The Strengths Expert for Startup, Tech and Non-Profits.
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach since 2008 Owner of Kersten Consulting, LLC since 2012 Host of the OBEY YOUR STRENGTHS Podcast
With over 10 years of experience working with Gallup’s strengths materials and training thousands of people, I’ve built a reputation as a master at helping individuals, teams and entire organizations align their talents and strengths to achieve peak performance. My bold and insightful coaching style helps individuals to not only maximize their strengths, but leverage the strengths of those around them. I help teams set aside stifling problems and generate possibilities that combine their unique strengths, achieving more than they imagined possible together. At the organizational level, I help leaders embed the strengths-based philosophy into their culture, management training and all aspects of the employee life cycle.
I desire to work with teams who are have a BHAG to change the world. Give me a team with a BHAG and I'll help you learn to master the talent game to reach your goals. My client list includes tech giants to budding success stories like Facebook, Google, Rackspace, VMware, WPEngine, Comcast, WP Engine and Salesboost. My heart for non-profit work jumped at the opportunity to work with groups from the education sector, like Texas A&M University, Trinity University, University of Texas San Antonio to community development organizations like Communities in Schools and City Year.
On a personal level, I passionately live out my strengths with my husband and three kids in our beloved state of Texas. We are five bookworms that love to travel, fish and yell for the Texas Aggies.
My Top 5 Strengths Strategic – Idea Generator. I get a thrill out of discovering people’s ambition and helping them plan to make it happen.
Input – Born Collector. I have a crazy, good memory for people and their uniqueness.
Learner – Growth Minded. I love challenges that require me to learn something new. I often read > 3 books at a time and share what I learn with others.
Belief – Purpose Driven. I have a strong desire to see others leave a legacy of value and worth – to live a life that matters.
Maximizer – Talent Obsessed. Every person has excellence in them, I love to find it.