StrengthsFinder® Training in San Francisco, CA. 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 San Francisco, 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 San Francisco 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, San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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
San Francisco, California: “The City by the Bay,” “Fog City and 2014 World Series- Giants”
Right on the West Coast and on the San Francisco Peninsula lies San Francisco, California, home to more than 837,000 residents. San Francisco is the second most densely populated prime American city. The climate in this Bay City is optimal, cool summers and mild winters. San Francisco is an extremely diverse city and is nestled among Oakland, Albany, Berkeley, and Richmond, California.
San Francisco Business Industry
San Francisco’s industry mainly revolves around medical science, financial and technology sectors. It has a labor force approaching 500,00 people. The top employers in the city are the City and County of San Francisco, University of California, San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente, Salesforce.com, University of California, Berkeley, State of California, Wells Fargo Bank, Safeway Inc., Stanford University, U.S. Postal Service, Contra Costa County, and the San Francisco Unified School District. As well, Starbucks Coffee Co., Twitter Inc., Google Inc., Dropbox Inc., Intuit Inc., Lucasfilm Ltd., Uber Technologies, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, Zynga Inc., Aramino Accounting, Adobe Systems, Inc., Macys.com, Dolby Laboratories, Zendesk, Yelp Inc., Pinterest, Autodesk, Inc., Visa, LinkedIn Corp., Paypal, Advent Software, Newmark Cornish & Carey, DTZ, Airbnb Inc., StubHub Inc., Square, Riverbed Technology Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Lending Club ,Yahoo Inc., and Splunk Inc.
San Francisco is also home to some wonderful mid-sized companies that are doing great work in the city such as Travelzoo, Cornerstone OnDemand, AppDynamics, Arista Networks, Zillow, Lithium Technologies and PRO Unlimited. Others include: SpearMC Consulting, Emerge Digital Group, Back to the Roots, Massdrop, Twilio, AdRoll and Capstone Technology Resources. San Francisco is also a hub for booming entrepreneurial incubators, hatcheries and accelerators such as Plug and Play Tech Center, Impact Hub SF, Share Exchange/Local Works, Y Combinator, and RocketSpace.
Gallups’ StrengthsFinder training course is used in many businesses as a corporate training event, workforce development module, and talent management strategy for developing their employees and front line managers 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 as well as let other senior managers not have to lead the event but get to participant with their bay area teams.
San Francisco Education and Universities
San Francisco is home to scores of great schools such as San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco, University of California, San Francisco, Golden Gate University, San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, Academy of Art University, Saybrook University, New Charter University, Olivet University, New College of California, Stanford University, Hearld college, Hult International Business School, San Francisco Law School, Presidio Graduate School, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Gallup’s StrengthsFinder workhops and trainings are taking place in many local universities and colleges throughout San Francisco, CA. Many use it in freshman and first-year programs as either core classes or threaded into their majors and the schools ethos in order to help students discover their unique talents and aim their studies toward their future careers.
San Francisco Hotels, Hospitality and Fun
This city is definitely an exciting one! One of my favorite things about the city is the famous triathlon that is hosted there called, “Swim with the Sharks,” which consists of a swim from Alcatraz Island, biking the hills of the city and running over Golden Gate Bridge. San Fran is also home to the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Morrison Planetarium, Steinhart Aquarium and many more theaters and performing arts centers. It’s also the prime location to go boating, sailing, windsurfing, kite-sailing, cycling, taking a trip to the beach or exploring expansive Chinatown.
Some wonderful conference centers that the city offers are Moscone Center, Mission Bay Conference Center, West Bay Conference Center, and South San Francisco Conference Center. While you’re in town for your conference, San Francisco provides a variety of accommodations ranging from traditional to eclectic, such as the Hotel Drisco, The Inn at Union Square, Suites at Fisherman’s Wharf, Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square, and The Orchard Hotel. And make sure to bring a camera to capture all of the beautiful and iconic spots in San Francisco and congratulations to the home of the 2014 World Series Champions. Go Giants!
Gallup-certified StrengthsFinder trainer, Dr. Christopher Meade, leads and facilitates StrengthsFinder training sessions and workshops in San Francisco, California.