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5 Career Lessons From Grandma – With Lisa’s Grandma Venetta

This Episode’s Focus on Strengths Today’s episode is a unique opportunity to hear from someone who has already been there, and done that – Lisa’s Grandma Venetta. Lisa interviews her Grandma to get valuable insight into better ways to value your own life experiences, use your own strengths, and see the good in others. In…

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Create A Strengths Habit – With Michelle McQuaid

This Episode’s Focus on Strengths Today’s episode features Michelle McQuaid, the author of “Your Strengths Blueprint: How to be Engaged, Energized, and Happy at Work.” During this engaging interview, Lisa Cummings chats with Michelle about her personal experience using her unique Strengths. Michelle shares practical examples about how she made huge changes not only at work,…

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Boost Your Wellbeing Through Strengths – With Matt Swenson

This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This month’s episode features Matt Swenson, who is another StrengthsFinder all-star. He helps his clients use their Strengths to improve the well being of the whole person. Lisa’s interview with Matt provides cool tools to help you apply your natural talents to your wellbeing. If you are ready to create…

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Change Team Dynamics With Yes, And – With Gary Ware

This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This month’s episode features Gary Ware, whose mission is to help people “energize their work.” If you find that your job is sometimes humdrum, and that your team’s ability to create new, innovative ideas is stifled, then this is the episode for you. Gary provides practical tools (and cool examples) you…

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Join Up Your Strengths & Career Path – With David Ralph

This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This episode will energize and encourage you to take a big leap toward living the life you truly want to live. Lisa speaks with David Ralph, a man who ditched his corporate life, took a leap, and is now living a life that he loves (and it meant he went from working…

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Spark Your Creative Mojo – With Melissa Dinwiddie

This Episode’s Focus on Strengths In this episode, Lisa has a fun conversation with Melissa Dinwiddie. Melissa is a multi-talented, creative person who lights up your day with her voice and enthusiasm! She helps her clients to use their strengths to get their mojo back when they feel like their innovation gene has left the…

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Build A Well Rounded Team, Not A Well Rounded You – With Jim Collison

This Episode’s Focus on Strengths In this episode, Lisa speaks with Jim Collison. He manages a technology team at Gallup in Omaha, Nebraska. He also champions the community for Gallup Certified Strengths Coaches, so he’s the poster child of the movement for many strengths professionals. You’ll find this podcast particularly interesting if you’re ready to…

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Engage Employees Through Strengths – With Grace Laconte

This Episode’s Focus On Strengths Grace Laconte joins us to help you lead through your strengths at work. You’ll find this episode especially useful if you manage a team or if you’re struggling to relate to colleagues. She also gives excellent insight into employee engagement.   6 Things You’ll Learn In This Episode Know You’re In Your Strengths Zone. What…

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Use Strengths To Create Customer Moments - With Mike Ganino [episode art]

Use Strengths To Create Customer Moments – With Mike Ganino

This Episode’s Focus On Strengths Mike Ganino joins us to help you lead through your strengths at work. You’ll find this episode especially useful if you manage a team and you’re trying to create a better culture at work–one that your customers can feel too. You’ll also love this episode if you’re fun and you like people who…

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Stop Selling Your Ideas - with Ian Altman

Stop Selling Your Ideas At Work – With Ian Altman

This Episode’s Focus On Strengths Ian Altman joined me to bust the myth that you’re always selling ideas at work. In this episode, you’ll see instead how you should stop trying to persuade and convince. Stop trying to push your solution. Stop focusing on your value. And start focusing on their problems. Start serving them from…

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Tie Your Personal Brand To Your Natural Talents With Ryan Rhoten

This Episode’s Focus On Strengths Ryan Rhoten joined me to chat about using your natural talents to understand and design your Personal Brand. If you want to have a rockin’ career, you need to know what your brand is (you have one whether you tried to or not). And then you can do branding efforts to leverage your…

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Stand Out By Using Your Strengths At Work – With Dorie Clark

This Episode’s Focus On Strengths Dorie Clark joined me to chat about using your uniqueness to Stand Out at work. If you want to improve your personal brand or reinvent yourself at work, this is a must-listen episode of Lead Through Strengths. We talked about applying your greatest strengths at work to help you stand…

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How Do You Ask Someone To Mentor You - And Find A Great Fit?

How do you ask someone to mentor you? And find a good fit?

  This Episode’s Question I have a question about finding a mentor. I hear consistently that it’s an exceptional tool for professional development. I’m not sure where to find one…and if I do find one, how can I make sure they’re a good fit?   What You’ll Learn – How to ask a mentor for their time…

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