StrengthsFinder® Training in Oakland, California. Team Building2018-04-30T21:09:35+00:00

StrengthsFinder® Training in Oakland, California. Team Building

Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Facilitator-- Chris Meade, PhD

Strengths-FinderStrengthsFinder 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 Oakland, 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, an Oakland area hotel, or offsite.

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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.

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StrengthsFinder Facilitator, Gallup-Certified Coach, Oakland, CA Corporate Trainer

Dr. Chris Meade - Leadership AliveDr. 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 Oakland, CA area, and throughout the United States and China.


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Knowledge, insights, advice, and leadership

Progressive Leasing“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

Department of Health and Human Services

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

Oakland, California: “Oaktown”

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 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.

Oakland, CA Business Industry

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.

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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.

Oakland, California Education 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.

Oakland, CA Hotels, Hospitality and Fun

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 make 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.