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My name is Andy Sokolovich and I am a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and the owner of UnleashStrengths nestled in the small Midwest town of Clinton, IA.



THEME-ADDICTS is a series created by UnleashStrengths to highlight the massive impact the StrengthsFinder assessment, and the book StrengthsFinder 2.0, has had on now over 12 million users. It’s our belief that the best way to promote its effectiveness and proven results is to interview those who’ve experienced the power of strengths-based development first hand. Each person being interviewed is intimately aware of their strengths, and wants nothing more than to share their story in an effort to help you succeed.



To schedule an interview email andy@unleashstrengths.com or give us a call at 815-441-2219

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StrengthsFinder 2.0 and the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder theme names are trademarks of Gallup Inc.

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(Please leave a review if you enjoy our show! Visit http://www.unleashstrengths.com/iTunesReview)



My name is Andy Sokolovich and I am a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and the owner of UnleashStrengths nestled in the small Midwest town of Clinton, IA.



THEME-ADDICTS is a series created by UnleashStrengths to highlight the massive impact the StrengthsFinder assessment, and the book StrengthsFinder 2.0, has had on now over 12 million users. It’s our belief that the best way to promote its effectiveness and proven results is to interview those who’ve experienced the power of strengths-based development first hand. Each person being interviewed is intimately aware of their strengths, and wants nothing more than to share their story in an effort to help you succeed.



To schedule an interview email andy@unleashstrengths.com or give us a call at 815-441-2219

Facebook.com/UnleashStrengths



StrengthsFinder 2.0 and the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder theme names are trademarks of Gallup Inc.

    #StrengthsHustle TA051

    #StrengthsHustle TA051

    In episode 52, I’ll talk about StrengthsFinder….Duh! And I’ll discuss some of the tools I use to make the hustle a little easier.

    Everyone wants to be successful, but not everyone is willing to put in the work to get there. Whatever success looks like to you, you have to make sure you inject a healthy dose of Strengths awareness before you embark on your journey. To hustle is one thing, but to know how you perform at your best is another. You could be spending an insane amount of time focusing on tasks that are unfulfilling, unrewarding, and unlikely to lead you to that pinnacle. If you don’t know your strengths, and take action to reveal those bundles of talent that keep your motor running, you’ll run out of fuel before you reach a single milestone.

    Operating in the Strengths Zone ensures you’ll have the stamina to move farther, push yourself harder, and out hustle the pack of wannabe competitors. StrengthsFinder acts as the pre-workout formula that makes your blood run like a raging river. The best part…No crappy side effects.

    Nothing but pure, unfiltered, high-octane #strengthshustle!

    Below are the links I promised in the broadcast. Be sure to share them with your friends!

    Strengths Mind Map

    MindMeister.com

    Interview with Elviera Schreuder

    UpWork.com

    Fiverr.com

    Action Planning Tool



    FREE eBook –> Strengths-Based Marketing & Advertising

    it back, relax, enjoy, and as always…STAY ADDICTED! If you listen to this show on iTunes, be sure to leave us some positive feedback.I’ll talk to you soon.

    See ya! ~Andy Sokolovich, The WOO Warrior

    P.S. Never miss an episode! Be sure to use the links on the top right corner of this page to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, a href="http://www.

    • 21 min
    Strengths-Based Leadership TA050

    Strengths-Based Leadership TA050

    In episode 50 of the THEME-ADDICTS podcast, we discuss what it means to be a strengths-aware leader.

    Dr. Donald Clifton said “A leader needs to know his strengths as a carpenter knows his tools, or as a physician knows the instruments at her disposal. What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her strengths – and can call on the right strengths at the right time. This explains where there is no definitive list of characteristics that describe ALL leaders.”

    Below are some links to content that I will share during the show.

    [Whitepaper] Building a Team Through Strengths-Based Leadership 

    On Leadership by John W. Gardner

    Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

    Strengths-Based Leadership by Rath & Conchie

    Sit back, relax, enjoy, and as always…STAY ADDICTED! If you listen to this show on iTunes, be sure to leave us some positive feedback.I’ll talk to you soon.

    See ya! ~Andy Sokolovich, The WOO Warrior

    P.S. Never miss an episode! Be sure to use the links on the top right corner of this page to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, RSS feed, and NOW on OverCast.FM. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

    P.P.S. We are always looking for feedback on the show. If you have an idea or suggestion, please forward it on to me (andy@unleashstrengths.com). It’s the only way we can ensure our listeners are getting the best product possible!

    Listen to “Strengths-Based Leadership TA050” on Spreaker.

    • 13 min
    A Parable: Let the Rabbits Run! TA049

    A Parable: Let the Rabbits Run! TA049

    I know…I know! It has been too long since I posted an episode of THEME-ADDICTS. For that, I am sorry. I won’t make excuses, but I will in this episode.

    Anyway, there have been a few signs along the way in my strengths journey. One of those indicators of awesomeness was a parable I read in the book, Soar with Your Strengths. “Let the Rabbits Run!” will  lead you through a journey of a rabbit struggling with the thought of becoming well-rounded. This brief parable catapulted me on a mission to change the world!

    Why do we continue to ignore our strengths? Is spending time focusing on our weaknesses the best way to develop our own unique talents? 

    I hope you enjoy THEME-ADDICTS 2.0! Life is seemingly unpredictable at times, but…you can give up, or you can move on. We always have a choice! So as I type this post, I am joined by a cool glass of McClelland’s single malt, and a desire to make an impact in the way the world thinks. #vivalastrengths



    Sit back, relax, enjoy, and as always…STAY ADDICTED! If you listen to this show on iTunes, be sure to leave us some positive feedback.I’ll talk to you soon. See ya! ~Andy

    P.S. Never miss an episode! Be sure to use the links on the top right corner of this page to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, RSS feed, and NOW on OverCast.FM. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

    And if you want to be a guest on the show, email andy@unleashstrengths.com or call 815-441-2219. Be sure to checkout the StrengthsFinder App available on Google Play and iOS!

    P.P.S. We are always looking for feedback on the show. If you have an idea or suggestion, please forward it on to me (andy@unleashstrengths.com). It’s the only way we can ensure our listeners are getting the best product possible!

    • 7 min
    2015: Behind the Scenes of THEME-ADDICTS with Grace & Andy | TA048

    2015: Behind the Scenes of THEME-ADDICTS with Grace & Andy | TA048

    2015 was a great year!

    Grace LaConte (www.laconteconsulting.com) joined THEME-ADDICTS as my co-host. She brought with her a desire to learn more about both her own strengths, as well as this little thing called podcasting.

    As we sat back reflecting on our most notable lessons learned, insights, and the action steps we’ve taken to make THEME-ADDICTS a success, it was quickly apparent that we needed to share those thoughts with YOU…our awesome audience! We took a few hours during the 2nd of January 2016 to hit the record button, and usher in the New Year with our own celebratory countdown!

    In this episode Grace and I will reveal:

    5 Things We’ve Learned While Recording the Show

    4 Favorite Lessons We Learned from our Guests

    3 Ways We Have Grown Because of Theme-Addicts

    2 “Behind the Scenes” Moments

    1(ish) Surprising Piece(s) of News for 2016

    Below are a some links we will reference throughout this broadcast. Feel free to hit the pause button and jump around as you hear us call out some of our favorite talking points from the last twelve months. I’ll also include some links to the gear I use for podcasting.

    I’ll close up these show notes by simply saying THANK YOU! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to embark on our strengths journey alongside of some awesome friends, listeners, family, and supporters from across the globe.

    THEME-ADDICTS is proof that StrengthsFinder not only makes for good conversation, but that it gives people a sense of permission to be themselves.

    Here’s to an awesome 2016!

    Links from the show:

    Michael Port from Heroic Public Speaking, and author of Steal the Show!

    Grace’s THEME-ADDICTS interview from WAY BACK :)…TA004

    TA046 with Lisa Cummings

    TA024 with Khalil Patwa

    TA009 with Florence Hardy

    TA034 with Brianna Hall

    TA045 with Robin Zander

    TA044 with Stephanie Rogers

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    • 47 min
    Amr Alaa | Surround Yourself with Strengths TA047

    Amr Alaa | Surround Yourself with Strengths TA047

    Strengths-Based Development is a product we provide to our clients in the Middle East as a foundation for Leadership Growth and to develop a ‘Chess’ vs. ‘Checkers’ mindset; in other words treating the people according to their own map and not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I took the SF 2.0 assessment, believed in it and started to think about ‘what goes on under the hood’ while I am making a choice in my life. We are blessed as humans by the ability to fly over our beliefs/paradigms using our self-awareness power.

    My self-awareness became sharper, more trusted and clearer using the Strengths Glossary I acquired by learning about the 34 themes from Gallup CSF research . I am now a Certified Strengths Coach who also works for David Allen as a certified Trainer so the ‘CSF-GTD’ combo insanely revolutionized my entire Life!

    Here are some links and helpful info from the show:

    Brainquil.com

    “Strength is the magic spice we throw in everything!”

    David Allen – Getting Things Done (gettingthingsdone.com or gtd.com)

    New Version of Getting Things Done by David Allen

    The Talented Mr. Ripley (movie)

    Jerry MaGuire (movie) “You complete me!”

    Clifton StrengthsFinder…the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!

    “Stick it on the wall!”

    Reticular Activating System “RAS”

    Egyptian Pyramids in Giza

    An Idiot Abroad by Ricky Gervais

    Andy hates taking notes

    Amr listens to THEME-ADDICTS using the VLC app from the Google Play Store

    Amr Alaa contact info:

    a.alaa@brainquil.com

    Skype: amrrsts

    Facebook: a href="http://www.unleashstrengths.com/?

    • 39 min
    Lisa Cummings | How YOU Do Everything! TA046

    Lisa Cummings | How YOU Do Everything! TA046

    Lisa Cummings is the CEO of Lead Through Strengths, where she helps teams improve productivity by noticing what’s already working. She has delivered training and speeches to over 9,000 participants in 14 countries. You can see her featured in places like Harvard Business Publishing, Training Magazine, and Forbes.

    When she’s not out spotting strengths with corporate teams, you can find her:

    – taking drum lessons

    – welding up funky pieces for the landscape

    – chainsawing in the woods

    – jumping from exploding vans (CLICK HERE to watch the video!)

    Here’s some helpful links, quotes, and tidbits from the show!

    Oklahoma “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” with Hugh Jackman on Broadway

    It’s A Beautiful Day by U2

    It’s a Beautiful Morning by Young Rascals

    I’ve Been Working On the Railroad with Johnny Cash

    The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer by Johnny Cash

    Breakin’ the Law by Judas Priest

    First, Break All the Rules (book) by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman 

    Now, Discover Your Strengths (book) by Marcus Buckingham & Donald Clifton 

    THEME-ADDICTS Ep. 23 with Nathan Sondgeroth

    Assessment skeptics can feel more confident with data; your top five talents are 1 in 33 million

    “You smile from the inside”

    “Success follows your talents”

    Individualization — “How can I take thi...

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

Josh Kester ,

Energy + Enthusiasm + Knowledge = Theme Addicts

Andy brings energy and enthusiasm in this podcast series in a way that furthers the love and knowledge of StrengthsFinder in the world. Andy and Grace interview a variety of different strengths coaches and enthusiasts from around the world. I am always more excited about this strengths movement after listening to an episode of the one, the only, the greatest podcast series on the planet - Theme Addicts!

LEH820 ,

If you love strengths, you will LOVE this show

For all those who are new or old to StrengthsFinder, this is your jam! Each week you will listen and learn how others found strengths and use them to their best! It's a show for all the strengths enthusiasts out there. A wonderfully produced show!

FromLisa2 ,

Unleash your strengths right here

Andy and Grace host a brilliant show. If you've taken the StrengthsFinder assessment and you want to explore what it can mean in your life, give their show a listen.

They do an excellent job of showing the daily application of strengths in your life--and the way it can unlock a career better than you previously imagined.

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