The CliftonStrengths Coaching Blog is a resource for those who want to help others truly understand their strengths and learn how to use them. Gallup experts and outside contributors share tactics, insights, and strategies to help strengths coaches maximize the talent of individuals, teams, and organizations everywhere.
On our last Called to Coach, we hosted Robert Scoble for our first installment of the Strengths Spotlight.
Robert uses his strengths in his role every day as the Startup Liaison Officer at Rackspace. His top five strengths are Activator, Woo, Strategic, Achiever,and Learner.
Robert notes that his Activator theme gives him his impatience, but not in a bad way. He is constantly on the cutting edge of new technology and is always looking to be the first one to try new innovations.
On the latest installment of Called to Coach -- Southeast Asia Edition, we hosted Lam Lye Chan. Lye Chan is one of the first Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches in Singapore.
With more than 20 years of experience in training and developing people in the hospitality industry, Lye Chan has served as a consultant in a multitude of business areas. Her extensive list of clients includes hotels (local and overseas), clubs, serviced apartments, hospitals, and organizations in the banking and property management industries.
Last week on Called to Coach, we hosted Gallup’s own Curt Liesveld. Curt is one of Gallup’s most experienced educators, coaching managers, and leaders on how to increase individual and organizational performance through employee selection and development.
Curt offered his expert insight and advice to strengths coaches around the world.
By Monique Reneé Catoggio, Director of Life Well LED Programs and Coaching, Florida International University
Are you laughing at this photo? I am! I love everything about this photo, because it points to the things that lit me up as a child -- my secret hiding place (behind the flower bush pictured here); my Mickey t-shirt, which represented my favorite fantasy land; and my cowboy boots, which I loved to dance and perform in.
It's often said that children don’t hold back, because they have not yet been colored by experiences that tell them they should change who they are. As adults and leaders, we can look back and connect with those passions and talents we had as children that may be lying dormant today. They often are a clue to those unique things about us that, if brought back to life and strengthened, can invigorate us and provide authentic sources of happiness and success. We also can do the same by learning and activating our talent themes through tools like StrengthsFinder. What you may notice, as I did, is how they are very much connected!