In 2015, I attended a StandOut strengths assessment certification training with The Marcus Buckingham Company. I connected immediately with the description provided on my own strengths. Since then I’ve been incorporating the assessment into my training and coaching. I love helping people see just how awesome they are and helping them leverage their innate strengths to make a greater positive impact in their work and life.
I recently had the opportunity to serve a young leader through coaching and team development. We spent part of our time discussing the very real challenges faced by her and her team and then spent the other part focusing on her strengths to lead the team forward. The most stretching part of our conversation wasn’t discussing the challenges but rather the struggle to accept the positive feedback.