Strengths-based development shifts the paradigm of excellence by focusing on each individual's unique strengths to develop excellence in a few areas, rather than encouraging “well-rounded,” average performance in many areas. According to research by Gallup, people who use their strengths daily are six times more likely to be engaged at work and more than three times as likely to say they have an excellent quality of life. Teams that focus on their strengths are 12.5% more productive.
To get started with strengths-based development, individuals complete the online StrengthsFinder assessment, which reveals natural patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. This assessment is based on 50+ years of research on human performance by Gallup and has been taken by over 14 million people worldwide.
Marta Hanson is a passionate advocate working at the intersection of leadership development and social change. As a coach, Marta uses the framework of strengths-based development to help individuals, managers, and teams connect with what they uniquely do best in order to increase their impact and enable them to thrive. Marta has worked with nonprofits, leadership academies, entrepreneurs, university students, and more throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
Marta is a Certified Strengths Coach through Gallup, attended the Social Justice Training Institute in June 2016, and holds degrees in American Studies (concentration: Perspectives on Justice) and Feminist Studies from Stanford University.
“Marta's explanations and advice made me think way more deeply about how my strengths work together and how they truly are a big asset to me. She had a lot of insight and was warm, helpful, and a great listener.”
- Coaching client, March 2016
“Marta was able to help our team begin to frame our work together from the strengths perspective. This workshop will help us understand each other better, and be able to leverage one another's strengths more effectively so that they whole team can succeed. Marta also really helped us get to know each other on a different level, and to see difference and diversity in our strengths as advantageous.”
- Team coaching participant, August 2016
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