Strengths Coaching Blog

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

[Recap] Coaching Clients Through the Levels of the Strengths Journey

On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Liz Ramos.








Liz believes there are "levels" to each person's strengths journey and she tries to help her clients move along the path of their strengths journey. According to Liz, the "below the line" level on this strengths journey is where people experience shame and disappointment in their strengths.  The next level is ignorance about their strengths, and the level above that is knowing their strengths but using them for entertainment only. Liz said, "The final level is strengths mastery where people embrace their strengths and who they are." Pushing her clients to strengths mastery is rewarding for Liz. She explained that some barriers to moving along the strengths journey are: trying to be like other people and living in the basement of one's themes. Liz said her clients sometimes strive to be like others instead of becoming the best version of themselves. In doing so, they fail to rely on and embrace their natural themes, skills and talents. Also, in living in the basement of their strengths, some people may not understand how strengths can enhance their lives, instead of inhibiting their growth.

To hear more about how strengths enhance Liz Ramos's life, please watch the video or listen to the audio above. 

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Liz Ramos, Founder and CEO of Engeniate, guides C-level business leaders and their teams in creating strengths-based work cultures that accelerate success in productivity and profit. Liz has been working with Clifton StrengthsFinder since 2010 and was part of Gallup's first certification course offered in Latin America in Spanish. This was a perfect opportunity for Liz to add the strengths language to her bilingual skills and become better equipped to serve her bilingual clients in California and around the world. 

Liz's top 5 strengths are Restorative, Activator, Futuristic, Relator and Individualization.

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