StrengthsFinder Training in Olympia, Washington. Team Building
Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Facilitator– Chris Meade, PhD
StrengthsFinder 2.0 has become a popular tool for conducting team building at corporations and non-profit organizations around the globe. The #1 Wall Street Journal and Business Week bestseller, the StrengthsFinder training seminar helps individuals and teams understand, apply, and integrate their strengths into their respective roles. StrengthsFinder 2.0 helps individuals and teams discover their unique talents for greater team engagement, performance, and improved business outcomes. More than 12 million people have taken StrengthsFinder around the world.
StrengthsFinder Workshop Takeaways:
- Gain greater self-awareness and team alignment
- Increase employee engagement and business productivity
- Gain techniques to address team challenges
- Understand how to build effective team partnerships
- Transform relationships in the workplace
- Increase individual and team performance
- Use strengths to improve results and reach goals
- Experience an energizing and fun session
StrengthsFinder Team Workshop in Olympia, Washington:
This interactive StrengthsFinder workshop is an excellent supplemental professional development program for your organization, work-team, staff retreat or corporate team-building event. The StrengthsFinder 2.0 training seminar can be presented in a 2 hour, half-day (3-4 hour) or full-day (7-8 hour) block of time and can be conducted at your organization, an Olympia area hotel, or offsite.
Two StrengthsFinder Workshops:
(1) Engaging Employees & Teams Through Strengths
A half-day (3-4 hour) training experience is offered and geared to help employees discover how they can use and develop their natural strengths and talents to bring out their best contribution to the organization as an individual, a team member, and/or team leader. We focus in on each participant’s Top 5 Signature Strengths as we cover all 34 talents. We also look at how to work more effectively as a team as we profile team strengths within your unique organization. A customized team talent map and supplemental materials are provided.
(2) Developing Strengths-Based Managers & Teams
A full-day (7-8 hour) training experience is offered for managers and supervisors. Your managers will first discover and unlock the potential of their own talents and strengths and then learn how to use their strengths to manage, develop, coach and motivate strengths-based teams. Managers and supervisors learn The 4 Keys of Great Managers and 8 Secrets to Building Strong Teams. This workshop equips supervisors, managers and directors to maximize the potential of each employee under their leadership and supervision in order to deepen employee engagement, increase team productivity and drive business results across their department.
StrengthsFinder Facilitator, Gallup-Certified Coach, Olympia Corporate Trainer
Dr. Christopher Meade is a Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder coach, trainer and facilitator. He specializes in building strong leaders and developing healthy teams. He has coached over 1,000+ people through their StrengthsFinder results and facilitated trainings for a 100+ teams/organizations. Some of his recent clients include: Nike, Microsoft, Salesforce, Walmart eCommerce, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and Lewis-Clark State College. Chris’ expertise is in front of the room leading team trainings, workshops, keynotes and retreats with corporate and government clients across all industries. Chris is also an author, entrepreneur, MBA professor, corporate trainer, and a motivational keynote speaker. He speaks regularly at conferences, conventions, staff retreats, and team-building training events in the Olympia area and throughout the United States and China.
Knowledge, insights, advice, and leadership
“Thank you for sharing your StrengthsFinder knowledge, insights, advice, and leadership with our 62 managers, supervisors, directors and VPs of our Progressive team. Several participates have expressed their appreciation for what was taught. In fact, there are a few executives that are considering hosting a similar training for their teams too. We will certainly keep you in mind for our other professional development modules in the future. Some of our executives may be requesting your services again! Director and VP of Executive Team, Progressive Leasing
Our teams are excited and energized
Thank you again for facilitating our StrengthsFinder training session. Our teams are excited and energized with what we learned about ourselves and each other. Thank you for the coaching…much appreciated! We will definitely utilize it. Francis Gonzalez, Global Footwear Planning, Nike
Pleasantly surprised by the results
This was great having you join us. We were pleasantly surprised by the results. I’ve gotten only positive feedback from the supervisors and managers about the training. Everyone I spoke to felt they walked away with greater insight into their own leadership strengths. We enjoyed the your training yesterday! Appreciate you sharing your talents and strengths with us! Dr. Tara Fairfield, Judy Mifflin, Rana Shanefelt, Jeff Thompson – Department of Health and Human Services-USA
Olympia, Washington: O-Town and Capital of Washington
Olympia, Washington is the capital city and home of over 48,000 residents. On the south end of Puget Sound, the marine west coast climate provides the city with brisk fog and dribbling rain for most of the year. Olympia is a fairly young city, with the majority age ranging from thirty to forty years old. It’s right next to Tacoma, Federal Way and Tumwater, Washington.
Washington’s capital may be small, but it has a large variety and array of public parks, including Priest Point Park, Burfoot Park, and Sunrise Park. One of my friends, Richard Beer, the Dean of Business at Saint Martin’s University calls Olympia home. He is doing wonderful things there! I’ve loved the times I’ve visited. I think Olympia is one of the best-kept secrets of all of Washington. It’s pristine, yet small enough not to be overwhelming.
Olympia, WA is also a hub for the arts. It’s home to several theatrical companies like Capital Playhouse, Olympia Family Theater, Animal Fire Theater, and Olympia Little Theater. The Olympia Symphony Orchestra is also a frequent attraction for locals and tourists. We all know that Seattle is known for some great coffee, but Olympia’s coffeehouses provide more than a steaming cup of joe. Olympia Coffee Roasting Company, Batdorf and Bronson and Caffe Vita are known to be some of best places to go to experience public art and beautiful murals.
Olympia Business Industry Sectors
The top employers in Olympia, Washington are the State of Washington, Local Government, Providence St. Peter Hospital, Tribal government, Federal government, Group Health cooperative, Walmart, Great Wolf Lodges, Capital Medical Center, and Saint Martin’s University. Saint Martin’s University also is part of the group of the prominent universities in the area including Evergreen State College and South Puget Sound Community College.
If you’re passing through on vacation or stopping in to stay, make sure to visit the Washington Capitol or take a tour of the Governor’s Mansion. Once you’ve hit those two stops, there are nature preserves all around the city to stroll through or you could grab that iconic coffee and wander through an art gallery.
Olympia Hospitality and Hotels
Olympia also is home to some wonderful conference centers and venues such as South Sound Manor, The Biz Venue and Olympia Eagles. If you’re in town for business or recreation there are so many accommodations to choose from. Olympia provides comfort at Red Lion Hotel Olympia, Double Tree by Hilton Olympia, Governor Hotel, Capitol Plaza Hotel, The Inn at Mallard Grove or Swantown Inn. Even though this city is small, it’s packed with life, art, and history and is definitely worth a visit!
Gallup-certified StrengthsFinder trainer, Dr. Christopher Meade, leads and facilitates StrengthsFinder training sessions and workshops in Olympia, Washington.