Do you know how awesome you are?

You have a unique strengths fingerprint that helps you bring your special brand of magic to the world.

But if you’re like most people, you’ve probably spent far more time working on your weaknesses than soaring with your strengths.

The Strengths Deck will show you exactly what your unique strengths are and how to use them to create the kind of life and work you’ve been dreaming of.

Ready to grab your Strengths Deck cards and the ‘Unleash Your Awesome’ book to show you how to make the most of your strengths? Head over to the Store to get them today!

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Working on your weaknesses is a waste of time

The typical approach to personal and professional development is to focus all your attention on fixing your weaknesses, failings, and “not-good-enoughs”.

But when you put all your time and energy into your weaknesses, you take away the opportunity to make the most of what you’re amazing at and love doing – your Genius-level personal strengths.

It’s far more effective – not to mention enjoyable – to focus on your strengths, and use them to achieve your goals and chase your dreams.

How would your life change if you knew how to boost your energy, build your wellbeing, deliver sustainable results, and achieve your goals and dreams, by doing what you love?

The Strengths Deck is here to help

The guiding philosophy of The Strengths Deck is that you (and those around you) experience significant and sustainable benefits when you invest your time and energy in your true, genius strengths.

The Strengths Deck approach is an interactive, hands-on experience using cards and a matrix to help you get clarity on:

  • what lights you up (and what can drain you),
  • your areas of effortless performance, and
  • how to take smart action to achieve your goals and dreams

Hi, I'm Daria, creator of The Strengths Deck

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I created the deck because I know what it’s like to have no idea what your strengths are, or how to use them wisely and well.
The Strengths Deck will teach you how to recognise your skills, strengths, and unique capabilities, and then create effectives strategies so you can bring more of your special magic to the world.

My strengths story

I spent years working really hard, trying to do things the way others did. And I kept falling short, burning out, and losing hope. All I saw was what wasn’t working and how I was failing. Then I learned how to focus on what is working and what is going right, and the strengths that are in my Zone of Genius.

Once I shifted my focus, life and work got a whole lot easier. Not easy – there are still hard days, because I’m human! But now I know how to spend more time in my Zone of Genius, I’m doing what I’m great at and lights me up. And I want to teach you how to do that for yourself and the people around you.


Love of Learning is a Genius strength for me, so I regularly seek out development and learning opportunities. I’m a Strengths Profile Accredited Practitioner, hold a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, and a Masters of Management in Human Resources Management.

Want to know more about me?

Check out my other website,, where you’ll find lots of articles with tips and strategies on personal development, leadership, and other helpful things. 

For the most up-to-date info on what I’m up to, check out my ‘Now‘ page, a brilliant idea from Derek Sivers.

Get started on your Strengths Deck journey for free today. Visit the Downloads page to get your copy of The Strengths Deck Matrix, a sample from the 75 personal strengths included in The Strengths Deck, and a set of instructions and coaching questions.

The Strengths Deck will help you:

  • grow your self-awareness and self-confidence,
  • take the next step in your career path,
  • use a strengths-based approach with your family, work team, or community group,
  • spend more time in your Zone of Genius, and
  • level-up in your life and business.

You can use The Strengths Deck on your own, with friends, family and colleagues, or in 1:1 coaching with me. Whichever approach you choose, you’ll have the power of strengths in your hands! You’ll be empowered to shape your life and work to make the most of your strengths, to move confidently in the direction of your dreams.

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Everyone benefits when they learn how to use their unique personal strengths - and it's a fun process!

Get the power of strengths in your hands today!

Head over to the Shop to get your hands on your very own set of Strengths Deck cards. Just tap the button to get underway.

You can also download free resources to complement your work with the cards.

The Strengths Deck coaching

I’d love to show you how to discover your strengths and put them to use to create the kind of life and work you’ve been dreaming of.

You’ll leave our work together with a new-found appreciation for the special magic you bring to the world. You’ll learn simple strategies to make the most of your strengths and spot strengths in others. And you’ll be confident to create new ways of living and working so that you and everyone around you can perform at your best.

1:1 coaching

To really power-up your strengths journey, I offer 1:1 coaching programmes tailored to your needs and goals.

Each session is unique, focused on what is relevant and useful for you. Because you are the expert in you, I’ll listen to your needs, then work with you to ensure you get what you need to be inspired, take action, and move closer to your goals and dreams.

Group coaching

Group coaching is a fantastic way to build trust and teamwork, as well as achieve your personal development goals.

I work with leadership groups and functional teams to identify their individual and team strengths, weaknesses, and everything in-between. Along the way, we develop strategies to make the most of team members’ strengths, plug the gaps left by weaknesses, and strengthen teamwork by recognising each person’s unique contribution.

Find out more about The Strengths Deck approach on the About page.

Client feedback

Check out what my clients say about their strengths coaching experience:

I danced around the lounge!

I came away from my final coaching session with Daria and put on some good music and danced around the lounge! Daria encouraged me to consider how I can overplay the strengths in my Zone of Genius and what to do about it. Her use of language around strengths-based leadership brings clarity and curiosity allowing the client to thrive on a business and personal level. Thank you Daria for holding the space for me to explore what is intuitively inside of me.
Amanda McKay

Such a valuable session

I had an awesome session with Daria Williamson, she’s a leadership coach who helps people get ‘unstuck’. In 90 minutes she ascertained what my strengths were and how I can use them to support me in areas where I am challenged – and how I can spend more time working in my strengths zone.
Sarah Davies
Sweet Spot Business Coaching

I now have so many cool ideas to work with…

…for my own self-development and it’s even better to know that I have many things to lean on to help me on my way.
Karl Craig-West
Auckland Business Builders

It was a hugely illuminating session

I was lucky enough to do a strengths session with the incredible and insightful Daria Williamson.

Through her beautiful new Strengths Deck exercise, she introduced me to the way that we can partner strengths – drawing on something that’s in our ‘zone of genius’ to help us doing something that we’re not so strong in…

I would recommend it to anyone looking to level up in what they’re doing, and find more ease in how they’re doing it. Thanks so much Daria!

Christina Wedgwood
Intelligent Ink

I’d love to talk about how you can use your personal strengths to create the life and work of your dreams.

Book your free 30-minute chat with me now.

Sources of inspiration

The Strengths Deck Cards and Matrix draw from research and information published by leading authorities on personal strengths. These include Strengths Profile, Gallup/CliftonStrengths, and the VIA Institute on Character Strengths. Inspiration for the card-deck approach came from the Emotional Culture Deck (ECD), created by Jeremy Dean of riders & elephants*.

The ECD offers an infinite variety of fun and interactive ways to talk about emotions at work and home. If you want to know more about the ECD, or buy a pack, you can check it out here [affiliate link, so if you use it to make a purchase, I may receive a small commission – add the discount code DARIAWILLIAMSON to your shopping cart to receive a 10% discount on your purchase].

* The Strengths Deck is not approved or endorsed by any of the organisations mentioned on this page.