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!
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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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Wear your strengths with strength jewelery and men's accessories sample images.

Peter as Activator®

In a crisis, an Activator® goes into action. It is instinctive. For instance Peter wastes no time in being the first to speak up. When Jesus asked, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter announced He was the Christ. The other disciples were silent.

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What does Ideation, Activator and Input Equal?

Ideation + Activator + Input = ?

Apparently it equals: "McNugget", "Mrs. Cluck", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Bok Bok Choy"!

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Peter the Activator

Peter was one of the 12 apostles. When something needed to be said, Peter usually spoke up first. When something needed NOT to be said, Peter usually spoke up first!  But not only was he the first to SPEAK UP, he was also the first to ACT UP! He was always quick to jump into action! 

Activators are movers and shakers. They create momentum, and bring a catalytic sense of urgency. Sometimes Activators can be impulsive. Part of the basement of Activator is it can sometimes be quick in the wrong way. Peter needed to learn to look before leaping- and so do we! 

One moment in Peter's life where Activator was in full motion was when he walked on water! Matthew 14:24-33 tells the story of Peter jumping at the chance to walk on water when he saw Jesus. 


Are you an Activator? People especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action!  They are impatient for action. This need for speed is a recurring pattern of how they think, feel and act. It just happens.  

The most likely pair for Activator is Strategic.  The least likely pair is... you guessed it... deliberative! Activator is the accelerator, Deliberative is the brakes.  We need BOTH! 

Activators are in the Influencing Domain. "Let's get started" involves other people. And they are very good at getting groups unstuck and moving in a direction. They are great at launching new ideas and are constantly starting new things. Do you know anyone like that? Someone who starts many projects... but may not finish them. 

Activator: Get things started. 

Achiever: Get things done. 

If you work with a person with high Activator- here is a tip: 

* Ask them about what new goals/improvements should be achieved.  Give them responsibility to initiate those projects. 

I hope you learned a little more about our amazing Activators! 

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