- Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
- Season 5, Episode 16
- Learn about a millennial who wants to bring all of the insights connected with CliftonStrengths to his generation, and to those who work with them.
On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Bryant Ramirez.
Intro from host Saurav Atri
- Bryant's Top 5: Ideation, Woo, Communication, Strategic, Activator
- He has coached in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa
- Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach currently based in the Philippines
- Founded YourQuestCoach.com (now Millennial Strengths), a coaching practice focused on millennials
- He is also a millennial himself
- Coaching has been an integral part of my own development
- I always asked my own coached -- How can I bring my true self to the workplace?
- CliftonStrengths has help me do this
- I see all of my Top 5 working together especially when I travel
- My secret sauce is Communication
- As a coach I can now help individuals the way I've been helping businesses
- CS gave me a new language and I want to bring it to millennials
- Have you heard of Quarter-life crisis -- it's a challenge that millennials are facing, what do they want to do with their life after school?
- We are in an age where information is much easier to get, you can get answers immediately, but are these answers solutions?
- I faced my QLC recently; what is the next step for me -- continue as a consultant or get a new job or start my own company or go to grad school? I went to grad school
- My business school experience gave me the opportunity to learn more about myself
- My call to action is to convert what I've learned in the consulting world into coaching
- I am a millennial and identify closely with them; I want to dig into the science about millennials
- Gallup's report on millennials gave me a lot of insight
- 87% rate that professional development/career growth opportunities as important to their job
- There is the image that they "hop around" -- this isn't really from lack of commitment but from wanting to learn more
- 55% are not engaged at work
- I want to coach not just millennials but people who work with millennials so they can understand each other better
- Reframe the way millennials look at work; they want a coach to guide them; but they want to do their own thing; they want to be held accountable more frequently and focus on strengths rather than improvement areas/weaknesses
- How can strengths-based development be geared and framed for millennials?
- I do it in 3 ways: use trends from Gallup; strengths innovation; and our own strengths as coaches and how to integrate them.
Bryant Ramirez's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Ideation, Woo, Communication, Strategic and Activator.
Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Cheryl S. Pace contributed to this post.