Join us for this special Maximize Your Strengths episode on the youth-oriented Strengths profile: Clifton StrengthsExplorer. With us today are two very special guests and people important to me: my daughters, Annika (9) and Avery (10).

If you have children, definitely listen in, and then encourage them to take the Clifton StrengthsExplorer!

Annika, age 9

Annika’s Top 3 StrengthsExplorer Results

  1. Caring
  2. Dependability
  3. Confidence

Avery, age 10


 Avery’s Top 3 StrengthsExplorer Results

  1. Competing
  2. Future Thinker
  3. Achieving

Key Takeaways

  • The StrengthsExplorer profile is aimed at children 10-14, but can potentially work for children ages 8 and 9 who are a bit more mature.
  • StrengthsExplorer is geared toward tendencies, not Strengths. The profile gives your child their top 3 themes.
  • Naming your child’s tendencies means you can better understand what is happening and how to address things.
  • Many entrepreneurs have children, and we want to do business and family well. StrengthsExplorer can help you further your Strengths-focused culture.

Listen in now!


Time-Stamped Show Highlights

  • [1:15] – The goals of StrengthsExplorer
  • [4:00] – Comparing StrengthsFinder 2.0 with StrengthsExplorer

StrengthsFinder 2.0 has 34 identified talent themes, and StrengthsExplorer has 10.

  • [6:12] – A discussion of Avery’s results
  • [12:41] – A discussion of Annika’s results
  • [18:06] – What the StrengthsExplorer report looks like

When you print out the StrengthsExplorer results, it gives you tips and actionable items for not only the child, but also the parent or teacher.

  • [22:18] – Reacting versus responding

Knowing what your natural tendencies are means you can stop the reaction process, take a breath and then respond in a way that is empowering for you and will feel good in the long term.

  • [24:50] – Asking for forgiveness versus asking for permission
  • [26:09] – Share your child’s top 3 themes with us!

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