I’ve been involved with schooling now for over 40 years. During that time I have been passionate about helping senior secondary students thrive and achieve excellence in what they do.
It’s only been in recent years though that I’ve really come to understand clearly that in order to do this, they need to know themselves and their strengths. Working in our areas of strength boosts our mood and resilience, increases our sense of well-being and makes us more open to new learning. Exactly what we all want for our senior students.
I helped to create the Strength Potential Senior Student Kit to enable your senior students to identify and develop their strengths. It is a unique and engaging kit that is unlike anything ever created before, and it’s my hope to see it impact thousands of lives across Australia.
No one tapped into, or even thought about my strengths during my years of schooling.
In my 40s I returned to learning and training in my areas of strength. The years of accomplishment and fulfilment that followed only made sense though, after I did the StrengthsFinder© assessment. I was finally able to look back to see why I operate as I do and why I achieve as I do.
This understanding has been liberating. I am able to accept and appreciate who I am and I can appreciate other people for their unique strengths. My sincere wish is for others, especially senior students in these critical years of their lives, to gain this awareness also.
After working directly with teenagers for over five years, it became clear to me that many of them were struggling with identity and self-worth. When I was asked to help create and produce the Strength Potential Senior Student Kit, I couldn’t wait to get started.
I’m passionate to help young people reach their full potential. I want them to know more about themselves, believe in themselves and picture a positive and fulfilling future for themselves.
If you want to help your students achieve these same goals, then I highly encourage you to use the Strength Potential Senior Student Kit. It will entertain them, it will encourage them, but most of all; it will help them to discover their greatest strengths and help them reach their potential.
I’m 19 years old and I’m currently fulfilling one of my career goals working as a real estate agent in Noosa. I completed the Strength Finder© assessment when I was 16. I’m so grateful I was given the opportunity to do so and in turn understand so much more about myself. I currently apply my strengths every day, especially Futuristic, Competition and Communication.
I am keen to help senior students find their strengths and apply them in a career that really suits them so they can be as fulfilled as I am.
For over two years now I have been involved in a volunteer youth program. When I heard about Strength Potential and their goal to help young people discover their strengths to reach their greatest potential, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.
When I was a teenager, all I wanted was for someone to believe in me, help guide me and point me in the right direction. Now, as a presenter for the Strength Potential Senior Student Kit, I’ve been given an opportunity to help encourage students across Australia. I know it can help change their lives, and I believe it will make a difference like nothing they’ve ever experienced before.
This video introduces the third section of the program: "What about My Friends".
Ben and Jesse share some more about their personal strengths before leading your students into a group exercise.
This exercise is designed to help them continue to grow in their understanding of their own strengths as well as learning more about the strengths of others in their class.