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Dedicated to teaching CliftonStrengths® as a Second Language.

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talents aren’t wasted,
potentials are realized,
and happiness is contagious.

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Practical Strengths: Communication Styles

Mark your calendar. The third book in the Practical Strengths Series is available now!

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Practical Strengths:
Communication Styles

Do you ever wonder why some people take forever to make a decision and others are all in? Do you get brought down when others focus on what’s broken over what’s already working? We can bridge our communication gaps and alleviate misunderstandings just by learning how our natural talents impact what we say and how we say it. By having just this basic knowledge, we learn that most of what others say and do comes from a place of positive intention. It’s not personal, it’s about what they need and what motivates them.


Practical Strengths: Career Success

Practical Strengths: PARENTING

Practical Strengths Career Success Book

in 2003, 34 simple words changed my life.
those words were the 34 talents of cliftonstrengths®

It was like I received a user’s manual about myself for the first time. It was my A-Ha! Now my personality made sense. I understood why I like talking so much with so many different people. Why my mind is filled with so many ideas. Why I’m so emotional. It was a powerful and meaningful moment for me. One that I still remember clearly.

At last, I understood how to explain myself to other people.

Now, I sincerely can’t imagine not sharing this power with the world. This language that shows us how our differences are advantages, one that fuels our deepest WHY and one that can heal relationships. It’s not just my job, it’s my calling. And I look forward to sharing it with you.

Organizations, Teams

organizations & teams

Team Dynamics and Communication are my main areas of focus. I have a special knack for diagnosing what’s working and what’s not, all through the lens fo Strengths. When it comes to communication, I lean-in to CliftonStrengths to enhance clarity and team dynamics. I also work with those who need to give a keynote, write articles, or other presentations to creatively collaborate in the process of developing and designing your message.



I am your strategic and creative partner. Whether you are new to strengths or deepening your understanding and application of them, I’m here to help. My programs are designed to help you build your personal brand, your business so it works for YOU, or just get those messy thoughts in your head onto paper and into action. As a coach, I also offer train the trainer options and can you design high-imapct programs for your clients.


Practical Strengths Mastery Network

For those of us who have fully embraced Strengths or are on a path to doing so – as a language and as a way of life – I present you the Practical Strengths Mastery Network. This is a space where we can collaboratively create and learn. The idea is to build and grow stronger together. We will start virtually, but the idea is to grow into local communities as well for in-person support and collaboration. I hope you’ll join us.

Detangler Sessions

Do you find yourself stuck in your head?

Verbal processors and those who get stuck in ‘analysis paralysis’ will find concrete solutions in their tangled thoughts. Give a powerful voice to your ideas.

Try this unique session and see where it leads…

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