Our definition of a strengths team is an imperfect but talented group of contributors, who are valued for their strengths and who need one another to realise individual and team excellence.

We use the following simple, but proven 5-step approach to building team strengths that empowers individuals and managers:

  • Create awareness of the principles of strength based development;
  • Increase awareness of and appreciation for the team’s individual and collective talents and strengths;
  • Enable the team’s application of the principles of strength based development;
  • Increase the team members application of their individual and collective talents and strengths; and
  • Conclude with a team strategy and action plan.

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Strengths Development Process

The role of the manager is critical in the success of the process. We help managers gain awareness and appreciation of their talents within the context of their role as people leaders. We will also help managers gain an understanding of and appreciation for each team member’s unique and powerful talents.

When team members are aware of each other’s talent filters, they understand how each person is inclined to think, act and feel. This awareness helps the team navigate the issues all teams encounter. They understand how the team can best work together to accomplish its goals and performance objectives.

During the team building workshop we use a team strengths grid to create awareness and help team members understand how best the team can work together.

The Team Strengths Grid

By the end of the team building workshop, the following outputs are achieved:

  • Identification of individual strengths (name);
  • The development of a team strengths grid (claim); and
  • The development of a team strategy and plan (aim).

In order for the team building workshop to be effective, it is suggested that each member of the team complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment.

All people have unique combination of talents, knowledge, and skills — strengths — that they use in their daily lives to do their work, achieve their goals, and interact with others. Gallup has found that when people understand and apply their strengths, the effect on their lives and work is transformational. People who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged in their work and three times more likely to say they have an excellent quality of life.

Yet, many people do not know what their strengths are or have the opportunity to use them to their advantage. In fact, many people tend to focus on fixing their weaknesses. By exploring the ways in which you naturally think, feel, and behave, the Clifton StrengthsFinder can identify and build on the areas where you have infinite potential to grow and succeed.

“What will happen when we think about what is right with people rather than fixating on what is wrong with them?”  – Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D

The Clifton StrengthsFinder contains 34 strengths spread across the four domains of: influencing, relationship building, executing and strategic thinking.

The Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment is an easy to use on-line assessment that takes about 20 minutes to complete. Once completed, participants receive a full report of either their top 5 or all 34 strengths, dependent on the option selected.

Once a participant has their report, they can use this to agree a further development plan with their managers or coach.

In order to keep the momentum of a strengths based development approach, be that strengths or a team based strengths approach; we advocate that individuals are identified to become certified coaches within organisations. Should you not want to train up your own certified coaches, we would be happy to provide further coaching support where required.

The Clifton StrengthsFinder measures the presence of talents in 34 general areas referred to as “Signature themes.” These Signature themes represent what how you naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals.

Over a secure connection, the Clifton StrengthsFinder presents 178 items to the respondent. Each item consists of a pair of potential self-descriptors, such as “I read instructions carefully” versus “I like to jump right into things.” The descriptors are placed as if anchoring polar ends of a continuum. The respondent is then asked to choose from that pair the statement that best describes him or her, and to what extent that chosen option is descriptive. The respondent gets 20 seconds to respond to a given pair of descriptors before the system moves on to the next pair. (Clifton StrengthsFinder developmental research showed that the 20-second limit resulted in a negligible item non-completion rate.)

Upon completing the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, respondents receive a report displaying their top five (most dominant) themes. The respondent then has the opportunity to delve into those themes to discover his or her greatest talents.

Accelerated Strengths Coaching 

INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSE

Based on more than four decades of the study of talents, strengths and success, Gallup’s Accelerated Strengths Coaching course is an invaluable opportunity to help you understand and apply the principles of strengths-based development to advance your you coaching and help your clients learn, grow, develop and achieve personal and professional success.

Who Should Attend

This programme is geared toward people who lead coaching conversations, including independent professional coaches, corporate coaches, executive coaches and leaders.

What You Can Expect

This advanced four and a half day course will accelerate your coaching. You will gain tools, techniques and invaluable experience to help you help others understand how they  filter their world. Two groundbreaking digital coaching kits are included in the price of the course. The tools, techniques and educational resources in these kits, coupled with the educational experiences in the course, will assist you in helping your clients harness their strengths. This course also includes a coaching session with a Gallup strengths coach.

During this program, you will learn how to integrate the principals of strengths-based development into your coaching by:

  • applying your greatest talents in you role as a coach and integrating your strengths to become a more effective coach
  • helping your clients understand their talents and hoe to use them to produce results and reach their goals
  • helping your clients overcome obstacles, weaknesses and vulnerabilities
  • educating clients about how to use strengths to transform their relationships
  • helping individuals understand their unique strengths within the context of others
  • providing managers with techniques for using strengths-based development to address specific team-related issues and challenges
  • teaching teams to discover, develop and use their unique talents for greater team engagement and productivity

Professional Credit Hours

Participants who successfully complete this course can earn professional credit

hours from ICF (34.5 hours), HRCI (34.5 hours) and SHRM (34.5 hours)

For more information, contact CEU@gallup.com.

 

 

 

Program Format

4.5 day course

Prerequisites

None

Course Overview

Day One
What Is Strengths-Based Coaching?

Coaching Conversation One:
Establish the Relationship

  • Establishing Trust
  • Setting the Stage for the First
  • Coaching Conversation

Coaching Conversation Two:

  • Help Your Client Understand the Strengths Profile

Introduction to the Top Five

Begin to make sense of the Theme sequence report (All 34)

Day Two

Coaching Conversation Three:

  • Help your Client Gain Appreciation for his or her Talents
  • Appreciating the Multidimensional Aspects of the Clifton Strengths Finder Themes

Theme Dynamics:

  • The interaction and interplay of one theme with those of another.
  • Coaching with theme dynamics

Day Three

Coaching Conversation Four:

  • Help your client invest in talents
  • Performance management and strengths
  • Individual Development plan
  • Pointing talents at specific outcomes
  • Practice  coaching
  • Coaching for performance achievement
  • Situational coaching

Day Four

  • Coaching managers
  • Three coaching conversations with managers
  • The strengths of the manager
  • The Individual strengths of the team
  • The collective strengths of the team

Day Five

  • Coaching teams
  • Four team strengths coaching conversations
  • Start with talent; finish with strengths
  • The power of strengths-based partnerships
  • The DNA of the team
  • The best of us

Emergence Growth can deliver this course at your location for groups of 15 or more. Visit http://courses.gallup.com for upcoming dates, locations and tuition information or contact strengths@emergencegrowth.com with additional inquiries.

Successful Strengths Coaching

INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSE

Gain the foundational knowledge you need to become a strengths-based coach. The Successful Strengths Coaching course incorporates findings from Gallup’s extensive, ongoing research into how people learn, grow and develop.
Those who register for the course receive the Strengths Coaching Starter Kit included in the price of the program. By combining the tools in the digital kit with the education in the course, you will be on your way to helping others harness their strengths to achieve success.

Who Should Attend

This program is geared toward people who lead coaching conversations, including independent professional coaches, corporate coaches, executive coaches and leaders.

What You Can Expect

During this program, you will learn how to integrate the principles of strengths- based development into your coaching and make improvements by:

  • valuing the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment as an effective instrument for measuring talent
  • identifying and learning the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes
  • applying your greatest talents in your role as a coach and integrating your dominant strengths to become more effective
  •  conducting foundational strengths-based coaching conversations, including:
    – establishing the coaching relationship
    – helping your client understand his or her strengths profile
    – helping your client gain awareness and appreciation of his or her talents
    – helping your client begin to invest in developing his or her talent
  • Within a month after attending the program, you will have a one-on-one
    follow-up session with a Gallup strengths coach. Together, you will discuss how to apply and integrate the concepts you learned.

Professional Credit Hours

Participants who successfully complete this course can earn professional credit hours from ICF (16 hours), HRCI (16 hours) and SHRM (16 hours), HRCI (16 hours) and SHRM (16 hours). For more information, contact CEU@gallup.com.

Program Format

Two-day course

Prerequisites

None

Course Overview

Day One
What Is Strengths-Based Coaching? Coaching Conversation One:
Establish the Relationship

  • Establishing Trust
  • Setting the Stage for the First
  • Coaching Conversation

Coaching Conversation Two:

Help Your Client Understand the Strengths Profile

Day Two

Coaching Conversation Three: Help

Your Client Gain Appreciation for His or Her Talents

  • Theme Insights
  • Strengths Domains

Coaching Conversation Four: Help
Your Client Invest in Talents

  • Performance Management and Strengths
  • Individual Development Plan
  • Making a Lasting Impact

Emergence Growth can deliver this course at your location for groups of 15 or more. Visit http://courses.gallup.com for upcoming dates, locations and tuition information or contact strengths@emergencegrowth.com with additional inquiries.

INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSE

The Coaching Individuals, Managers and Teams course incorporates findings from Gallup’s extensive, ongoing research into how people can become highly effective and efficient by intentionally using their talents and strengths. Coaches learn how they can help managers and teams appreciate the unique strengths and contributions of each team member, better understand their roles, expand and enhance their partnerships and
leverage their collective talents to achieve specific performance objectives.

Who Should Attend

This program is geared toward people who lead coaching conversations, including independent professional coaches, corporate coaches, executive coaches and leaders.

What You Can Expect

This three-day course will teach you practical ways to conduct advanced coaching conversations with others. Coaches will learn how to help managers and teams understand, apply and integrate their strengths into their respective roles. You will learn how to facilitate small team sessions (up to 15 people) to help them use their unique talents for greater team engagement, better team performance and improved business outcomes.

During this program, participants will learn how to advance their techniques and effectiveness in:

  • teaching others how to harness their strengths for greater personal productivity and engagement
  • teaching managers to appreciate their unique talents in the context of their role
  • providing managers with tactics for using strengths-based development to address specific team-related issues and challenges
  • assisting teams with identifying key partnerships that are essential to individual growth and team performance
  • Teaching teams to discover develop and leverage their unique talents for greater team engagement and productivity

Professional Credit Hours

Participants who successfully complete this course can earn professional credit hours from ICF (22 hours), HRCI (22.25 hours) and SHRM (22.25 hours). For more information, contact CEU@gallup.com.

Program Format

Three-day course

Prerequisites

Completion of Gallup’s Successful
Strengths coaching course

Course Overview

Day One

Transformational Coaching
Appreciating the Multidimensional
Aspects of the Clifton Strengths
Theme Dynamics: The Interaction and
Interplay of One Theme with Another
Coaching With Theme Dynamics
Pointing Our Talents at Specific
Outcomes

Day Two

Coaching Managers
Three Manager Coaching Conversations:

  • The Strengths of a Manager
  • The Individual Strengths of the Team
  • The Collective Strengths of the Team

Day Three

Coaching Teams
Developing a Team Coaching Strategy
Four Team Coaching Conversations:

  • Start with Talent; Finish with Strength
  • The Power of Strengths-Based Partnerships
  • The DNA of the Team
  • The Best of Us
  • Gather Your Force

Emergence Growth can deliver this course at your location for groups of 15 or more. Visit http://courses.gallup.com for upcoming dates, locations and tuition information or contact strengths@emergencegrowth.com with additional inquiries.

Become a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Today.
Everybody needs a coach to help them reach their full potential.
You can be that someone, starting with our Accelerated Strengths Coaching course.

You can help others be their best by coaching to their strengths.

Today’s visionary leaders are not only building productive organizations. They’re also creating cultures of great purpose. And that starts by championing each and every employees’ strengths every day.
Watch this video to see how CliftonStrengths coaches are maximizing human potential around the world, one person at a time.

HOW CAN I LEARN TO COACH STRENGTHS?

Attend the Accelerated Strengths Coaching course.
Gallup’s Accelerated Strengths Coaching course gives you the tools and resources to help others uncover their natural talents and build on them for success.
With instruction from Gallup’s expert strengths coaches, you’ll master the most critical knowledge and effective approaches to guide others along their strengths journey.
By attending this course, you’ll receive:

  • 4 ½ days of powerful instruction in best practices of strengths coaching
  • In-depth training in the four core coaching conversations
  • Comprehensive understanding of all 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes
  • Actionable exercises to use in your coaching practice or organization
  • Two groundbreaking coaching kits: the Coaching Managers and Teams Kit and the Strengths Coaching Starter Kit

Additionally, completing Accelerated Strengths Coaching counts toward International Coach Federation (ICF) and Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) credit hours.

HOW DO I BECOME A CERTIFIED COACH?

Completing Accelerated Strengths Coaching is the first step to becoming a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, you earn the unique distinction of being an expert in strengths-based development.
Benefits of becoming a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach include:

  • You receive preferential pricing on CliftonStrengths assessment access codes
  • You can join the Gallup Exchange, an online marketplace connecting coaches with customers
  • You’re invited to exclusive continuing education opportunities
  • You’re part of a global coaching community that shares best practices and new ideas

Get Coached

Why are organisations obsessed about our weakness when they employed us for our strengths? The start of the strengths revolution is here!

Do you ever wonder why you make certain choices?
Why you do what you do?
Why you like certain things?
Why you are better at some things than others?
There’s a reason. It’s your talents.As an exclusive partner to Gallup for the African continent, Emergence Growth is proud to offer strengths based development to you and/or your organisation. We have a unique offering that enables us to work with talented individuals, and bring out the best in them through strengths coaching. Did you know, 457 of the Fortune 500 companies use strengths coaches, why shouldn’t you?


What will happen when we focus on what is right with people rather than fixating on what is wrong with them?”  – Donald O. Clifton,

What is strengths coaching?

The term coaching typically refers to methods of helping others to improve, develop, learn new skills, find personal success, achieve aims and to manage life change and personal challenges. Coaching commonly addresses attitudes, behaviours, and knowledge, as well as skills, and can also focus on physical and spiritual development too

Partnering with a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach can be the difference between simply knowing your strengths and truly living a strengths-based life. People that use their strengths are 6 times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life.

 

As the organisation that trains Gallup-certified coaches, Emergence Growth has access to the most experienced and technically competent coaches. These coaches are available to you, and could assist either you or your organisation in the following areas:

  • Executive / Leadership coaching;
  • Individual Coaching (non-executive / leadership); and
  • Team Coaching.

Why build a strengths-based organisation?
Organisations and workgroups often tend to focus on fixing their employees’ weaknesses, but this leads to mediocre results at best. The greatest opportunities for growth lie in capitalising on each employee’s natural talents. Grounded in decades of research, Strengths development has been applied in a wide variety of contexts. Organizations that have systematically applied this philosophy in the workplace have shown significant gains in employee engagement, retention, productivity, profitability and other desired business outcomes.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist

Strengths Development Process
The role of the manager is critical in the success of the process. We help managers gain awareness and appreciation of their talents within the context of their role as people leaders. We will also help managers gain an understanding of and appreciation for each team member’s unique and powerful talents.

When team members are aware of each other’s talent filters, they understand how each person is inclined to think, act and feel. This awareness helps the team navigate the issues all teams encounter. They understand how the team can best work together to accomplish its goals and performance objectives.

Please let me know if we can arrange some time to have a chat to you about how we can help develop your best talent?

Emergence Growth Coaching Panel

The coaches listed here are Gallup certified coaches, we use for our coaching panel

Developing others strengths is a critical component of living a strengths-based life. Emergence Growth in partnership with Gallup offers resources to help you lead with your strengths.

How do I join the Emergence Growth Coaching Panel?

1.You need to be a Gallup certified coach (if you are not, why not attend our next Accelerated Strengths Programme?)
2.You will need good internet connection and/or access to telephone

If you are interested, please email strengths@emergencegrowth.com

Or send us a mail, and we will get back to you