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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 20, 2016

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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

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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.

Sep 29, 2016

Alissa tells a personal story of her own Includer theme showing up in her parenting. These strengths show up every day! Includer is a wonderful talent. Hear all the ins and outs of Includer in this great episode with Strengths Strategy coach, Lyne Tumlinson

Sep 22, 2016

Can't seem to get outside the box? Having trouble with creating new ideas? Engage someone with the strength theme of Ideation. Their popcorn ideas will have you excited and thinking differently in no time! 

Sep 8, 2016

Brian Kelly joins the show today to talk about the Strength of Futuristic.

Sep 1, 2016

"Focus" is a Strength Theme... so what does that mean exactly? EVERYONE benefits from focus...but if you don't have Focus in your Top 5 or even Top 10, how do you focus? 

If you do, who do you optimize it? Listen in for tips from Brent O'Bannon, Gallup's first Certified Coach! Alissa and Brent peel it back!

Aug 25, 2016

Empathy is a really great Strength theme. It allows you to actually feel what someone else is feeling. It more than compassion. They can hold the space and make it ok for those around them to get in touch with their core feelings. Yet, it gets coined as a 'weak' attribute. People, especially men, get told to "man up". "Stop being a crybaby". How does one manage that? Listen in. 

Aug 18, 2016

Today we talk about the Strength of Discipline with Strengths Strategy coach Julie Scheidler.

Aug 11, 2016

Traci Newkirk joins the show to talk all things Developer.

Aug 4, 2016

Hesham Diab, certified StrengthStrategy Coach and Co-Active Professional Coach, joins from Cairo, Egypt to talk all things Deliberative.

Jul 14, 2016

We talk Consistency and more Consistency with Karna Stuchlik in this episode.

Jul 7, 2016

The Strength of Connectedness is the topic on the show with professional strength coach and workshop leader, Marianne Ward.

Jun 30, 2016

Stephen Schraedel joins the show to talk the ins and outs of the Strength of Competition.

Jun 23, 2016

JoAnn Bartlett joins the show to talk about the Strength of Communication with adults as well as teens.

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