Build a career on strengths and if you cannot find a job, create one: with Sascha Fogel
How do you define strengths and weaknesses? Here is what they mean to me.
Strengths are activities that I LOVE doing, that give me energy and I look forward to. Such as writing and coaching. They make me feel confident and strong.
Weaknesses are activities that I can excel at, yet dread to do them. For example, I am very good at Project Management but I take no enjoyment or energy from it.
Every few years I take the Gallup strengthsfinder assessment and every time their result resonates a lot with my own findings. Here are my top 5 strengths: Strategic, Learner, Intellection, Empathy, and responsibility.
What are your strengths?
My guest Sascha Fogel knows all about how to find and use your strengths. She built her career on capabilities that came naturally to her and skills she learned along the way - and over time she refined it to focus on the things she loved and gave her power.
Sascha is danish and she currently lives in Amsterdam with her family and in this episode, she shares how she rolled into her first job in sales, how she created her first internship in NY and what took her from teaching, to coaching and to sales enablement.
Sascha’s story is inspiring and a powerful testimony to how self-awareness, drive and ambition are crucial when using your strengths and skills to build up a fulfilling career.
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