Why does 3 Seeds use Gallup Strengthsfinder 2.0?
At 3 Seeds we utilize Gallup StrengthsFinders 2.0 to raises self-awareness, team awareness and engagement levels. Sure it is important to raise your own
self-awareness, but equally important is to be able to understand how the people around you use their strengths and talents. Here are my top 5 strengths:
My favorite word in the English language is:
My word is “BUT”. There are only a few things in this world that I believe are absolute. Everything else is negotiable. The word “but, opens the door for necessary and needful conversations.
If you could change something in the world, what would it be?
If I could change one thing, I would give everyone a very generous dose of compassion. I believe if everyone led with compassion, we would have very few matters that we couldn’t overcome as a society.
Toy Perry is the Executive Assistant to Mr. Jason Thomas at 3 Seeds Mentoring Group. Toy was born and raised in Kentucky, but has made Chicago her home. If you have had any type of encounter with her, you have undoubtedly experienced her southern charm that has been complimented by her northern wit. Mrs. Perry is the quintessential expression of the term “Jack of All Trades”. In the process of pursuing her degree in Pastoral Psychotherapy, she had a profound life altering encounter that changed her career plan but not her life goal. This one encounter thrust her into the world of makeup which led her to a career as Professional Makeup Artist. It was in this period when she solidified her “WHY’. She determined within herself that no matter the circumstance or the individual she would always “leave someone better than how she found them”.
This opportunity has allowed her to work with people from all walks of life, including celebrities and presidential candidates This experience would ultimately allow her to sharpen her eye for the most minute of details, exercise her natural gift of counsel and show her how to employ her unique interpersonal skillset in any given environment.
During this time, Toy along with her husband began to mentor inside the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center which ignited her passion for underserved youth. Perry is aware that one bad decision can change the trajectory of a child’s life. If coupled with lack of guidance and resources, you have a formula for disaster. She also realized that one good decision can also change the trajectory of a child’s life, so she decided she would commit her life to serving the needs of youth and their families in any capacity she possibly could. Toy would go on to serve as a Behavior Interventionist for students with behavior issues and work with students with Autism who required behavior modifications.
Today, Mrs. Perry along with her husband of 25 years, serve as Marriage & Relationship coaches. It is their hope that they can assist couples in resolving their marital issues, therefore impacting households and generations to come. Toy sees her role at 3 Seeds Mentoring Group as a rewarding one that is an extreme complement to her life’s work. It allows her the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals who are equally invested in seeing future generations transformed by the work that is being done with students within the organization.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be….
Genius Level Intellect like Bruce Wayne. AKA… Batman
The most important thing I learned in high school was…
It’s ok to stand out from the crowd.
Choose a movie title for the story of your life…
Tales of Grace – I’ve been the recipient of such goodness. I don’t say that because I haven’t had hardships and trials, “BUT”, there hasn’t been a situation that I haven’t overcome or came out better after having gone through each trial.