StrengthsFinder® Training Workshop in Santa Cruz, CA – Team Building
Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Facilitator– Chris Meade, PhD – Santa Cruz, California
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 Santa Cruz, California:
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, a Santa Cruz CA 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, Santa Cruz CA 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 10,000+ leaders through their StrengthsFinder results and facilitated trainings for a 500+ teams/organizations. Some of his recent clients include: Nike, Microsoft, Salesforce, Walmart eCommerce, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and Ohio University. 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 Santa Cruz, California area, and throughout the United States.
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
Santa Cruz, California: “The Real Surf City.”
Santa Cruz, California is a relatively small city in California, USA. It was in 1791, as the Father Fermin Lasuen established the Mission Santa Cruz, which was the twelfth mission founded in California. Now Santa Cruz is the largest city and the county seat of Santa Cruz County, with the population of approximately 61.250 people. It is along the northern coast of the Monterey Bay 120 km south of San Francisco. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city covers an area of 41 square kilometers. The city is known for its mild climate, natural environment, coast, and forests. Santa Cruz is known as the Surf City of the United States. Lots of international surfing tournaments take place here. Santa Cruz Beach Broadwalk, the oldest amusement park in California, attracts millions of tourists from all over the world
Santa Cruz is a relatively small city in California, USA. It was in 1791, as the Father Fermin Lasuen established the Mission Santa Cruz, which was the twelfth mission founded in California. Now Santa Cruz is the largest city and the county seat of Santa Cruz County, with the population of approximately 61.250 people. It is located along the northern coast of the Monterey Bay 120 km south of San Francisco. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city covers an area of 41 square kilometers. The city is known for its mild climate, natural environment, coast, and forests. Santa Cruz is known as the Surf City of the United States. Lots of international surfing tournaments take place here. Santa Cruz Beach Broadwalk, the oldest amusement park in California, annually attracts millions of tourists from all over the world.
Education and Universities
The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is the largest employer in the city. It is known for its programs of astrophysics and marine science courses. There are some other educational institutions in Santa Cruz, such as Soquel High School, Aptos High School, Harbor High School, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, Pacific Collegiate School, Cypress Charter High School, Santa Cruz Montessori, Monterey Coast Preparatory, Santa Cruz High School, etc. Many Santa Cruz colleges and career centers use StrengthsFinder 2.0 in their course material as well as StrengthsFinder team training events for staff at team-building events. Most Santa Cruz MBA programs today use Gallup’s StrengthsFinder and Strengths-based leadership in their programs.
The main industries in Santa Cruz are education, high technology, tourism, and agriculture. There are quite a few stores in Santa Cruz, which sell organic products along with the other customary retail chains of the USA. The top employers of the city are University of California at Santa Cruz, County of Santa Cruz, City of Santa Cruz, Plantronics electronics company producing audio communications equipment), Santa Cruz Beach Broadwalk (an amusement park), Costco (a trading chain). Other companies include Audiology Associates, Cocoa Nut Grove Banquet, Creekside Farms Inc, and Dominican Hospital. We have trained many leaders and managers in the Santa Cruz area with StrengthsFinder 2.0 team training events and other team-building events. Most all of today’s business is done in high-performing teams and the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment and team training helps work teams get better and build more trust.
There are lots of state parks and beaches in Santa Cruz, including Lighthouse Field State Beach, Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, Twin Lakes State Beach, and Seabright State Beach. Local parks and beaches offer a lot of opportunities for fishing, viewing marine mammals, watching birds and butterflies, etc. Santa Cruz is known for watersports, surfing, sailing, diving, swimming, as well as for outdoor sports such as skateboarding, cycling, camping, and rock climbing, and hiking. Santa Cruz has a number of cultural attractions, including museums, galleries, and theaters such as the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, the Santa Cruz Surf Museum, Jewel Theater Company, etc. The city is also known for its cultural events such as the annual festivals: the Santa Cruz Shakespeare, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Santa Cruz Film Festival, etc.
StrengthsFinder trainer, Dr. Christopher Meade, facilitates the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 team training workshops in the Santa Cruz, California area as well as the certified Gallup Strengths-based leadership and management StrengthsFinder training workshops in Santa Cruz, CA.