Discover your strengths
Positive psychology is known as the science of strengths. Your strengths are your inner resources which hold the key to flourishing. There are two types of strengths.
1. Personality strengths or character strengths. These are your positive characteristics, your strengths in life, such as courage, perseverance, optimism and kindness.
2. Performance strengths or talents. These are the natural abilities that enhance your performance at work such as being a good strategist, brilliant at number-crunching or an engaging communicator.
Strengths serve you in a number of ways. At work they fuel high performance and engagement and can be used as leverage to enable you to reach your goals. Your greatest potential for growth comes from focusing on your strengths rather than fixing your weaknesses. In your life they help you to higher well-being and resilience. If you’re at a crossroads in life (return from maternity leave, redundancy, retirement) your strengths will point you in a positive direction. Your strengths strengthen you – literally!
Why play to your strengths:
- Achieve goals
- Resolve issues
- Insight & perspective
- Energy & vitality
- Protection from dysfunction & disorder
- Optimism (protects against depression)
- Employee engagement
- Sense of direction
We offer strengths workshops for personal and professional development – for teams, organisations, professions and young people using one of the well-known strengths tests – the VIA, Realise 2 and Strengthsfinder. The strengths approach is also a core element in coaching.