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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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 25, 2017

Today's guest is someone I've gotten to know over the past six months in Quatum Leap Mastermind and I love being in her space whether it's in person or on the phone.

Julie is the founder and CEO of Empowered Living, a Life Design and personal development company. As a speaker, coach and faculty member at Georgetown University’s coaching program, Julie is enamored with helping you to master your inner world so you can master your outer world.

In her book, Get a PhD in YOU: A Course in Miraculous Self-Discovery, Julie authentically shares the extensive personal-growth wisdom that came from her own struggles with body image, relationships, and feeling "not enough.”

Julie's Top 5 StrengthsFinder Themes are:
1) Positivity
2) Input
3) Achiever
4) Futuristic
5) Strategic
Don't forget to hang out until the end to find out how to get a free copy of Julie's book!
You can find her at
Sep 18, 2017

Has there ever been a part of your business that you’re just like, “ummm… this is NOT me. Sometimes there ARE those things. If you can resonate, today’s episode may just soothe your soul :)

Our guest, Gavin Zuchlinski, is the founder of Acuity Scheduling, the slickest way for businesses to automate and manage their appointments online, allowing clients to schedule themselves. Gavin is a self-professed tech geek and espresso maniac (a word he does not use lightly) who wholeheartedly believes that business should be fun. Now, Gavin spent MANY years as the only guy in his business. And he liked it! He loved doing all the things. NOW, his business, Acuity Scheduling, supports over 50,000 businesses of all sizes, from people working for themselves to major corporations with thousands of employees. I, myself am an Acuity client, so if you’ve ever booked any kind of appointment with me, you got to see the magic of Acuity Scheduling. Of course, with the client base growing in leaps and bounds, Gavin can no longer do it all himself, Acuity’s Customer Support is unmatched in this industry as they focus on easy & pain-free scheduling with one on one support as they help their client’s businesses grow and thrive.

One of the things I respect SO much about Gavin in today’s episode is that he not only confidently accepts that he’s awesome, as I encourage all of you to do, just also simply calls out one area of NON-strength and shares with us how he’s filled that gap. Remember, our BUSINESSES need to be well-rounded, we don’t. 

Here are Gavin's Top 5 StrengthsFinder Themes: 

1. Intellection

2. Achiever

3. Ideation

4. Learner

5. Command

Find Gavin and his awesome 45 day trial for Acuity at

Sep 11, 2017

Our guest today is the top notch Executive Assistant, Jessica V. Lindgren, Main Gal of Gal Friday 612 ( Her values align with mine, yet she had different Strengths, skills, and perspectives.

She is extraordinary. She is amazing... As if I have anyone on the show that not, but really, she’s near and dear to my heart for many reasons. Jess is the Main Gal over at Gal Friday, which is an executive assistant service for busy entrepreneurs and executives.

She delights in the details, whether she's planning your quarterly board meeting, choosing the perfect gift for everyone on your list, or putting the finishing touches on another batch of her famous homemade marshmallows. She and husband Bob enjoy living in Northeast Minneapolis, and when they're not relaxing at home with their three cats, you’ll find them exploring museums or indulging in theatre performances wherever they find themselves around the world. A lover of putting pen to paper, Jessica gleefully reads and replies to every handwritten letter she receives.

Jessica's Top 5 StrengthsFinder themes are: 

1. Strategic

2. Input

3. Relator

4. Learner

5. Developer

Delegating is something we talk about a lot, but let's get real, it can be really scary! Jess gives amazing tips on how to hire and begin to delegate to an assistant. 


Sep 4, 2017

Today's guest is one of my favorite people. Brilliant, charming, crazy-hard working, and strategic beyond belief. 

Dana Malstaff is the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom. She is a mother, author, business strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro.
Dana's Top 5 StrengthsFinder Themes are:
1) Activator
2) Woo
3) Strategic
4) Ideation
5) Communication
Find her at