StrengthsFinder Training Workshop Facilitator in Chicago, Illinois
Gallup-certified StrengthsFinder training workshop facilitator, Dr. Christopher Meade, helps teams leverage their strengths to build trust, increase engagement, and cultivate stronger relationships. StrengthsFinder has become a popular tool for conducting team building at corporations around the globe.
Leverage Your Team Strengths
Based on the #1 Wall Street Journal and Business Week bestseller, the StrengthsFinder training course in Chicago, Illinois helps individuals and teams understand, apply, and leverage their strengths in their respective roles and teams.
Start With Talent; End With Strength
StrengthsFinder helps individuals and teams discover, develop, and deploy their unique talents and strengths. When teams understand each other’s unique strengths and discover “what’s right with each other” rather than focusing on “what’s wrong with one another,” teams experience greater engagement, stronger alignment, and improved performance.
Gallup StrengthsFinder Training Workshop in Chicago, Illinois (In-person and Virtual Offerings)
This StrengthsFinder workshop is geared to help individuals and teams discover how they can use and develop their natural strengths and talents in a way that brings out their best contribution. We focus on each participant’s Signature Strengths and how to best leverage them together as a team.
StrengthsFinder Workshop Materials and Resources
This engaging and interactive team workshop includes:
- Gallup StrengthsFinder online pre-assessment
- Personalized strengths profile for each participant
- Supplemental workshop materials
- Gallup-certified expert facilitation
- Interactive, participatory, fast-paced, fun
- Gallup’s best break-out activities, team conversations
- Customized team and department strengths map
- Follow-up materials with team and manager resources
- Admin of the entire process, start to finish
The StrengthsFinder Training Workshop in Chicago, Illinois can be done in a 4-hour (half-day) onsite format or a live, 2-hour, accelerated virtual online session.
StrengthsFinder Live Virtual Online Team Option
A live virtual StrengthsFinder team training event is a cost-effective way to bring your team together and provide a world-class team-building experience. Our virtual training option enables you to continue to develop your associates remotely outside the Chicago, Illinois area.
Bring Your Team Together
The virtual delivery option is perfect for smaller teams on a budget. When you participate in a live StrengthsFinder video-conferencing session, we seamlessly share Gallup Strengths content in a way that brings teams together.
Virtual Online Video-Conferencing Workshop
- The connection is quick, easy, and efficient
- Live, personal, engaging, interactive, fun
- HD video, audio, and HD screen-sharing
- Break-out rooms, team conversations and activities
- Collaborate with team members across locations in real-time
- Expand beyond a Chicago area workshop to meet the needs of today’s remote professionals
StrengthsFinder Team Workshop Takeaways:
- Gain greater self-awareness and team alignment
- Increase employee engagement and team performance
- Gain techniques to address team challenges
- Understand how to build effective team partnerships
- Transform relationships in the workplace
- Increase business productivity
- Learn how to leverage individual strengths in order to improve team results
Appreciate your prework and passion
Chris, thank you so much! It was a fun day. We had great feedback on the session for our marketing leadership team. We were all so appreciative of your prework and passion in the leadership and team StrengthsFinder event! Emily, Senior Vice President, Starbucks Marketing USA; Kyndra, Vice President, Global Marketing, Starbucks Rewards & Partnerships
Tangible. Relatable. Actionable.
It was a great session. I had almost every single leader on my team comment to that effect. I think we’re making progress on getting folks to work together and see the best in their colleagues’ actions. Today was another step on the path to making this team really hum! I thought you did a fantastic job of making our team training tangible, relatable and actionable. Thank you again for your time. Travis, Senior Vice President, ISG Sales, Global Business Operations Dell Computers EMC
StrengthsFinder Training Workshop Facilitator, Gallup-Certified, Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Christopher Meade is a Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder training workshop facilitator in Chicago, Illinois. He specializes in building strong leaders and developing healthy teams. He has coached over 10,000+ people and facilitated trainings for 500+ teams and/or organizations across all industries.
A former business school dean and award-winning MBA instructor, Christopher holds a Ph.D. from the University of Idaho in Organizational Learning with a concentration in leadership. He is a recipient of the CEO Today Management Consulting Award.
Some of his clients include Apple, Nike, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, US Olympic Committee, Starbucks, NFL Detroit Lions, Salesforce, Walmart eCommerce, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Sony PlayStation, U.S. Departments of Veteran Affairs, Treasury, Defense, and Commerce, UC Berkeley, Instagram, Citibank, Abbott Laboratories, Federal Reserve Bank, Emory University, IHG Hotels, and United Healthcare.
As an author of several books, Dr. Meade speaks regularly at leadership conferences and Gallup StrengthsFinder team training workshops and events in the Chicago, Illinois area, and throughout the United States. He spends his time speaking, training, teaching, writing, and leader-building.
Chicago, Illinois: “The Windy City”
The blustery city of Chicago, Illinois, the USA’s third-largest city, is settled on the Southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. It lies right next to the Chicago River and the Calumet River with a stunning population of over 2,600,000 residents. Some of its neighbors are Oak Park, Forest Park, and Melrose Park, Illinois.
Diverse Industry in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago is known for its exceptionally balanced economy and has the third-largest metropolitan gross in the United States. The key industries in the area are manufacturing, printing and publishing, finance and insurance, and food processing. The city’s top employers are Fuhu, Quest Nutrition, Reliant Asset Management, Superfish, Acacia Vacasa, Go Energies, Minute Key, Sainstore, The HCI Group, Dynamic Dental Partners Group, and Aseptic. Some of the thriving younger businesses are bethie b., Belmont Barbershop, CONE, The Doughnut Vault, Emporium, Flowers For Dreams, Furnishly, JoJo & Sofia, Madame Zuzu’s, Red Frog Events and Salvage One.
Strengths and Talents in Chicago
Gallup’s StrengthsFinder training is used in many Chicago businesses as a corporate training event, professional development module, and talent management strategy for developing and keeping their employees and supervisors and investing in their workforce. Most use facilitators, coaches, and/or certified trainers in corporate staff retreats and team building events to make the experience more powerful and applicable.
Culture and Chicago City Life
Chicago is a multicultural and diverse city with a buzzing nightlife and eclectic selection of restaurants. The city offers thriving performing and fine arts, museums, and great shopping. While you’re there, check out the Lincoln Park Zoo or the Navy Pier. You could stop and wander through one of Chicago’s many beautiful parks with a Chicago-style hot dog or a slice of deep-dish pizza.
Sports Teams in Chicago Illinois
Chicago is well known in the sports world as it is home to several professional teams such as the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Fire, and Chicago Sky. Chicago has a fantastic selection of universities in the area, as well. Some of the top universities are the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago State University, Northeastern University, Roosevelt University, and Moody Bible Institute.
Universities and Chicago Area Colleges
Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment and training is taking place in many local universities and colleges throughout Chicago (StrengthsQuest). Many use it in freshman and first-year programs as either class or threaded into their majors in order to help students discover their unique talents.
Host an Event in the Chicago Illinois Area
If you’re hosting or attending a conference/event in Chicago, the city has great convention centers to choose from. Try checking out McCormick Place, AMA Chicago Executive Conference Center, Summit Executive Center, Skokie Banquet & Conference Center, Chicago Cenacle Retreat & Conference Center, and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
Hotels Accommodations in Chicago
Whether you’re staying for a weekend or an extended period of time, Chicago has accommodation that fits your budget. Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, Conrad Chicago, Hampton Inn & Suites, The Palmer House Hilton, Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Residence Inn Chicago Downtown, Kinzie Hotel, and River Hotel are some of the best ones to choose from. Enjoy your time in Chicago, Illinois, and don’t forget your windbreaker!
Dr. Christopher Meade is a Strengthsfinder workshop facilitator Chicago. He is a Gallup-certified coach and trainer.