Tap into your potential at Saturday’s Lifelong Learning lecture

Imagine — living in a community where people’s natural talents are identified, encouraged and applauded. Where teachers teach to students’ strengths, employers utilize employees’ strengths and families respect each other’s strengths. Where what we do well and enjoy is the measure of the day. Imagine….

On Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Sisson Library, come explore the Strengths Revolution and prepare for a shift, when Barbara Conkey will present “Tapping Your Potential: Talents to Strengths to Success.”

A scientifically-based program originated by the Gallup Organization — the polling people — the core premise of the Strengths Concept is that we all have five hardwired talents, and that by identifying them and focusing on them, we can strengthen them to enhance our lives.

Barbara Conkey, Talent-to-Strengths coach, has been a student and facilitator of human potential for 30 years. She has studied under the Gallup Organization, Simply Strengths and Core Clarity. She will provide to the community an introduction of the benefits of teaching, working and playing to our strengths, revealing the opportunity for success in our schools and workplace. Companies using this program include Yahoo, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Hilton. Many schools are beginning to use strengths-based education as well, including the Del Norte, Colo., school system.

Then be sure to mark your calendar for Nov. 1 and an afternoon focused on the symphony. Guest speaker Arthur Post, artistic director and conductor for the San Juan Symphony, will present “Musically Speaking: Where Giants Dare to Tread.”

These free lectures are open to the public and take place at the Sisson Library, located at the corner of U.S. 160 and South 8th Street. Starting time is 3 p.m. sharp.

Don’t miss the opportunity to keep your mind agile and your life interesting — at no cost.