Evangelist

Jeff Williamson

Bourbonnais, Illinois

Soar Coach since July 2018

About Jeff


My focus is to help others maximize their own gifts, talents and strengths. I facilitate others achieving excellence in their professional work and lives.

My joy and passion is in seeing people realize how much they are capable of, knowing they were meant for more, and helping them build for that future. Whether it is a phone call, a video call, or a one-on-one connection in person, the journey we can forge together will be a game-changer.

My journey with strengths began in the fall of 2000 when I came to Omaha for Strengths Coach certification training at Gallup. My graduate education research path had been drawn toward training first-time college students in the use and application of their identified strengths. The Gallup organization and Dr. Edward Chip Anderson, graciously partnered with me on the project, and provided in-house support, mentoring and guidance along the way.

During the exit interviews with each of the students at the end of their first semester, I asked them for a takeaway or a realization from the semester training sequence they had completed. One young lady looked at me and said...for the first time in my life, I feel like it's okay to be ME! From that moment on, I was hooked on the power of the strengths approach. I knew that for this kind of impact to be made in the few weeks I had worked with her, that many more were seeking ways to understand themselves better and leverage their greatest strengths.

Education

Post-Doctoral Studies in Marketing, Ohio State University Ed.D. in Leadership, Argosy University M.A. in Communication, Ball State University B.A. in Communication, Olivet Nazarene University

Expertise Areas: Strengths Training, Leadership Training & Development, Mentoring & Coaching Early Career Professionals, Executive Coaching, and Teaching.

Specialties: Trained 600-700 leaders in business & graduate education on their Top Strengths. SAOL certified Executive Coach & Consultant, Rubi Ho Group. Corporate training and team-building. Certified in Fundraising Management, Indiana University, Lily Family School of Philanthropy

My greatest joy as a Maximizer is connecting with and coaching others in a way that challenges and inspires them to become the best version of themselves.

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