How Much Financial Control Do You Have?

Have you ever searched for books about financial matters on Amazon? Or gone into a bookstore and browsed the financial section?  It is mind-boggling how many books have been written on the subject.  An internet search leads to countless other…

To Engage or Not to Engage

Employee Engagement – it is one of the buzziest buzzwords used in business.  We seem to hear about employee engagement constantly but what does that mean and why do we care?According to Gallup, an engaged employee is one who is involved…

Strengthen Your Mindset

Discovering your strengths is much like climbing aboard a dog sled. Knowing your strengths is one thing; putting them to work is another. Mounting your sled and harnessing the dogs—identifying your strengths—is the first step to achieving…

Plan Your 2016 Dream Trip

In today’s video, I want to take the dream vacation and show you a four step process to help you make your own dream trip this coming 2016.Have you ever taken a dream vacation?In 2014, my wife and I took one of those dream vacations,…

StrengthsFinder in Love and Relationships

He was so strong, straight forward, and controlling. She was so sensitive, passive, and wounded. They came to my coaching office as a last ditch effort to save their marriage while they were separated.In the past I would have tried to fix…

The 5 Stages of Strong Teams

<BRGail Utter, Wells Fargo Advisors5 Stages of Strong Teams(Based on Bruce Tuckman's Model)1. Forming- Trust is crucial in the beginning stage of teamwork. Facilitating your team to know each other, especially each others authentic strengths…

The 3 Stages of Strengths Transformation

When I facilitate strengths coaching and workshops I share this quote and the three stages of strengths transformation.1. Strengths AppreciationCan you imagine this discouraged fish struggling with strengths blindness and strengths…

Cruising With Strengths

Originally published on Gallup's Strengths Coaches' Playbook. Rachael served as the operations manager for a family-owned bottled water company with over 80 employees. In her day job, she was responsible for a wide range of areas…

Transforming Talent

How do you take a 20 ton, 12 foot block of ice and transform it into an elaborate award winning work of art?Just ask, Singapore Captain Ng See Yian who was gracious to allow me to interview him and learn how his five person team creates…