The CliftonStrengths Coaching Blog is a resource for those who want to help others truly understand their strengths and learn how to use them. Gallup experts and outside contributors share tactics, insights, and strategies to help strengths coaches maximize the talent of individuals, teams, and organizations everywhere.
Called to Coach Recap -- Curt Liesveld (Jan. 10, 2014)
Last week on Called to Coach, we hosted Gallup’s own Curt Liesveld. Curt is one of Gallup’s most experienced educators, coaching managers, and leaders on how to increase individual and organizational performance through employee selection and development.
Curt offered his expert insight and advice to strengths coaches around the world. From Talent to Strength
One of the most difficult parts of being a strengths coach is convincing people to change their ways. The first step in helping individuals grow with their strengths is guiding them through behavioral changes.
Some people take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and think that by simply discovering their strengths, everything will change. Learning the results of the assessment is only the beginning of development. As coaches, it’s important to help individuals not only discover their innate talents, but also develop those talents into strengths.
Everyone has talent, but not everyone transforms those talents into strengths. Clifton StrengthsFinder will never yield a report stating that an individual has no talents, because that simply isn’t true. Everyone has patterns of how they think, act, and feel, and those patterns can be transformed into strengths by productively applying them to different situations in life.
Join us for the next Called to Coach on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 12 p.m. EST (GMT -5:00). We will conduct a Strengths Spotlight on Robert Scoble, Rackspace’s Startup Liaison Officer, and find out how he uses his strengths in his everyday roles.
Curt Liesveld has been a coach at Gallup for over 14 years. Not only does he coach individuals, he also coaches other strengths coaches who want to improve the well-being of others. He genuinely enjoys coaching others and seeing the impact strengths-based coaching can have on people’s lives. Curt’s top five strengths: Responsibility, Relator, Maximizer, Learner, Analytical