Is the focus of your work on developing the potential of people? Do you enjoy learning from and collaborating with successful, inspiring professionals in this arena? Are you looking for ways to improve your business, brand, or goal setting strategies? If so, Traci McCausland, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, invites you to an incredible day of learning and collaboration in Eastern Iowa!
Join us and explore the beautiful id8 workspace in downtown Waterloo while learning from Dr. Christi Hegstad with MAP Professional Development, Inc. and Paul Allen, Founder of Ancestry.com and Gallup Senior Advisor. These two incredibly inspiring leaders and visionaries will guide you through strategies and insights for taking your work to the next level! Further details of the day are outlined below:
The 5 Keys To Your Most Successful Year Yet! - Dr. Christi Hegstad, Morning Training Session
Have you reached all of your goals with purpose and ease this year? Do you start each day with clarity, focus, and a results-oriented action plan? Do you have plenty of time to dream, strategize, focus on what matters most - and have fun along the way?
If you cannot answer these questions with a resounding YES, now - just before a brand new year ripe with possibility - is the perfect time to shift into a smoother, better way of operating. During this powerful workshop, Dr. Christi Hegstad will walk you through the 5 keys that have contributed to her success over the past 15+ years as an award-winning business owner, community volunteer, and mom of three. You will leave this session with:
• Proven strategies and practical tools to help you dream big and actually bring those dreams to fruition;
• A clear definition of success and the action plan to achieve it;
• Awareness of the top barriers, often sneaky ones, holding you back and how to move beyond them;
• The two critical factors to run your days (so they don't run you!);
• Real-life examples - some from within the room - to inspire, motivate, and help you redefine what's possible.
In addition to sharing her own experiences and lessons learned, Dr. Hegstad will offer best practices, evidence-based principles, and exceptional case studies to expand your sense of possibility. You can expect to leave this session clear, focused, uplifted, and equipped with the tools to make 2019 your most successful year yet!
Building a Successful Business with Paul Allen, Founder of Ancestry, Afternoon Keynote
The afternoon session with Paul Allen is sure to be truly impactful as well! In 1997, Paul Allen launched Ancestry to help individuals and families understand their past. In 2018, Paul started Soar to help individuals and teams maximize their future. In addition to this day long learning event focused on your growth and development, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more from Paul about his new company, Soar, the next leading platform for human development. Paul will share insights around developing your business and brand based on his successful career as an entrepreneur and leader in the Global Strengths Movement as a Gallup Senior Advisor. If you’d like to learn about Soar in advance of the session, please visit the website and consider registering for a free profile.
Join us for an awesome and inspiring day of development!
Invite a friend or colleague, and join us on December 19 at id8 workspace. Tickets cost just $50 and includes the entire workshop and materials as well as a light breakfast, lunch, and plenty of time built in for networking and sharing ideas with other attendees. Whether you are new to your career path, have an established coaching, training practice, or small business, or are looking to transition into developing others as a full-time career, this is a uniquely designed day of development you will not want to miss!
Christi Hegstad, PhD, PCC coaches achievers to dream big, achieve boldly, and make a positive, purposeful difference! Since 2003 Christi's firm, MAP Professional Development Inc., has coached leaders across the globe to achieve extraordinary success while focusing on their values, contribution, and making a meaningful impact. Christi is a Forbes Coaches Council member, NAWBO Iowa Business Owner of the Year winner, Forty Under 40 recipient, and past president of the International Coach Federation - Iowa Chapter. In addition, her work has been published in a variety of books and resources including Forbes, Huffington Post, and Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace (Pfeiffer). Christi lives in central Iowa and is also a book addict, literacy advocate, and mom to three amazing children. Learn more at http://www.ChristiHegstad.com or on social media @ChristiHegstad.
Years ago I decided to become the global evangelist for the strengths movement.
I worked for Gallup in Washington, DC from 2012-2017. I got to know dozens of top Gallup strength experts and hundreds of the best strengths coaches in the world.
Since that time, I've spread the strengths message to audiences, large and small, in hundreds of locations.
My wife Christy became a Gallup Certified Strengths coach.
All 8 of my kids know their strengths and talk about them with each other (and their friends) all the time.
Like Graham Weston, former Chairman of Rackspace, I want to get to the point in my life where I don't know anyone who doesn't know their strengths.
I genuinely love the pioneering work of Don Clifton, acknowledged by the American Psychological Association as the "father of strengths psychology and the grandfather of positive psychology."
He spent more than 50 years of his life studying what is right with people--not what is wrong with them.
His work to create a taxonomy of human talents and an online assessment to help anyone discover their "signature strengths" has the potential to change the pace of human development around the world.
To me, strengths is about seeing the value that is inherent in every human being--the greatest of all creations.
Peter Drucker said if you ask the average American what their strengths are, they'll answer with a blank stare or answer in terms of subject knowledge--which is not the right answer.
One reason I'm a strengths evangelist is that I think it can play a role in reducing deaths of despair. If people find out what they were born to be, what they were designed to do, and can find joy in doing that, then they'll be less likely to want to escape life.
Another reason I'm a strengths evangelist is that I believe a focus on strengths is the best way to accomplish Dr. King's vision of a country (or world!) that judges people based on the content of their character and not on the color of their skin.
I've seen a huge impact on diversity & inclusion from a strengths-based approach.
I've seen relationships improved. I've seen ex-offenders rehabilitated. I've seen "average" employees become exceptional by finding a different role--one that fits their strengths.
I've seen leaders and organizations go from good to great.
I've seen companies grow by billions of dollars in value by being strengths-based organizations.
I've seen the future. But it's not very evenly distributed.
And I want to spread this positive future to more cities, states, and countries.
Please contact me if you'd like to discuss a keynote speech, a conference, or any other event where I can share powerful stories and statistics about the positive impact of a strengths-based approach on individuals and organizations.
Traci is the founder of Follow Your Strengths and one of the first Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches in the state of Iowa. Follow Your Strengths offers customized CliftonStrengths training workshops, Q12 State of the Team engagement workshops, career coaching, and speaking engagements. In just four years since becoming certified, she has partnered with over 1,300 people and 50 organizations in discovering their strengths through the CliftonStrengths assessment. She is currently one of only approximately 150 individuals around the globe trained by Gallup to lead a new world-class CliftonStrengths Discovery course and is excited to deliver this top notch material to those in the beginning stages of their strengths journey!
Traci is passionate about improving employee engagement levels within organizations and helping individuals live their legacy. Her 15+ years of work experience includes HR and organization development consulting, career coaching, and training delivery. She has consulted across numerous industries and delivered training for organizations such as such as Accenture, John Deere, Kum & Go, Marvin Windows, and ACT. Additionally, she has teamed with the C-Suites and Senior Leader Executives in various sized organizations, up to companies with 5,000 employees, in conducting leadership workshops anchored in strengths based development.
In addition to her work as a strengths and engagement consultant, Traci is a cancer survivor. Diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2017, she walked the walk and put her strengths to use as she battled and beat cancer. She is driven to help other cancer patients play to their strengths and healthcare practitioners and caregivers give their very best each day. She is looking for opportunities to partner with cancer organizations, breast cancer focused initiatives, cancer survivors, and healthcare organizations to deliver powerful strengths based presentations and keynote sessions.
Traci is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and earned her B.B.A. in Management and Organizations from The University of Iowa and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kansas. For more information on Traci’s services and background, feel free to connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, and view Follow Your Strengths’ website at www.followstrengths.com.