Any idea what this photo is?

Looks a little strange, doesn’t it?


Like something’s not quite right.

Beautiful, in a way, but eerie at the same time…

One last guess?

It’s Niagara Falls—without the water.

The thundering rapids, 2.4 million kilowatts of hydroelectricity and tourists angling for a view of the magnificent scenery—all absent.

Now, consider the image below…

Soak in the majesty, beauty and power of a fully flowing

Niagara Falls.


Breathtaking, isn’t it?

Key Question: Which image represents how you feel about your work, life and relationships at this very moment?

When we’re not consistently using our natural talents, we feel like the first photo—an empty rock-scape from a dystopian movie set.

However, when we have the opportunity to use our talents on a daily basis, we feel like Niagara Falls in all her glory—and superior results follow.

Why are your natural talents so crucial to your work, health, relationships and success?

One of the leading indicators of workplace engagement is whether a person gets to use his or her natural talents on a daily basis.

(For more insight into the powerful ripple effects of engagement, click here, here or here.)

Using our strengths engages and emotionally connects us to the work at hand. This yields improved productivity, higher levels of creativity and better results.

However, if our work doesn’t provide the opportunity to do what we do best every day, disengagement will accumulate like barnacles on the hull of ship.

As you can imagine, the gap between engagement and disengagement is a remarkable predictor of employee and workgroup performance.

For a five-alarm wake-up call, consider this harrowing statistic: 70% of global workers are disengaged in their jobs.

What does this mean for me?


How we naturally think, feel and behave is integral to who we are as human beings.

Gallup research shows people who use their strengths daily are three times more likely to report an excellent quality of life, six times more likely to be engaged at work, 8% more productive and 15% less likely to quit their jobs.

Conversely, if we’re prevented from using our talents, we dry up—just like Niagara Falls without water. Our stress levels spike and our health suffers. Our creativity plummets and our most important relationships get short-changed.

Being denied the opportunity to give our talents to the world leads to an agonizing physical, emotional and spiritual death.

However…


There are few destinations in this world as commanding and awe-inspiring as Niagara Falls.

Journeys, however, are a different matter.

There is a journey more awe-inspiring than any world wonder.

It’s you—in action—owning, living, and breathing your unique strengths into your work, life and relationships.

In the wild, eagles can fly up to 125 miles in one day. Wild African elephants can even migrate 50 miles in a day.

Eagles aren’t meant to sit in a nest or suffer flightlessly in a metal cage. Elephants aren’t meant to live trapped in a concrete urban animal park.

Eagles are designed to fly. Elephants are created to roam. Niagara Falls is supposed to flow.

You’re designed to live life using your unique, natural talents.


At this point, you may be thinking, “I’m starting to get this now. There have been moments in life when I’ve felt totally alive, in the zone and doing my best work…

A common thread was I felt like I was doing what I was made to do. I was executing, building relationships, influencing others and thinking strategically in ways that felt very close to me. Almost as if I was super human

How do I start living a life that has more of those moments, more of that fire, more of that energy and passion?”


As James Allen shows us in his best-selling classic, “As A Man Thinketh”:

“Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and man can find every truth connected with his being if he will dig deep into the mine of his soul; and that he is the maker of his character, the molder of his life, and the builder of his destiny.”

I created and started StrengthsLauncher to help people discover, develop and focus their natural talents. After 20 years in the corporate world, strengths proved time after time to be the difference maker in peoples’ happiness, productivity, success, wellbeing and fulfillment.

Using my strengths every day in service of my clients is an honor and a privilege. It has truly turned my work into play.

I would love to help coach you to achieve the same in your own work and life.

If you’d like to improve your work, life and relationships using tangible, results-based strengths coaching, please click Get Started and schedule a free Get Acquainted appointment today.

If you are seeking strengths-based team workshops or a fun, dynamic, perspective-changing event speaker, please send me an email via the Contact tab. Choose the Service you’re interested in with a brief description of your project, goals and key dates. I strive to respond to all group queries within 24 hours.

Don’t let another day go by without understanding your natural talents. Put them to work for you and start reaping the benefits today.

Thank you and hope to meet you soon!

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The Action Plan
Name It!

Turning your talents into true strengths is a three-step process. In the discovery phase, we uncover your unique, innate talents. Your talents are simply naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling or behavior that can be productively applied.

Truly understanding the depth and nuance of these gifts is the first step on your strengths journey.

As we uncover the layers of our personal talents, our self-awareness increases and expands. Understanding how we use our talents as filters for our world is an important step in this phase. This knowledge gives us insight into how achieve at work, process life and maintain fulfilling relationships.

We learn why certain activities energize us and why certain activities deplete us.

We learn how our talents can help us better execute, influence, build relationships and think strategically.

As you can imagine, this heightened self-awareness by itself is incredibly powerful. However, this discovery phase is just the first step.

Claim It!

Working hand-in-hand, we help you fully appreciate and “own” your unique talents. Truly honoring how you’re naturally wired to think, feel and behave has tremendous implications for achieving your goals.

Consider this: How crazy would it be if Superman chose not to fly? He knew he could fly, but…he has to find a phone booth and hassle with that cape and, you know, in the summer it gets kind of itchy and…

Yeah–we’re all thinking the same thing. What a waste!

Well, we can potentially fall into the same trap. It’s not good enough to simply acknowledge our glimpses of excellence as seen in our talents. If we want to fully leverage our unique gifts, we must invest, grow and develop them into actual strengths.

These true strengths become “the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance.”

The Claim It! phase is where we take your natural talents and mold them into mature, reliable strengths. As we illustrated in the opening essay, this is the difference between a barren, lifeless rock scape and a fully flowing, highly powered Niagra Falls.

Aim It!

Finally, StrengthsLauncher combines the discovery and growth stages to help you achieve results.

Together, in the Aim It! phase, we put this equation into action: (Talent X Investment = Strength). This proven method of exploring, developing and focusing your talents will move you from super stuck to super charged.

No more wishes, hopes and dreams that are never acted upon. No more “might haves.” No more “maybe next years…”

By learning how to Name, Claim and Aim your strengths, you take control of becoming the incredible, unstoppable person you were meant to be.

Helping people discover and focus their strengths to achieve their goals is our honor and privilege. With our experienced coaching and super individualized guidance, we can help you achieve more this year than you ever thought possible.

It begins with one of the most fun, fascinating journeys you’ll ever take–your personal strengths journey.

Let us help you make that journey. It’s what we do, and we love what we do. We think you will, too.


Meet Doug Wilks

Doug Wilks - Strengths Coach, Talent CoachLeveraging 20 years of corporate sales experience, Doug helps individuals and organizations achieve rapid results by growing talents and maximizing strengths.
Doug has been highly successful helping clients achieve their personal and professional goals in both the start-up and Fortune 500 arenas. Throughout his leadership experience in the healthcare, information technology and non-profit sectors, he has spent hundreds of hours training and mentoring individuals and teams using strengths-based development.
As the Founder and Lead Director at StrengthsLauncher, Doug makes group workshops fun, energizing and, most importantly, useful. He can quickly tailor results-based growth and development training solutions for you and your organization.
Doug is highly active in his business, church and community. As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, he is dedicated to helping you achieve better results in work and life leveraging your unique, innate talents.

Meet Doug Wilks

Doug Wilks - Strengths Coach, Talent CoachLeveraging 20 years of corporate sales experience, Doug helps individuals and organizations achieve rapid results by growing talents and maximizing strengths.
Doug has been highly successful helping clients grow their personal and professional results in both the start-up and Fortune 500 arenas. Throughout his leadership experience in the healthcare, information technology and non-profit sectors, he has spent hundreds of hours training and mentoring individuals and teams using strengths-based development.
As the Founder and Lead Director at StrengthsLauncher, Doug makes group workshops fun, energizing and, most importantly, useful. He can quickly tailor results-based growth and development training solutions for you and your organization.
Doug is highly active in his business, church and community. As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, he is dedicated to helping you achieve better results in work and life leveraging your unique, innate talents.

StrengthsLauncher helps you discover, grow and focus your natural talents to achieve better results in work, life and relationships.

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