Meet Your Team
Owner. Founder. Lead Through Strengths podcast host. Maker of the company vision. Gallup-certified strengths coach. Featured in places like Harvard Business Publishing, Training Magazine, and Forbes. She has delivered in-person events to over 20,500 participants in 14 countries. She also loved virtual training before it was cool. 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 ThemesStrategic | Maximizer | Positivity | Individualization | Woo
Fun FactsShe's a drummer, hiking enthusiast, and a wildlife-trail-cam-muser out of Austin, Texas, USA.
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 CliftonStrengths 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 CliftonStrengths Talent ThemesIndividualization | Achiever | Learner | Input | Activator
Fun FactsShe 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, Texas, USA.
Training Team for CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder)
As a StrengthsFinder facilitator, she creates strategic people-practices that actually work. She’s a Gallup-Certified Strengths 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. Check out her style as a StrengthsFinder facilitator on this video playlist. You can also hear more in these audio clips about energy vampires and tough conversations for leaders.
Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent ThemesMaximizer | Significance | Learner | Communication | Futuristic
Fun FactsRancher, former resident of China and India, and horse whisperer out of Austin, Texas, USA.
As an ICF-Certified Coach, a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, and a trained facilitator, Micah has a warm and engaging presence. He has been invited to present at various conferences, including SXSW EDU 2020 and Building Business Capability (BBC). With over a decade of experience in strategic planning, business architecture, and information technology at a Fortune 100 company, Micah’s experience working with teams and leaders at all levels helps him relate to the objectives and challenges of professional life.
Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent ThemesCommunication | Maximizer | Woo | Positivity | Activator
Fun FactsMicah is a father of three children, music lover, international travel newbie, and aspiring polyglot (English, Spanish, German). He is based out of Austin, Texas.
As a StrengthsFinder trainer, she helps people leverage their unique talents so they can have greater impact and find meaning in their work. She’s a Gallup-Certified Strengths 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 jump start 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. Check out her style as a StrengthsFinder facilitator by watching her interview playlist.
Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent ThemesStrategic | Relator | Individualization | Connectedness | Learner
Fun FactsSara 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, Massachusetts, USA.
He’s experienced in many industries, including banking, higher education, government, and technology. He specializes in sales teams. Joseph was trained by the Gallup Organization to be a trainer and consultant for 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. Check out his style in these facilitator interviews.
Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent ThemesFocus | Woo | Achiever | Competition | Significance
Fun FactsVolleyball coach, skier, and former practicer-of-Woo as a car wash attendant. Joseph is based out of Denver, Colorado, USA.
Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent ThemesStrategic | Communication | Input | Belief | Ideation
Fun FactsWendy and her husband have parented more than 24 kids, the vast majority of whom were teenage girls, since 2008. She's based in San Diego, California, USA.
As a former engineering manager, he knows both the hard and soft side of leadership. Throughout his 22 years in engineering, Steven also served as a trainer to Fortune 500 organizations as well as influencing and managing company-wide change management activities. Steven is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, a trained Facilitator along with Founder of multiple Toastmasters public speaking clubs. Steven specializes in helping introvert leaders find their voice so they can communicate and leave a positive impression without having to pretend. Steven has served over 100 one on one coaching clients in addition to corporate clients such as BlackLocus (Home Depot Innovation Lab), James Edwards and Companies, and Austin Pallet Company. He holds a MS in Materials Science and a BS in Physics.
Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent ThemesHarmony | Woo | Futuristic | Individualization | Empathy
Fun FactsFather to 2 teenagers, mountain biker, and alcohol recovery volunteer based out of Austin, Texas, USA.
Silke brings many years of international experience in IT consulting, including working at and with SAP. This extensive experience clearly impacts her work – with a strong view and enthusiasm for change and development opportunities. She’s a Certified Co-Active© Coach and a Certified Strengths Coach (Gallup© CliftonStrengths). She has a special talent for building engaged employees who are wholeheartedly focused at work and committed to the company’s interests.
Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent ThemesIndividualization | Strategic | Input | Connectedness | Relator
Fun FactsSilke is a former night owl, mother, and a people-loving technologist from Germany.
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 ThemesConnectedness | Learner | Positivity | Intellection | Strategic
Fun FactsPart-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.
Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent ThemesIncluder | Woo | Connectedness | Belief | Responsibility
Fun FactsElena has been skydiving, takes pride in her Italian culture, and loves adventuring, cooking, and drinking coffee! She is originally from Rhode Island and based in St. Petersburg, Florida.
You may meet Tracy during the planning phases of a StrengthsFinder team event. Even when you don’t see her, she’s behind the scenes, sweating the small stuff to make your training program an excellent experience. Her major in psychology made the attraction to strengths-based development a no-brainer. She obsesses over customer experience, as you might suspect when you see that she leads through Responsibility and Achiever. Although she’s a top-notch gold star collector, she’s also wise enough to not take herself too seriously.
Top 5 CliftonStrengths Talent ThemesInput | Relator | Learner | Responsibility | Achiever
Fun FactsShe loves to crochet, has 5 kids, and her spirit animal is the manatee. Tracy is based out of Austin, TX, USA, and is one of only 10 native Austinites around town =)
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 ThemesStrategic | 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
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.