004: All About Activator with Diana Gabriel

Maximize Your Strengths
Maximize Your Strengths
004: All About Activator with Diana Gabriel

Our guest for this episode is Strengths Strategy Certified Coach Diana Gabriel. Diana works from a Strengths Based sustainable leadership coaching model, which she developed, and is anchored in resilience and adaptability.

Meet Diana Gabriel, SSCC

As a leadership coach, Diana helps people achieve beyond their goals, and create a life aligned with their values, strengths and purpose both personally and professionally. She serves executives and their top team, including VPs and other C-suite professionals. Diana is passionate about four areas of service:

  • Strengths based leadership
  • Building cultures of trust
  • Building resilience
  • Foundations of principle-based leadership

Diana’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder Strengths

  1. Connectedness
  2. Input
  3. Activator
  4. Relator
  5. Command

Listen in now!

Alissa Daire Nelson         All About Activator with Diana Gabriel             

Key Takeaways

  • Activator loves movement! Individuals with Activator are always looking for the next edge.
  • Activators are often criticized for leaping before they look
  • Activators face challenges when in situations involving individuals who do not move or act fast enough
  • The awareness of our Strengths is so important. Recognize that your Strengths are there!
  • Giving up the idea that you have to do it all is incredibly freeing. The application of StrengthsFinder means you can focus on what you are good at and you can bring in others who have what you do not.

Time-Stamped Show Highlights

  • [2:15] – How Diana uses her Strengths in her coaching practice

The combination of my top strengths helps me be a catalyst for other people’s action and movements.

  • [5:21] – Diana’s background experience with her Strengths

It’s very affirming to own how I’m wired and then how to use my Strengths in service of others.

  • [6:20] – How to keep Activator in check

When I get really excited and want to take on big projects, I partner with people who are strong, strategic and deliberative; I know they will help slow me down a bit.

  • [11:39] – What it looks like to overuse Activator
  • [17:04] – Common triggers among those with Activator
  • [19:26] – Partnering with deliberative individuals
  • [23:25] – Take-home message

Honor and accept who you are and who you are not. It is that confident vulnerability that makes all of us great in service of the greater good.

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