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.