Who am I?
In December 2019, I launched my own coaching practice while still working in my engaging career in programme management in a large government agency. I had big dreams of juggling a full-on career job with running my own ‘side hustle’ at the same time, and keeping busy as a mum and wife at home. Then Covid hit…the global pandemic was a bit of a wake up call for me. It made me think about wanting to make a positive impact on the world, and how I could best do this in the time that I have available. I believed I could have far more impact supporting others (doing awesome things) than just trying to do all these things myself!
In November 2020, I said goodbye to a job I loved, realising that I didn’t love it as much as I loved the idea of a life running my own practice. I took a leap of faith to give my full time and attention towards something I love – being a catalyst helping others ignite their true potential and make a more meaningful impact in the work they do.
So far, I’m loving the ride!
Since November 2020, I’ve been fully immersed in serving a great range of clients – with coaching, facilitation, and training – mainly focussed around using the model of CliftonStrengths.
Who do I serve?
Being a curious kinda person and also a data nerd, I decided to analyse my client database. Of the 300+ people who have done CliftonStrengths assessment with me, here’s what their ‘strengths DNA’ looks like:
A lot of people ask me ‘who’s your ideal client?’. The combined strengths profile above for all my clients illustrates a lot (thanks to the Cascade tool!) – I love working with people who:
- Want an authentic and trusted partner to work alongside them (Relator)
- Are keen to improve themselves and learn new ways of doing things (Learner)
- Take ownership of their self-development (Responsibility)
- Understand that every human being operates quite differently (Individualization)
- Are comfortable with lots of moving parts (aka Covid jenga!) (Arranger)
- Love useful tools and strategies to try out themselves (Input)
- Get stuff done (Achiever)
- Absorb and analyse information to make better decisions (Intellection)
But most of all, I’ve observed that I love working with teams and their leaders – bringing groups of people together, injecting some energy, useful strategies, tools and activities…and they go away with more mahi tahi (better together) because of something they’ve experienced in a workshop altogether, clear about their purpose and direction. I love it even more when teams want to re-engage with me to “deepen” their unique power and edge, and build in applying their strengths to what they do (e.g. vision/purpose setting, 90 day planning, performance discussions, rhythms and cadences etc). I ran a workshop the other day for the coaching community on ‘How to keep strengths alive in teams’ – you can find out more about this in my blog about keeping strengths alive in teams.
I think I’m making an impact. Do you? I’d love to hear from you. Drop me an email or connect with me on LinkedIn.