Sara Regan, the founder of Strengths Now, became a strengths enthusiast in 2005 when she was first introduced to her own Top 5 strengths. Realizing some of her strengths were underutilized, she consciously leaned into her talent areas and found it had a profound impact on her own career trajectory, as well as the performance of the teams she managed. After becoming a Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach in 2013, she launched her own consulting firm. Proudly, in 2021, Strengths Now earned the distinction as a Certified Women Owned Business. Here’s a look at the team today!
Sara was one of the first dozen people worldwide to become a Certified CliftonStrengths Coach by the Gallup Organization. Soon after, she launched her own consulting firm to help others solve their toughest workplace challenges using this powerful model. She is a seasoned coach, facilitator, and organizational development specialist. Sara has helped thousands of people to leverage their unique talents and have greater impact and meaning in their work. Clients appreciate her ability to zero in on what is getting in the way and help them create a pathway forward.
Sara’s passion lies in creating custom solutions that lead to lasting culture change. With nearly 25 years of experience facilitating team sessions, she is able to create conditions for honest conversations where everyone can let their guard down. In turn, teams are able to identify the barriers to collaboration and performance and begin to break through old patterns. Oftentimes she serves as a “strengths translator” who can jump start communication and understanding in critical partnerships.
Sara is eager to help others find their own unique leadership path and humbled to be a part of their journey. She has dedicated her career to studying what the best leaders do differently. Her 20 years of experience in successive leadership roles has given her firsthand knowledge of what it is like to stand in a leader’s shoes.
Sara has received certification from Gallup’s High-Performance Management Course and the Accelerated Strengths Coaching Course. Sara has a Master’s degree in Psychology from Northeastern University and has done extensive research on leadership, management, and organizational behavior. She served as an associate dean at Berklee College of Music, where she worked for 12 years.
Sara’s Top 5 Strengths are: Strategic, Relator, Individualization, Connectedness, Learner.
Jessica is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach who expertly serves individuals and teams navigating through career and organizational change. She knows that having the desire and determination to be successful is not enough. The added edge comes from being aware of one’s unique talents and creating a plan to hone that power. Her expert training skills combined with her deep understanding of leadership coaching and transition management make her a top-notch consultant and coach. So many people wish they’d had access to their CliftonStrengths profile earlier in life and Jessica was no exception. Thus, she became committed to helping clients use this transformational tool at critical milestones in their career to help them develop best-in-class competencies.
Clients appreciate Jessica’s calming energy and ability to meet them where they are. She listens. Her true gift is her ability to intuitively uncover the unique drivers that can produce outstanding results. She has an extensive background in marketing and worked for 15 years promoting leadership development services to executives and their teams. She draws upon experience leading a team and navigating through high growth phases, downturns and staff reductions. Jessica has a marketing degree from Bentley University and is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPAnetwork.org).
Jessica’s Top 5 Strengths are: Individualization, Maximizer, Connectedness, Developer, Empathy.
With over 13 years of higher education academic and administrative experience, Dr. Jasmine D. Parker is a transformative strategist who envisions, plans, implements, and evaluates institution-wide Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity strategic goals and initiatives. A critical scholar, she authors DEI-focused educational resources using historical inquiry, critical discourse analysis, and policy expertise to inform stakeholders while encouraging praxis. Dr. Parker is a trained interdisciplinary civil rights historian whose research intersects the fields of education, law, and sociology by highlighting historical, legal, and sociopolitical paradigm shifts as it relates to American society, social movements, group, and individual relations, representation, and access to opportunity. She is the creator and organizer of "Race, Racism & Public Spaces," a groundbreaking DEIB personal and professional development series.
Dr. Parker’s leadership has influenced a number of organizations and institutions including the Berklee College of Music; Texas Tech University; The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; Public Broadcasting Station’s KERA; The New York Jets; and Dallas Independent School District, to name a few. She has had many notable accomplishments, though her most cherished is the impact her care, coaching, and empathy have on the students she has been fortunate enough to teach and watch professionally grow.
She earned her Ph.D. in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Policy with a focus in constitutional law from the same institution, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Sociology from Prairie View A&M University. Dr. Parker also obtained legal training as Decoudreaux Fellow at Indiana University- Bloomington, Maurer School of Law.
Jasmine's Top 5 Strengths are: Strategic | Achiever | Deliberative | Realtor | Responsibility
Amy is an accomplished Gallup Certified Strengths Coach with an engaging facilitation style and a down-to-earth, results-oriented approach to coaching and consulting. She leads illuminating CliftonStrengths sessions for groups of various sizes – from entire division retreats to small team workshops. Amy has a knack for understanding the unique cultures of different organizations and teams, and she enjoys the transformative process of helping people better understand and appreciate one another. In her workshops, she seamlessly uses CliftonStrengths to accelerate team development while providing a meaningful and fun team-building experience.
Through individual and cohort coaching sessions, Amy helps her clients use their most innate talents to enhance productivity and confidently approach increasing responsibilities. Clients gain more targeted performance as they focus their strengths on topics such as communication, decision making, management, leadership, and partnering with others. Amy works with a variety of leaders and individual contributors and particularly enjoys helping technical experts become great managers, directors, and executives. Amy’s prior professional experience includes over 15 years of software consulting in a variety of industries. Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Public Administration from Suffolk University.
Amy’s Top 5 Strengths are: Communication, Individualization, Woo, Strategic, Developer.
As Client Manager, Danielle is dedicated to providing outstanding service by leveraging her time management and organizational skills to deliver on this aspect at all times. She is deeply committed to ensuring a successful outcome for every client she works with and every Strengths Now consultant she supports.
Danielle has over 20 years of event management experience including meetings, conferences, and tradeshows. She holds an Associate Degree in Travel and Convention Management. She loves to travel, dig her hands in the dirt to garden, gets lost in the kitchen cooking, and enjoys the lake life with her husband and cavapoo, Roxy.
Danielle’s Top 5 Strengths are: Achiever, Relator, Developer, Includer, Positivity
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