I felt like the experience of my strengths coaching session was great. I’ve never had better words to describe my personality and strengths. It was refreshing to talk about my strengths with someone else and to learn how to apply them to my professional and personal life. I walked away with the ability to describe myself using more positive words and redefine some traits to see them as strengths. I found what I learned in this coaching session useful when developing my professional brand for my graduate business class. Understanding my strengths made it much easier to articulate my goals and how I can leverage my professional brand to achieve them. Recognizing that connectedness was one of my strengths affirmed my desire to embrace our connection to one another. It has allowed me to live a more compassionate lifestyle and to prioritize this as a strength. I am walking through life happier and seeking opportunities to share this strength with others.
Going through the process of learning my strengths was amazing and extremely eye opening, as well as affirming. During the session, I learned that the strengths that I scored high or were my most prominent on, were truly built into me as a person, and it clarified a lot of the reasons I make the personal and professional choices that I do. This gave me the confidence to lean into those particular strengths, as they serve me better as a leader. I plan on using the information as I search for other professional development opportunities, build teams, and develop relationships to maximize my natural strengths skill set. This is extremely valuable knowledge that Darlene was able to coach me through. I plan on having a refresher session in the future to have my finger on the pulse of my strengths, and be aware of any changes that may work to my highest power