'A strength is a pre-existing capacity for a particular way of behaving, thinking, or feeling, that is authentic and energising to the user, and enables optimal functioning, development and performance.'
As professionals within the social care sector we are often seeking out the strengths of our clients in trying to empower them to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. It is important that we do not just focus on the problems, because if we do this, we will quite possibly never see a way out. The recognition and use of our own strengths as workers is of paramount importance in this process, maximising our skills to provide an excellent service and quality care. Indeed Wings for Success Coaching and Consultancy considers that using your strengths is fundamental to success in all areas of your work and personal life.
Wings for Success Coaching and Consultancy is grounded in a strengths based approach where from initial consultation to the final session, we assess, develop and promote the use of your strengths using the Character Strengths of Peterson and Seligman (2004):
Wisdom and Knowledge: Creativity, curiosity, open-mindedness, love of learning and perspective
Courage: Bravery, persistence, integrity and vitality
Humanity: Love, kindness, and social intelligence
Justice: Citizenship, fairness and leadership
Temperance: Forgiveness, humility, prudence and self regulation
Transcendence: Appreciation of beauty and excellence, gratitude, hope, humour and spirituality.
Knowing your strengths, using them and actively seeking ways to develop them further enhances your personal wellbeing, where you feel more confident in yourself and your capabilities. Furthermore, thinking about strengths in this way trains you to focus on the positive and shifts your mindset from what you cannot do, to what you CAN DO...and what you do well!
Focusing on your strengths means that you naturally broaden your perspective, build on your resilience and therefore you also feel more capable of dealing with those areas in your life where there are challenges and weaknesses.
Your STRENGTHS are your KEY to SUCCESS and for this reason Wings for Success Coaching and Consultancy makes sure that you make the make the best of yours!