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Leanne Burnett’s Bio: Leanne is a Gallup-trained Strengths Coach and Human Resources Consultant who has been inspired by the transformative power of Strengths! She and Valerie specialize in team-building seminars, and she also provides one-on-one coaching using the Strengths model. Her specialties are: Executive Coaching, Business Issue Coaching, Personal Life Coaching, Employee Engagement, and Using Strengths for Conflict Resolution.   Leanne’s former positions include:  Head of Human Resources for a pharmaceutical development company in Charlotte; Director of Human Resources for a financial service firm in Chicago; and she also worked as a Litigation Consultant for an Intellectual Property Consulting firm.   Leanne is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she studied Accounting and Philosophy. In addition to her Gallup training, Leanne trained with Coaches Training Institute. Leanne leads the Living Your Strengths and Strengths Coaching Ministries at the largest Catholic parish in the country.    Leanne’s Top Five Talent Themes are: Maximizer, Strategic, Positivity, Ideation and WOO (Winning Others Over) Valerie Menzel’s Bio: Valerie is a Gallup-trained Strengths Coach as well as a corporate team leader and developer of people. Her specialties include: Team-Building Seminars, One-on-One Coaching and Customized Interpersonal Strengths Sessions. ​ Valerie’s work experience includes hosting and producing television shows, public speaking, voiceover work, managing outreach for one of the nation’s most respected nonprofits and 15 years of producing photo shoots and managing the Creative Planning department of a Fortune 500 cosmetics company.   Valerie graduated Summa Cum Laude from James Madison University with degrees in Communications and Theatre. In addition to Strengths coaching, she serves on the Living Your Strengths Advisory Board and volunteers at the largest Catholic Church in the country as the on-camera host of MATTtV, a lector, and the Co-Chair of Moving On After Moving In, a nationwide support group that helps women in transition. ​ Valerie’s Top Five Talent Themes are: Maximizer, Empathy, Harmony, Developer, Achiever

July Strengths Savvy Blog

Our Strengths challenge this month is to share your Top Five talents with one or two people who know you really well—we’ll call these people your Close Contacts—and ask them to reflect back to...

Strengths in the Time of COVID…

The one sure bet we can all make regarding our Strengths is that they are always at work!  They live and breathe in us.  We see them cropping up when we are at our...