I saw your comment on Linda Rowley's profile that you were "rolling out Strengths Essentials, STOP-Cut out Weaknesses and Strong Manager Programs in 2012 here in Australia"
By "rolling out" do you mean just teaching the concepts to groups, or are you actually someone who provides certification for coaches/consultants in those programs? (I assume that attending a program as a participant is different to actually being certified in the "modality.")
If you do actually provide certification, are there other certifiers in Australia that also do the same thing? (For the Strengths Essentials, STOP-Cut out Weaknesses and Strong Manager Programs.)
Thanks for connecting with me here on Strengths Campus, if anything, to nurture a wonderful friendship for years to come =) It is a real treat to come show up to the Strong Manager Program this week and see your smiling face. I have much respect for you and your mission in life and truly look forward to the day you show me around your beautiful country!
Hi Pen - that's great you are heading over to do Strong Manager, I am sure you will enjoy it. I am on skype - imago07. I would love to talk with you either before you go or when you get back. Feel free to skype me anytime.
Take care. Linda
Thanks for the invite - wonderful to connect with other Aussies! I am based in Traralgon, Victoria. Like you, I do some accredited training (mainly in Business / Management Units), and I am a certified executive coach. I became certified in Marcus Buckinghams Simply Strengths 2 day Ttoal Immersion Workshop last year, and am working hard to get soem workshops off the ground in Aus! I delivered one in Melbourne earlier this year, whcih was fantastic, and have delivered the new Strenghs Essentials (which is great). Having worked in the disability and health fields, I am very passionate about the strengths philsophy and see the benefits for all! Looking forward to connecting wtih you further! Linda
Thanks for the invite. Great to connect to other Aussies. You have an impressive bio. I work in education and would love to do what you do in the business world in education and am currently working out how to do that. I love snow skiing probably as much as you love diving.