Strengths are not what you think.
in Business in Education in Life
“After completing the Leaders and Life Changers Workshop, I feel ready to own my brilliance and have the confidence to take my leadership to the next level. I look forward to inspiring my team and changing my community for the better.”
~ Shirar Patterson, Senior Vice President and COO, United Way of Eastern Maine, Bangor
Strengths are not what you’re “good at,” but rather what energizes you and drives excellence. When you know how to activate, align and maximize your authentic strengths, no matter what, you tap into a bottomless well of energy that changes everything.
People who know how to live and work from their strengths are simply more plugged-in and turned-on. Organizations that know how to support and align people with those strengths reap the benefits: unprecedented levels of engagement, creativity, problem-solving and skill.
More personal responsibility
People who know and understand their strengths feel – well, strong. They take 100% responsibility for their lives, at home and at work. They see solutions as within their control and every barrier becomes just another problem to be solved.
Life happens. But adversity, no matter its scars, is no match for being dialed-in to the strengths we have used to survive. Once we understand this, these are the same strengths we use to thrive.
More ROI (return on investment)
Fixing deficits (which drain energy) requires a huge investment of time and resources with minimal pay-off. Growing and aligning authentic strengths requires minimal (and smart) investment of time and resources that trigger rapid and exponential growth. Whether in business, education, or life, it’s just a better ROI.
Let’s face it. In business, education, and life, we are driven by a deep desire to feel alive, to feel strong! When we tap into this energy, we get more done, solve problems faster and take more responsibility for our lives and our impact on the world around us. This is the power of Strengths in Focus.
Chris Trout, Founder of Strengths in Focus, on stage →
Thursday, January 14, 2016
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“Chris presented a perfect mix of focus inward and focus outward. I wish all of us in human services had the motivation and the tools to practice what we’ve learned here – we’d have much more efficient and effective systems, and youth and families with more hope love and success.”Misty Stenslie, Deputy Director, Foster Care Alumni of America , Washington, DC
Speaking to Ignite and Transform Your Organization
Artful Facilitation to help everyone see differently
Equally at home with CEOs or ground zero professionals, from South Central Los Angeles to rural Canada, Chris has that rare ability to reach audiences through both head and heart. He moves effortlessly from foundational research (which somehow never feels “research-y”) to powerful stories that speak directly to each audience member. The shelf life of Chris’ insights is measured in years, not hours or days – and is evidenced in the words of audience members:
Chris is real – not sugar coated. This is not about methodology or a set of techniques. It is the way he lives.
It isn’t every day I attend a conference where I come away feeling empowered with information I can put into practice in my everyday life, both at work and at home.
Effective facilitation is like great jazz, an improvisational give and take that requires exquisite listening, sensitive choices, and the ability to jointly arrive someplace new and unexpected. Chris is a master of this kind of improvisation. The unsurpassed skill and insight he brings helps everyone lay down their assumptions and join in the improvisation. His perfectly timed observations and insights help the group move to the next level of discussion and sharing. And his authentic delight in the process inspires everyone to join in the improvisation, excited to see what is possible.
Whether you need to find creative solutions, resolve conflict, elicit feedback and ideas, or engage in affirmative inquiry, Chris will help you navigate this new territory and arrive somewhere you’ve never been before.
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