I offer one-to-one and group coaching based on The Strengths Deck approach. Find out more information here, or book your free, 30min discovery call to talk about how strengths coaching can help you and your team soar.
1:1 strengths coaching
I work with professionals from a range of industries and experience levels. Together, we identify their unique strengths fingerprint and create practical strategies to make the most of their strengths and bring more of their special brand of magic to their life and work.
Common goals cited by my 1:1 strengths coaching include career change, promotions, or personal and professional development. When you know what your strengths are, and how to put them to work for you, you make yourself impossible to ignore!
Group strengths coaching
Many now organisations are waking up to the benefits of building on strengths instead of trying to minimise weaknesses.
I work with middle and senior leadership teams, and functional groups, to maximise each person’s contribution. Everyone learns about their own strengths, and the strengths of their colleagues. And they create strategies to make the most of everyone’s strengths by working together, sharing tasks, and offering strengths-focused feedback and support.
The benefits of the strengths-based approach
A focus on strengths is strongly associated with positive outcomes, such as:
- Enhanced wellbeing
- Greater happiness
- Higher self-confidence
- Improved self-esteem
- Increased productivity
- Greater sense of energy
- Lower perceived stress
- Greater resilience
- Higher goal achievement
- More confidence in career decisions
- Greater vitality
- Increased positive affect (feelings, moods, & emotions)
- More engagement at work
- Better performance
- Improved relationships
- Greater creativity & innovation
- Faster development in areas of strength
The drawbacks of a weakness-based approach
The traditional performance management approach of focusing on eliminating weaknesses has a number of drawbacks, including:
- Lower engagement
- Higher perceived stress
- Less job satisfaction
- Lower performance
- Decreased productivity
- Higher levels of frustration
- Slower skill-building
- Lower levels of motivation