Mixer Event at The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco – Silicon Valley

Mixer event on personal strengths at SACC SF-SV

Flexing your Strengths

Coaches Catrine Modig and Hanna Bankier
at The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco-Silicon Valley
Mixer Event on March 27, 2024.

Every time I have the privilege of working with a group of people, I become more and more convinced that as humans, we truly need other humans for our well-being. When we come together with the willingness to learn something new, we can create a very powerful energy.

The energy and enthusiasm of the attendees was contagious. It was very rewarding to be in a room filled with passionate professionals, all eager to delve into the topic of self-discovery and empowerment. The central message Hanna and I aimed to convey? The undeniable importance of recognizing and authentically communicating our unique strengths and experiences.

Throughout my professional journey, I’ve witnessed countless individuals, including myself, occasionally downplay their achievements or hold back on their true capabilities. This mini-workshop was our platform to address this common tendency and normalize the work required to embrace what we are good at and make our skills available for ourselves and others.

Hanna and I intentionally offered an interactive evening to inspire each attendee to reinforce and leverage their innate talents with confidence. Throughout the evening, the participants were invited to reflect on their strengths, what might be holding them back and how they  can sustainably make changes going forward.

Why the emphasis on strengths? Because I firmly believe that each one of us possesses a set of unique strengths that, when recognized and nurtured, can propel us toward greater success and fulfillment. Whether in the professional setting, where our strengths can propel career growth and innovation or in our personal lives, for personal growth and self-improvement, our strengths are our most valuable assets.

Our goal for the workshop was to empower each attendee to be curious about their untapped potential and to embrace who they are wholeheartedly. It was a rewarding experience, and I left feeling inspired by the collective energy and determination of everyone in the room.

Making changes

The journey of change starts with taking an honest look at where you are right now, and where you want to go and then working on the steps needed to take you there!

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