Not long ago, a really bright converged security professional came to me for resume writing help. After sharing a phone call with this person, I was convinced that he/she was extremely articulate. After a short amount of time on the phone, I saw a serious disconnect between the person portrayed on the resume that was in front of me and the person I was listening to on the phone. This happens all the time by the way.
There was no doubt at all that this caller needed help from a professional resume writer but that’s not all they needed. I sensed that I was listening to a Security Rock Star who didn’t know they had a future as a Security Rock Star.
Here’s how it works and here’s what my clients can expect in terms of results after the coaching program is has been completed.
1. The beginning of the program focuses on learning. After my clients take a Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, our first two phone calls focus on me helping my client to understand what their unique talents are, how they operate, how they come across to other people and what the powerful edge and potential pitfalls are that are connected to each of their unique talents.
2. In the second phase of this program, my clients begin to understand their unique talents. At this point they can claim what is naturally theirs and they can choose to own the gifts they have.
3. Once my client decides to claim and own their gifts, then I’m in a position to help them to properly aim their gifts. What this means is that some people are gifted to be the most brilliant architects and engineers in the building. Other people are naturally gifted to manage people and some people are naturally gifted to learn how to lead. At this point, I can step in with my 26+ years of experience in recruiting and I turn to my top strengths. My Futuristic strength combined with my Strategic strength and my experience all work together in helping my clients to build unique strategic career road maps that align with their unique giftedness.
A Strength as defined by the Clifton StrengthsFinder is the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance in a specific task.
The good news is that every human being has talents that can be turned into strengths. All of our talents are different; making us unique individuals. Once talents become strengths, the sky is the limit when an individual can deliver a near-perfect performance over and over and over again.