Is small business development your JAM?

How about TEAM building? What if we were able to have more fun, become more productive, and move to a higher level of profitablity?

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Is small business development YOUR jam? Maybe we should chat?

 “What does a best day at work look like?” This is the question that helped us launch True Stengths in 2018 What is the answer we are ALL seeking? Profitable…..inspiring….fulfilling….ENGAGED! A place where not only do the employees want to be there- but so do the owners! How are YOU wired? That is what the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment and Gallup Business Profile 10 (BP10) , along with our coaching, is designed to help you out with. Not only will it influence WHAT you build but HOW you build it! The next BIG THING could be….and should be YOUR THING! What are YOU going to build? We would love to meet you and learn what YOU are BUILDING


We founded True Strengths to answer (3) very simple, yet complex questions:

  1. What will happen when we think about what is right with people rather than fixating on what is wrong with them?
  2. What does a “best day” at work look like for everyone on our TEAM?
  3. How can we improve engagement to increase our bottom line?

Better retention of employees, increased customer satisfaction, increase in sales...these can be the results of developing a strengths based company- let's us help!


Using science and applied workplace psycology to impliment change

Gallup Business Profile 10 (BP) to determine what your business building talents are- 10 builder talents, 3 builder roles- 1 assessment

Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment- 34 different talent themes, 33 million possible combinations- 4 domains of leadership ability- 1 complete assessment

Gallup Q12 Survey- Confidential survey from Gallup to every employee to measure the level of engagement in the organization, and how the company scales with other companies across the globe

I am here to help you get the most out of this information and apply the results to your business and team!

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"Engagement" means NOTHING without PERFORMANCE!

According to the 2016 Gallup State of the American Workforce Report:

  • Engaged workplaces have 27% less absenteeism
  • Disengaged workplaces have 31% more employee turnover
  • Disengaged workplaces have 62% more accidents than those engaged
  • There is a 21% greater profitability from engaged business units
  • Engaged companies average 12% higher customer satisfaction scores
  • The cost of disengagement could be as high as $300 million annually in lost productivity
  • The world’s best organizations have an employee engagement rate of 7 in 10

What are we doing best?  How can we do better?  Employee and Manager strengths are the keys to moving performance!

"Everyone needs a coach!"   We are here to help you and your company realize your vision!

How we help companies and teams, just like yours, increase productivity and profitability:

Right Company BP10 Program

The Right Company BP10 program uses the Gallup BP10 Builder Assessment to help companies determine what talents are brought to the workplace by each individual in the company- 10 business building talents (essential for any successful business) and 3 key roles (Rainmaker, Conductor, and Knowledge).  The Right company Course is available in a classroom setting as well as at your company or organization

Clifton Strengths Finder

People in the workplace want to be developed on what they naturally do best- A Gallup survey showed 85% agree with this statement…..Do YOU?  The True Strengths program helps TEAMS and companies answer (2) very important questions:

  1. How do I pinpoint what I do best?
  2. How do I use my natural talents and abilities every day to be more successful?

What does the workplace HUNGER for?  To be understood and appreciated for who they are and what unique contributions they bring to the team.  The language of ENGAGEMENT is the language of STRENGTHS.  We help companies and individuals SPEAK THE LANGUAGE!

We have several company training offerings-  custom fit to match your needs- give us a call to have a conversation today!

Gallup Q12

Would you like to see EXACTLY what your engagement numbers are as an organization?  How does your company or organization stack up against others companies across the US in engagement? And most important, what ACTION can we take to IMPROVE ENGAGEMENT?  True Strengths can help you get the survey started, and help your TEAM go to the top!

Interested in learning more about turning talents into strengths?

What are you REALLY seeking?

By Mike Tobin | January 28, 2019

A few years ago I experienced a time in my life and career that really “rocked my soul.” It was not the struggle in building my first business from scratch. It was not the challenges in my second business of bringing in enough income to pay our bills. It was a moment when I realized … Read more

A small thing you can do that will have a HUGE impact on your life!

By Mike Tobin | December 18, 2018

Here is to the trailblazers…the risk takers….the disruptors!

By Mike Tobin | November 9, 2018

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he … Read more

The world needs more coaches….is it you?

By Mike Tobin | August 21, 2018

We live in very interesting business times- it seems that what worked in regards to motivating and engaging employees does not work quite as well any more.  The statistics compiled by Gallup show that in the United States, employees that are truly engaged is coming in a little over 30%.  This statistic tells you that … Read more

What do followers look for in a leader?

By Mike Tobin | August 7, 2018

Leadership is a topic that has many titles, and many experts.  There are a TON of fantastic ideas available in the form of books, seminars, podcasts, articles.  Leadership is an ongoing journey, and true management is something that is worthy of a life time of study and practice.  Gallup did a survey of 10,000 followers … Read more

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Let the Rabbits Run- A Parable

By Mike Tobin | March 15, 2018

Imagine there is a meadow.  In that meadow there is a duck, a fish, and eagle, an owl, a squirrel, and a rabbit.  They decide they want to have a school so they can be smart, just like the people. With the help of some grown-up animals, they come up with a curriculum they believe … Read more

So, how can I tell if I am working in a “Talent”?

By Mike Tobin | February 9, 2018

A question that we hear a lot when discussing a persons “Talent Themes” is the question “How Can I tell I am working in a Talent?”  The easy answer would be to use the analogy of kayaking on a river.  When you are in a truly working in your talents, it is like being on … Read more

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