking over control from rational decision making. Winston Churchill once said, "Fear is a reaction. Courage is a DECISION." So what will you decide to do - for your family, for your business, for your customers? Every crisis has a silver lining in some way, you just have to look for...
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Building a Sustainable and Thriving Personal Economy

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In September 2017, following 22 years of employment in the pharmaceutical and management consulting industries, I had the courage to establish ChrisMillerCoaching when my mindset took a giant leap from 'safely employed and following a semi-predictable career' to 'self-employed and riding a roller coaster every single day'! One of the ways my mindse...
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Top 10 Exceptional Albums of my Life (so far!) - Themes for Personal Growth and Development

Top 10 Exceptional Albums of my Life (so far!) - Themes for Personal Growth and Development
I LOVE music on so many levels - the artistry, the genius, the power of a great lyric. With music now streaming, albums are becoming less and less relevant, and yet the top artists around the world, today as in the past, are able to build a collection of music that tell a story, or reflect the evolution of that artist at that particular time. The l...
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2020 Goals and Intentions

I often reflect on the power of Hopes, Dreams, Goals and Intentions during the turn of the year. As the year and decade come to an end, here are a few of my key intentions for 2020 and beyond... Support family near and far to make Dreams become a reality (including a fantastic family reunion at Christmas 2020!) Continuously improve my fitness, ener...
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2019 Year in Review: A Game of Two Halves

As 2019 and a whole decade comes to an end, it has been rewarding to reflect on the highs and lows of the year, and some of the amazing experiences along the way. The list below represents the very best highlights and moments of resilience throughout the year, as shaped by my own set of Values: Family - by far the greatest highlight of the year was...
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Clifton Strengths Metaphors Through the Movies!

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As a Strengths Advocate and Coach, I am always on the lookout for great metaphors in life representing a particular Clifton Strengths theme or even the philosophy of Strengths itself! Many of my favourite movies resonate with me because of my own Top 15 (my Dominant Themes) or simply because they reflect my Belief that we are all uniquely gifted, a...
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Crafting Clifton Strengths Curiosity Questions to Lift Client Insight and Performance

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Ever since I fell in love with the art of Coaching in 2007 when I read Coaching for Performance by Sir John Whitmore and subsequently trained with the Coaching Academy in the UK, I have held true to the simple definition that a great Coach: 1) Asks simple and powerful questions of their client 2) Listens deeply to the answers, in anticipation of a ...
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