Strengths as Catharsis: Finding Comfort in Your Talents (S4E2)

Released Thursday, 28th January 2016
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On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Lopamudra Das.

Since childhood, Lopamudra was interested in self-discovery. Despite this keen interest, Lopa often struggled to understand her behavior. Lopa was introduced to the Strengths movement a few years ago -- and learning about and understanding her strengths has made her journey to self-discovery easier and more meaningful. Lopa found catharsis in her self-awareness through strengths -- it has helped her be comfortable with her natural talents.

Lopa has translated her affinity for self-discovery into coaching. She loves helping people understand their key talents and then nurturing those key talents into productive strengths. For instance, Lopa had a client that felt constantly financially insecure -- despite his steady and successful job and diverse portfolio of investments. Lopa was confused about the contradiction between the client's fears and his actual financial reality until "I did a deep dive into his strengths and personal life." This client was dividing his time and resources between family members in multiple cities. The lack of quality time with individual family members caused him to live in the basement of some of his strengths -- Deliberative and Responsibility. The client constantly asked himself, "What can go wrong?" and he fixated on his income. As his coach, Lopa was able to speak to the client about his strengths and how best to be in the balcony of them. She showed him that he was financially sound and that he should spend longer periods of time with each family member and make less individual trips to each city. With that information, Lopa's client stopped obsessing about his finances and began to enjoy his life again.

To learn more about becoming a Certified Strengths Coach at the Gallup Strengths Center:

Gallup's Called to Coach is a live Webcast that targets current and prospective coaches to interact with Gallup experts and independent strengths coaches who have found success in strengths-based development.

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