What are your biggest strengths? Do you know what your core personal values are? How about your personality type?
These are questions that we must take seriously if we’re going to make our unique and gentle impact on the world. This is the advice of Faris Khalifeh; coach, entrepreneur, and all round inspiring guy.
I was fortunate to be able to chat with Faris about all manner of things including:
- How to become more self-aware (identify tools to help you grow)
- The myths of introverts, sales, and business (stop looking at your “weaknesses” and build on your amazing strengths)
- The different types of coaching that he does and what suits him most as an INFP
- How introverts and extroverts can make the best of their differences in communication preferences (learn your own preferences so that you can work with others and as a part of a thriving team)
- Why building on strengths is better than fixating on weaknesses
- What he would say to his younger self if he could impart some advice
- His book recommendations for introverts and sensitive gentle rebels
Faris Khalifeh is the founder of Quiet Leadership where he helps the 40% of executives to embrace their gifts and use them to lead with confidence. He is driven by the knowledge that loudness doesn’t equate to strong leadership, and the soft-spoken, gentle individuals can make amazing leaders.
In this interview, Faris helps us to see what that might look like for you.
Over to You
What were your main takeaways from this conversation? I’d love to hear what you thought, as well as any follow up questions you have. Please leave them in the comments below.
- The Quiet Leadership Facebook Community
- The Introverted Leader (Jennifer Kahnweiler)
- StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now Discover Your Strengths