I’m Nic Jackson and I’ve worked in HR for the last 16 years. For the last 11 years, I worked for JD Wetherspoon managing Learning and Development for their Head office function. In 2018 I discovered Strengthscope (the strengths tool my business is now based around) and introduced it into Wetherspoon.
What struck me about the tool was how positively it changed the process of 360’ Feedback, this became an opportunity to talk about an individuals’ strengths and how those strengths were perceived by others. I loved how positively these sessions were received and how individuals would walkout taking pride in what we’d discussed. We were now celebrating the things that gave them energy – that made them them – and seeing how we could use those things to overcome their challenges.
In September 2020 I took voluntary redundancy from JD Wetherspoon and started on a journey, allowing me to focus on celebrating strengths and using the things which make us all unique to achieve our goals. Personal Strengths Coaching was born!
Since then I have helped individuals in different size organisations, some multi-site organisations, other small businesses and some sole traders. What have I helped with? Well, I’ve helped them to truly understand their strengths and how they can best use them to overcome their challenges. Having had time to reflect, accountability and a safe soundboard are frequent pieces of feedback from these sessions.
I take pride in what I do, I get a real buzz from supporting my coachees in really pushing themselves to reach their goals and using their strengths to do that. I’ve really enjoyed completing my ILM Level 7 in Exec Coaching and Mentoring and the tools it’s given me to help my clients in their development.
So, as a business, Personal Strengths Coaching offers strengths debriefs (a chance to understand your strengths and how you experience them) and coaching sessions for individuals. It also helps teams understand their combined strengths, seeing which areas they have real strength as a team while also identifying areas where perhaps only one or two members of the team have strengths and then exploring opportunities for those individuals to step up and use their strength for the team. Rising to the challenge like this gives an individual energy as they get to use more of their strengths!
The articles I’ll be posting in my blog will help you understand a bit more about an area I’m passionate about, it will cover some information on specific strengths, details about how I apply this in my sessions and in my day-to-day life. I hope you’ll find it interesting.
If you want to understand more about how Personal Strengths Coaching can help you or your business, please get in touch for a complimentary one-to-one.