- Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
- Season 3, Episode 5
- Discover your entrepreneurial (BP10) talents and how your knowledge of these plus your CliftonStrengths can help you create effective complementary partnerships.
On a recent episode of Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Dan Shundoff.
A majority of Dan's work with strengths has typically centered on entrepreneurship, beginning with Gallup's Entrepreneurial Acceleration System (EAS) and now Gallup's Builder Profile 10 assessment (BP10).
Gallup's BP10 assessment (formerly EP10) gives individuals a breakdown of dominance for each of 10 entrepreneurial talents. Dan emphasizes that you don't need to be dominant in all 10 talents to be a successful entrepreneur. When he encounters individuals who want to be entrepreneurs, but who don't necessarily have the talents to be successful on their own, Dan helps them understand the importance of viewing their talents in the context of others. By doing this, people are more likely to create purposeful partnerships and collaborate with others who have complementary talents.
Dan gets a thrill from conducting speaking engagements -- large group presentations where he guides dozens of people through educational workshops. Still, though, he says he gets more out of intimate group sessions where he facilitates conversations with a small number of people. He credits this preference to his Relator theme. This is why it's important for strengths coaches to become fully aware of their talents. Not only will it better serve your clients, but you'll also be able to make more purposeful decisions for yourself.
To learn more about Dan and how he uses strengths to help people live happier, more productive lives, watch the full video or listen to the audio above.
Dan Shundoff's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Futuristic, Achiever, Relator, Responsibility and Maximizer.