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Now’s the time to identify your strengths

Now’s the time to identify your strengths

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Timing is everything

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago, the second-best time is now” Chinese proverb

If you’re asking yourself when you should start your strengths journey, the answer is “right now”. And to help you get started, check out the two free offers below. Firstly, get your Strengths Profile, then learn how to interpret and apply it to get more ‘zing’ in your life and work.

Free Strengths Profiles: available to everyone

The generous team behind Strengths Profile are offering free Introductory Profiles to anyone who wants one, until 31st January 2021.

All you have to do is follow the link below, create a free account (if you don’t already have one), and take the online assessment.

Free mini-debrief: only 10 bookings available

Normally, the debrief session for an Introductory Strengths Profile is valued at several hundred dollars. But in light of the generosity of the team at Strengths Profile, I am offering a free, 15-minute mini-debrief to the first 10 people who book with me.

This session will introduce you to the main principles of the Strength Profile, and kick-start the process of unlocking the unique and powerful insights that your profile provides.

Make your booking

It’s quick and easy to book with me using the widget below. Just be sure to select “Strengths Profile mini-debrief” to access your free consultation.

I recommend booking as soon as you can, because these offers get snapped up quickly! You can book with me before doing the online assessment – just be sure to complete it at least 24 hours before our session. I’ll be in touch once you’ve booked your session to let you know how to share your report with me.

What's my expertise?

I am an accredited Strengths Profile practitioner, and an experienced leader, manager and coach. I have plenty of experience in working with human “stuff”; none of us is perfect, and from time to time, we all need support, ranging from compassionate listening to a gentle nudge to full accountability.

I use my knowledge, experience and intuition to guide my work. My clients regularly use words like “inspirational”, “insightful” and “big picture thinker” to describe how I operate.

I love nothing more than seeing people playing to their strengths, seizing their opportunities and unleashing their potential.

The coaching session was a wonderful experience; Daria created a safe space for me to understand myself better and help me gain greater self-awareness and insight. It was well-paced - it didn’t feel rushed, nor did it feel drawn out. I felt like I had plenty of time to consider Daria’s questions and respond in my own way. Her rephrasing and observations made me feel that she was really listening and seeking to understand with curiosity.  Daria is well-equipped to help her clients develop and grow to be a better form of themselves.
Carley Nicholson
General Manager

What else should I know about strengths?

I am fully committed to sharing my knowledge about and experience of the power of the strengths-based approach. Below are several articles I have written about working with strengths and dealing with weaknesses.

Bookmark my Posts page or follow my social media accounts to keep up to date with what I’m sharing.

Posted by Daria Williamson in How-to, Strengths, 0 comments
How to flex your strengths and deal with weaknesses

How to flex your strengths and deal with weaknesses

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Weakness. Most of us cringe inwardly even just hearing that word. We’ve been taught that weaknesses are something to be ashamed of, and there are plenty of people who seem to live by the belief that the truly great amongst us don’t have weaknesses. That’s about as far from the truth as we can get!

I have previously written about focusing on your strengths, not your weaknesses. I still wholeheartedly believe that playing to our strengths is a fantastic strategy. But I am also convinced that responding effectively to our weaknesses is something anyone can master.

In this post, I going to expand my thoughts on how you can get clarity about your key strengths and weaknesses, and then decide whether to flip, delegate or ignore your weaknesses.

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Posted by Daria Williamson in Development, Strengths
Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses

Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses

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If you’re like me, you have sat in countless training sessions or performance reviews being told to identify your weaknesses and develop strategies to compensate for or overcome them. Did anyone ever tell you to focus on your strengths? It seems to be a totally foreign concept in most workplaces. But focusing on strengths will lift not only performance, but also engagement and motivation – and it feels a whole lot better than moping over things we aren’t good at!

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Posted by Daria Williamson in Development, Strengths, 3 comments