“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” — Benjamin Franklin
Have you ever tried to drill into a concrete wall with a drill bit designed for wood? At first the drill seems effective but it doesn’t take long for the bit to become blunt or damaged under pressure and strain because it is trying to do something it wasn’t designed for. Take a pen and piece of paper and then write your name, surname and profession on that piece of paper. Now do the same thing using your other hand. Not so easy and not too neat either. And yet many of us live our lives this way and we cannot figure out why we experience a lack of fulfillment and productivity in the work we do.
This is the question that drives Strengths Coaching. Strengths Coaching helps individuals, teams and organizations discover and develop their talents. The best organizations discover what people are naturally good at and correctly position them to use their talents to achieve quality performance and soaring productivity. Businesses, churches, ministries and non-profit organizations that make a strengths-based approach a priority enjoy greater productivity and profitability, while at the same time experiencing a decrease in staff turnover.
Unfortunately much of society is obsessed with weakness and considerable time and energy is placed on weakness-fixing which most often leads only to the prevention of failure. Focusing on people’s strengths and developing the things that come naturally to them leads to greater productivity and effectiveness as well as higher job satisfaction.
You can be good at something and still loathe it. You can be great at something and find that the activity you do so well leaves you feeling completely weak and drained. That’s because…
A STRENGTH IS NOT AN ACTIVITY THAT YOU’RE GOOD AT,
IT’S AN ACTIVITY THAT MAKES YOU FEEL STRONG
Research shows that less than 2 out of 10 people get to play to their strengths most of the time. What if it was possible for you to discover your strengths and get to play to them the majority of the time?
YOU WILL MAKE YOUR GREATEST CONTRIBUTION AND BE MOST PRODUCTIVE WHEN YOU FIGURE OUT HOW TO PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS MOST OF THE TIME
The Clifton StrengthsFinder is an online assessment that helps you identify your Talents, natural inclinations and predominant patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. Once you have completed the assessment you will receive a report of your ‘Top 5’ or ‘All 34’ Talent Themes depending on the package you purchase online.
Strengths Coaching is a process through which a coach assists a client in the discovery and development of their strengths in order to increase their impact and effectiveness within their organization. My mission as a Strength’s Coach is to help you discover your unique design, assist in the exploration of your strengths and challenge you to reach your their maximum potential.Purchase an assessment code Do The Assessment
Derek is a member of the Talent Mosaic Coach Network. Coaching can be on an individual, team and organizational level. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Derek van der Merwe – firstname.lastname@example.org