- Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
- Season 3, Episode 17
- Learn from a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach what it means to "keep strengths simple," and the role of vision, purpose and values in teaching about strengths.
On a recent Called to Coach: Australia Edition, we spoke with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Deborah Protter.
Deborah was initially drawn to the CliftonStrengths assessment because it resonates with her core value philosophy that each individual is unique. While committed to coaching others to productively use their strengths, Deborah also focuses on developing her own strengths to better serve her clients.
When facilitating strengths training workshops with her clients, Deborah says she tries to keep it simple. She's found that when she provides a group with too much information, they become overwhelmed and disinterested. This significantly diminishes the impact of their training. She begins her workshops talking about vision, purpose and values, and then tying them all together with strengths.
Deborah prefers taking on clients who will commit to her for the long term, because it allows her to maximize individuals' results. Additionally, she always gives her clients homework between sessions. Otherwise, she says, life will resume as usual and people tend to forget what they've been taught about strengths.
To hear more about Deborah and her coaching experiences and expertise, watch the full video or listen to the audio above.
Deborah Protter's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Maximizer, Connectedness, Positivity, Individualization and Empathy.