Integrating a CliftonStrengths Approach to Building a Thought Leadership Practice

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 […]

Clifton Strengths Metaphors Through the Movies!

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 […]

Becoming a Strengths-Based Family!

 As a Strengths-Advocate, Enthusiast and Coach, I have been very aware of my potential to get ‘evangelical’ about the Strengths Movement. In particular, I have to tread very carefully with my own family regarding accessing, exploring and thriving using their own strengths. But sometimes a day comes along that just changes things. Last Sunday (9th […]