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Meet Lisa
Owner. Founder. StrengthsFinder facilitator for your live, virtual training events. Lead Through Strengths podcast host. Maker of the company vision. Host of your "Stronger Teams" program. She has delivered events to over 15,500 participants in 14 countries, yet today you'll meet her almost exclusively on camera, in a virtual training room. You can see her featured in places like Harvard Business Publishing, Training Magazine, and Forbes. With an MBA and experience as a corporate executive, she brings you a practical approach, focused on business results. With her creative and fun-loving style, she makes your big performance goals feel personable and attainable.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Strategic | Maximizer | Positivity | Individualization | Woo

Fun Facts
She's a drummer, former cattle rancher, and dog rescuer out of Austin, Texas, USA.

Meet Deena
As the director of customer experience at Lead Through Strengths, she's the point person for operations, customer relations, and events. Deena helps teams and leaders pull off powerful strengths-based events that change the culture of their company. You'll also meet her in many of our virtual training programs, in the producer role, making sure the technology feels seamless to your participants. Among her greatest joys are studying human behavior and helping others achieve their goals.

Top 5 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes
Individualization | Achiever | Learner | Input | Activator

Fun Facts
She loves running around with her two special boys, her unique dog Ranger, and watching TV with her lop-eared bunny Penelope in her lap. Deena is based out of Austin, TX, USA.

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StrengthsFinder Facilitators for Instructor-Led, In-Person Events

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Meet TyAnn
As a StrengthsFinder facilitator, she creates strategic people-practices that actually work. She's a Gallup Certified Performance Coach. She's an MBA. When she leads our events, we usually hear about her unique combination of charm, wit, and professionalism. She specializes in large-group speeches and training events. Out of her passion for bringing strengths to the world, she has served clients from small non-profits to Fortune 50 companies including Dow Chemical, Dell Technologies, and Berkshire Hathaway.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Maximizer | Significance | Learner | Communication | Futuristic

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Rancher, former resident of China and India, and horse whisperer out of Austin, TX, USA.

Meet Sara
As a StrengthsFinder facilitator, she helps people leverage their unique talents so they can have greater impact and find meaning in their work. She's a Gallup Certified Performance Coach. With a Master's degree in psychology, it's no surprise that she's obsessed with human potential. She often serves as a “strengths translator” who can jumpstart communication and understanding in critical relationships at the office. Her authentic and trusting style puts others at ease so they can have the conversations that matter most at work.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Strategic | Relator | Individualization | Connectedness | Learner

Fun Facts
Sara is kept busy with 3 teenagers and 2 small dogs (who have big personalities!). She plays the piano and sings with a semi-professional choir. Sara is based out of Boston, MA, USA.

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Meet Joseph
As a StrengthsFinder facilitator, he specializes in banking, technology, higher education, and government teams. Joseph was trained by the Gallup Organization to be a trainer and consultant for the CliftonStrengths. He has served clients from state agencies to Fortune 500 companies like USDA, Best Buy, US Bank, and Penn State. He holds an MA degree in Theology and a BA in History.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Focus | Woo | Achiever | Competition | Significance

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Volleyball coach, skier, and former practicer-of-Woo as a car wash attendant. Joseph is based out of Denver, CO, USA.

Meet Strother
As a StrengthsFinder facilitator and coach, he specializes in authenticity, connection, and storytelling. You may have seen his TEDx talk on Immersive Storytelling. Strother also helps people make integrations between seemingly-different parts of their lives, like lawyers who just wanna dance. His three primary career roles are: facilitator, artistic director, and 1:1 CliftonStrengths performance coach.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Individualization | Strategic | Significance | Communication | Activator

Fun Facts
Owner of an immersive theater company/experiential design firm, former Segway tour guide, and enthusiastic Bhangra dancer from Washington, D.C., USA.

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Meet Danny
He's a StrengthsFinder facilitator and an NYU-trained coach. He's also known as a resilience trainer, longtime photojournalist, and all-around good guy. He helps teams harness their brain power to thrive in an often volatile and uncertain world. Danny is harmoniously obsessed with turning dreamers into doers using strengths science and the gift of human creativity. He studied the difference between those who flourish and languish for many years with The New York Times and other fancy-pants publications, which provided a backstage pass to an uncommon array of human experience.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Relator | Deliberative | Ideation | Empathy | Individualization

Fun Facts
An immigrant from Colombia, Danny has a multicultural Latin-American-Israeli-European family. Good thing he lives in New York City with several airports nearby.

Team Members You Experience Through Content Design, Engineering, and Writing

Meet Carmie
As a professional writer and editor at Lead Through Strengths, she makes sure the pieces of content that reach you are clear, relevant, and fun! After spending eight happy years with an international nonprofit child organization as a storyteller, trainer, and sponsorship relations team manager, she continues collaborating with others across the globe for the joy of human development and connection. She holds a BA degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Connectedness | Learner | Positivity | Intellection | Strategic

Fun Facts
Part-time fur-parent, part-time pro bono fur-employee. Still uses film cameras. Where books are home, she's home -- though her address is in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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Meet Shawn
As a graphic designer, creative consultant, and StrengthsFinder coach, Shawn is a multi-talented guy! After focusing on Organizational Leadership at Bowie State University and Wilmington University, he kept it going by specializing in Higher Education. You'll see his Connectedness talent in the podcast he hosts called The Mindful Rebel. He has been behind the scenes cooking up crazy-cool designs for the team. They go beyond typical graphic design, and in our humble opinion, get into the realm of fine art. You can see his thumbprints all over our CEO's band, Spiral Mischief.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Relator | Significance | Deliberative | Connectedness | Strategic

Fun Facts
Lover of FUNKO pops, PS4, and comics. Shawn is out of Atlanta, GA, USA.

Meet Laura
Laura is a marketing strategist at Lead Through Strengths. She holds a Master of Science degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University. Next time you see Lisa in a video or email series, chances are that Laura had a hand in their inception. She's the perfect example of a StrengthsFinder combination of relationship and execution talents. You won't meet a kinder get-r-done professional in the workplace.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Connectedness | Empathy | Individualization | Responsibility | Discipline

Fun Facts
Newlywed, marathon runner, and dog lover who has just reached her goal of visiting 30 countries by age 30. Laura is based out of Austin, TX, USA.

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Meet Andrew
As the sound engineer for the Lead Through Strengths podcast, he helps you "get strengths-smart" by making your videos and podcasts easy to listen to. He's a multi-passionate guy who also does book marketing and lives a life of full adventure. He has a BA degree in Organizational Leadership.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Strategic | Futuristic | Learner | Relator | Ideation

Fun Facts
#vanlife adventurer, book marketer, and former resident of Romania. When he's not on an adventure in the van, Andrew is based out of Costa Mesa, CA, USA

1:1 Coaches We're Delighted To Refer You To

Meet Alexsys
As a Lead Through Strengths referral partner and Gallup Certified Performance Coach, Alexsys is an advocate and guide for leaders who are ready to step into their authentic selves and lead thriving teams. She holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Executive Coaching and is a  Board Certified Coach, Member of the Forbes Coaching Council, and Adjunct Staff for the Center for Creative Leadership. As the Author of the Trybal Gratitude Journals and Gratitude 540, she leads others in experiencing the magic of gratitude in their lives. Because we don't do 1:1 strengths coaching in-house at Lead Through Strengths, we are proud to refer you to a carefully-vetted coach. Reach out to Alexsys at alexsys@alexsysthompson.com. Tell her we sent you, and you get the gold star treatment.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Strategic | Connectedness | Futuristic | Intellection | Command

Fun Facts
Rabbit mom, mountain lover, and save-haven-maker in Vermont, USA.
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Meet Adriane
As a Lead Through Strengths referral partner and Gallup Certified Performance Coach, she accelerates individual and group-awareness of talent themes toward better performance and results. She holds a BA degree from the University of North Texas and a Masters degree from Stanford University. Because we don't do 1:1 strengths coaching in-house at Lead Through Strengths, we refer you to a carefully-vetted person we're proud to send you to. Reach out at adriane.wilson@strengthszone.com. Tell her we sent you, and you'll get the gold star treatment.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Achiever | Maximizer | Analytical | Intellection | Deliberative

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Adriane is a foodie, expert traveler, and mentor to many, out of Atlanta, GA, USA.

Meet Tom
As a Lead Through Strengths referral partner, Tom brings 30 years of coaching experience to his clients. He’s best known for helping leaders achieve “The Look & Sound of Leadership,” which is also the title of his top-ranked podcast, now in its twelfth year. Tom coaches high-performing rising stars and senior executives needing more executive presence. Because we don’t do 1:1 coaching in-house at Lead Through Strengths, we refer you to a carefully-vetted person we’re proud to send you to. Reach out to Tom at thenschel@essentialcomm.com. Tell him we sent you and you’ll get the gold star treatment.

Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent Themes
Empathy | Individualization | Developer | Communication | Positivity

Fun Facts
Tom raises zebra finches, corn snakes, and California native plants.

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