Discover your character strengths and use them in a meaningful way
- What would it be like to discover and use your strengths in ways that are important to you?
- In what ways are you already using your strengths successfully?
- How could you use your strengths to face challenges or difficulties?
- How could using your strengths make work more productive, joyful, meaningful?
- Are there strengths you’d like to work on so that you use them more often?
- Welcome to what I believe is one of positive psychology’s greatest gifts – let’s consider your strengths together.
The 24 VIA character strengths were identified by a collaboration of around 50 scholars – from all walks of life. They sought to come up with a list of strengths that are universally understood across all cultures.
The character strengths survey is used all over the world. It can really open doors for us. The research is clear that if a debriefing/coaching conversation also takes place to more fully understand and appreciate the survey results, then we develop our strengths even more and explore ways to use them in achieving our goals.
together we can:
- Either discuss your survey results or just look at the list and see what resonates
- Discover your signature strengths
- Consider ways to develop those strengths you could be using more
- Explore ways to use your strengths in ways that sit right for you
Remember: This is a great way to try out some coaching and some positive psychology at the same time. With permission, most of my coaching clients take the VIA survey and we incorporate their results into our coaching. Discovering your strengths can also work well as a one-off, ninety minute session. (These sessions are discounted for APDO members – please get in touch)
Credentials – Caroline Rogers, positive psychology coach
I’ve an honours degree in psychology and a distinction MSc in applied positive psychology and coaching psychology. I’m a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the BPS special group in coaching psychology. I work under supervision.
Qualifications aside, I’m in my 50s and my most used character strengths are fairness, love, kindness, social intelligence and teamwork. People find me instantly trustworthy, easy to talk to, attentive and non-judgemental. I’m a strong believer in choice and infinitely curious about other people. I take the science of both positive and coaching psychology seriously, apply them in my practice and make it my business to be always learning. I exercise regularly and love laughing.
“(you provided) listening capabilities and a softness that made the space feel very safe yet also challenging – in a good way. I found the sessions focus on strengths rather than weaknesses had a very noticeable effect on me and my overall level of positivity..”