About Strengths Focus
Fiona Hunter, Founder.
I am a lifetime strengths advocate and "bog standard" manager.
Have a read about my pro-bono and 'for love' community strengths work.
I have partnered with Stravaig a specialist consultancy, and we jointly offer a fantastic range of team development and innovative consulting, from executive teams to HR teams and front-line teams, as well as specialties like scenario development and systems thinking. Please have a look at our joint consulting section on Stravaig for more information.
After years of working in high-pressure, high-stakes situations, I moved into the corporate world bringing my strengths-based philosophy to organisational teamwork. I moved from being a team member, to managing and leading teams, helping them adopt strengths-based ways of working. Then other teams started asking me to help them, and that was the start of Woven.
For years, I have now been working with teams, helping them connect, understand their strengths and move into high-performance. I wrote "WOVEN" to help new managers and existing managers rethink what they could do to help their teams, and the results these teams have achieved are amazing to see. I am honoured that WOVEN is now recommended by the VIA Institute on Character as one of four tools in their practitioner toolkit.
I now work with teams everywhere, weaving their strengths into high performance.
I have worked in a strengths-based manner since my teen years, always focused on supporting others - seeking to understand what others need, enable them and add positive experiences.
In my first social-work role, I worked with some fantastic mentors and managers, who shaped my thinking and provided a great learning environment for a newly qualified social worker. This grounding has stayed with me.
I qualified as a social-worker in the mid ‘80s, and have worked in a variety of settings, and with a wide range of organisations during the last 3 decades - all from a strengths-based approach and all focused on making a difference to others, building community and working alongside others.
Here's part of my presentation to young leaders at the IPANZ 2016 conference, on "building strengths and strengthening your teams".
I specialise in working with individuals and teams, and have a track-record of shifting teams from average to 'high-performance', check the testimonials page to see what participants have said.
I've written a book - WOVEN - about my approach, available on Amazon.
I work with teams and organisations to help weave strengths into their culture, shifting behaviour, become more user-centric and client-focused. Please have a look at my consulting services for more info.