Thanks for visiting The Strengths Deck. Here you’ll learn all about why The Strengths Deck is a fantastic way to discover and learn about your hidden talents, make the most of your strengths, and kiss worrying about your weaknesses goodbye.

What is The Strengths Deck?

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

  • what lights you up and what drains you,
  • your areas of effortless performance,
  • the weaknesses that can trip you up, and
  • how to take smart action to achieve your goals and dreams
The Strengths Deck cards help you understand your unique combination of strengths, and understand how to use them strategically to achieve your goals.
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Who created The Strengths Deck?

Hi, I’m Daria Williamson, creator of The Strengths Deck.

I’m passionate about teaching people how to recognise their skills, strengths, and unique capabilities, and then create strategies to bring more of their 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.

Who should learn about personal strengths?


Imagine what it would be like to know exactly what your unique strengths are, and understand how to use them to neutralise your weaknesses and achieve your goals. And all while feeling more energised, engaged, and satisfied.

I work with mid-level and senior leaders who want to use a strengths-based approach with their teams, people considering career changes, frontline staff members looking to hone their skills, and successful business owners who want to level-up in their business and life.

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 working so that everyone can perform at their best.

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

How to use The Strengths Deck

Use The Strengths Deck Cards and Matrix on your own, or with your work team, family, or community group. Each set of cards contains basic instructions for using the Cards and Matrix to discovery and apply your strengths. You can download free resources from this website to complement your work with the cards.

You’ll learn a great deal about yourself and those around you. And you’ll come away empowered to shape your work and life to make the most of your natural talents.

Training and Coaching services

I offer coaching and training for individuals and teams to help you get the most out of your strengths.

I’d love to talk about how I can help you to create the life and work of your dreams. Book your free, no-obligation, 30-minute chat with me in less than 60 seconds. Tap the button to make your booking.

What people are saying about The Strengths Deck

Karl Craig-West

Thanks to the lovely Daria Williamson who walked me through a personal strengths assessment this morning. 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. #success #motivation #development #coaching #inspiration #mindset #growthmindset #personaldevelopment #growth

Sarah Davies

Yesterday 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. Such a valuable session, I would highly recommend having a chat with her if you’re feeling a bit stuck, or that your potential is yet to be unleashed!
#leadership #people

Are you ready to get started on your strengths journey?

If you’re ready to start exploring your unique strengths and learning how to use them to create the kind of life and work you’ve been dreaming of, let’s talk!

I offer coaching and training programmes that teach you how to make the most of your strengths, neutralise your weaknesses, and achieve your goals, while enhancing your wellbeing and accelerating your accomplishments.

More about Daria Williamson

I’m a coach and trainer, working with individuals, leaders, and teams to uncover their strengths and boost their energy, engagement, results, and wellbeing.

After a couple of decades of leadership and management roles, I am loving working for myself and partnering with individuals, teams, and organisations who want to level-up their approach to life and work.

As for qualifications, I’m a Strengths Profile Accredited Practitioner, hold a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, and a Master of Management in Human Resources Management.

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Sources of inspiration

The Strengths Deck Cards and Matrix draws from research and information published by leading authorities on personal strengths. These include Gallup/CliftonStrengths, VIA Institute on Character Strengths, and Strengths Profile*. The Emotional Culture Deck (ECD), created by Riders & Elephants* inspired the development of The Strengths Deck Cards. 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 [please note, this is an affiliate link, so if you use it to make a purchase, I may receive a small commission – you can use discount code DARIAWILLIAMSON to receive a discount on your purchase].

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

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