Rock Your Strengths

Gallup Strength Speaker, Coach,
Book Author & Artistan



Your Strengths

Decades of research has shown that when employees are given the opportunity to do what they do best every day, the effect on individual, team, and organizational performance is powerful. The problem is that most people aren’t able to accurately identify their own strengths and therefore can’t intentionally use them.

Let me help you become more effective, efficient, and engaged in your life!

Carol Anne McGuire

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It was a natural progression for me to think deeply about Gallup Strengths through the lens of my faith, and soon I recognized that the heroes of the Scriptures were operating in God-given Strengths!
Carol Anne McGuire
Get a little extra jolt of your Strength with a hot cup of Joe or contemplate resting in your Strength zone with a smooth cup of tea!
Carol Anne McGuire
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Top 5 Strengths Illustrated Posters are suitable for framing in your office or home will remind you, your workmates, your clients just what you are good at!
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You know you are 'owning it' when you are wearing your Strengths! Check out the wearables that I have made to remind my clients of their Strengths.
Carol Anne McGuire
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What does Ideation, Activator and Input Equal?

I have two TAs (Teacher's Assistants) during my 6th period. One has high Ideation. The other has high Activator. My daughter, who is a substitute teacher at the school has high Input. All were present for this story.

Last week, on Thursday, we were discussing ways we could bring "life" into the library. I thought of bringing in some more plants. The ones we had already brought in were flourishing under the care of my TAs. So, more is better, right?!

The kids all agreed that we could bring in more plants. "That's cool, Mrs. McGuire." But Ms. Ideation had many more ideas to throw out there. One was bringing in an incubator and hatching duck eggs. That would definitely be bringing "life" into the library, and since we study life science, this was a no-brainer.

That's all that Activator needed to hear. We not only need ducks, we need ducks NOW!

Which is when Input took over. Soon, we had lists of locations on where to purchase incubators, which were the best ones (we need one with an automatic turner), places to buy eggs, where we can return them when they are grown, etc.

Wait! Ideation thinks chickens might be better because we can use the eggs. (Not sure where we are going to use eggs in a library, but it was very interesting to hear this whole conversation play out!)

Activator: "Let's do it now!" (Of course!)

By the end of the 50 minute period the three of them basically had it all figured out.

I still went to the store to get plants, hoping that this conversation would be a thing of the past once they saw the beautiful peace lilies I bought.

By Friday afternoon, we had four baby chicks IN MY HOUSE! They are completely set up with heat lamps, water jars and feeding troughs.

So, what do Ideation + Activator + Input = ? It equals "Old McGuire's Farm!"