Dr. Lisa S. Younce believes that you can never have too many tools in your toolbox. As a RESULTS + LIFE Coach, Dr. Younce dedicates her life to helping others and continuously works to expand her talents to better achieve her goals.
“That’s because my goal is to help my clients gain clarity, take action and get results and that requires me to be at the top of my game,” said Dr. Younce. “To do that, I recently completed the intense requirements to obtain the certification and just learned I am now a GALLUP Certified Strengths Coach. While I could go into great detail about the history of GALLUP, Donald O. Clifton and CliftonStrengths, for now I’m going to limit this to how Strengths-based development can help individuals, groups/teams and organizations.”
According to Dr. Younce, it all started when D. Clifton asked this simple question, “What would happen if we studied what was right with people versus what’s wrong with people?” And so the movement began…
According to D. Clifton, your greatest talents are the ways in which you naturally think, feel and behave and strengths-based development is the best strategy for developing a person’s potential. As such, your strongest CliftonStrengths themes represent your innate potential for greatness and the more you can apply your CliftonStrengths, the more apt you are to consistently act with confidence, direction and excellence.
“Most people undervalue their natural talents,” said Dr. Younce. “Even if they know their talents and strengths, they may not be sure what to do with them and don’t realize that they can use them in every facet of their life. In fact, those who know and use their strengths every day, have higher levels of energy, are more likely to achieve their goals, are more confident, perform better, are more engaged at work, experience less stress, are more effective at developing themselves and growing as individuals.”
As a GALLUP Certified Strengths Coach, Dr. Younce said her work with individuals allows the client to recognize their natural way of thinking, feeling or behaving.
“I invest in my clients to facilitate growth, development and performance,” said Dr. Younce. “Our work includes their willingness to invest their time to practice developing skills and building knowledge, resulting in the ability to deliver consistent, near-perfect performance in a specific task. They identify ways to apply their strongest themes to help them achieve their goals.”
Within the workplace, employee expectations have changed. People are looking for more than just a paycheck. They want purpose and meaning from their work. They want to be known for what makes them unique and they have a desire to be coached to the next level. With that in mind, organizations are having to transform the workplace to create high engagement and increased well-being to recruit and retain employees.
“In many workplaces, the approach is that you identify areas that need improvement, then you develop an improvement plan,” said Dr. Younce. “You spend a great deal of time trying to improve your weaknesses, which limits your opportunity for greatness.”
As the facilitator of creating productive teams and organizations through a strengths-based development approach, Dr. Younce said she works with leaders to provide a sense of direction, an understanding of the team’s needs, identifying the team’s collective strengths and how to more intentionally use them to respond to situations, increase engagement, become more productive and achieve performance objectives.
“Whether I work with individuals, groups/teams or organizations, I am able to partner with them to create a safe, supportive environment that allows them to share freely and maintain a relationship of mutual respect and trust,” said Dr. Younce. “The focus is on what the client is and isn’t saying to fully understand what is being communicated. I facilitate client insight and learning by using tools and techniques that offer insight and partner with them to transform learning and insight into action, leading to positive outcomes.”