Strengths Academy

Some people only operate at 20% capacity

There are certain hallmarks of natural talent such as rapid learning, a real yearning to do something, and glimpses of genius. There are many examples from all walks of life of human beings who are clearly at the top of their profession and where their qualities were apparent from an early age. Individuals are much stronger when they have their successes and strengths clearly in mind.

What is Strengths Academy

It is a way of finding out what a person can do for hours on end to a very high standard, which other people find uninteresting or boring. It also helps one apply their talent to their present workplace.

Why is this so Important

Most of us were brought up on the theory that if we work on our weaknesses, we will improve our overall performance. Evidence is now emerging, which suggests this traditional logic may be flawed.

Initial process

Step 1 - Completing a psychometric profile
Step 2 - Getting the initial 32 personal values down to the critical 5
Step 3 - Finding or establishing one's personal purpose
Step 4 - Mapping out the road to fulfilment of the identified personal purpose

The first step in the process is completing the 3 assessments that comprise the occupational profile. There are 32 potential traits or themes that people can exhibit. During our initial sessions we will narrow these down to the 5 that are driving the individual we're working with. (Looking at how people want to spend their time is derived from their work life values.) We then cross check the 5 values identified with the person's psychometric profile, to ensure there are no phantom perceptions. Finding someone's personal purpose is absolutely critical in this process; it is what changes a job into a mission, what turns a clock watcher into someone who loses track of time.

Further developments

During the initial phase, we have enhanced a person's resilience, self-esteem and readiness for change. Subsequent developments will look at dangerous or unusual attitudes that hold people back. This involves identifying people's fears and quantifying the emotional broadcast that they give off. Once they know what they're dealing with, they are better placed to manage their frailties. An example of this would be complimentary partnering.