Maximize Your Strengths

Maximize Your Strengths

Nearly 16.5 million people have taken the StrengthsFinder 2.0 profile, yet most think it's just a 'cool profile'. Alissa believes that leaning into and developing your innate talents and strengths is key to success in life, then this is your podcast. to discover how to apply your Strengths Finder assessment in transforming your business and relationships. Listen to guests like John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson of Entrepreneur On Fire, Pat Flynn, Jeff Brown, Shawn Stevenson, and other top entrepreneurs, who have used their Top 5 strengths to achieve success in business and life. You'll also hear top Strengths coaches from across the globe discuss each of the individual strengths to help you understand each of YOUR Top 5.


December 18, 2017 32 mins

Saying "Goodbye for now" is bittersweet, but the time has come to put Maximize Your Strengths on a probably-permanent pause. 

I want Maximize Your Strengths to be a permanent resource for you and the people you share StrengthsFinder with. 

You can listen to each of the Individual Strength Themes episodes at OR use the search bar on the website:

My team and I are launching a brand new...

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If you’re like me, you depend on other professionals to help you run your business.  

Let me introduce Merrilee Horton, my very proficient and patient bookkeeper.  Merrilee owns Rescue Me Bookkeeping.  She worked as an accountant for 15 years, then in 2011 she started Rescue Me Bookkeeping.  

Merrilee is a certified Intuit ...

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Entrepreneurship can be reallllly stressful. In fact, the anticipation of that stress is one of the things that keeps people from taking the leap into business. Our guest today addresses that head-on.

Moneeka Sawyer has often been described as one of the most joyful people you will ever meet.  She the creator of the Blissful Real Estate Investor Formula and is t...

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Our guest today is Rick Sterger. Rick, in just 5 years, has gone from being a leading tech strategist for companies like Sprint, Samsung, Motorola and Dell to a rising star in the field of immigration law.   With nearly 300% annual growth each year, The Immigration Guy, Rick's law firm, now represents over 100 clients in removal hearings and other immigration matters throughout the world.  His adopte...

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If you've ever taken any sales training, you've been taught that in order to have the most effective sales, you must identify and dig into your potential client's pain, then make the sale by solving his or her pain. 

Our guest today doesn't believe that's the only way to go. Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) is the best-selling author of the "Love-Based Business" series of books that share how to sell more with love and build a solid, prof...

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We've got a treat today from England! David Ralph is an extremely attractive host of the top-ranked online show Join Up Dots, wherein each episode he takes his guests on a journey of discovery following the words of the late Steve Jobs.

From birth to today and back again David Ralph, joins up the dots of his guests lives, highlighting their failures and successe...

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How do you test your limits? How do you know how far you can push yourself, both mentally and physically? 

Lance Carter, author, triathlon & running coach, entrepreneur, 9-time Ironman finisher, cancer survivor, motivational speaker, and inspiring human being is our guest today.  

Lance believes every person is capable of more and it’s his purpose in life to emp...

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In today's episode, we get to Kathryn Kemp Guylay has inspired tens of thousands of individuals to be happier, healthier and have more fun.  As the founder of Make Everything Fun, she is a coach, teacher, speaker, and prolific author. Through her courses on Make Publishing Fun, Make Nutrition Fun, and Make Wellness fun, she helps others spread their own messages to make the world a better place. Kat...

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This summer, I’ve traveled to more conferences and events than I really ever have. Traveling to events is something I’ve encouraged you to do before on the podcast and I wanted to do an episode on the pros and cons AND how you might approach these traveling, conferences, events with different strength themes leading.

In today's episode, I'll share my Top 3 reasons you should make it a priority...

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Today's guest is someone I've gotten to know over the past six months in Quatum Leap Mastermind and I love being in her space whether it's in person or on the phone.

Julie is the founder and CEO of Empowered Living, a Life Design and personal development company. As a speaker, coach and faculty member at Georgetown University’s coaching program, Julie is enamored with helping you to master your...

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Has there ever been a part of your business that you’re just like, “ummm… this is NOT me. Sometimes there ARE those things. If you can resonate, today’s episode may just soothe your soul :)

Our guest, Gavin Zuchlinski, is the founder of Acuity Scheduling, the slickest way for businesses to automate and manage their appointm...

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Our guest today is the top notch Executive Assistant, Jessica V. Lindgren, Main Gal of Gal Friday 612 ( Her values align with mine, yet she had different Strengths, skills, and perspectives.

She is extraordinary. She is amazing... As if I have anyone on the show that not, but really, she’s near and dear to my heart for many reasons. ...

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Today's guest is one of my favorite people. Brilliant, charming, crazy-hard working, and strategic beyond belief. 

Dana Malstaff is the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom. She is a mother, author, business strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro.
Dana's Top 5 StrengthsFinder Themes ...
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Tonya Rineer is a Speaker, Trainer and Money Mindset Maven who helps women entrepreneurs super-charge their profit potential by revolutionizing the way they think and feel about money! Her fun, action-packed coaching style helps women amp up their mindset and create value-based profit strategies that lead to financial peace and feel-good success.
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Despite being told that people didn't want "simple", our guest today listened to her gut... and used her Strengths.

Simplicity Circle Founder Milana Leshinsky is creating a simplicity revolution for coaches, authors, speakers and entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses with ease. Creator of Recurring Revenue Revolution, author of Coaching Millions, co-fo...

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All of your life experiences, both the good and the bad, can be used to fuel the difference you make in this world and in your business. 

Donnie DeSanti ( is our guest today.

Donnie is a health & wellness coach helping people to lose weight and regain their energy naturally without dieting, ever. Before coaching, he battled ADHD and medication before making changes in his diet and lifestyle. He has successfull...

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A little goodness, kindness, and generosity goes a long way! Think about the compound affect of millions of small acts of goodness.
Dr. Richard Shuster is a licensed clinical psychologist and the host of The Daily Helping with Dr. Richard Shuster: Food for the Brain, Knowledge from the experts, Tools to Win at Life. On his podcast, Dr. Shuster’s guests educate and inspire listeners through their stories...
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Today, our guest is Heather Coughenour. You may remember Heather from episode 59 where she and her husband Jeff talked about what it’s like to be married to your business partner.Today we’re talking about her journey, so let me give you a little background. Heather is no stranger to creating something out of nothing. Prior to starting her branding company, Rebel...

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We've done it! We've hit 100 episodes. There have been some a-mazing episodes, guests with golden nuggets of wisdom all day long, and lots of 'aha's about individual greatness.

And behind the scenes, there were tears, frustration, lots of mistakes, laughs, and PLENTY of opportunities for outtakes. 

My husband, Joel, the Editor in Chief, co-hosts for a candid conversation about the past, the present, and the future of Maximize Your ...

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Our guest, Sarah Baker Andrus, has a proven system that helps her clients find a great career fit.  And, she loves sharing her strategies to help others achieve enduring career satisfaction.  Her solutions come from her work as a career counselor combined with more than 2o years’ working in and around the recruitment process.

Sarah is married to Brian, and they ...

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