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Recap -- Called to Coach: Southeast Asia Edition (April 13, 2014)
The last Called to Coach: Southeast Asia Edition featured Gallup Senior Consultant, Robyn Reilly.
Robyn discovered her strengths while working for one of Gallup’s clients in New Zealand, understanding for the first time why she did things a certain way. Whether at work or in her personal life, Robyn always finds herself trying to relate everything she does to her strengths. Strengths not only help her understand why she is doing something, they also help her figure out how she can accomplish tasks more efficiently and effectively.
Individuals who Robyn has coached find incredible value in discovering their strengths, because most people are so used to trying to fix what they think is wrong with them. They have been told that certain traits they have are faulty, but when Robyn coaches them, they quickly understand that their perceived “weaknesses” are actually strengths.
When people view their full report of all 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes, they tend to focus on the bottom five to see what they need to work on. Robyn explains that, although it’s good to be aware of your bottom five strengths, it’s important not to dwell on them. Instead, be proactive in using your top five strengths to figure out how they can supplement your lesser talents.
To hear more about Robyn and her work with strengths, watch the video above.
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Robyn is a Senior Consultant based in Gallup’s New Zealand office. Her responsibilities include directing client teams and developing Gallup’s broad range of consulting, training, and measurement services for those clients. Robyn’s expertise and passion is working with clients to create high-performing, world-class organizations through strengths-based development and engagement.
Robyn’s top five strengths: Activator | Communication | Maximizer | Positivity | Empathy