A Life-Changing Mirror: Mavis' StrengthsTransform Story

Over the weekend, I had the privilege to have a conversation with Mavis Lee, one of our newly certified StrengthsTransform™ Youth Developers, to get to know how knowing her Strengths has changed the way she approaches life. Her life journey was tremendously inspiring and I wish to share it with the world, to empower youths who are looking to boost their self-esteem and motivation.

“Now all I want to do is to focus on developing my talent themes, unleash my true potential and be my own queen… and help people to do the same.”

What are your top 5 StrengthsFinder® talent themes? My top

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A Life of Exceptional Power and Drive: Sia Keqin's StrengthsTransform Story

“Will an AAA battery ever run out?” The talent theme portrait of an undergraduate who worked 2 jobs and served as Captain of a Boys’ Brigade Company while providing for his family en route to achieving an honours degree. “I will rather lose my life than waste it.”

I’ve always been involved in youth development activities. But until I discovered StrengthsFinder, I did not understand my drive nor my motivation. Only through StrengthsTransform™ Coaching did I realize that I was actually functioning at my unique best as an Educator.

Why StrengthsFinder?

StrengthsFinder facilitates discovery & application of my talents in all areas of my life. To me, strengths-coaching tells us just how

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How APPA Changed my Life: Jasmine Khoo's StrengthsTransform Story

“You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found.”

I was once lost. And being lost was the worst feeling anyone could have. I wanted to be found. I wanted to know what I’m good at. I wanted to feel positive about myself. The Singapore Education system has shaped us to be good students, good students that are able to fit into the mold that the society needed. Ever since young, I wanted to fit into the mold and I just wanted to be like everybody else. It was not until when I was

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The Genius in Great Leadership

“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves. The very essence of doing what one does best is that you will love doing it. Our natural talents and passions — the things we truly love to do — last for a lifetime. And that is the power that drives you to keep doing what you are best at

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Strengths-Based Approach to Academics – Achiever

“Knowledge consists of the facts and lessons learned. Skills are the steps of an activity. These three- talents, knowledge, and skills- combine to create your strengths.” –Donald O. Clifton, father of Strengths-based Psychology as well as the developer of the eponymous Clifton StrengthsFinder- Gallup’s online psychological assessment.

Do what you do best every day.

And that for a 15-year-old secondary school youth would mean excelling in school. The power of leveraging on one’s strengths to achieve his goals is that not only is he more engaged in his work, but more likely to be productive and obtain better performance.

StrengthsTransform™ Campus Excellence strives

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Graduating "Home Run" with Strengths

Strengths-based Development Camp for Gan Eng Seng School, 2016

To kickstart the final year of their secondary school life, 300 students from Gan Eng Seng School went through 2 full days of “Strengths-Transformation” with Kingmaker Leadership Institute.

It was to be the best possible preparation for a grueling & defining year ahead – students will face National exams in the form of the GCE “O” or “N” level. It was crucial that students were to be prepared, inspired & motivated to conquer the exams to the best of their ability. The class dynamics was also a key factor

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Parenting Made Easy

Knowing our strengths, knowing our children’s strengths and talents could help parents. It could improve understanding and communication within the family. It could help parents work better as a team to bring up their children. By using StrengthsFinder, will help parents to appreciate their children’s conflicting themes to their advantage. Join us on this strengths-based parenting journey and listen to our recorded podcast! Our Strengths Coach & Principal Consultant (Amplitude Consulting), Mr. Poh Yeang Cherng is privileged to be invited for a sharing session aired on 938Live.

 

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Strengths-Based Approach to Cyber Wellness

In 2015, five 15-year old students experienced StrengthsTransform™ Personal Mastery programme for 4 sessions. They completed their StrengthsFinder profile, explored how their talent themes showed up in what they do on the Internet and explored ways to diversify for cyber-wellness. During the 1st ASEAN Strengths Education Summit (2016), the candidates were profiled for how the programme has transformed their lives.

DEFICIT MODEL OF PSYCHOLOGY & INTERVENTION

The five youths would have been classified as Problematic or Pathological Internet Users using existing instruments based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V). They were spending 6 to 10 hours on the Internet every

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4 Ways Strengths-based Parenting Transforms Your Family

Spotlight:

  • Reverend William is an ordained pastor who experienced the impact of StrengthsTransform™ Parenting for his entire family – Husband, wife &  two teenage daughters
  • Peter & Yvonne uses StrengthsFinder & StrengthsExplorer to lead their family of five (Teenagers aged 15, 13 & child aged 7)

Through a series of workshops, profiling, individual & group coaching sessions, the families accomplished the following:

1. Parents applying their best talents in parenting

Strengths-Based parenting starts with the leaders of the family. When parents understand their talent themes and what makes them tick & excel, they begin to bring their A-game

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Why StrengthsFinder?

Strengths discovery is an exciting journey for most people who take the Clifton StrengthsFinder – Genuine surprise with the accuracy of the report; awed by the detail to which it describes one’s inner thoughts and feelings, and the almost unerring prediction of one’s behavior.

For the few with the opportunity to have a Strengths Coach unpack the report, the wonder is usually multiplied as one senses the impact this realization can have on their lives. Surely this must be THE best profiling tool ever. Yet for probably 95% of people who take the instrument, the enthusiasm is likely to gradually wane by

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