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Maximize Your Strengths

Alissa Daire Nelson, Certified Strengths Strategy Coach

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Nearly 16.5 million people have taken the StrengthsFinder 2.0 profile, yet most think it's just a 'cool profile'. Alissa believes that leaning into and developing your innate talents and strengths is key to success in life, then this is your podcast. to discover how to apply your Strengths Finder assessment in transforming your business and relationships. Listen to guests like John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson of Entrepreneur On Fire, Pat Flynn, Jeff Brown, Shawn Stevenson, and other top entrep ...
 
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Saying "Goodbye for now" is bittersweet, but the time has come to put Maximize Your Strengths on a probably-permanent pause. I want Maximize Your Strengths to be a permanent resource for you and the people you share StrengthsFinder with. You can listen to each of the Individual Strength Themes episodes at daire2succeed.com/strengths OR use the sear…
 
If you’re like me, you depend on other professionals to help you run your business. Let me introduce Merrilee Horton, my very proficient and patient bookkeeper. Merrilee owns Rescue Me Bookkeeping. She worked as an accountant for 15 years, then in 2011 she started Rescue Me Bookkeeping. Merrilee is a certified Intuit ProAdvisor specializing in Quic…
 
Entrepreneurship can be reallllly stressful. In fact, the anticipation of that stress is one of the things that keeps people from taking the leap into business. Our guest today addresses that head-on. Moneeka Sawyer has often been described as one of the most joyful people you will ever meet. She the creator of the Blissful Real Estate Investor For…
 
Our guest today is Rick Sterger. Rick, in just 5 years, has gone from being a leading tech strategist for companies like Sprint, Samsung, Motorola and Dell to a rising star in the field of immigration law. With nearly 300% annual growth each year, The Immigration Guy, Rick's law firm, now represents over 100 clients in removal hearings and other im…
 
If you've ever taken any sales training, you've been taught that in order to have the most effective sales, you must identify and dig into your potential client's pain, then make the sale by solving his or her pain. Our guest today doesn't believe that's the only way to go. Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) is the best-selling author of the "Love-Based Bus…
 
We've got a treat today from England! David Ralph is an extremely attractive host of the top-ranked online show Join Up Dots, wherein each episode he takes his guests on a journey of discovery following the words of the late Steve Jobs. From birth to today and back again David Ralph, joins up the dots of his guests lives, highlighting their failure…
 
How do you test your limits? How do you know how far you can push yourself, both mentally and physically? Lance Carter, author, triathlon & running coach, entrepreneur, 9-time Ironman finisher, cancer survivor, motivational speaker, and inspiring human being is our guest today. Lance believes every person is capable of more and it’s his purpose in …
 
In today's episode, we get to Kathryn Kemp Guylay has inspired tens of thousands of individuals to be happier, healthier and have more fun. As the founder of Make Everything Fun, she is a coach, teacher, speaker, and prolific author. Through her courses on Make Publishing Fun, Make Nutrition Fun, and Make Wellness fun, she helps others spread their…
 
This summer, I’ve traveled to more conferences and events than I really ever have. Traveling to events is something I’ve encouraged you to do before on the podcast and I wanted to do an episode on the pros and cons AND how you might approach these traveling, conferences, events with different strength themes leading. In today's episode, I'll share …
 
Today's guest is someone I've gotten to know over the past six months in Quatum Leap Mastermind and I love being in her space whether it's in person or on the phone. Julie is the founder and CEO of Empowered Living, a Life Design and personal development company. As a speaker, coach and faculty member at Georgetown University’s coaching program, Ju…
 
Has there ever been a part of your business that you’re just like, “ummm… this is NOT me. Sometimes there ARE those things. If you can resonate, today’s episode may just soothe your soul :) Our guest, Gavin Zuchlinski, is the founder of Acuity Scheduling, the slickest way for businesses to automate and manage their appointments online, allowing cli…
 
Our guest today is the top notch Executive Assistant, Jessica V. Lindgren, Main Gal of Gal Friday 612 (www.galfriday612.com). Her values align with mine, yet she had different Strengths, skills, and perspectives. She is extraordinary. She is amazing... As if I have anyone on the show that not, but really, she’s near and dear to my heart for many re…
 
Today's guest is one of my favorite people. Brilliant, charming, crazy-hard working, and strategic beyond belief. Dana Malstaff is the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom. She is a mother, author, business strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your …
 
Tonya Rineer is a Speaker, Trainer and Money Mindset Maven who helps women entrepreneurs super-charge their profit potential by revolutionizing the way they think and feel about money! Her fun, action-packed coaching style helps women amp up their mindset and create value-based profit strategies that lead to financial peace and feel-good success. F…
 
Despite being told that people didn't want "simple", our guest today listened to her gut... and used her Strengths. Simplicity Circle Founder Milana Leshinsky is creating a simplicity revolution for coaches, authors, speakers and entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses with ease. Creator of Recurring Revenue Revolution, author of Coaching M…
 
All of your life experiences, both the good and the bad, can be used to fuel the difference you make in this world and in your business. Donnie DeSanti (www.donniedesanti.com) is our guest today. Donnie is a health & wellness coach helping people to lose weight and regain their energy naturally without dieting, ever. Before coaching, he battled ADH…
 
A little goodness, kindness, and generosity goes a long way! Think about the compound affect of millions of small acts of goodness. Dr. Richard Shuster is a licensed clinical psychologist and the host of The Daily Helping with Dr. Richard Shuster: Food for the Brain, Knowledge from the experts, Tools to Win at Life. On his podcast, Dr. Shuster’s gu…
 
Today, our guest is Heather Coughenour. You may remember Heather from episode 59 where she and her husband Jeff talked about what it’s like to be married to your business partner.Today we’re talking about her journey, so let me give you a little background. Heather is no stranger to creating something out of nothing. Prior to starting her branding …
 
We've done it! We've hit 100 episodes. There have been some a-mazing episodes, guests with golden nuggets of wisdom all day long, and lots of 'aha's about individual greatness. And behind the scenes, there were tears, frustration, lots of mistakes, laughs, and PLENTY of opportunities for outtakes. My husband, Joel, the Editor in Chief, co-hosts for…
 
Our guest, Sarah Baker Andrus, has a proven system that helps her clients find a great career fit. And, she loves sharing her strategies to help others achieve enduring career satisfaction. Her solutions come from her work as a career counselor combined with more than 2o years’ working in and around the recruitment process. Sarah is married to Bria…
 
It's halfway through the year! Are you starting your second half the way you want to? Time Management (or Activity Management as I like to say), efficiency, giving enough of you to your business and your family....ugh... it can weigh you down! So, I invited Katie Krimitsos, fellow business coach and podcaster to the mic today! Katie is the Founder …
 
Very often on our podcast, we talk to service-based entrepreneurs. But today, we are diving into how your Strengths have MASSIVE impact on a product-based business! Today our guest is Marissa Agustin. Marissa is the owner and creator of Loving Cup Teas where she specializes in creating amazing, full flavor loose leaf teas to save people from scente…
 
Our guest today is Cardiff D. Hall! Cardiff is the author of the Amazon #1 new release: "Tide Turners: The practical guide to help you feel in control, experience more joy and sustain achievement in life." Cardiff's Top 5 Strengths Themes are: #1. Activator #2. Significance #3. Focus #4. Maximizer #5. Belief Cardiff has a passion and zest for life …
 
Our guest today is Karen Briscoe! Karen is the author of "Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day: Secrets of a Top Agent Revealed". Karen's Top 5 Strengths Themes are: #1. Input #2. Learner #3. Achiever #4. Maximizer #5. Focus Her book has been featured on INMAN as top real estate book for 2017; ranks in top 1% of books in its category on Amazon; i…
 
If you're an entrepreneur, you've no doubt considered, or maybe wished of hiring an assistant. But what you may not realize is that you've been outsourcing every single day for as long as you've been an adult. Start thinking of outsourcing differently, and if you're in business for yourself, pay very close attention! You're going to love this episo…
 
Sometimes we get stuck thinking we have to choose between having a rockin' business or having a family. Laura Roeder proves BOTH are possible. Laura Roeder is the founder of Edgar, a social media automation tool designed to prevent status updates from going to waste. Since 2009, her online courses have taught tens of thousands of entrepreneurs how …
 
Michelle is one of my newest, most brilliant friends and I can't wait to share her with you. Michelle McGlade is a business strategist and mentor for future leaders in the health and wellness industry. She helps wellness practitioners that are struggling not only with the business foundations and navigating the basics of online marketing, but also …
 
Calvin Correli is an artist, entrepreneur, and the CEO of a holistically focused, multi-million dollar software company called Simplero. Calvin is passionate about helping online business owners do exactly what brings them most alive and is currently working on branching out to bring all of his talents -- including music, spirituality and personal …
 
Doug Sandler and Strickland Bonner are here! If you don't already know these guys, I'm glad I get to be the one to introduce you! They are super smart, insightful, and funny as can be! Doug Sandler has over 30 years of business experience as an entrepreneur and leader. His book, Nice Guys Finish First is a #1 ranked Amazon Best Seller. As a podcast…
 
It’s our first anniversary edition! Key Takeaways Sometimes simpler is better. Remember this when looking at a shiny, new object or project. Taking on a brand new platform—be it blogging or podcasting or something altogether difference—is a challenge that will lead you toward several failures, but will also teach you lessons and bring you great suc…
 
In today’s episode, we focus on college students and recent college grads who are trying to find their way in the world. If this is you, or you know a college student or recent grad, dive in with us! Learn how to go on the entrepreneurial journey, how to confidently go forth in the world, and how to use the Miracle Morning for College Students to h…
 
Episode 087 Show Notes: Knowing Yourself & the Market with Chris Plough In today’s episode, we take a deep dive into learning more about yourself and identify how and when to bring a new idea to market. This episode is packed full of great advice and exercises from guest Chris Plough, so grab your notebook and pen and let’s dive in! About Chris Plo…
 
Budgeting is hard for anyone, let alone someone with an inconsistent income. Author and Speaker, Christy Wright, from Ramsey Solutions joins us today to tell us about her new book, Business Boutique, which is available TODAY, April 17th, 2017, having fun with your strengths, and how the heck to maintain a budget with the roller coaster of income an…
 
Alissa searched for a daily planner that would work for her. Digital, paper, apps for her phone. Nothing hit the spot. Until she found the Panda Planner. Our guest today is the creator of the Panda Planner, Michael Leip. The Panda Planner is a daily planner that is scientifically designed to increase happiness and productivity, based on leading res…
 
Today we talk about how to let your personality and strengths shine through in your marketing plan. Our guest is Kamila Gornia. Kamila is the "Blow Up, Scale Up" Marketing Strategist who helps entrepreneurs blow up and scale up their businesses to become true leaders online. By teaching her clients and community how to leverage their own natural pe…
 
Alissa is excited to announce the her new book, From Frustrated to Frickin' Awesome: 4 Steps to Achieve the Success You're Wired For is available today on Amazon! She discusses what the post-writing process has been like, as well as gives you an inside scoop about what's in the book! Check it out on Amazon.com or on Alissa's website: daire2succeed.…
 
What are you using to market your business? Are you getting in front of the right audiences, your ideal customers? Today, we talk about a way to market your business that you may not have considered before. The lady behind the scenes at InterviewsThatConvert.com and the host of the fantastic new podcast ‘Get Guest Ready’ -- Nicole Holland, helps su…
 
Melisa Torres is the author of the Perfect Balance Gymnastics Series and the Mom and Dad Love Me Books. Melisa writes about her passions; gymnastics and explaining divorce to kids. Melisa was a competitive gymnast for 14 years and an NCAA division 1 gymnast at Utah State University. She draws from her experience as a gymnast to create authentic sto…
 
Sometimes being a "visionary", as many entrepreneurs are, can feel like the opposite of running a highly process oriented business. But you know are vital to growing your business. Dawn Sinkule gives great advice and insight today! Dawn, the Founder Virtual Point Solutions Inc. is an MBA graduate, Strategy and Business Growth Consultant, a Certifie…
 
Today we talk about actually doing what most entrepreneurs dream of... moving to a tropical island and working remotely. Andrea B. Riggs is a mother of 3 adventurous children, is married to her soul mate, Charles and in fall of 2016 moved with her family from Southern Utah to Puerto Rico. She enjoys yoga, traveling, creating, fitness, nutrition, he…
 
Today, our guest is Jeff McMahon. Jeff is the owner of Total Body Construction. He's been a trainer for almost a decade now helping over 700 people reach their health and fitness goals. His degree is in pre-med/pre-pharm and dual certified in exercise science and sports medicine. He loves helping people and through that he has brought his in-person…
 
Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, which is featured as the #1 Health podcast on iTunes with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Allianc…
 
Today, we're talking about the power and strategy of journaling. Specifically, bullet-journaling Kara Benz is our guest! She is a 34-year-old military spouse and a mother to a beautiful daughter based in central New Jersey. After more than 16 years employed in the bar and restaurant industry, Kara woke up one day eager to expand her horizons. The B…
 
To manage stress, anxiety, and a "busy brain", everyone says meditation helps. You should meditate. You need to calm your brain and center. But how? Julianna Raye has been training individuals and groups in mindfulness for over 17 years. Currently, Julianna is preparing to launch the official teacher training for Unified Mindfulness - at unifiedmin…
 
In September, 2016, Alissa knew it was time to begin writing a book. She knew it would be a challenge, but didn't know it would be the most difficult thing she's tackled to date. In a reverse format episode, Alissa is the guest and Cari Twitchell, from Custom Content Solutions, LLC interviews Alissa on her process, her struggles and challenges, and…
 
In 2014, Elisa’s body was hit by an 18-wheeler truck. She was propelled 90 feet through the air. Her life should have ended that night, but it didn't. And in the weeks and months that followed, Elisa not only survived but is thriving. She leans into her Strengths every day to continue to succeed. She is a speaker, consultant, and coach, and inspire…
 
You can live your life fully and intentionally even if you are challenged with chronic illness and pain. Brianna Greenspan, co-author of The Miracle Morning: Art of Affirmations Coloring Book, joins us today to share her journey with a life-long excruciating and debilitating chronic illness. To live life to its fullest every single day, she makes a…
 
How many times have you made a New Year's resolution to lose weight, eat healthier, meet an activity goal, etc only to be fail to meet it or slip back in to old habits and not prioritize your health? Today we talk about using your Strengths to turn those New Year's resolutions around you health into achievements. Our guest today is Julie Hansen who…
 
The Strength Theme of Woo isn't what it initially sounds like! It's actually an acronym for 'winning others over'. People exceptionally talent in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with someone or even a room full of someones! We're joi…
 
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