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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Gallup Called to Coach: Ehssan Abdallah

Last week on Called to Coach: Southeast Asia Edition, we featured Gallup Senior Practice Consultant Dr. Ehssan Abdallah. Ehssan’s mission is to build capacity within client organizations to improve bottom- and top-line performance.

Ehssan began his career at Gallup’s Dubai office where he quickly found that many organizations in the region focused primarily on people’s weaknesses, instead of putting them in positions to maximize their strengths. Recognizing this issue, Ehssan knew that the quickest way to turn this around would be to conduct individual coaching sessions.

Developing Your Coaching Practice
During the beginning stages of setting up a coaching business, Ehssan explains that it’s important to find your coaching niche. Figure out what areas you want to coach, and what you want your coaching focus to be. By nailing down these elements early on, you’ll see your coaching business quickly blossom into success.

Teach Leaders to Be Authentic
When managers and leaders use their strengths in their management style, they tend to be perceived as being more authentic. This authenticity will turn into trust from the manager’s employees, creating higher engagement and
lower turnover for the organization.

To hear more about Ehssan and his work with strengths, watch the video above.

Register now for the next Called to Coach on Friday, March 21, at 1 p.m. EDT. We will host Gallup’s Senior Scientists Jim Harter and Jim Asplund.

Join us for Theme Thursday on Thursday, March 27, at 1 p.m. EDT, where we will focus on the Deliberative theme. Register today!

Keep the coaching conversation going at the Called to Coach Facebook page. It’s a great way to network with others who are passionate about strengths.

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Ehssan is responsible for consulting with and developing solutions for Gallup’s clients worldwide. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Ehssan earned his undergraduate degrees in economics and international studies, his honors degree (first class) in communication, and his doctorate in international trade from Deakin University in Melbourne.

Ehssan’s top five strengths: Strategic | Individualization | Achiever | Learner | Analytical

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