I am in the middle of completing my Gallup Strengths Coach certification. I’ve done the course work, having spent a week in Atlanta about a month ago. I’ve scheduled my professional coaching session with a Gallup Strengths Coach. I’ll be preparing for the written exam and setting up my first 6 coaching sessions soon. Presuming all goes well, I’ll be a certified Strengths Coach before the end of the year.

My goal is to then take this, along with my decades of professional experience helping others become better leaders, and reach to help small business owners, parents, college students, and individuals of all types discover and develop the best part of themselves. The positive psychology approach of the Clifton Strengths assessment is an ideal way to leverage the best part of you into becoming an even better part of you.

As the weeks and months go by, I hope to add thoughts of my journey as a coach, my experiences helping others, and the insights and lessons I learn both about myself and about the journey of striving to maximize potential and turn it into a reality of excellence and success.

Of course, as the byline of the blog suggests, my focus will include more than just Strengths. I’ll also explore personality, with a particular emphasis using the DISC Personality Profile assessment. And, I’ll talk leadership.

Why?

Because, leadership. It’s what I do. It’s who I am. It’s a personal and a professional passion of mine for the past 35 years.

I hope to share my unique thoughts, bring along and share the thoughts of others who I respect admire and agree with, as well as challenge some thinking and writing of others who I may not agree with.

You’re invited to join in on the conversation by adding your comments below, too.