A strategic thinker and energizer who gets stuff done, I take my clients from good to great and help them rediscover their natural-born talents—you know, those things you do that feel completely effortless and totally enjoyable. Together, we focus on your strengths so you can up your performance, reconnect to the top-notch version of yourself, and win at business and life.
DIGGING DEEPER WITH BUSINESS, AND PEOPLE, AS THE RIGHT-HAND WOMAN
Having spent 30+ years helping build and reorganize businesses, I’ve built areas within marketing, sales support, and education, while also functioning as a strategic partner and executive coach.
The various roles I’ve been in required continuous out-of-the-box thinking, tapping into a diverse set of talents and wearing many hats, while sorting out chaos in business areas often requiring immediate action. You know the “growing pains” that come with a fast-growing start-up company when you have to come up with solutions on the spot? That and re-creating business areas were all part of my roles.
Now, while I’m great at many things, my strengths lie in getting things started, whether it’s people or projects. People often find me amusing as I’m a straight shooter who loves to take spontaneous action, have fun and laugh. I’m no stranger to being the jester, I’ll do whatever it takes to get people into action! I thrive on taking action, jumping off the cliff and sorting out solutions on the way down – that’s when I’m fully alive!
When I took the CliftonStrengths® assessment the first time in 2004, it was a wakeup call. It explained a lot. The company I was working for was going through a leadership shift. It was a toxic work environment filled with high stress and low morale.
My top themes at the time were all about investing in deep relationships, and being a cheerleader very much in tune with what’s going on… My role at the time was in direct conflict with my top themes. No wonder I was miserable on the inside!
The Strengths Insight Guide made so much sense to me, I felt so validated. No further training was available at that time so I moved on and didn’t do anything with it for years. I took the assessment again 5 years later as the assessment had changed, and initiated a conversation about implementing strengths at work that didn’t go much further than that. I was ahead of the time (another talent, I tap into the future).
In 2016, I took the performance-based assessment again and this time it clicked on a deeper level. This time, too the results served as a powerful wakeup call! And this time, a coaching program was available so I choose to take action and put my talents to work. I became a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach in July of 2016.
MY DOMINANT TALENTS?
All are still there in a slightly different order which validated the assessment for me. I’ve changed a lot over these years having explored transformational work nonstop, yet my “hard-wiring” stayed the same.
My dominant talents (me all the time) are: Strategic®, Positivity®, Maximizer®, Futuristic®, Activator®, Self-Assurance®, Adaptability®, Relator®, Responsibility®, Ideation®, Arranger® and Empathy®.
I rarely have regrets, I see them as lessons that bring me more awareness. And what you don’t know, you don’t know after all. Yet I do at times wonder what I would’ve created if I had access to these tools earlier in life.
Knowing how unique you are and then having the language for what you bring is very powerful. You also start looking for what you can do to invest in what comes naturally for you, instead of investing in weaknesses that lead nowhere. I spent thousands of dollars and many years searching for what I found in black and white print. Funny how that works, huh?
YOU ARE IN SALES