- Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
- Season 3, Episode 16
- Learn from two entrepreneurs how the CliftonStrengths movement can gain traction in your community through strengths Meetup groups.
On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Brandon Miller and Darren Virassammy of the strengths consulting company 34 Strong, Inc.
Brandon and Darren each learned the power of the CliftonStrengths assessment via different paths. Brandon discovered his strengths while working for a strengths-based organization, while Darren came to know his during a transition in his career. Although they discovered their strengths through different means, their paths intersected, leading them to found 34 Strong.
One of the most effective ways for the strengths movement to gain traction in your community is to organize strengths Meetup groups. Brandon and Darren have been hosting many of these in the Sacramento, California, area, and these gatherings have been a great opportunity for them to talk to others about strengths in a conversational manner. They've hosted so many of these events that they've created a strengths Meetup ebook, so you can learn how to successfully host one in your community.
A challenge that Brandon and Darren occasionally come across is the organizational leaders who "don't know what they don't know." Many assume that instituting a strengths-based culture requires only a one-off coaching session. So it's important that these leaders become fully aware of the time and energy it takes -- from both themselves and their employees -- to begin implementing strengths within their organization.
To learn more about Brandon and Darren and how they use strengths to help people live happier, more productive lives, watch the full video or listen to the audio above.
Brandon Miller's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Maximizer, Achiever, Activator, Strategic and Arranger.
Darren Virassammy's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Achiever, Arranger, Relator, Learner and Responsibility.