Strengths-based development occurs when individuals apply their talents toward specific objectives. I help leaders maximize their productivity and interpersonal relationships through individualized coaching. Areas of focus include: deepening senior leaders’ awareness and appreciation of their talents, helping individuals claim the intricacies and power of their themes, exploring past successes and reflecting on the strengths that facilitated those experiences, developing action plans to further invest in these talents, aligning strengths with job responsibilities and annual performance goals.
The Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment helps middle managers understand how their strengths and talents are connected to their current positions, and guides senior leaders in identifying individuals with the potential for growth. Using creative exercises, I define what excellence in their current role looks like and develop strategies for future success. Customized tools and one-on-one coaching are used to clarify middle managers expectations of themselves and their co-workers, leading to more positive cross-functional dialogue and relationships.
Engaged employees understand what they are expected to do, feel connected to their coworkers, and are customer-focused. Using findings from the Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessments, I help senior leaders build a strengths-based culture. As a certified instructor in the Gallup Q12 Employee Engagement Survey, I facilitate the measurement of items directly linked to key business outcomes, including turnover, profitability, safety, and customer engagement. A State of the Team Conversation serves as the foundation for action planning for developing departmental action plans that make employee engagement a priority.
The most effective leadership teams are open with one another, selfless and willing to make sacrifices for the collective good of the organization. Truly cohesive teams are built on a foundation of trust. Using the findings from the Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment, I engage team members in direct conversations with each other, giving them the confidence to reveal their strengths and expose their differences. Quarterly and semi-annual refresher sessions are designed to acknowledge accomplishments, nourish spirit de corps and reinforce positive team behaviors.