“It’s not just about learning about yourself and how to interact with others. It also gives us self-ownership to be empowered to show other people how to help motivate us. To own how we show up and help recalibrate people’s assumptions about us.”
An early evangelist of the SDI 2.0 and the Partner Program, Jackie Hanselmann Sergi and her company Radical Spark Coaching have evolved alongside Core Strengths. Specializing in holistic coaching for women and leaders of color, Hanselmann Sergi has made use of the SDI 2.0’s composite view of motives. Core Strengths represents an ownership of identity, “It’s not just about learning about yourself and how to interact with others, it also gives us self ownership to be empowered to show other people how to help motivate us. To own how we show up and help recalibrate people’s assumptions about us.” Especially when seeking to improve workplaces marginalized groups, Core Strengths has been able to help provide her clients with the skills to restructure others’ unfair perspectives of them.
The Relationship Intelligence solution Core Strengths offers worked for Hanselmann Sergi because it identifies common goals without complicating them. She found teaching teams how to use and deploy their strengths improved communication and delegation. And just as she was able to grow with Core Strengths, her clients were able to facilitate their own training. “Core Strengths gives clients ownership. It’s a way to make it come alive in their work, in our work as coaches, and even as an organization. It’s not just a separate file that lives in a folder. It’s a living document that you can go and teach another leader.” The memorable training continues the communication improvements as a baseline skill for everyone involved.
For Hanselmann Sergi, one of the peak benefits is how both her clients and her consulting partners can claim ownership of the Core Strengths teachings. The facilitation is rewarding for coaches, and the outcomes elevate teams to the next level. “First and foremost, it’s a way to connect with previous leaders, but also it is a value add for me as a coach. It helps me know how to coach them and gives them a valuable tool of awareness for their teams. It helps us build lasting connection and it’s becoming a collective part of our conversation.” A partnership with Core Strengths meant shared ownership of each success and sustainably, continuing the professional relationship in ways other partnerships cannot.