The DNA Employee™ Full 34 Strengths
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“I have been working with my strengths coach Jenny Grace for the last couple of months, completing the Full 34 programme.  I had previously had coaching with Jenny for my Top 5 strengths and had found it very valuable, helpful and useful.  I decided to do the Full 34 programme as I wanted to know how to use the rest of my strengths in different situations.
 
What I like about working with Jenny is that the coaching is very positive and it focused on my strengths and how to use them.  It was tailored to what I was doing at work, which was particularly helpful for some projects that I was not looking forward to.  Jenny helped me to be more productive, as through the coaching I found ways to do the projects that made them more satisfying and enjoyable, and it helped me to get them done.  I also discovered that I have Arranger, I never knew I had this strength, but now I find I am frequently using it.
 
As a result of working with Jenny I am now more aware of what my strengths and weaknesses are.  A lot of my strengths are relationship building themes.  Before working with Jenny, I thought my positivity, woo and harmony were just fluffy social themes that help me to get on with people.  I hadn’t seen these as strengths, whereas now I see how they actually are strengths, and I know how I can use them to do what I need to do."  
Paula Luijken

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"I like the way the coaching made me think about myself, how I use my strengths and how they affect me in different ways.  I have found I am able to use my strengths in many different ways, and now I have a greater awareness of strengths in general.  This means instead of sometimes being frustrated with other people, I now appreciate that they are using a strength and can see what they do is very useful.
 
I recommend strengths coaching as it is the most valuable non-task specific training that I have done.  It is individualized and I can use it across the board with anything that I need to get done.  I now know how to use my strengths to achieve the outcomes I need to.”
Paula Luijken
The DNA Individual™ Top 5 Strengths
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"The strengths training that I did with Jenny, is probably the most beneficial training that I have done.  This training gave me a much better insight into how my strengths work together to make me who I am, and how I can use these more efficiently in my daily work.  It's one of the only (non-task specific) trainings that I actively use every day.

... I still keep a list of my strengths behind my computer to call on when I am faced with a challenge, and often find I am talking to people about how we should utilise our strengths better.

This training was interesting, informative, useful and enjoyable.  I often talk about how valuable I found this training and would recommend to anyone."
Paula Luijken

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"The strengths training that I did with Jenny, is probably the most beneficial training I have done. This training gave me a much better insight into how my strengths work together to make me who I am, and how I can use these more efficiently in my daily work. It’s one of the only (non-task specific) trainings that I actively use every day.
The training I did focused on my top 5 strengths. I particularly like that the focus was around my strengths, and things that I am naturally good at (No mention of weaknesses), which made it a really positive learning experience.
This training made me think about my strengths in a different way and I become much more self-aware of how they were impacting me. It was helpful to realise how my strengths can sometimes hold me back (one of my strengths is woo, so if I feel someone doesn’t like me, I can struggle) and how to use my other strengths to overcome this (my other strengths are empathy and positivity, so I can empathise with their opinions, and be positive about it).
I found the session around projects particularly useful, as there was a project I was not looking forward to, but seeing how I could use my various strengths to assist with the project, made it seem less daunting.
I still keep a list of my strengths behind my computer to call on when I am faced with a challenge, and often find I am talking to people about how we should utilise our strengths better.
This training was interesting, informative, useful and enjoyable. I often talk about how valuable I found this training and would recommend to anyone."
Paula Luijken
The DNA Individual™ Full 34 Strengths
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​"There is a huge amount of knowledge in this strengths programme, and Jenny's coaching went beyond merely understanding what my strengths are. Not only did I leave with the ability to use my strengths to achieve my goals, but with a foundational approach to understanding all of my remaining strengths."
Ben Daniels

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"I received a total of three Strengths coaching sessions from Jenny: one on my top five and two on my full 34.  The full 34 sessions were directed towards understanding and combining my top 12 strengths and how to use my top 12 to compensate for my bottom six.

My initial top 5 session was very enlightening, and the work that Jenny and I did would be addressed repeatedly through a separate coaching programme.  Jenny showed a strong understanding of my individual strengths in this session, and pushed me to reach conclusions about how I could use my newfound strengths myself, rather than just providing me with the answer.  I really appreciated the sense of involvement that resulted from this approach, and I was able to take ownership of my top five strengths after this session.

The top 34 sessions dealt with a much larger set of strengths, and once again Jenny proved knowledgeable and insightful.  There was a lot of information to interpret — I remember feeling overwhelmed when I first saw the diverse information that was available.  Jenny allowed me to choose which of my top strengths to look at, rather than just limiting our sessions to the top ten, which I really appreciated as I identified quite strongly with the extra two strengths that we dealt with once I knew more about them.  The time we spent discussing my bottom 5 strengths was incredibly valuable, and we arrived at ways to work around a lack of natural talent in these areas. I left with a great sense of self awareness, which I don't think I could have arrived at without Jenny's help.

There is a huge amount of knowledge in this strengths programme, and Jenny's coaching went beyond merely understanding what my strengths are. Not only did I leave with the ability to use my strengths to achieve my goals, but with a foundational approach to understanding all of my remaining strengths."
Ben Daniels

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Tessa Dodge, Founder of Strengths Network South Pacific

​"Hi Jenny
Please find some of the feedback we have received from your clients for your own professional development.

Client Feedback
I appreciate more about my strengths and can rationalise my behaviours with the underlying motivations or natural tendencies.

I can now recognise and appreciate the diversity of strengths in my friends.

Overall, I have benefited a lot and would highly recommend this to my friends and colleagues.

Coaching has helped me to understand how I can deal with the challenges at work and in life by utilising a combination of my strengths.

Knowing my Strengths has built up my confidence in seizing opportunities that matched with my strengths and how I can demonstrate them to others.

The coaching has been very helpful to gain understanding of my strengths that can be used to take the next step in my career.  My covering letter for a recent job application listed and referenced my Strengths.

Jenny is professional, personable and really knows her stuff.  She encourages you to explore your strengths, provides relevant examples and information, is organised and makes an excellent coach.

Jenny’s coaching helped me understand my strengths and why they help me do my job and where they contribute to the enjoyment of my role.

I really appreciated being able to ask questions and go more in depth in certain areas as the coaching session unfolded more and more about my strengths.  Jenny was great at adjusting the session as needed to cover my tangents while still getting through everything we needed to.  I really enjoyed learning more about how I tick and the knowledge that you can come back for more coaching as questions arise or situations change."
 The DNA Individual™ Career  Strengths
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"... I feel very fortunate to have done the first couple of training sessions with Jenny before my job hunt. In fact, it helped me in clarifying what kind of job are 'for me' and which are not, as well as in relating my strengths to the role during the interviews. I must thank Jenny for the coaching which I believe have contributed to myself being handpicked from many capable applicant for this role as a customer experience engineer. Yet, it doesn't stop there. I am using on my top ten strengths on a daily basis such as Strategic and Ideation for approaching problematic issues; Positivity and Activator are certainly what have impressed my current manager. In all, what's good about strength training is that it is not asking you to 'build up' (like what we do to change fats to muscles), but instead, it is a tool to 'bring out the gems', by constantly guiding us on how to use what we already have."
Yumeng (Mandy) Xiao

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"Jenny Grace is my former manager, strength trainer, and on a personal level, a mentor to many aspects of my life. The strength training has been beneficial to me from the day I took the 'Strength Finder Test'. Since then, it has gone a long way, from the very basic realisation of my unique 'DNA' which were put to a range of enlightening vocabulary and feel good about them, to my job search and relationships.

I feel very fortunate to have done the first couple of training sessions with Jenny before my job hunt. In fact, it helped me in clarifying what kind of job are 'for me' and which are not, as well as in relating my strengths to the role during the interviews. I must thank Jenny for the coaching which I believe have contributed to myself being handpicked from many capable applicant for this role as a customer experience engineer. Yet, it doesn't stop there. I am using on my top ten strengths on a daily basis such as Strategic and Ideation for approaching problematic issues; Positivity and Activator are certainly what have impressed my current manager. In all, what's good about strength training is that it is not asking you to 'build up' (like what we do to change fats to muscles), but instead, it is a tool to 'bring out the gems', by constantly guiding us on how to use what we already have.

On another note, I would also recommend the session which Jenny did for my bottom five strengths. One of the takeaways is how to transform them, so that instead of being potential weakness, they are my useful resources to exemplify when needed. My bottom one, Harmony, gives me the courage to stand firm and take the necessary actions despite different voices and resistance.

In short, the gist of strength training to me is to live a life which is simply beautiful and delightful, and Jenny is certainly a mentor I feel so grateful to have met."

Yumeng (Mandy) Xiao
 The DNA Team™ Top 5 Strengths
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"Our team has been working together for some years and I will consider it an effective one — we work well together and achieve our goals on the agreed timeframes — We realised that we will have more fun, be more effective and work better together if we could understand our strengths better, that’s when we  decided to do The Strength Team Coaching. 

At the end of the sessions, I felt that we were more engaged in our personal and group goals, we could use our strengths better allowing a more satisfying and rewarding outcome.  I could understand my colleagues better and found more effective ways of communicating."
​Vanessa Lanegra
Strengths Network Feedback
"On a personal level as the founder of Strengths Network South Pacific, I have enjoyed watching Jenny develop as a Strengths Coach.  Jenny has completed all 3 levels of the training and has mastered all the theory & practice of StrengthsFinder coaching.  It is also evident that Jenny is not only a highly competent coach but that she has the ability to tune in to her clients and customise sessions that provide a deep and practical coaching experience for them.  Well Done Jenny.  It is great to have someone with your abilities in the Strengths Network."
Tessa Dodge, Founder of Strengths Network South Pacific
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 Individual Goal Coaching
"... Coaching with Trent has literally changed my life.  I came to him in a broken and desperate state with no direction, and no idea of even how to get started.  Through the program, I wasn’t given answers, but was given tools to help find the answers I needed.

I would highly recommend Trent and his program for any sort of goal based coaching, be it career, personal life, financial or something else entirely the ability to have someone to help guide you through your own path is something I initially doubted, but now truly believe in."
Ben Hope

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"When I left university, I managed to score a great job in the industry I’d studied in.  four years down the track and I just wasn’t enjoying it.  I’d wake up every day loathing going to work, and it really started to drag me down.  In a flurry of what I thought was inspiration, I jumped ship to a new role without thinking things through. Within the first month I knew it was the wrong choice, but what exactly was I supposed to do?

My girlfriend introduced me to Trent, and I went along to the first session with a heavy dose of scepticism, but I hated everything I was currently doing, so I thought why not try it.  Jumping forward, after completing the entire program, including a strengths session with Jenny, and I’m in a job I love, about 98% to achieving the goals I set less than 6 months ago and am now looking forward to a whole new set to work towards.

Coaching with Trent has literally changed my life.  I came to him in a broken and desperate state with no direction, and no idea of even how to get started.  Through the program, I wasn’t given answers, but was given tools to help find the answers I needed.

I would highly recommend Trent and his program for any sort of goal based coaching, be it career, personal life, financial or something else entirely the ability to have someone to help guide you through your own path is something I initially doubted, but now truly believe in."
Ben Hope
"Trent was my goal coach for a six month period.  During that time he helped me to achieve a lot more than I ever would have without him.  His approachable manner helped me to feel comfortable around him, allowing me to explore any ideas fully without feeling nervous or judged.  He always encouraged me to come to solutions on my own instead of telling me what he thought was best, allowing them to become truly mine.  This process helped me to really own my goals + take true responsibility for what I wanted to achieve.  This was complimented by the fact that I still felt accountable to him + prevented me from procrastinating my weekly actions – which was a huge benefit as otherwise I would have not had such an awareness of how much I was achieving."
Toni Wilkinson
"... Session by session Trent was great. His coaching resources are fantastic and he clearly knows his craft. I found him extremely approachable and always felt rewarded when I shared personal information with him. He was prepared to ask difficult questions and challenge me, never giving away any answers if he had them, and while this was sometimes hard work the rewards were easy to see. He was always excited when I brought new ideas with me, and had plenty of insight and new ideas to offer. He was extremely motivating, very professional and always made sure I was comfortable. I only had good sessions with him and looked forward to our discussions.

I recommend Trent to anyone seeking to make changes in their life; his coaching has made wonderful changes to mine."
Ben Daniels

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"I had the opportunity to work with Trent on three goals over a six month period. I had no expectations entering coaching apart from learning something about myself, and I was surprised at the extent to which that expectation was exceeded.

Trent helped me set goals that were achievable yet challenging, and put in place strategic frameworks to help accomplish them. At first I was unsure how these abstract ideas would help me achieve my goals but through the concrete actions Trent helped me set around these strategies I was able to see big changes in my life. I regard two of my goals as ongoing, however the improvements that I have seen as a result of working towards those goals are fantastic. The third goal I regard as achieved.

Session by session Trent was great. His coaching resources are fantastic and he clearly knows his craft. I found him extremely approachable and always felt rewarded when I shared personal information with him. He was prepared to ask difficult questions and challenge me, never giving away any answers if he had them, and while this was sometimes hard work the rewards were easy to see. He was always excited when I brought new ideas with me, and had plenty of insight and new ideas to offer. He was extremely motivating, very professional and always made sure I was comfortable. I only had good sessions with him and looked forward to our discussions.

I recommend Trent to anyone seeking to make changes in their life; his coaching has made wonderful changes to mine."
Ben Daniels

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"I recommend Trent Grace as a life coach because he is extremely capable and highly skilled and, as a result of his professional, comprehensive approach, I achieved significant goals that are life changing.

Trent facilitated a structured coaching programme for three specific and agreed goals I wanted to achieve, over 14 sessions from September 2014 to February 2015.

Trent had a professional, comprehensive approach throughout the structured programme, consistently resulting in actions, insights, a time-frame, motivation and help which kept me on track to achieve outstanding results.  Trent was 100% committed to helping me throughout the process. Trent was very thorough in preparation for every coaching session he facilitated.

I believe Trent is a person of utmost integrity.  Trent is a person who is very approachable, committed and understanding of others.  Trent focuses on helping find solutions and on changing unhelpful behaviours.

The results of what were achieved in meeting the three goals was outstanding.  Two of the three goals were on my mind over the last ten years but I had not achieved them by myself.  The structured programme Trent delivered resulted in two of the goals being achieved and the third goal significantly progressed and expected to be achieved in the next few months."
Christopher Hickey