Success, Growth and Potential = Fuel

by Caralynn Gidych

Developer is for being driven by your talents to create up close and personal relationships with people.

E is for going out of your way to support, inspire, motivate or embolden individuals.

V is for being a very good coach, mentor, and teacher.

E is for encouraging which is a developers favorite thing to do.

L is for the love of investing in others.

O if for being observant and others-oriented when supporting and challenging individuals.

P is for the patience required to be perceptive and notice progress.

E is for the eagle eye used to look for evidence of growth – a new behavior, a slight improvement in skill, or a glimpse of excellence.

R is for realizing that the “fuel” of a developer is helping people succeed, grow, and realize their potential in their unique way.


According to Clifton StrengthsFinder, people exceptionally talented in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from evidence of progress.

March 19th is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Joseph, who was a carpenter, was a developer. Developers are naturally thoughtful and patient. They know that tomorrow will always be better than today. For them, everyone is on a path to getting better at something. Developers are relationship builders. They meet people where they are at, invest in them, and then help them to grow. The best developers are able to see and celebrate small improvement rather than waiting for big changes or end results.

Saint Joseph said yes in a way that few men of his time would. Through faith and love, he remained with Mary and raised God’s Son. His devotion as a developer and his recognition of better things to come resulted in our salvation.

Developers are devoted to each learner and their colleagues. They seek improvement and are talented at knowing how to support incremental growth. They encourage others easily and will thrive when they feel encouraged too. Developers do not give up easily. As a result, they might need assistance in learning when it is appropriate to give up and move on. This is not easy for them because they yearn for everyone and every project to be successful.

When forming teams, look for developers. They see potential, they focus on growth and a better future, and they celebrate victories.

The Power of “I”

– Submitted by Cherie Hamilton


I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And what I can do, I ought to do.
And what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do.
I will do more than belong…I will participate.
I will do more than care…I will help.
I will do more than believe…I will practice.
I will do more than be fair…I will be kind.
I will do more than dream…I will work.
I will do more than teach…I will inspire.
I will do more than earn…I will enrich.
I will do more than give…I will inspire.
I will do more than live…I will grow.
I will do more than talk…I will act.
I will be more than good…I will be good for something.

This poem, attributed to Edward Everett Hale, has been provided by Cherie Hamilton, a teacher at St. Mary’s School. It is a testimony of the activator theme strength and spirit. Thank you for sharing Cherie!