WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY
Discovering my strengths and what I'm really good at literally changed my life! It appears that I'm a "relationship builder" which is why I struggled in my latest job. I loved the work itself but the culture wasn't about relationships and teamwork but achievement. Now I work in a much smaller company where the relationships that I built make me truly happy! Guess what, I am just getting promoted:)
Started this course with plenty of reservations. Here is the thing; it works but only if you do all the exercise that is given and take it seriously. 6 months on and I started my own business and proposed to my partner. Now you might think it has nothing to do with this course but you are wrong. You can use this knowledge in all other aspects of life.
I'm much more effective at work. The journey this course takes you allows you to investigate the areas of your life that are conducive to your success and those that aren't. I identified so many areas that made me unhappy and held my career back. Now I am much more focused on using my strengths and that makes me super effective. Even my boss commented on it the other day.
Szilvia is not easy! She will challenge your leadership skills in many different ways. There were times I didn't see where she is going but I went with it. She helped me to build an amazing team at work. After 15 years of managing people, I still had areas I was quite oblivious to. She brought those to the surface and I managed to open up to her about my challenges. She used those but not against me:-) What I loved the most that she is very accommodating in terms of times and place. Most of our 1:1 sessions have taken place in the bar near my office as I have no time to commute due to work and family commitments.
I completed the online course as I had no time for 1:1 sessions. It was easy to follow as she talks you through the whole process. Once I got stuck and Szilvia offered a quick online coaching chat which was great. I can say that I have started to make changes and progress at work and in my private life. I might contact her for 1:1 coaching later this year when I have more time to myself. Thank you Szilvia
I was lost in my new role as the team I inherited was very loyal to the previous leader. They wanted none of me. Szilvia using the Strengths approach managed to divert their attention from the "we have a new boss we need to get to know" by focusing on identifying their talent and how mine complements those. They understood why I was brought in and that we make an excellent team. This made them feel that I really want to know them and value them. I have to admit, it wasn't my attention. All I wanted is the team to accept me. Szilvia had her way of doing it but it wasn't my way.