StrengthsFinder® Training in Houston, Texas – 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 Houston, Texas:
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 Houston 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. Houston TX 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 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 Houston, Texas 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
Houston, Texas: “Space City”
Settled in the Deep South on the gulf coastal plain lies Houston, Texas with over 2,100,000 residents. Houston neighbors Pasadena, Aldine and Missouri City. Because Houston is a major port city, it’s in turn very multicultural and diverse. I absolutely love this city!
Houston, Texas Business Industry
Houston lives up to its nickname of “Space City” as one of the key industries in the city is space exploration (Houston Space Center). The other main industries are oil and gas exploration. Some of the top employers in Houston are Memorial Hermann healthcare System, Continental Airlines, Inc., The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, ExxonMobil, Shell Oil Company, Kroger Company; National Oilwell Varco, The Methodist Hospital, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Baylor College of Medicine, HP, ARAMARK Corp., Chevron, Pappas Restaurants, Inc. and HCA.
Gallup’s StrengthsFinder training is used in many Houston 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.
This Deep Southern city also has small businesses that are emerging in the economy. Some of the up and coming businesses in Houston are British Isles, Domy Books, Hello Lucky, Joystix Classic Games, Miller Outdoor Theater, Mrked, Tejas Custom Boots, The Chocolate Bar, The Hobbit Café and WhimseyBox.
While you’re stopping through on business, don’t forget to check out some of the incredible sites the city has to offer. Houston has tons of unique activities to attend that will make you feel like a Texan in no time. Try checking out the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo or the Houston Auto Show. Experience culture and attend the Houston Greek Festival. Houston is also home to Lyndon B. Johnson’s Space Center and the Houston Theatre District, which has more than seven million visitors a year. Maybe wander through Old Market Square or Houston’s Chinatown. Houston is known for its thriving music scene and wonderful park space to wander through as well.
Houston, Texas Education and Universities
Houston is home to several professionally recognized sports teams such as the Houston Astros, the Houston Rockets, the Houston Texans, the Houston Dynamo and the Houston Dash. Houston also has thriving universities in the area such as University of Houston, Rice University, Texas Southern University, University of St. Thomas, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston- Clear Lake, University of Houston- Downtown, Houston Community College System, North American University and University of Houston Law Center.
Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment and training is taking place in many local universities and colleges throughout Houston(StrengthsQuest). Many use it in freshman and first-year programs as either classes or threaded into their majors in order to help students discover their unique talents.
Houston, Texas Hospitality and Hotels
Planning a conference or convention in Houston, Texas is easy due to the abundance of conference centers to host your event. Try checking out Norris Conference Centers, Northwest Forest Conference Center, Texas Training and Conference Centers, Sam Houston Ballroom and Conference Center, George R. Brown Convention Center, Newport Golf & Club Conference Center and South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center.
Comfortable accommodation is a benefit of passing through Houston. The Hilton Garden Inn Houston, Hotel ZaZa Houston, Hilton Americas, Embassy Suites Houston, Hotel Icon, Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks, Magnolia Hotel Houston, The Lancaster, Hotel Granduca, Homewood Suites or Days Inn and Suites are wonderful options to consider for your trip. Grab a cowboy hat and take in all Houston has to offer!
Gallup-certified StrengthsFinder trainer, Dr. Christopher Meade, leads and facilitates StrengthsFinder training sessions and workshops in Houston, Texas.