The Shoes of a Champion

This is the story of one of my favourite young women.  Joy is her name.  Joy by name, Joy by nature.  She is my niece, we are all better for having her in our family.   Joy is strong, and she does everything with joyous abandon.  She recently started Olympic weightlifting again after a few years […]

CliftonStrength: Activator

Oh how I wish I had an Activator in my team!  They’re pretty cool people.  I love their energy. They take action and make things happen. People with the Activator theme are always ready to jump into action and get things started, often with a sense of urgency. They help overcome the inertia people like […]

CliftonStrength: Achiever

Have you ever been around an Achiever?  They are driven people, forging ahead, making goals, attaining those goals, a force of nature!  Exceptional in a team setting, they drive the team forward. Nina Simone, one of the most influential and iconic musicians of the 20th century.   Nina Simone Musician, Activist Achiever Throughout her career, Simone […]

My Heroes 1: My Mum

Sunday is Mother’s Day and I can’t think of anyone I’d rather start My Heroes blog posts off with than my Mum and everything I love best about her (that makes her a formidable Mentor).  I thought it might be fun to guess some of her top CliftonStrengths from 50+ years of observing her natural […]