Over the last 15 years of ups and downs, I have reflected on the power of my strengths and how these have helped me transition from survival, to coping, to thriving through very challenging circumstances.
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 […]
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 […]
As a Clifton 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 […]
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 fosters performance by: 1) Asks simple and powerful questions of their client 2) Listens […]
I am always on the look out for inspiration for my top Clifton Strengthsfinder Themes, none more so than my #3 Theme, Connectedness. I often describe my Connectedness in coaching conversations as a ‘game of two halves’ – one Spiritual, one Practical. My Spiritual side believes everything happens for a reason, there are no coincidences […]
The following list of coaching questions, based on my Clifton Strengths Dominant Themes, are those I use all of the time to keep making progress and experiencing Success, Happiness and Fulfilment in my Life. Based on your own themes, what are your favourite coaching questions? Maximiser – What is the ONE Thing I can do TODAY […]