Different Person, Different Path, Right Fit.

In the theme of sharing about the adventures of discovering an ideal career fit, I would like to re-post a blog about my coach through TTI, Cassandra Nelson.

She had a similar story to me (if you haven’t read my story, you can read it here), in that her previous career role had created a significant gap along one dimension of her behavioral style. Only instead of it being a gap in the “I” dimension, like me, it was a gap in the “C” dimension.


Last Wednesday was an exciting day for me. I was asked to speak at the ICF meeting, the topic being “Stop selling – help your people buy,” presented by Otto Siegel, a longtime Value Added Associate (VAA) with TTI Success Insights. He asked me to present about being a coach in the field and my success story leading me to my dream job at TTI Success Insights!

It was my first opportunity to represent TTI. Last year I started a coaching program (Genius Coaching) with one of our very own VAAs, Otto Siegel, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

He was the first to use the TTI DISC assessment with me and noticed a significant difference in one of my behavioral styles (C). I was under great workplace stress. I was adapting my C from a 38 Natural to a 66 Adapted. This is about a 30-point difference and TTI recognizes more than a 10-point adaptation means stress is present.

Otto asked me if I was stressed at work. I replied, “everyone is stressed at work.” He said, “you are significantly stressed” and his point resonated with me. I saw how revealing and relevant the assessment results were for me.

As I went through his program, I knew coaching was my future career. He later told me that TTI was looking to hire a solutions consultant. After getting online and researching the company, I knew this was where I wanted to work and retire. I have never felt that way about any company before in the past! The power of job benchmarking is evident. My behavioral style and drivers are now inline with my position at work, and I couldn’t be more engaged.

So, fast-forward to this week, I came to ICF to speak about how influential Otto Siegel’s coaching program has been for me and how he led me to my dream job! I have the privilege to work with our VAAs every day and help them reach creative solutions in the marketplace of coaching, consulting and recruiting by using job benchmarking. Our tools are accurate, reliable and competitive in the marketplace.

Thank you for all you do Otto, and VAAs just like you. Keep changing lives for the better. Live out your passions so the rest of us can find ours!


**Originally posted on TTI’s blog here.

Do you have a story like Cassandra’s? Would you like to? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below: