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Friday, October 21, 2016

[Recap] How CliftonStrengths Can Help With Deathbed Regrets

On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Doug Wilks. 






Here is how Doug got started with CliftonStrengths in his own words: As a dominant Input and Maximizer, I read StrengthsFinder 2.0 years ago. I immediately began applying Tom Rath's insights in my own professional and personal life. To say it was a personal Rosetta Stone is an understatement. I began incorporating strengths-based training and development in various leadership roles for sales representatives, managers and sales teams at work. Strengths-focused coaching never failed to produce improved results. I’ll never forget the response from a tenured sales representative years ago after my first "official" internal half-day workshop. She said, “That’s the first time in my life I feel like anyone’s ever gotten me…” Definitely fuel to my coaching fire!

Doug then goes through the five most often stated deathbed regrets and how knowing your CliftonStrengths can help you to not have the same regrets at the end of life. The five biggest regrets are: “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself and not what others excepted of me”, “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard”, “I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings”, “I wish I’d stayed in touch with my friends” and “I wish I’d let myself be happier". Doug says if you live your life using your strengths every day you will live true to yourself and be happier, you will work smarter instead of longer, and you will find ways to use your unique strengths to gain more courage and find ways to relate to people that work for you.


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Leveraging 20 years of corporate sales experience, Doug helps individuals and

organizations achieve rapid improved results by growing talents and maximizing strengths. Doug has been highly successful advising clients at both the start-up and Fortune 500 organizational levels. Throughout his leadership experience in the healthcare, information technology and non-profit sectors, he has spent thousands of hours coaching and training individuals and teams using strengths-based development. As the Founder and Lead Director at StrengthsLauncher, Doug makes group workshops fun, energizing and, most importantly, useful. He can quickly tailor results-based growth and development training roadmaps for you and your organization. Doug is highly active in his business, church and community. As a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, he is dedicated to helping you achieve better results leveraging your unique, innate talents.

Doug's top five strengths are: Input, Maximizer, Individualization, Intellection and Connectedness

Find him igniting talent and changing lives here:
Email: doug@strengthslauncher.com
Web: StrengthsLauncher.com
Twitter: @WilksDoug
Phone: 888-887-7960

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