Strengths are at the heart of positive approaches to coaching. They’re also an authentic, energising and accessible resource that can be harnessed to achieve valued outcomes.

Once people know what their strengths are, they can use them more often and more effectively. Studies show that when people use their strengths, they become energised and confident. They reach goals faster and more easily, experience less stress and greater wellbeing.

Realising your strengths means knowing and growing them. It also means being mindful of when, how and how much to use your strengths to achieve optimal performance, development and potential.

Here is an article I wrote with Sue Langley of the Langley Group in Coachlink, the Australasian International Coach Federation magazine, about strengths coaching and the Realise2 Strengths (now Stengths Profile) approach to helping people work with their strengths.