StrengthsFinder Training Workshop Facilitator in Oakland, California
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 Oakland, California 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 Oakland, California (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 Oakland, California 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 Oakland, California 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 an Oakland, CA 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, Oakland, California
Dr. Christopher Meade is a Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder training workshop facilitator in Oakland, California. 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 Oakland, California area, and throughout the United States. He spends his time speaking, training, teaching, writing, and leader-building.
“Oaktown”: Oakland, California
Right across from San Francisco and on the East side of the San Francisco Bay is beautiful Oakland, California, home to more than 406,000 residents. Oakland is a uniquely diverse population. It has an extremely temperate climate and was named one of the cities with the best climates in the United States.
Oakland, California is a major port city and also the biggest port city on the San Francisco Bay and Northern California. It’s the eighth-largest city in California and the third-largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its neighbors are San Francisco, Berkeley, Albany, Richmond, and San Pablo, California.
Business Industry in Oakland, CA
Oakland is a significant transportation center and trade hub, with transportation being one of the top industries in the city, followed by financial services and health care. Some of the top employers in Oakland are Alameda County, Wells Fargo, Oakland Unified School District, City of Oakland, Cost Plus World Market, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Peralta Community College District, Safeway, Internal Revenue Service, and Albertsons.
There are some fast-growing companies that are doing great work in Oakland, California as well, such as Dolls Kill, Intersect ENT, AppDirect, Superfish, Crescendo Bioscience, and Audio Visual Design Group.
Education in Oakland, California, and Universities
Peralta Community College District, Lincoln University, Patten University, California State University, East Bay are great schools and some of the top universities in the area.
Hospitality in Oakland, CA, and Hotels
One thing I love about Oakland, California is the art and music scene. Oakland is known for its history and specialty in West Coast blues and jazz music, although many genres of music are celebrated there. Oakland also has great restaurants and a wonderful selection of ethnic foods. If you have time after a conference makes sure to check out the Oakland Zoo or the Oakland Aviation Museum. The city also has a great nightlife scene to explore. If you’re more of a nature lover make sure to stop by Redwood Regional Park and Joaquin Miller Park. It’s gorgeous!
Oakland, CA is also home to professional sports teams like the NFL Oakland Raiders, NBA Golden State Warriors, and the Oakland Athletics. The city has a great variety of convention centers to choose from if you need a place to book a conference such as Oakland Convention Center, Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland Marriott City Center, or Oakland Federal Building Conference Center. Oakland, CA also has quirky and traditional hotels to stay at during your time in Oakland like the Executive Inn and Suites, Waterfront Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, Marriott Oakland City Center, Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown, or The Inn at Jack London Square. Go Raiders!
Dr. Chris Meade is a Gallup-certified StrengthsFinder 2.0 team coach, facilitator, and corporate trainer. He leads StrengthsFinder sessions and workshops, professional and career development modules, in Oakland, California.