At the beginning of her career, Mandy spent 12
years in leadership positions for her local government in Australia. She
interacted daily with government employees and the members of the public
that she served, often encountering people who struggled with low
self-worth and feelings of despondency. Although Mandy tried to reassure
these people that they were great, she found it difficult to communicate
that message without the right language and tools to describe the unique
qualities of each individual.
She quickly discovered that Sony Pictures had created a strengths-based environment that incorporated the Clifton StrengthsFinder and strengths philosophy into the day-to-day lives of its employees. During Mandy’s consultancy with Sony Pictures, she conducted strengths introduction sessions with new employees. She quickly learned about strengths and was blown away by its emphasis on what is right with people. Mandy had finally found the language she was searching for! She incorporated strengths into her consulting business and is now a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.