Monthly Archives: May 2016

My top strengths and talent profile

Several years ago I completed the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment, then worked with Maureen Monte, a Success Architect and author of Destination Unstoppable, who is a certified strengths coach and friend, to better understand the results and realize a plan to grow my strengths, personally and professionally.

She also led me through a challenging exercise to develop a strengths and talent profile. The process forced me to think more deeply than I had before about what motivates me, things that I love to do, things that frustrate me, how I measure myself and how I want my colleagues to see me.

I am glad I participated in this practice as it helps me better define myself and articulate and remember my strengths in a tangible way so I’m more engaged and productive. Additionally, it comes in handy with new managers — I give them my profile so they can immediately see a clear picture of my strengths and talents. Continue reading