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Friday, October 17, 2014

Called to Coach Recap – India Edition: Samir Parikh

On the latest Called to Coach: India Edition, we spoke with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Samir Parikh.



Samir first discovered his strengths three years ago when his organization began incorporating a strengths-based philosophy. He earned his certification earlier this year, and he said that even though he already owned his talents, he gained new and eye-opening insights into the living and breathing aspects of his strengths.

Samir says that from his experiences, most people he has coached have accepted strengths-based development, but it’s still important to help them truly buy-in and believe in it. Anyone can take the assessment and discover their top five strengths. But as coaches, you must help them understand that optimal success comes from focusing on and developing their strongest talents.

Before taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, many people think they know their strengths. While they may be right on some levels, they typically view their strengths as physical competencies, such as negotiating a deal or being able to effectively manage a team. Although these are things people can be good at, the innate talents within each person make up these qualities with which we excel.

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

Join us for the next Called to Coach: India Edition on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m. India Time, when we will host Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Rajat Chawla

You can register for all upcoming Gallup Strengths Center webcasts at gallup.eventbrite.com.

Continue the coaching conversation at the Called to Coach Facebook page. It’s a great way to network with others who share a passion for strengths!

Samir’s top five strengths: Competition | Harmony | Significance | Communication | Activator.

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