Friday, October 9, 2015

#ROSACon2015: Strength2Strength Workshop

Thank you to Angele Wells for this post on Phoenix Kelly's Strength2Strength workshop on Day 1 of #ROSACon2015. This workshop is usually a 6 hour seminar, but we persuaded Phoenix to give us the abbreviated version. We hope she'll be back at future events so we can experience the full length version!

ROSAcon2015, oh my word! I don’t even know where to start. So many wonderful workshops to attend, all designed to improve your craft.

One I attended that really stuck out for me was Phoenix Kelly’s Strength to Strength workshop. I,feel at this point, I should probably confess though that I have actually attended this one before BUT no two workshops are ever the same and I learn something new every time I go.

What I mean is ... wait. Let me start at the beginning.

The concept of the Strength to Strength workshop is to teach you not only about yourself but about others too. Why it is you do many of the things you do, why you interact a certain way with one person and a completely different way with someone else. What drives everyday interaction between people.

Simply, the programme revolves around four distinct personality types; represented by colours: red, green, blue and yellow. Everyone is representative of all four colours in varying degrees but, generally, most people present two colours more strongly than the other two, for example, Yellow/Blue or Red/Green. The colours have been broken down as Do’ers (red), Thinkers (green), Networkers (yellow) and Relaters (blue). Each colour/personality type has characteristics indicative of its category, both positive and perceived negatives. Reds can be logical but impatient, greens can be objective but non-emotional, yellows see the wider picture but are talkative and blues tends to be accurate but slow to make a decision.

Phoenix covered the various colour combinations and how they work together. Then she took us through the various positive characteristics of each colour/personality type as well as their possible limiters, or in laymen speak what could be perceived as a negative personality trait. However, she was quick to point out that the reason it’s termed a “possible limiter” is because if you’re aware of it, you can take steps to be more pro-active when it comes to these traits.

This workshop was condensed down from the full six-hour workshop into two hours that were insightful and informative. And I have to tell you, every time you attend this workshop you’ll learn a little more about human interaction.

If you ever get a chance to attend one of these workshops and learning about what makes people tick, don’t hesitate. You won’t be sorry.

Alternately, if you’re interested in hosting one of these workshops, contact Phoenix Kelly at for more information. Tell her I sent you. ;)

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