Course description

Do you want to play to your strengths in your job and career?

Do you want to release your energy and potential by focusing on what you can do well and love doing?

Do you want to use your talents to bring value to an employer?

If you do, you’ve come to the right place. This course is for you if you are a

  • Student at university or college studying any degree or course, or
  • New graduate seeking your first job after graduation, or
  • Early career graduate wanting to grow or change jobs and careers

I’m David Shindler and welcome to Your Talents and Strengths. This course helps you to identify what you are good at, what comes naturally, and what you love doing.

You will:

  • Learn the differences between a competence, a talent and a strength
  • Explore how to be at your best more of the time
  • Appreciate why employers are recruiting for strengths and what they look for

The style is a blend of

  • coaching and mentoring to guide your thinking
  • inspirational stories to motivate and stimulate your insights, and
  • proven, pragmatic tools and techniques backed by research to drive your actions.

I’ve saved you masses of time by preparing unique resources as well as curating the best of the Net just for you. You get a mix of

  • short video presentation to inform and engage you
  • quiz to reinforce your learning
  • worksheet for you to apply your learning
  • video, ebook, articles and free questionnaire to deepen your knowledge and understanding.

You also get an invitation to a closed Facebook Group, where you can get the support and challenge of me and other course participants to help you as you work through the content.

AND you get a digital completion certificate to automatically upload to your LinkedIn profile.

The course is about personal development, not assessment. You learn at your own pace, when and where you want on any device.

My current work as a coach, consultant, speaker and author ensures the course content is grounded in the reality of the world of work. You also gain access to my experience of developing people and organisations in a wide range of sectors over many years, and to the breadth and depth of my network of specialists and experts.

My goal is for you to walk away more impressed with yourself than with the course.

Are you ready to learn and make the leap with me to reach your goal?

Then click the subscribe button at the top of the page to join the course now and I’ll see you there.

David Shindler

David Shindler


Coaching you to be clearer, more confident and purposeful so you take the job and career actions that are right for you.

David helps you to develop and grow beyond what you think yourself capable - to progress your career, gain a more meaningful future and work identity, or enhance your current job performance.

We all need to learn to leap again and again in our working lives - developing new skills, new knowledge, and adapting our mindset and behaviours for changing personal and business circumstances.

Because the world does not stand still.

Many people later in life say they wished they had known more when they were younger. You can avoid that trap by empowering yourself early on and navigating your career with confidence and skill.

Many people focus on technical skills without embracing the mindset, attitudes and so-called soft skills that are so vital in working life. Soft skills are tough! And they are transferrable.

You will have a more fulfilling and successful working life by investing in lifelong learning and understanding what it takes to be successful.

This course will help you learn to leap as a young professional!

David is a coach, workshop facilitator, speaker, blogger, and author on jobs, careers and employability development.

"David is inspiring and motivating", "trusted", "warm and engaging", "unfailingly professional", "a dream career coach anyone would wish to have" - Students, graduates and coaching clients

Learning to Leap is his metaphor for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional development and nourishment.

Check out his 5-star Amazon book for more on developing what employers value most so you stay employable.

For over thirty years, David has worked across the private, public and non-profit sectors. As an employee, he has been a consultant helping individuals, teams and organisations with their people development; head of organisational research in a police service, and a membership manager with a professional institution. He went independent in 2008.

David's blogging and social collaboration informs and empowers others. Credits include:

  • Quoted in Forbes and MSN via CareerBuilder UK
  • Guardian Careers top 10 for career advice
  • Top careers blogger lists for YouTern, Career Sherpa, HashtagCV, CareerToolkit
  • Regular guest blogger for CareersinGovernment, YouTern, Undergrad Success and many more
  • BBC Radio interviews on leadership
  • Podcast guest for Career Metis, Giraffe CVs, JK Leadership Development, How to Make Partner, Youth Employment UK

He is also a Non-Executive Director of Youth Employment UK, a social enterprise dedicated to tackling youth unemployment and a platform for the voice of young people.

Follow David on Twitter and reach him via Direct Message - @david_shindler - or via his website.

Course Includes

8 Multimedia

1 Quiz

5 Texts

2 PDFs

1 Disqus

1 Presentation

2.0 hrs