“Margaret Ricci from Cultural Strategies facilitated a CliftonStrengths workshop at our office and it was a tremendous success. We went into this program with little knowledge of what ‘Strengths’ were or how to best utilize our individual talents. By the workshop date, we had completed online material and questionnaires to help us understand where our individual strengths were, but it was the workshop itself where the information came alive. Margaret helped us not only unlock the potential of our own strengths for best use, but also helped us understand what our co-workers strengths were and how we could best help the entire team by working with each other’s strengths in mind as well.
In all, this experience was profoundly helpful in taking our working environment from good to great. I would highly recommend Margaret and Cultural Strategies for a team-building workshop to boost productivity and job satisfaction or as a method of troubleshooting to root out causes of workplace inadequacy.” - Zach McCabe, President – McCabe Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Hudson, WI
I feel the knowledge we gained from the Workshops will help us not only meet our goals, but exceed them – it will help strengthen us. I think Margaret was extremely knowledgeable and did an excellent job! I would highly recommend her to other teams or organizations.” - Board of Director with a Minnesota Non-Profit
“Thank you for helping me through a very difficult time at work. I appreciated an objective listening ear and the hope that you’ve given me that already existed in my Strengths. Hope is a beautiful thing. I feel like I have some tools to forge ahead. Through CliftonStrengths, I found that I was a natural leader and can bring many good things into my work environment. Margaret, you are truly passionate about your work with Strengths Coaching!” - W.S.
“Margaret Ricci is an excellent coach who gets to the essence of who you are and inspires you to use your strengths to excel.” - F.S.
“Margaret Ricci crafted three sessions that carried our team through both CliftonStrengths and the Five Dysfunctions of a Team in a way that made it meaningful and useful for our future performance. The sessions gave us renewed confidence in our team and tools to deal with challenges in our interactions.” - Roger Green, Chair, Woodbury Community Foundation Board
“Beautifully done, Margaret! It was a pleasure meeting you and benefiting from your style, knowledge, and experience. It was a very inspiring and timely refresher for this old Maximizer still stretching for his Maximum...but getting close! But more importantly, it was an essential experience for our WCF leadership team as it transitions from the remaining seniors to the next generation. I believe it’s on the cusp of really establishing what we’ve all worked so hard for, and I appreciate your important contribution to that achievement!” - Dick Hanson, Chair - Committee on Trustees, Woodbury Community Foundation
“During my Strengths coaching sessions, I loved the process of naming and claiming my personal strengths. I was surprised to find that who I am can be expressed in terms of specific strengths. Finding that because my dominant themes are clustered in one area, I am said to have "super powers" was quite empowering. Around the same time period as my coaching sessions, I had an extremely challenging task fall to me by virtue of my position on a Board. At first, I cast about for reasons that I should not have to accomplish the task at all. But when I analyzed it from a Strengths perspective, I realized that I was the very best person to face that challenge because I possess all the skills needed to accomplish it. CliftonStrengths Coach Margaret Ricci is knowledgeable, creative in her teaching approaches and assignments for me, and an awesome cheerleader. She made each session and homework assignment an opportunity to delve deeper and to claim new learning.” - Carol Kaemmerer, Author, Speaker, Executive Branding and LinkedIn Expert
“Using CliftonStrengths Coaching, I learned ways to work with others in my department - by seeing their strengths and learning how to work WITH them. I am learning that even though I don’t have particular Strengths high up on my ranked list of talents, I can still get the same results by using other strengths. Margaret was passionate about helping me to see the good qualities I have and in helping me to learn how to make the most of my strengths.” - Debi Mager, Director of Mission Advancement, Christian Community Home
“Margaret really puts herself into her job to make learners see, understand, and use our strengths, and recognize our weaknesses. We learned how to put the team strengths together for the good of our organization.” - D.E., Director and Founder of Woodbury Community Foundation
“I was very pleased with the time my coach spent working with me - not just during our sessions but through preparation and recapping our sessions. I gained valuable insight into myself, which helped me understand differences between coworkers, leaders, and people in my personal circle. I doubted that it would change my life, but it definitely has. Like many things in life, you get as much out of it as you put in. You have to do your homework and invest your time in the process to truly learn and grow. It was worth it.” - K.S.