Strengths Matter

There’s a growing body of evidence that strengths matter. If you have the opportunity every day to do what you do best you have a greater chance of flourishing. Everyone has their own unique palette of strengths.

It’s a great boost to your outlook and perspective if you define your unique contributions and impact you can make to your own and others life.

Career coaching is a process that can help you find the gold in stressful and unforseen events and leverage your strengths in line with your vision and values.

I interview you to build a picture of where you are and where you want to go, play back what I find, identify areas that need more work and strategise with you to plan your next steps. I help to identify patterns running through your life, make the most of opportunities that arise unexpectedly, consider multiple perspectives and deal with unplanned events. I also help you embrace change, be brave and build resilience.

It’s important to have time to reflect on the questions and come up with your own solutions. Meetings are commonly scheduled twice a month. You can use the time between meetings to set both long- and short-term goals.

Assessment Tools

Individual assessments are useful to unearth strengths, values and personality types depending on the tool that is used. Some clients like assessments, some don’t and it’s a personal choice.

I’m certified to use and interpret the MBTI® Step I™ and Step II™ instruments, a useful tool for career coaching and team building and the Hogan Personality Profile tool.

I have a Graduate Certificate in Career Development from Edith Cowan University; Masters of Art from University of NSW and Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University.

Hogan Assessments

Organisations use Hogan assessments to hire and develop staff and assess leadership potential. The three Hogan assessments I am accredited to administer are the:

  • Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) which measures individual strengths, approach to work and how you interact with others
  • Hogan Development Survey (HDS) measures any tendencies that could derail your career or performance
  • Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) which measures your motivators and drivers.

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument brings C.G. Jung’s theory of psychological types to life and makes it easy to understand and apply.

It identifies and describes 16 distinctive personality types that result from the interaction of preferences which are: How we experience the world – Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I); How we take in information – Sensing (S) or Intuition (N): How we make decisions – Thinking (T) or Feeling (F); How we deal with the outer world – Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

I am certified to use and interpret the MBTI® Step I™ and Step II™ instruments and to help clients understand their MBTI results. We use it for career planning, change management and team building.

Harrison Assessments Career Navigator

The Harrison Assessments Career Navigator tool offers the following reports:

  • Career Options – Compares the client’s profile to 650 careers and provides a list of careers in order of the level of fit between the person and each career.
  • Career Enjoyment – A client can select up to 10 careers and receive individual reports about the specific factors they would enjoy or not enjoy about each career, based on their profile.
  • Career Development – Guides a career seeker to a satisfying career by identifying the tasks they enjoy, their interests, suitable types of work environments, interpersonal skills, their motivations, decision-making tendencies and characteristics related to leadership.
  • Your Greatest Strengths – Describes a client’s greatest strengths and includes strengths that are paradoxical pairs of traits that may seem to be opposite or contradictory but in fact are complementary or synergistic.

Tools to assess strengths and talents

Following are suggested resources to discover and understand your strengths and talents. These tools have been operating for many years and the data is proven and statistically significant.