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Called to Coach Recap: Jamie Librot (May 16, 2014)
Last week on Called to Coach, we featured Jamie Librot, Gallup Senior Learning Solutions Consultant. Since joining Gallup in 2005, Jamie has consulted with external clients in a wide range of industries on various workplace issues. What follows are some of the highlights from the webcast.
When first discovering your strengths, it can often feel overwhelming as you dive into this language with which to describe yourself. Jamie suggests that, if you do feel as though it is too much information to take in at once, you approach it one strength at a time. There is no prescribed length of time that you should invest into each strength, but try owning your top strength first, and then moving on to the next one when you’re ready.
Jamie works frequently with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches, who proudly display and market their certified status upon completing coaching courses, an exam, and receiving positive feedback from references. Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches also get their profile listed in the Coaches Directory, which encourages lead-generation and new clients.
Secrets From the Post Show
One of the benefits of watching Called to Coach live is having real-time access to additional insights from our guests outside the allotted show time. During the post show, Jamie told us one of her secrets to working with clients: know what their strengths are. It’s certainly important to be able to leverage your own strengths, but when you know the strengths of your clients, it gives you the ability to direct the conversation in a way that is comfortable for them.
To hear more about Jamie and her extensive experience with strengths, watch the full video above.
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Jamie is Gallup's liaison to coaches who complete the Gallup Strengths Center coaching certification courses. In 2013 she won Gallup’s highest award, Royal Star, for being one of the top global contributors to the company. She is also a contributor to the Gallup blog.
Jamie’s top five strengths: Achiever | Woo | Focus | Arranger | Competition