Maura Fallon-McKnight

What was Maura’s experience with the Styles Certification Program?

The Styles Certification Program was amazing – the perfect mix of training, group calls, and putting the tools into practice so we could learn on the ground how to understand working Styles and how to reduce friction in our lives. The Market Force Team is super inspiring, committed and great role models for how Market Force can make a huge difference both on a personal and organization-wide level.

Maura’s biggest takeaways from the Styles Certification Program?

My biggest takeaway was learning to communicate with other Styles in a way that they can hear me better. As a Power, I get easily frustrated when things aren’t happening, or when their is poor team communication – leading to confusion. I have learned how to see from other people’s perspective and approach them in ways that create less friction, which leads to better outcomes. I’ve seen this work wonders.

What does Maura intend to do with the Market Force material?

Our organization is a high-growth start-up nonprofit in the energy space, and I am committed to the intention that our growing team maintains clean energy as we grow. In my mind we need to walk our walk – we can’t be working tirelessly for clean energy access for communities, while internally putting up with useless drama and undue stress. So I am committed to both “clean energy” on my team and out in the world, and I realize this commitment needs to start with ME and my attitude at work and the Market Force tools really help with this.

What does Maura want everyone to know about Market Force Styles?

Market Force is a simple and incredibly powerful tool for maximizing your impact in the world and at your organization. The Style Indicator is much more than a “personality test”. The Market Force training provides concrete ways for practitioners to move the needle immediately in their organizations and lives. The best part about it is that many of us suffer the most from what we might call “drama” or “difficult people” at work. This tool helps you understand how to deal effectively and powerfully in the face of challenging situations – freeing up your time to do the fun stuff at work. With fast-moving companies there will always be obstacles and team challenges, and Market Force gives you the tools to move THROUGH these – instead of getting stuck and letting drama and emotion sap your energy and potential.

 

About the Author / Travis Carson
Travis Carson
Travis Carson is the Founder of Market Force. Having learned the guiding principles behind Market Force at the age of 19, Travis has used the material himself to help run four different companies, before moving into a training and coaching role in 2008 in order to share the material with others. Travis is a former nationally ranked junior tennis player, a seven-time nationally ranked triathlete, a three-time Ironman finisher and the father of four children.