“Every so-called weakness is the flip-side of an unused talent.” This sentence is the foundation of this booklet as well as the blog, workshops and coaching I do under the Flip Your Talent brand. It is a life philosophy with profound practical implications. Human talent is overwhelmingly diverse and complex, like many other life functions. All people are born with talent, like we are born with the ability to feel our body, become aware of our thought and learn new facts. But in a civilised society, we often ignore those instincts, sometimes for our own good (we ignore an itch, dismiss a disturbing thought or stop before we smash something in anger), at others we act against our best interest (like when we ignore hunger on a busy day, or stay in a hated job). Talent is the natural instinct to seek out activities and people that inspire us. It is the ability to spot tasks we enjoy, problems we can solve and causes we cherish. Following one’s talent is one of the greatest things that can happen to a person, and their community. This booklet is designed to give you a gentle first nudge if you consider your personal talent for the first time, new ideas if you have already followed that journey for a while.
Gabor Holch brings you expertise in nurturing personal talent and leadership development in a global context, gained while serving 100+ clients in 20+ countries. China-based for 15 years, working globally and an expat since age 4, Gabor is your expert in bridging markets, businesses, cultures and people. Gabor is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) in English and Mandarin, certified consultant at the management academies of half a dozen global corporations and licensed in major assessment tools including the Predictive Index, NeuroColor, DISC and MBTI. He is the founder of Campanile Management Consulting, Associate Partner of the Munich Leadership Group and Associate in management consulting firms in the US and EU.