Strength Coaching to Increase Engagement, Productivity and Satisfaction

Emotional & Social Skills Development

Developmental Stages
Children: Ages 5-12
Elementary School Competencies

Develop an awareness of personal strengths, interests, and motivations.
Learn how to communicate effectively and increase social skills.
Learn to set goals and make life decisions.
Pursue and develop competencies in areas of interest.
Develop hobbies and vocational interests.
Balance between work and leisure time.
Utilize time and task-management skills.
Learn how to write a resume.
Develop a positive attitude toward work and learning.
Select coursework related to their interests.
Understand the relationship between educational achievement and career success.
Explain how work can help to achieve personal success and happiness.
Identify personal preferences and interests influencing career choice and success.
Demonstrate how interests, skills, and achievement relate to achieving personal, social,
educational, and career goals.
Learn conflict management and coping skills.

Youth: Ages 12-18

Middle and High School Competencies

Achieve new and more sophisticated relations with peers.
Achieve emotional independence from parents and other adults.
Set vocational goals and prepare for marriage and family life.
Develop skills based on personal strengths.
Acquire a set of values and an ethical system to guide behaviour.
Set realistic goals and make plans to achieve personal goals.
Develop a positive self-identity based on self-knowledge of strengths and challenges.
Understand the interrelationship of life roles.
Develop skills in career planning.

Young Adults: Ages 18-23

Higher Education

Knowing more about unique strengths and skills.
The skills to maintain positive self-concept.
The skills to maintain effective behaviours.
Understanding developmental changes and transitions.
Identifying career goals and becoming certain of career plans.
Transferring career interests into plans of action.
Exploring career options and further educational planning.
Learning job-search skills.

Adults: Ages 23-adult

Entry to Work

Strength testing to further understand the individual’s talents and sources of motivation.
Transitioning to enter the world of work
Changes in family of origin, peer, and immediate family dynamics.
Challenges in maintaining life and work balance.
Enhancement of relationship, coping, and communication skills.

Who do we help?

People who utilize strength interventions have 7.8 % greater productivity and are six times as likely to be engaged at work, and three times as likely to report high life satisfaction.

Strength coaches focus on past success rather than problems. We believe that investing time into our talents is more effective than focusing on our issues and limitations. We can test your strengths to collaboratively develop a flexible plan to improve your educational pursuits, career motivations, or relationships. I offer proactive solutions to dealing with transitions and building resilience in all areas of performance.

Perhaps from our strength testing you find you are talented in competing, and you can learn to mark your progress in all areas of your life compared to yourself and others. Maybe you find your strength lies in harmony with others, and communication is how you excel and succeed so you naturally gravitate to social arenas where you can influence forward movement. Others may be consistent, and find they are at their best in an altruistic team moving toward selfless and fair community action.

Once we find your unique strengths we can work towards fostering resilience to help you meet challenges constructively and bounce back after setbacks. Resilience can increase physical and psychological health, and increase our longevity and courage in the face of multiple stressors.

By understanding your talents you may be more likely to act with “confidence, direction, and hope.” (Gallup Organization: The Clifton Strengths Finder)

How we help?

Our process begins with strengths tests, collaboratively building a personal model of resilience, applying the model to areas of our lives, and building positive qualities to practice personal resilience. The personal model of resilience is an often overlooked key to modeling the therapy to the individual’s unique strengths. Once you understand the strengths we have identified and the concept of resilience, we can figure out which areas of your life we want to improve to optimize your potential. Some challenges are considered and we can help brainstorm for ideas of how to face obstacles when the challenges are outside of our control. By solving and overcoming issues we can decrease discouragement and improve coping and resilience. Additional strategies are considered and the therapy remains flexible and adaptive to the strengths and environmental trials. Strength based resiliency training is useful to decrease relapse in other problem areas in conjunction with other therapies.