Category Archives: GALLUP STRENGTHS

Up Close and Personal with Woo

Written on April 1, 2018 at 2:21 pm, by

I recently interviewed Hallie Thompson, who is about to receive her PhD in Plant Sciences and currently running for U.S. House of Representatives in Missouri, about her #1 strength, Woo. Gallup defines this strength as “loving the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over, deriving satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a […]

Woo – More Than a Cool Name!

Written on March 1, 2018 at 3:29 am, by

I heard a persistent knock on our home door one Sunday. When I answered, I had to adjust my gaze down about 3 feet to find the visitor. Little Caleb greeted me with a “Hi! What’s going on?” and continued to banter with me for about 10 minutes, sharing tales of adventure — including breaking […]

Investing in Me and We

Written on January 15, 2018 at 7:11 am, by

Thanks to Alex Sommer, Employment Branding Specialist at Nestle Purina North America, for contributing this article.  In 2016, I started graduate school at Washington University in St. Louis – Loriana was my very first professor for a Building High Performance Work Teams class. She knows well that you can’t possibly build high-performing teams until you […]

Your Speed Might Be Limiting You

Written on October 1, 2017 at 5:41 pm, by

How intentional are you with the speed at which you think, work, or talk? Our pace can directly impact our effectiveness and how others perceive us (and vice versa). Managing our speed is a way to increase our emotional intelligence. I will take the next few blogs to examine this issue. People make judgments based […]

The Power of Looking Back

Written on September 1, 2017 at 4:44 am, by

Wait, did I really write that title? My #2 strength is futuristic (looking ahead) and context (viewing history as helpful for learning) is at the bottom of my list at #33. I also have activator as #1, which means I am all about forward movement. So, this topic must be uber-important for me to write […]

Finding Joy in the Journey

Written on August 15, 2017 at 3:36 pm, by

Do you ever find yourself moving through your list quickly and efficiently, but despite getting a lot done, you aren’t enjoying the work that should bring you pleasure? That was my “aha” moment earlier this month. Late summer is a busy time for many people – school restarting, businesses eager to get a lot done […]

Busting myths on Gallup Strengths

Written on June 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm, by

My views on Gallup Strengths Finder have recently changed after an intensive certification training and extensive use with clients. The statements below are heard widely in the coaching world, and I used to believe some of these myths, too! 1) All you need are your Top 5 Strengths. I had heard (and even used to […]