Maximize Your Strengths

Nearly 16.5 million people have taken the StrengthsFinder 2.0 profile, yet most think it's just a 'cool profile'. Alissa believes that leaning into and developing your innate talents and strengths is key to success in life, then this is your podcast. to discover how to apply your Strengths Finder assessment in transforming your business and relationships. Listen to guests like John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson of Entrepreneur On Fire, Pat Flynn, Jeff Brown, Shawn Stevenson, and other top entrepreneurs, who have used their Top 5 strengths to achieve success in business and life. You'll also hear top Strengths coaches from across the globe discuss each of the individual strengths to help you understand each of YOUR Top 5.
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Dec 29, 2016

The Strength Theme of Woo isn't what it initially sounds like! It's actually an acronym for 'winning others over'.  People exceptionally talent in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with someone or even a room full of someones! 

We're joined by the awesome Lisa Cummings, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and CEO of Lead Through Strengths.

Find her on her website: and listen to her podcast, Lead Through Strengths on iTunes, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. 

Dec 26, 2016

The first year of Maximize Your Strengths has been a success thanks to YOU, the listener.

Listen to this episode to hear where Maximize Your Strengths is going in 2017!


Dec 22, 2016

Today we're talking about the strength of Strategic. People exceptionally talented in the Strategic Theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.

Our guest expert is Strengths Strategy Certified coach Tinus Van der Merwe. 


Dec 19, 2016

Today, we reflect on the year we're leaving and set goals that you are actually set up to achieve for the coming year! 

Dec 15, 2016

Today we're talking about the strength of Significance. People talented in the significance theme want to be very important in others’ eyes. They are independent and want to be recognized. Leaving a legacy is important

Our guest Marian Lane. Marian is a certified Strengths Network coach from Auckland, New Zealand. She owns her own coaching practice called Flourish Now and works with individuals, partners and teams in the community. She especially enjoys coaching normal Mums and Dads, teenagers, and young people. She believe that our families, our communities and our world can be impacted positively when we all know and use our innate talents intentionally.

Dec 12, 2016

Our guest today is Deirdre VanNest. Deirdre is the creator of the Speak and Get Results™ Blueprint, a system that teaches business owners how to increase their visibility and leverage their marketing efforts by creating “Crazy Good” presentations that bring in clients. Deirdre is an international speaker and trainer, a Certified World Class Speaking™ Coach, and a contributing author to the Amazon best seller World Class Speaking™ in Action.

You can learn more about her at

Dec 8, 2016

Today we're talking about the strength theme of Self-Assurance.

People talented in the Self-assurance theme feel confident in their ability to manage their own lives. They possess an inner compass that gives them confidence that their decisions are right.

Our guest expert today is Strengths Strategy Faculty member Steve Jeffs. Steve was awarded a Top 50 Most Influential Global Coaching Leader, for 2016 by CHRO Asia. He’s been coaching, consulting and teaching for over 20 years.

You can connect with Steve through (

Dec 5, 2016

Excited to have Clay Andrews and Mika Terao, a dynamic husband and wife duo join us today!

Clay and Mika are relationship experts. They focus on teaching people how to cultivate and hone ‘Advanced Relational Skills’ that strengthen the emotional connection within any relationship. They also specialize in helping men and women overcome and heal from a painful breakup so that they can build a stronger foundation for their next relationship.

They’ve been featured on, Huffington Post and Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny talk show on SiriusXM and Psych Central.

Find them at:

LoveTalk FM on iTunes >>>

Dec 1, 2016

Coach Camille Hambey is a Senior Research Analyst at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and a member the Office of Secretary of Defense for Policy Design & Innovation Practice.

She has a plethra of roles.... all of them involving solving problems! As an analyst, she conducts research and analysis to resolve POW/MIA cold cases from the South East Asia Conflict. As a human-centered design practitioner, Camille facilitates workshops focused on organizational health as well as development of vision, mission, and priorities.  

In her role as a Strengths Coach, she provides coaching to individuals, teams and managers within her agency and other Dept. of Defense partner organizations.  Outside of her work in DoD, Camille is focused on providing Strengths Coaching to veterans, women, small teams and families.
This episode gives GREAT insight to the Theme and Gift of Restorative. 
Nov 28, 2016

Hani is an expert at identifying problems...especially ones that waste business owners' time. H's passionate about creating solutions to help create automation software to help content creators build their email list and grow their audience faster.

Today, we get to explore how his strengths helped him create a successful business to help others!

Find him at

Nov 24, 2016

Julia Waller, with Strategic Coach ( joins us to talk about the Strength Theme of Responsibility. We all strive to be responsible, right? So what if we don't have THIS strength in our profile? Are we out of luck? 

Nov 21, 2016

Alissa is equally passionate about the application of the StrengthsFinder profile in marriage as in business. 

Mixing business and family is something that many people fear because the stakes are so high. But success IS possible here!

Often how is starts is one spouse launches a business and the other will help just a little....then more and more... then he or she is fully IN the business.

Jeff and Heather Coughenour of Rebel42 ( have used Strengths coaching to enhance their relationship AND create synergy in their business.  

Learn how you can too in today's episode of Maximize Your Strengths. 

Nov 17, 2016

People exceptionally talented in the Relator Theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal. 

Strengths Coach, Hazel Bainbridge of Ikigai Coaching ( joins us today to delve into the Theme of Relator, an amazing Relationship Building strength.

Have you had the same friends for a long time? Would you rather call an old friend than make a new one? You may have Relator! 

Nov 14, 2016

Cari Twitchell is an attorney turned copywriter. Learn how Cari engaged her strengths in BOTH careers, and transition from one to the other. 

One key to a successful transition in careers is being open to opportunity. Listen to how Cari completed her shift.

Find Cari for content marketing services at

Nov 10, 2016

Contagious enthusiasm... lighting up a room with a smile... infectious energy....perpetual encourager. All Positivity!

We talk about how Positivity shines, where it feels smothered, and everything in between. 

We also talk about depression and mental health in this episode. We just scratch the surface, but open an important conversation! Join us!

Find our guest, Jeff Pudwill, on LinkedIn!

Nov 7, 2016

Melissa Hinnant's amazingly successful business, Grace and Lace (, started as a result of working through the worst tragedy any parent can imagine...losing a child. 

Yet, she and her husband, Rick were committed to not "wasting the pain". They believed something good could come out of their heartbreak and they were right. 

They are building a legacy for the sweet baby they lost and changing lives of thousands in the midst. All starting with a single pair of boot socks. 

Hear their story and how they created this amazing business that gives back with a little of His grace and a little lace. 

Nov 3, 2016

Maximizer is a strength that always strives for better. It believes that no matter how good something is, it can be improved! 

Find out more about it today!

To take your StrengthsFinder 2.0 profile, go to, spend $15 and 30 minutes to get YOUR blueprint! 

Oct 31, 2016

Pat Flynn joins us to talk about his Top 5 StrengthsFinder themes and how they've helped him reach success. He believes that we can achieve more together than individually and cherishes feedback and input from people around him. 

Find Pat at and make sure you listen to his podcasts: Smart Passive Income and Ask Pat. 


Oct 27, 2016

People exceptionally talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them. Listen in to find out more about how to apply your Learner!


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Oct 24, 2016

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Oct 20, 2016

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Oct 17, 2016

We are joined by my two little ones today Avery (10) and Annika (9) to discuss their talents with the Strengths Explorer profile.

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Oct 13, 2016

Gallup Certified Strengths Coach Megan Gerhardt joins Alissa to talk about the Strength Theme of Input. Input is a Strategic Thinking talent and is a wonderful addition to a project that needs research! When combined with other Strategic Thinking themes, it can produce a really amazing recipe, like Megan has!

Listen in to find out how to Maximize YOUR Input theme! 

If you havene't already, you can take your StrengthsFinder 2.0 profile at

Find today's guest, Megan Gerhardt, at

Oct 10, 2016

Chris and Alissa talk about how optimizing your strengths allows you to gain harmony in your life....getting all the areas of your life to work together rather than compartmentalizing or giving them each a "percent" of you. 

Find Chris at

Twitter: @ChrisMurphyHub

Oct 6, 2016

Gallup Strengths certified coach Murray Guest joins the show today ALL the way from Australia!  We chat about the strength of Individualization today and how in using that Strength, in Murray's words, structure enables flexibility.

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