Energy and Strengths - Managing Your Energy Not Just Your Time

I work with people who need a bit of a helping hand to rediscover what makes them shine, be energised and succeed. This post gives you a simple model to help you think about how to make the most of your strengths and energy

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  • Where do you spend most of your time at work/home/play when you look at matrix below?  How do you feel in  each of the segments?
  • What factors energise/de-energise you?
  • Make a list of your strengths/the things that you are good at. Rank these  0-10 (0 = no skill, 10 = high skill)  - the ones you are  enjoy and the ones that you are good at but don't always enjoy using.
  • Take your strengths where skill is 5 or above. Think about the strengths that give you energy, that you love using, the ones that you are good at but don't enjoy using. Rank these strengths on an energy line 0-10 (0= doesn't give you any energy, 10= you really love using this strength)
  • In your current life/role/future roles are there any  strengths that you don't currently have high skill in will help you succeed?  Do these energise you? How can you develop these?
  • What does this thinking/work show you?
  • In your day-day life how much time do you spend using the strengths that energise you?
  • When you are at your best what do people see/what do you deliver using your high energy strengths? Do you ever overuse any  strengths? How does this play out?
  • How much time do you spend using the strengths that don't give you energy? What can you do about this? (Delegate/find ways to get enjoyment/build more balance?)
  • Write down 3 actions that you will take as a result of this thinking. What will you do? When will you do it? What impact will it have? Do you need any help or support to do this?
 A bit about me
 As a former Chief Executive, I now work as an independent coach and mentor. I love my work as a coach and get great satisfaction and joy from watching my clients grow and succeed My clients often describe their work with me as challenging, energising, thought provoking and practical. Take a look at my Linked In page to get a feel for how client's see their experience of investing in coaching Outside of my coaching work, I paint a bit, sew bright. flowery fabric together to make quilts, help run a community Arts Festival and support my husband's studio glass business Please get in touch if I can ever be of any help.

Sandra Whiles

Director, Sandra Whiles Coaching Ltd

I work with people who need a bit of a helping hand to rediscover what makes them shine, be energised and succeed. I love my work as a coach, helping people, organisations, groups, teams and partnerships succeed and supporting small businesses to transform their ideas into reality. All of my work is grounded in a coaching approach and builds on my experience and success in shaping and leading individuals, teams, organisations and partnerships over many years. Before setting up my business in 2016, I worked for 35 years in the public sector. My last job was as Chief Executive for Blaby District Council in Leicestershire, described as "a great council" by the LGA in 2015 with very high levels of public satisfaction and staff engagement. Having trained with Barefoot Coaching Ltd, I am a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, hold a postgraduate certificate in coaching from the University of Chester, have done specialist training in Team Coaching and am a qualified NLP Practitioner. Sustainability is very important to me, so my work is designed and delivered in ways that give clients tools and approaches to use to maintain and build on their successes after their work with me is completed.