Fatima Doman has a gift for helping people shift their perspective and leverage their strengths. The questions she asks here provoke a transformation as people come to learn and appreciate their own strengths and connect with their larger purpose. Bottom line: This is a holistic way of coaching and empowering people not just for business, but for life.
I’ve worked with several NY Times bestselling authors and the level of integrity that Fatima Doman has for her content and the passion with which she shares it is contagious and incredibly helpful to the reader. If you want to improve your life and the lives of others, connecting with this content is an indispensable part of your journey to transformational change.
This book focuses on character strengths and how using those strengths energizes people. While many books only focus on the effects of using one’s strengths, this book focuses on the internal process and the approach of creating a positive state of mind and elevating human performance. We would like to show our appreciation for this book and the theory it is based on, which describes how strengths connect to well-being and flourishing. We believe this book will be a powerful guide for those who wish to use their character strengths to effectively lead others and to live a fulfilling life.
If we business leaders had used this book in the past year we would have doubtless reaped the benefits of a more engaged and energized workforce. I'm confident those benefits would have shown up on our bottom line. With this book leaders can learn to recognize and unleash the collective strengths on their teams--and in the process build their credibility, career and their company!
This book will help you reach your goals in a deceptively simple but transformative way - by learning to become an inner ally rather than being your own worst enemy.
To win at 'the game of work' it is necessary to understand the strengths of all the team members and then to coach to those strengths to maximize effectiveness. This book gives any leader those essential elements, and is well worth the time to read and absorb its illuminating message. Thanks for this special contribution!
Grounded in the science of positive psychology, this book provides insights into human performance, leadership and wellbeing and teaches practical ways to apply them in everyday life. A must read for anyone interested in fulfilling their own potential or in coaching others to do so.
Dr. Mayerson’s foreword clearly lays out the value of this book, predicting it will soon be “at the vanguard of establishing coaching excellence”—I could not agree more! I found Ms. Doman’s ability to integrate theory, research and practice impressive, relevant and an important contribution to the emerging field of executive and organizational coaching. It is my hope that each reader gains the insights I’ve gained from this book and I will add it to the set of core resources that guide my professional coaching practice—congratulations Fatima on a job well done, two thumbs up!
By synthesizing evidence-based research and real-life stories, Authentic Strengths provides a brilliantly accessible toolbox for leading a happier, more successful life. This is an important book for you – if you are interested in making the most of your gifts and talents!
Finally, an experienced voice in the world of leadership and personal coaching has built a model of personal growth that fully leverages the powerful set of tools we all possess – namely, our strengths of character. While other books on coaching make reference to the importance of building upon and building up personal strengths, this book is the first to make this strategy explicit and to unpack it practically for coaches. For a practical guide to helping your clients use their strengths of character to determine and pursue meaningful personal goals, read this book!
A remarkable contribution to the fields of positive psychology, coaching and leadership. Applying the principles in this book will help you discover and leverage your strengths, improve your relationships and fulfill your potential - and help others do the same!