StrengthsFinder® Training in Santa Barbara, CA.  Team Building2018-04-30T21:31:47+00:00

StrengthsFinder® Training in Santa Barbara, CA.  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 Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara 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, Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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

Santa Barbara, California: “The American Riviera”

I wouldn’t blame you if you mistook Santa Barbara, California for a Mediterranean getaway once you experience the delightfully warm winters and cool summers. Santa Barbara lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains with over 90,000 residents flooding the city.

Along with it’s optimal weather, Santa Barbara has a variety of activities and hot spots to enjoy while staying in the city. Art lovers will have a blast checking out New Noise Music Conference and Festival, Arlington Theatre, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. This Californian city is all about showcasing nature’s beauty as well. If you’re passing though during the summer, check out the Summer Solstice Parade, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara’s Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Gould Park, Rattlesnake Canyon or the Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park. You could even check out the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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Santa Barbara Business Industry

Santa Barbara also has a flourishing economy and booming businesses. Aerospace and defense and tourism and hospitality are the top industries in Santa Barbara. The top employers in the city are University of California, Santa Barbara; County of Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital; Santa Barbara City College; Santa Barbara School Districts; Raytheon; Sansum Clinic; City of Santa Barbara; United States Postal Service and Santa Barbara Bank and Trust.

Galllup’s StrengthsFinder training is used in many 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.

Santa Barbara Education and Universities

This beautiful city is also home to some incredible universities and colleges to study at. A few great ones are University of California, Santa Barbara; Westmont College; Antioch University; Santa Barbara City College; Brooks Institute of Photography; Pual Mitchell the School – Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Business College and Music Academy of the West.

Santa Barbara Hotels, Hospitality and Fun

If you’re traveling to Santa Barbara for an event or conference, the city has lots of event centers to hold your convention at. Next time you’re passing through try looking up a few of these: Butler Event Center; Cabrillo Pavillion Arts Center; Westmont College; St. Mary’s Retreat House and La Casa de Maria Retreat & Conference Center.

Santa Barbara also has comfortable and affordable accommodations whether you’re staying for the weekend or longer before or after your conference. Some great hotel options are Harbor View Inn; The Fess Parker, A Double Tree by Hilton Resort; Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara; Hotel Milo Santa Barbara; West Beach Inn; Canary, A Kimpton Hotel; Ramada Limited Santa Barbara and Brisas Del Mar, Inn at the Beach. Soak up the sun and enjoy the beauty of this beautiful city!

Gallup-certified StrengthsFinder trainer, Dr. Christopher Meade, leads and facilitates StrengthsFinder training sessions and workshops in Santa Barbara, California.