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Clifton Strengths Metaphors Through the Movies!

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As a Strengths Advocate and Coach, I am always on the lookout for great metaphors in life representing a particular Clifton Strengths theme or even the philosophy of Strengths itself! Many of my favourite movies resonate with me because of my own Top 15 (my Dominant Themes) or simply because they reflect my Belief that we are all uniquely gifted, a...
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Crafting Clifton Strengths Curiosity Questions to Lift Client Insight and Performance

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Ever since I fell in love with the art of Coaching in 2007 when I read Coaching for Performance by Sir John Whitmore and subsequently trained with the Coaching Academy in the UK, I have held true to the simple definition that a great Coach: 1) Asks simple and powerful questions of their client 2) Listens deeply to the answers, in anticipation of a ...
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Feeding Connectedness and Oneness, in Equal Measure!

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I am always on the look out for inspiration for my top Clifton Strengthsfinder Themes, none more so than my #3 Theme, Connectedness. I often describe my Connectedness in coaching conversations as a 'game of two halves' - one Spiritual, one Practical. My Spiritual side believes everything happens for a reason, there are no coincidences and I kind of...
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Inspiring Lyrics for Life and Business - A Personal Reflection

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I have always loved music, and especially the art of crafting a magical lyric that gives you goosebumps or evokes a memory when you hear it. The list below represents my own 'favourite lyrics' for very personal reasons, and though some speak for themselves, many are my favourite due to the association I place with a certain person, moment or event!...
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Top 10 Personal Wellington Office Locations

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1.  Home Office , Khandallah - my private space, surrounded by my favourite books and coaching resources (though space shared with the family table tennis table!) 2.  Gotham , Chews Lane - pretty much my first choice cafe over the last 12 years - private booths for an intimate lunch or sensitive coaching session, this was the location of ...
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Top 10 Brands I Love - for purely personal reasons!

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Weet-Bix & Cadbury Drinking Chocolate - 15 years of breakfasts and 'Scottish Suppers' before bedtime for two of my favourite people in the whole world! Disney/Pixar - Because they know how to 'make people smile' and deliver animation with emotion and inspiration. Too many individual films to mention... probably a future blog post! Apple - phone...
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My Top 10 Life Hacks

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Everyone seems to have their own version of 'life hacks' at the moment. I share this not to be followed or copied, but to inspire you to come up with your own Top 10 Life Hacks list. What makes Your Life more bearable, enjoyable or wonderful? Share all suggestions in the comment box below! 1. No devices (for the whole family!) between 8pm and ...
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ChrisMillerCoaching 2019 Mid-Year Review: A Game of Two Halves!

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Inspired by Greg Lucier, former CEO of Invitrogen, I am committed to documenting the Successes and Challenges of my business journey with end-of-year and mid-year reflections of progress. The last six months has very much been a game of two halves, with feast and famine both being experienced along the way. Here are some of my greatest insights: Th...
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Becoming a Strengths-Based Family!

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  As a Strengths-Advocate, Enthusiast and Coach, I have been very aware of my potential to get 'evangelical' about the Strengths Movement. In particular, I have to tread very carefully with my own family regarding accessing, exploring and thriving using their own strengths. But sometimes a day comes along that just changes things. Last Sunday ...
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My Favourite Clifton Strengths Self-Coaching Questions (based on my Dominant Themes)

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The following list of questions, based on my Clifton Strengths Dominant Themes, are those I use all of the time to keep making progress and experiencing Success, Happiness and Fulfilment in my Life. Based on your own themes, what are your favourite self-coaching questions? Maximiser - What is the ONE Thing I can do TODAY to improve or simplify my l...
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