- Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
- Season 3, Episode 35
- Learn about the life changes that can happen when you as a coach lead your clients from strengths discovery to strengths transformation.
On a recent Called to Coach: Singapore Edition, we spoke with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Yeang Cherng Poh.
Since discovering the CliftonStrengths assessment, Yeang Cherng has focused on leading his clients from strengths discovery to a strengths transformation. He pushes them beyond the moment of wonder and surprise at finding out their strengths to a point where strengths can change their lives. The goal of strengths for Yeang Cherng is not just self-discovery, but to be the vehicle to propel them forward personally and professionally.
Yeang Cherng spent 12 years in the nonprofit sector of Singapore. He worked for an organization that promoted cyber wellness for youth -- teaching them the benefits and perils of the Internet and video games. He would often hold interventions for young people who spent so much time on the Internet or playing video games that it harmed their scholastic and social lives. He found that knowing the strengths of these young people was key to successful intervention. He could help them diversify their activities by finding pursuits they would enjoy, and that fit their strengths. This helped to end their addiction to the Internet and video games and set these young people up for long-term success.
Yeang Cherng is also one of a select group of international coaches who has completed Gallup's Coaching Builder Talents course, which focuses on using the BP10 assessment (formerly EP10) to identify entrepreneurial talents. He has partnered with two people in Singapore to build a large entrepreneurial coaching business, and they often use the BP10 assessment as an initial "quick look" tool for their clients. Then, they use the CliftonStrengths assessment to help their clients understand more about themselves and their teams. As he does with all his clients, Yeang Cherng tries to push these entrepreneurial clients to experience a strengths transformation.
Yeang Cherng Poh's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Achiever, Relator, Strategic, Ideation and Analytical.
Learn more about using CliftonStrengths to help yourself and others succeed: