Working with my coaching partner, Angie Coleman, we believe in starting the process of performance improvement from a place of strengths, not development or weakness. We use Gallup’s Clifton Strengths-based coaching, to create awareness of an individual’s and/or teams’ strengths, and then collaborate with decision-makers, to build a path towards organizational transformation, higher performance, increased profits and enhanced employee engagement for our clients.
Our practice is uniquely position in the market, because our coaches all possess a shared background in business, leadership, nonprofit management, coaching and consulting. We all share two dominant strengths which serve our clients interests: Achiever, and Relator, which ensures a deep interest and relationship with each of our clients, but also that we work our hardest to achieve their goals. We also celebrate our differences, which, although numerous to mention, include certified-coaching, youth counseling, financial management, personal branding and public speaking, global leadership and career management.
Individually, Angie and I use our strengths to deliver what our clients need, where they are, and when they need it. Together, we invest in each our clients, with individual and focused attention, and deliver the results they wish to achieve.
Only 13% of the current global workforce is engaged at work. That means 87% of employees are not reaching their full potential. One Gallup study showed just how powerful a manager’s investment in employees matters, not just to the individual, but to the organization.
Supervisors who ignore both strengths and weaknesses, both in themselves and their teams, have only 2% engaged employees. What is astounding is that simply by switching from the current popular approach of fixing an employee’s weaknesses, based on feedback, performance evaluations, and development programs, to a strengths-based approach, there is a 16% increase in engaged employees. This is further enhanced by a 21% decrease in actively disengaged employees.
Actively disengaged employees differ from the other two categories in that they are purposefully moving your workforce into a more unproductive and negative space. Switching to a strengths-based program all but eliminates the actively disengaged employees, thereby creating a positive and productive work environment.
Strengths-based coaching helps teams understand their individual strengths as well as the strength of the team. It also helps identify opportunities for everyone to apply their strengths more, while helping team members discover development areas. Working from strength creates a space for individual contributors, as well as teams, to develop their own goals and strategies for growth and improvement. According to a study, “75% of employees say that they’re willing to use their own time to further their careers and take on additional learning that would benefit them at work.” Regardless of age and position, if you tap into people’s individual goals they will be more motivated for all their work.
After my coaching session with Ty, I felt a sense of purpose and strength (no pun intended) that I could walk away with and easily apply to my daily life. Ty was integral in helping me discover that my strengths are not only a vessel for strong relationships but that, if used to their full potential, could be the key to influencing others in the business world. Knowing your strengths can impact both your business and personal life and Ty is a great resource for anyone who wishes to do just that! Samantha Green, West Texas A&M University.
Angie projects a positive, confident attitude that creates a successful coaching environment. Her transparent communication and genuine interest in others alongside impeccable integrity makes the coaching exercises with her an unparalleled growing experience for her students. -Jasmine Cox, Union Pacific Railroad.
Change starts at the top. To truly transform an organization into a high-performing one, with engaged employees and higher profits, leaders must themselves, discover and invest in their strengths. Whether individually or as a group, we offer focused coaching with organizational leaders to discover and grow their strengths, and then devise a plan to positively impact their overall organization. Individual sessions are provided in packages of six for maximum impact, or as group sessions with leadership teams. Programs can also be customized for retreats and team building activities.
Armed with their strengths and improved employee engagement, it’s onto the next stage of positively impacting the triple bottom line: people, profits and planet. With Angie and me having a background in business, we work with organizations who wish to create a visible and lasting impact in their communities. We consult in areas including but not limited to branding, fundraising, business development, strategy and program development. Whether a strategic planning, or a brainstorming session, we can facilitate exactly what you need for your organization to develop and grow.
It is staggering how high the disengagement rate is amongst employees in organizations across the world. What’s even more alarming is the unawareness by leadership of this phenomena, and by extension, the lack of focus on overcoming it, thereby maximizing profitability and employee happiness. we have designed a program that first assesses employee engagement in client organizations and then executes a six-month plan to improve those metrics to provide tangible results to the organization increasing employee engagement and profits.
Not part of an organization? Perhaps you simply wish to understand more about your strengths and gain clarity as you approach your work, or family life? Angie and I believe clarity is clarity. We provide one-on-one or group coaching sessions to youth, young professionals, individuals in transition, personally or professionally. Individual coaching sessions are our passion because it allows us to spend time with clients who expose us to different combinations of strengths and allow us to explore those with them.
As our coaching practice grows, we want to be able to expand our C-Level and Executive coaching to the next level of the organization. Realizing we must be sensitive to the budgets organizations have, we are developing a product that serves the needs of teams of managers, as well as managers who would like coaching to support their teams, at an affordable rate with measurable outcomes.
With the vision of Angie and I being the creation of a strengths-based movement, we want as many evangelists who not only believe in our principles, but who can spread the word. For that reason, we will be offering training to people and Human Resource Managers in the Gallup Strengths model to train people in their organizations. Spreading the word to others about the effectiveness of strengths-based performance development is our mission.