THEME-ADDICTS

THEME-ADDICTS

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Hosted by Andy Sokolovich & Grace LaConte
#StrengthsHustle TA051
Apr 24, 2017 • 21 min
In episode 52, I’ll talk about StrengthsFinder….Duh! And I’ll discuss some of the tools I use to make the hustle a little easier. Everyone wants to be successful, but not everyone is willing to put in the work to get there. Whatever success looks like to…
Strengths-Based Leadership TA050
Apr 10, 2017 • 13 min
In episode 50 of the THEME-ADDICTS podcast, we discuss what it means to be a strengths-aware leader. Dr. Donald Clifton said “A leader needs to know his strengths as a carpenter knows his tools, or as a physician knows the instruments at her disposal.…
A Parable: Let the Rabbits Run! TA049
Mar 25, 2016 • 7 min
I know…I know! It has been too long since I posted an episode of THEME-ADDICTS. For that, I am sorry. I won’t make excuses, but I will in this episode. Anyway, there have been a few signs along the way in my strengths journey. One of those indicators of…
2015: Behind the Scenes of THEME-ADDICTS with Grace & Andy | TA048
Jan 3, 2016 • 47 min
2015 was a great year! Grace LaConte (www.laconteconsulting.com) joined THEME-ADDICTS as my co-host. She brought with her a desire to learn more about both her own strengths, as well as this little thing called podcasting. As we sat back reflecting on our…
Amr Alaa | Surround Yourself with Strengths TA047
Dec 8, 2015 • 39 min
Strengths-Based Development is a product we provide to our clients in the Middle East as a foundation for Leadership Growth and to develop a ‘Chess’ vs. ‘Checkers’ mindset; in other words treating the people according to their own map and not a ‘one size…
Lisa Cummings | How YOU Do Everything! TA046
Dec 1, 2015 • 37 min
Lisa Cummings is the CEO of Lead Through Strengths, where she helps teams improve productivity by noticing what’s already working. She has delivered training and speeches to over 9,000 participants in 14 countries. You can see her featured in places like…
Robin P. Zander | Always Learning TA045
Nov 22, 2015 • 48 min
Robin Zander is an educator, author, and strategist. With a diverse background ranging from management consulting to circus performance, he has spent his career working with individuals and companies to improve performance. He is a member of BJ Fogg’s…
Stephanie Rogers | Diversity Makes Us Beautiful TA044
Nov 16, 2015 • 41 min
Stephanie Rogers is a career and wellness coach who focuses on helping people identify their strengths to create more meaningful careers and lives. She strives to be a beacon of light for her clients, helping them navigate the steps and overcome the…
Zai Miztiq | Taking the Road Less Traveled TA043
Nov 1, 2015 • 50 min
Zai miztiq, also known as ‘The Heart Specialist,’ is an author, motivational speaker, strengths coach and a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She runs Miztiq International Pte Ltd. with a mission to empower, educate, and enrich women and youth locally and…
Rachel Kagay | Filtering My World Through Themes TA042
Oct 27, 2015 • 46 min
Rachel Kagay is a passionate advocate of strengths-based development and became one of the first Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches in Iowa in February 2015. First exposed to Gallup’s strengths work in 2006, Rachel was drawn to the positive psychology…
I Just Took the Assessment…Now What? | Step 2 Revealed TA041
Oct 14, 2015 • 21 min
“I just took the assessment. Now, what’s my next step? Where do I go from here?” Grace and I have taken a week off from the show to tighten up a few loose ends on individual projects we’ve been working on. Grace is knocking out her 30 Day Minimalist…
Becky Hammond | Stretch Your Strengths TA040
Oct 4, 2015 • 45 min
Becky’s Bio: As acclaimed by Fortune 500 and internationally based health, wellness, and tech organizations, and as frequently highlighted by the GALLUP Organization, Becky Hammond is your Maven in creating training and coaching experiences to help…
Andrew Breault | Connecting the Dots TA039
Sep 29, 2015 • 42 min
Andrew’s Bio: Aspiring holistic life coach helping individuals and families achieve their goals and build the life of their dreams. Husband, father, follower of Christ, graduate of Evangel University (B.S. Communication Studies), support staff in higher…
Khalil Patwa & Chinarut Ruangchotvit | A Strengths Medley TA038
Sep 22, 2015 • 64 min
Unlike any show we’ve ever done before! Episode 038 of THEME-ADDICTS will prove to be a milestone. We brought back two past guests to join Grace and myself for an unscripted medley of Strengths discussion. Khalil Patwa (TA024) and Chinarut Ruangchotvit…
Laura Cumming | Learning Is An Evolving Journey TA037
Sep 13, 2015 • 42 min
Laura writes: I originally trained as a management accountant and have worked in large Fortune 500 companies for over 10 years in various senior positions. Over time it became clear to me that I was much more interested in people and supporting them to…
Ryan Houmand | The Best Possible Solution TA036
Sep 6, 2015 • 54 min
Ryan’s Bio: Ryan Houmand is the Co-founder of Qwerke (http://qwerke.com). Qwerke builds the world’s most engaged, high-impact organizations. He has over 20 years of experience in management, the majority of those years with a Fortune 100 organization. He…
Deborah Thompson | Like Breaking In A New Pair of Shoes TA035
Aug 30, 2015 • 44 min
Deborah says: I became a certified Strengths Coach in December 2014 after using the assessment tool with many of my existing clients, to great effect. Following lots of research and reading (Learner), I decided to enroll in the accelerated training.…
Brianna Hall | WOO Your Strengths TA034
Aug 23, 2015 • 49 min
Brianna Hall is a mom, creative, coach, artist, and is in-tune with her natural talents. A massive THANK YOU goes out to Brianna as she jumped on the show last-minute to fill in for a cancellation. She’s a very insightful person, and definitely brought…
Vicki Haverson | What Energizes You? TA033
Aug 16, 2015 • 44 min
Vicki Haverson comes to us via Dubai by way of the UK. She’s a true THEME-ADDICT, and is working on her Strengths coaching certification through Strengths Strategy. She is also a certified Master NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) Practitioner. Vicki has…
Ian Pettigrew | Look Where You Want to Go TA032
Aug 9, 2015 • 34 min
Ian Pettigrew provides us with a unique outlook on Strengths-based development. As a coach, Ian has created a 7 step process he leverages to help others become the best version of themselves and bounce back from setbacks. As part of his True Strengths…
Nancy Zugschwert | This Brownie Smells of WOO! TA031
Jul 26, 2015 • 37 min
Nancy Zugschwert (Nancy Z. for short) has just launched her new blog at www.theupside.com. Blogging has engaged her strengths, and provides her with a new platform to share her stories. Nancy is fun, exciting, insightful, and always willing to help others…
Jim Collison | The Strengths Resource Show TA030
Jul 19, 2015 • 39 min
WOW! Jim Collison shared a ton of resources with us. This post is going to be jam-packed full of links, tips, and opportunities for you to build on your talents using the tools made available through GALLUP. “The power of Strengths is in the continued…
Maureen Monte | It Begins with Strengths TA029
Jul 12, 2015 • 47 min
This show is the complete package! It was fun, insightful, entertaining, and humorous. Grace and I had an amazing time interviewing Maureen Monte (http://maureenmonte.com/). Of course the conversation is focused around Strengths, but we also reference…
Chinarut Ruangchotvit | Dance Your Dance TA028
Jul 7, 2015 • 54 min
Chinarut Ruangchotvit is a Evernote Consultant, dancer, and all around awesome person! The Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment provided him with a sense of direction and clarity. In this episode of THEME-ADDICTS we’ll discuss: – How to use the CSF results…
Alex Wong | Like Breathing Air TA027
Jun 28, 2015 • 60 min
Alex Wong has been a friend of mine since my Strengths journey began in 2013! I follow his blog over at StrengthsAlchemy.com and suggest you do the same. In this episode, we’ll discuss StrengthsFinder vs. Myers-Briggs, and highlight some steps a Strengths…
Beckie Jorgensen | Stop, Collaborate & Listen TA026
Jun 14, 2015 • 46 min
Hot dog! This was an awesome interview. We love it when we host a guest who’s just as pumped and motivated as we are! Beckie Jorgensen was involved in Human Resources for 15 years before she made the jump to professional coaching. She was introduced to…
Sean Trent | I Felt Relieved TA025
May 31, 2015 • 40 min
Sean Trent is an automotive technician who’s new to Strengths! We love interviewing guests like Sean. His insight is fresh, and his excitement is totally unfiltered. Sean was first introduced to StrengthsFinder after attending a Strengths Meetup that he…
Khalil Patwa | A Thousand Miles An Hour TA024
May 23, 2015 • 36 min
This show is dedicated to everyone whose strength, or strengths, are within the Strategic Thinking domain. Khalil Patwa walks us through his introduction to Strengths, and reveals how his new-found insight has effected both his personal development, as…
Nathan Sondgeroth | A Strengths-Based Chamber of Commerce TA023
May 17, 2015 • 42 min
Nathan Sondgeroth is the President & CEO of the Clinton Iowa Chamber of Commerce. Not only that…Nate is the gentleman who introduced ME to a little book titled StrengthsFinder 2.0. In this episode, Nathan explains how he was introduced to strengths-based…
Joe Sztapka | Just Be Yourself TA022
May 3, 2015 • 35 min
Joe Sztapka is a Regional Director at Modern Woodmen of America. Joe’s key roles include training and mentoring Managing Partners in his region, expanding and implementing fraternal activity, and recruiting up and coming talent. Another aspect of his job…
Derrick Jack | StrengthsFinder…Makes Brains Happy! TA021
Apr 26, 2015 • 38 min
In this episode, Grace LaConte and I interview Derrick Jack. Derrick is a using the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to help young men and women discover their true talents! His journey also placed him right smack on the doorstep of Gallup’s EP10,…
Paul D. Kelly | Enhancing Engagement TA020
Apr 19, 2015 • 35 min
In this episode we introduce our new co-host, Grace LaConte! Grace brings a massive amount of passion, insight, and a new voice to the THEME-ADDICTS mix. I’m very excited to have her on board! Our guest is none other than Paul D. Kelly of Sherman Oaks,…
Ted Baird | Pursuing A Dream TA019
Apr 12, 2015 • 32 min
Ted Baird has been using the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment for the last decade. A recent request from one of his coaching clients sparked a desire to pursue a certification through Gallup. In this episode, Ted talks about how Strengths entered his…
Abdullah Saqib | Changing Perspectives TA018
Apr 5, 2015 • 44 min
Abdullah Saqib is leading the Strengths movement in Pakistan. Pakistan’s first Strengths-based Career Coaching Initiative, Rangle, focuses on strengths strategies which improve individual, team and organizational performance.…
Joni Lynn Nelson | A Wonderful Mess TA017
Mar 1, 2015 • 35 min
Joni Lynn Nelson has definitely embraced her talents! In this episode, Joni and Andy talk about how the Clifton StrengthsFinder helped each of them embrace their individual talents, and become comfortable with what Joni defines as a “wonderful mess!” In…
Janet du Preez | Clarify Your Sense of Purpose TA016
Feb 22, 2015 • 42 min
I had the awesome opportunity to interview Janet du Preez from Johannesburg South Africa. Janet blew me away with her understanding of strengths! She provided me with some new tools to add to my own strengths tool box. I especially enjoyed the…
Wynand Jacobs | Flavor Your Talent TA015
Jan 24, 2015 • 36 min
Wynand Jacobs joins Andy in an awesome discussion on strengths, talents, and living a life full of satisfaction and success! Wynand is from South Africa, and acts as a certified Strengths Coach through The Strengths Institute. His insights surrounding…
Jim Collison | Tuning the Radio Dials TA014
Jan 12, 2015 • 37 min
Many of our viewers will recognize Jim from his efforts as lead web-caster on Gallup’s series Called to Coach, The Great Manager, and Theme Thursday. Like you, I thought Jim’s Strengths journey began when he started working for Gallup in Omaha, NE….we…
Elviera Schreuder | Make An Impact! TA013
Jan 4, 2015 • 32 min
Elviera Schreuder was looking for a sense of direction. Her story is full of resources, insights, and actions taken to find one’s path. Elviera continues to develop her talent, and wants nothing more than to help others do the same. Her new venture,…
Nathanael Small | Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First TA012
Dec 30, 2014 • 41 min
Futuristic | Strategic | Learner Ideation | Responsibility Nathanael Small is one of the most Strengths-aware professionals that I’ve ever met. His insight and understanding of Strengths is at a level that I myself strive to attain. In this interview,…
Lindsay Han | Strengths & Twenty Somethings TA011
Dec 22, 2014 • 21 min
Lindsay Han is a life coach providing self-awareness, confidence and enthusiasm to 20-somethings who are searching to find themselves. Through her coaching, speaking and workshops, Lindsay helps young men and women discover their passions, values,…
Stephanie Ruminer | Personal Power TA010
Dec 18, 2014 • 31 min
Stephanie Ruminer joins Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Andy Sokolovich, for episode 010 of THEME-ADDICTS. This is why I love creating this podcast! Stephanie is a genuine lover of Strengths-based development, and uses her talents to foster growth in…
Florence Hardy | A Strengths French Connection TA009
Nov 28, 2014 • 38 min
Florence Hardy is an amazing woman who has embraced her natural talents. During this interview, Florence walks us through her Strengths journey, and provides us with some insight into how she was introduced to the power of Strengths-based development. Oh…
Keith Baldwin | Strengths in America’s Last Frontier TA008
Nov 12, 2014 • 35 min
Keith Baldwin is a GALLUP-Certified Strengths Coach operating out of Alaska. He has a wealth of experience, and has used his talents to help others realize the true potential in themselves. Keith also shares with us some questions he poses to his clients…
Muhammad Umer Mirza | Strengths Help Purdue Student Develop TA007
Oct 31, 2014 • 34 min
Muhammad Umer Mirza is a student at Purdue University in Indiana, and is passionate about developing his natural talents. He has a ton of great StrengthsFinder insights! On the day of the interview, Google Hangouts was being difficult. The screen never…
Emily Petroff | Big Sky Country Strengths TA006
Oct 17, 2014 • 42 min
Emily Petroff is a well accomplished facilitator of positivity and Strengths! She was kind enough to share the steps she took to grow as both a well-respected coach, and an empowering woman. Subscribe to THEME-ADDICTS on iTunes THEME-ADDICTS is a series…
Carol Anne McGuire | Sketch Note Your Talents TA005
Oct 4, 2014 • 45 min
Carol Anne McGuire has one impressive list of accomplishments! Not to mention she’s an AMAZING artist. Carol Anne’s list of talents also includes educating the children of a famous celebrity. I guess you’ll have to listen to find out who! Subscribe to…
Grace LaConte | Creating A Better Version of YOU TA004
Sep 22, 2014 • 44 min
Grace LaConte is a motivated professional who’s just realizing the impact Strengths-based development has had on her life. She’s a strong-willed business woman, with a ton of amazing insights. Subscribe to this show on iTunes! THEME-ADDICTS is a series…
Melissa Garner | Embracing Strengths & Helping Others TA003
Aug 29, 2014 • 25 min
Melissa Garner shares with us her amazing strengths story which kicks-off while helping children in Iraq. Awesome stuff! THEME-ADDICTS is a series created by UnleashStrengths to highlight the massive impact the StrengthsFinder assessment and the book…
Ryan Wells | Lights, Camera, Strengths TA002
Aug 15, 2014 • 35 min
Ryan Wells, professional photographer and all-around awesome guy, shares with us the massive change that happened in his life when he chose to embrace his strengths! THEME-ADDICTS is a video series created by UnleashStrengths to highlight the massive…
Rhonda Boyle | Strengths-Based Awesomeness TA001
Aug 4, 2014 • 35 min
Strengths coach Rhonda Boyle talks with Andy about her experience with StrengthsFinder 2.0, and how she’s using to help other see the best in themselves! THEME-ADDICTS is a video series created by UnleashStrengths to highlight the massive impact the…