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Behind the Mic: Jim Collison's Journey with Gallup

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“What if I worked in a way that was true to who I am and the things that I do? That fundamentally changed the way I started working.”  -Jim Collison

Jim Collison is the CliftonStrengths Community Manager and Podcaster at Gallup and produces Gallup's Called to Coach and Theme Thursday Webcasts. Jim manages the global community of Gallup-Certified Coaches and helps customers worldwide who are engaged with the CliftonStrengths Assessment. In prior years, Jim managed IT resources, managed a high school and college internship program for Gallup, and was a member of the Omaha STEM Ecosystem managing board. Outside of Gallup, Jim is the voice behind The Average Guy Blog and Podcast Network and he hosts the weekly Home Gadget Geeks Podcast which focuses on helping people with consumer technology.

Jim’s Top 5: Arranger, Woo, Maximizer, Communication, Activator

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The story of how Jim became CliftonStrengths Community Manager and Podcaster
  • What job crafting is and how Jim did this for his role at Gallup
  • What Jim is most excited about in his current position
  • The intersection of AI and CliftonStrengths
  • Jim’s short-term goals and longer-term plans

Jim explains that he had to take a lot of risks to get where he is today in his role at Gallup. Although there were some growing pains and a lot of lessons learned, he worked his way into creating the Community Manager and Podcaster role and is now truly working and living his strengths. We enjoyed talking with Jim about how his role has evolved over the years and the potential he sees in the years to come. Thanks for chatting with us, Jim!

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Jim was also a guest on the Service Academy Business Mastermind Podcast. Listen HERE!

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