Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to take the StrengthsFinder assessment?

This assessment is based on over 40 years of scientific studies and research in human behavior. You can find more information about the background and validity of the assessment here. 

Your report will give us insight into your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

You may feel like you already have a grasp of what you’re good at, but StrengthsFinder offers something special: 1) validation (like, hey, you really are kickass at that thing you always kinda sorta thought you were great at!), and 2) suggestions for how to maximize your strengths so that you can operate at your full potential.

 

More questions about the StrengthsFinder assessment? Read the FAQ here.

What is your coaching philosophy?

There is greatness in all of us. Not just in some of us, but in ALL of us.

The ICF (International Coaching Federation) defines coaching as “Partnering with Clients in a Thought-Provoking and Creative Process that Inspires them to Maximise their Personal and Professional Potential”

My Personal Coaching Philosophy aligns with that.

What is your coaching process?

After you’ve completed your assessment and mailed it to me, we will go through the following process:

  1. Discover – You have unique greatness within you, than nobody else has. In this first part of the process, I will help you to understand and appreciate how extraordinary you are.
  2. Embrace – During this part of the process we will develop strategies to consciously focus your talents so that you will become MORE of the BEST of you MORE of the time.
  3. Nurture – This is where I help you to become masterful at authentically expressing yourself and your uniqueness and add value to the world (your life, family, career or business)
  4. Shine – Here is where I inspire you to turn your talents into Strengths that will make your light shine bright. You will also learn how to ‘manage’ your weaknesses (where applicable) NO, we’re not going to try and ‘fix’ your perceived weaknesses. You’re not broken. But we can also not ignore the areas that are tripping you up – so we’ll strategize a plan to use your Strengths to work around those areas.NOTE: For this last part to be really effective you should invest in your Full 34 report.

    Although I provide the structure of the overall coaching engagement,  each time we meet you are in charge of our agenda.  My job is to ensure that all our conversations lead us closer toward your desired goal.This ‘Free Agenda’ approach ensures that your main priorities are dealt with as they arise.  Coaching should not be something separate from your life but fully integrated in it.  It’s fun, it’s challenging and it’s rewarding.

Why do you work virtually?

Because it saves time, money and the planet. Neither of us have to travel – that saves us time. Time is a very precious resource and I value it highly. We can make more of virtually anything – but we cannot make more time. So I prefer to NOT spend mine in traffic.

And because we don’t need to use cars or other forms of transport to get together we both reduce carbon emission that traffic causes.

It also enables me to work with clients from across the globe. Today’s technology makes it easy and cost effective to work across the globe.

If you’re unsure whether this form of coaching will work for you – let’s hop on Skype, WhatsApp or FaceTime for a complimentary 15 minute chat. I’m confident that you’ll LOVE it!

You can request a 15 minute chat here.

Who is your ideal client?

My ideal clients are people who are ambitious and committed to personal and professional growth. People who are curious, open-minded and determined to become MORE of the BEST of themselves, MORE of the time.

I’m a inspirational globally minded connector and maximizer of people’s talents. I embrace technology and its power to connect.

I’m open-minded, driven and curious. I believe we’re not here for a long time. We’re here for a good time and while we’re here – we might as well have fun.

If you resonate with that, we’re a good match.

Will we be a good match for a Coaching Partnership?

If you resonate with my description of my Ideal client – we’re a good match.

If you’re still uncertain, request a no obligation 15 minute chemistry meeting.

What are your talents/strengths and how can they help me?

I list my top 15 Strengths below. I use these every day:

  1. Connectedness
  2. Maximizer
  3. Activator
  4. Achiever
  5. Adaptability
  6. Positivity
  7. Relator
  8. Command
  9. WOO
  10. Belief
  11. Learner
  12. Arranger
  13. Intellection
  14. Input
  15. Ideation

How will this help you?

My whole focus is on achieving high impact results by helping people become more of the best of themselves more of the time. It energizes me!

I have a natural ability to see what is great in someone, and turn it into something incredible.

I don’t belief in trying to fix perceived weaknesses – only to manage them. And that is what I’ll help you do too.

 

I don’t see myself as a motivator. I belief that if people cannot motivate themselves, then I can’t help them. What I do really well is to INSPIRE.

I’m committed to personal development. I constantly study areas of neuroscience, positive psychology, human behavior and strengths – but also business, marketing and technology.

Studying these topics feeds my mind for deep contemplation, which fuels ideas to help my clients even more and on a deeper level.

Because I attract high impact clients, I expect high impact results and I will hold you accountable to achieve that, because I know you can.

I only work on projects that are important and meaningful to me. And if you are my client you are important to me and our time and work together will always be meaningful, valuable and transformational.

Why do I need to complete this form?

It enables me to prepare an effective session for when we meet. This save us both time.

It also shows me that you’re committed to the process and willing to invest the time required to work on yourself in order to experience deep transformation.

Where can I take the StrengthsFinder assessment?

You can buy a code HERE

Once you’ve purchased your assessment code, you can redeem it and do the assessment here.

Once you’ve done the assessment and received your report – get in touch with me for an appointment so I can help guide you through the process of understanding, becoming aware and appreciating your unique set of talents.

What about my weaknesses. Can you help me fix it?

Research indicates that working really hard to fix weaknesses drains people’s energy and engagement and yield very marginal results – if any.

So instead of helping you to “fix” your weaknesses, I will do something MUCH better: I will teach you strategies and tools on how to manage them (where they are hindering your progress)

Let me give you an example: I can’t stand the site of blood or injections.

Do I need to learn how to manage that so that I will be able to work with blood and guts and give people injections? NO – because I’m not a surgeon. So although it’s a weakness – it is not one I need to manage or learn to get better at because it’s not hindering my progress.

Let me give you another example – more related to StrengthsFinder talent themes.

One of my lesser themes is Discipline, which basically means that I don’t like rules, regulations, order and structure. I like freedom.

Do I need to manage my dislike of structure and routine?

Hell YES, as a business owner it is important to have some structure and routine in order to ensure that you stay focused on your business objectives.

And that is what I’ll help you do. We’ll identify if and how your lesser themes are hindering your progress. And we’ll develop strategies to help you manage them.

Why Strengths Coaching works

As successful business owner, leader or employee you have a unique set of talents, that makes you different from all your colleagues or competitors. Perhaps it is the meticulous way in which you analyze a challenge. Perhaps it’s the way you form new business ideas or see opportunities. Perhaps it is the charming way in which you communicate with clients, colleagues or suppliers. Perhaps it is your ability to see connections between seemingly disparate ideas.

Whatever it is for you: that uniqueness is what sets you apart from the rest. It is what makes you brilliant in what you do. It is what gives you the cutting edge in your work or business.

But what if the content of your work or role suddenly changes and no matter how hard you try – you struggle to get a grip on it. It might be that your new responsibilities require you to operate from a place where you don’t use so much of your natural talents anymore.

Or maybe your business has grown, and now you’re so busy doing things you don’t like doing, just to keep all the balls in the air – that you have no more time for the things you once loved about your business – and you’re starting to wonder if it’s still worth doing.

Maybe you want to, or have already started a new business – but now your original enthusiasm and excitement have been replaced by overwhelm, and doubt and fear and you’re not sure how to get your spark back.

Or maybe there are some huge life changes happening for you. Like relocating across continents, or getting married, or going through menopause or midlife.

Well your unique strengths and weaknesses can have a huge impact on how your new responsibilities and life situation affect you.

And what about your “weaknesses”. Because let’s face it. We all have weaknesses. Maybe you’ve just made that huge promotion you’ve been working so hard for, and now that you have it – you feel restless and unfulfilled and stuck? And you can’t understand why. You’ve worked so hard for this.

Maybe you know what your weaknesses are (or you think that you do) and you’re working very hard to improve them. But the fact is; research indicated that trying to improve your weaknesses takes a whole lot of time and energy and only yield very marginal results.

So wouldn’t it be more effective and efficient to learn how to manage your weaknesses (instead of trying to fix them) – for as far as they’re hindering your progress. And focus more of your attention on polishing those talents that make you shine in your profession and make you the brilliant lawyer or business owner you are?

Well, that is what strengths coaching can do for you.

And what about your blindspots.

You may argue that you don’t have blindspots. And perhaps you’re right. But the thing about blindspots is that they are “blind” – which is why you’re normally not aware of them. Because if you were, they wouldn’t be “blindspots” but weaknesses.

And that is another area where strengths coaching can help you. It can show you your blindspots so you can learn to manage them.

Or maybe you’re facing a major career change dilemma? Perhaps you’ve been in your current role or business for a number of years and you’re ready to make a change. But you have no idea how or even what you want to do next. Or maybe you know what else you would like to do, but you’re unsure whether whatever else you want to do with your life, will allow you to have the same lifestyle you’re used to. Or maybe it’s just that you don’t know how to make the change. Maybe you feel scared and overwhelmed by it.

Whatever the case may be and where you’re at in your career. Strengths coaching can help you.