- Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
- Season 2, Episode 1
- Learn from Curt Liesveld how knowing your strengths is a beginning to your development, and the challenges and opportunities you can address using your strengths.
On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup's own Curt Liesveld. Curt is one of Gallup's most experienced educators, coaching managers, and leaders on how to increase individual and organizational performance through employee selection and development.
Curt offered his expert insight and advice to strengths coaches around the world.
From Talent to Strength
One of the most difficult parts of being a strengths coach is convincing people to change their ways. The first step in helping individuals grow with their strengths is guiding them through behavioral changes.
Some people take the CliftonStrengths assessment and think that by simply discovering their strengths, everything will change. Learning the results of the assessment is only the beginning of development. As coaches, it's important to help individuals not only discover their innate talents, but also develop those talents into strengths.
Everyone has talent, but not everyone transforms those talents into strengths. CliftonStrengths will never yield a report stating that an individual has no talents, because that simply isn't true. Everyone has patterns of how they think, act, and feel, and those patterns can be transformed into strengths by productively applying them to different situations in life.
For more insights and information from Curt, watch the full video above.
Curt Liesveld's Top 5 CliftonStrengths: Responsibility, Relator, Maximizer, Learner and Analytical.