- Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
- Season 4, Episode 5
- Learn how Gallup's Builder Profile 10 assessment gives technology entrepreneurs tools to understand how they can best work together in this BP10 update.
On a recent Called to Coach: BP10 edition (formerly EP10), we spoke with Erin Stadler, one of the first Gallup BP10-trained coaches, and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.
As the coordinator for a tech company accelerator, Erin has incorporated the BP10 assessment and results into her third week with start-up tech companies. BP10 helps Erin understand her individual clients, but more importantly, it helps her understand the team of entrepreneurs and their dynamics. Erin also said, "By that time, the clients can be stressed so their theme dynamics begin to pop up organically." When those theme dynamics occur, Erin said it was helpful to have a language and framework to understand them. Moreover, BP10 helps entrepreneurs understand their business partners' strengths -- and where they might best contribute to the new company.
Erin has encountered clients who don't, initially, agree with the results of their BP10 assessment. Most of these clients are older and have started a few businesses. Erin explained, "They see themselves as a certain type of entrepreneur." For instance, two co-founders of a successful business were in an BP10 feedback session with Erin. They were upset because the BP10 relationship themes were low on their BP10 reports. They explained defensively, "We met at a networking event!" Erin explained to them that meeting at a networking event demonstrated that they were trying to shore up an entrepreneurial theme that wasn't an innate talent. Once these cofounders understood that they could still be successful entrepreneurs and not have relationship themes at the top of their BP10 reports, they began to infuse BP10 into their partnership.
Erin Stadler's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Adaptability, Relator, Strategic, Responsibility and Arranger.