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!
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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!
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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.
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Gideon - Deliberative

Deliberative is a person who is very careful about making decisions. They want to be sure before they commit.
Gideon was just such a man. He had to be sure it was God sending him into battle.
Text: Judges 6:11-12
Gideon was threshing wheat in a wine press trying to provide for his family and keep the Midionites from discovering it. Threshing wheat was normally done on top of a hill so that the breeze could separate the wheat from the chaff. But working on top of a hill would invite the Midianites to steal the wheat. Survival meant going undetected. That was just common sense.
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Deliberative- Gideon

I have been pondering Deliberative as it applies to a Bible hero. In my study of many people, Gideon rose to the top. Deliberative is found in the Executing theme domain. People strong in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate the obstacles.

These people are vigilant observers of potential risk and anticipate things that could go wrong.

Because Gideon showed restraint in the face of risk, he was able to successfully lead a very small army to conquer the enemy in an unbelievable battle!

But the title of "Ultimate Deliberative" goes to Jesus. There are so many examples I could have given on Jesus thinking before He spoke and bringing a thorough and conscientious approach to His work.

* 40 days of fasting in the wilderness

* waiting for 30 years to begin a public ministry

* preparing a place for believers in heaven


After talking to many clients and colleague coaches, several descriptive words have come up over and over again for Deliberative: cautious and careful in the face of risk.  

People especially talented in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate obstacles.  

I have a personal story about a Deliberative person... my husband. Deliberative is pretty far down the list on my 34.  However, it's high for my husband. 

Before finding out our strengths, I thought my husband was taking extra amounts of time to think about things ... just to irritate me! Then I found out it was a strength. (Who knew?)

Seven years ago I got a dream job! I was making more money than ever before and loving everything I was doing. I really wanted to tear down our whole house and rebuild! Why not?! Right? My husband, who needs to eliminate risk was not for that plan. His plan was a little more conservative.  His plan was to pay OFF the house, cars, etc, and be debt free.  

Last year my dream job closed and (poof), just like that, I went from 6 figures to zero figures. My husband's Deliberative mind saved our family! 

For those of you working (or living) with a Deliberative person... here's a tip.  Give them the time they need to think about things. (Sometimes it's a LOT of time!)  But when they are ready to execute, their plan has been very well thought out, and risk (real or imagined) have been dealt with long before the project begins.  

Your gifts are for others, not for you! Learn to love all 34 themes!  

I am SO glad I married someone with Deliberative! 

If you have any questions, or are interested in being coached individually or in a group, email me at: 

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