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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Gallup Called to Coach: Harsh Vardhan Jajoo

Last week on Called to Coach: India Edition we hosted Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Harsh Vardhan Jajoo. We talked to Harsh about how he couples his professional experiences with strengths-based development to create a world-class coaching experience.

Since taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, Harsh says he has become much more self-aware and more connected to those around him. Knowing this, he wanted to share this sense of self-actualization with others and help them discover their talents.

He shared a story about a client who, over time, became very disengaged with his life. Harsh said this man’s sense of responsibility was so high that he couldn’t say no to people, which built up an unmanageable amount of stress. After Harsh helped the man discover his strengths, he understood his talents and was reminded of how he became successful in the first place. Using his strengths, this man is now able to efficiently channel his once debilitating stress positively into his work, giving him a newfound sense of enjoyment in his life.

Discovering your strengths brings with it the realization that no one excels at everything. Those who strive for the ability to please everyone and do everything might have difficulties grasping that idea. Harsh explains, “Self-knowledge leads to self-confidence.” When you discover the innate talents that you possess, you gain a better understanding of who you are and how you can productively apply those strengths to your life.

To hear more about Harsh and his coaching experiences and expertise, watch the video above.

Join us for Called to Coach: Southeast Asia Edition on Tuesday, July 8, at 10 a.m. Singapore Time (+0800 GMT). That's Monday, July 7 at 10 p.m. EDT in the U.S. We will be hosting Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Belle Lockerby.

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Harsh spent over 20 years in the corporate world before he decided to become a strengths coach to help nurture people. He is one of the first Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches in India, and his professional experience is in general management, most recently serving as managing director and CEO of a large multi-national corporation in India.

Harsh’s top five strengths: Strategic | Connectedness | Learner | Responsibility | Self-Assurance.

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