On-site and Virtual Team Options | Gallup-Certified | Santa Cruz, California

StrengthsFinder Training Workshop Facilitator Santa Cruz, California2020-05-30T06:20:49+00:00

StrengthsFinder Training Workshop Facilitator Santa Cruz, California

On-site and Virtual Team Options | Gallup-Certified | Santa Cruz, California

Strengths-Finder

StrengthsFinder Training Workshop Facilitator in Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz, 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 a Santa Cruz, 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

StrengthsFinder Training Workshop Chris Meade


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, Santa Cruz, California

Dr. Christopher Meade is a Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder training workshop facilitator in Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz, California area, and throughout the United States. He spends his time speaking, training, teaching, writing, and leader-building.

Gallup Strengths Coach Chris Meade


Santa Cruz, California: “The Real Surf City.”

Santa Cruz, California is a relatively small city in California, USA. It was in 1791, as the Father Fermin Lasuen established the Mission Santa Cruz, which was the twelfth mission founded in California. Now Santa Cruz is the largest city and the county seat of Santa Cruz County, with a population of approximately 61.250 people.

The climate of Santa Cruz, CA

It is along the northern coast of the Monterey Bay 120 km south of San Francisco. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city covers an area of 41 square kilometers. The city is known for its mild climate, natural environment, coast, and forests. Santa Cruz is known as the Surf City of the United States. Lots of international surfing tournaments take place here. Santa Cruz Beach Broadwalk, the oldest amusement park in California, attracts millions of tourists from all over the world.

The City Description of Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz is a relatively small city in California, USA. It was in 1791, as the Father Fermin Lasuen established the Mission Santa Cruz, which was the twelfth mission founded in California. Now Santa Cruz is the largest city and the county seat of Santa Cruz County, with a population of approximately 61.250 people. It is located along the northern coast of the Monterey Bay 120 km south of San Francisco.

Vibe of Santa Cruz, California

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city covers an area of 41 square kilometers. The city is known for its mild climate, natural environment, coast, and forests. Santa Cruz is known as the Surf City of the United States. Lots of international surfing tournaments take place here. Santa Cruz Beach Broadwalk, the oldest amusement park in California, annually attracts millions of tourists from all over the world.

Education in Santa Cruz, California and It’s Universities

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is the largest employer in the city. It is known for its programs of astrophysics and marine science courses. There are some other educational institutions in Santa Cruz, such as Soquel High School, Aptos High School, Harbor High School, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, Pacific Collegiate School, Cypress Charter High School, Santa Cruz Montessori, Monterey Coast Preparatory, Santa Cruz High School, etc. Many Santa Cruz colleges and career centers use StrengthsFinder 2.0 in their course material as well as StrengthsFinder team training events for staff at team-building events. Most Santa Cruz MBA programs today use Gallup’s StrengthsFinder and Strengths-based leadership in their programs.

Top Businesses in Santa Cruz, California

The main industries in Santa Cruz are education, high technology, tourism, and agriculture. There are quite a few stores in Santa Cruz which sell organic products along with the other customary retail chains of the USA.

Top Employers in Santa Cruz, CA

The top employers of the city are the University of California at Santa Cruz, County of Santa Cruz, the City of Santa Cruz, Plantronics electronics company producing audio communications equipment), Santa Cruz Beach Broadwalk (an amusement park), Costco (a trading chain). Other companies include Audiology Associates, Cocoa Nut Grove Banquet, Creekside Farms Inc, and Dominican Hospital. We have trained many leaders and managers in the Santa Cruz area with StrengthsFinder 2.0 team training events and other team-building events. Most all of today’s business is done in high-performing teams and the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment and team training help work teams get better and build more trust.

Entertainment in Santa Cruz, California

There are lots of state parks and beaches in Santa Cruz, including Lighthouse Field State Beach, Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, Twin Lakes State Beach, and Seabright State Beach. Local parks and beaches offer a lot of opportunities for fishing, viewing marine mammals, watching birds and butterflies, etc. Santa Cruz is known for watersports, surfing, sailing, diving, swimming, as well as for outdoor sports such as skateboarding, cycling, camping, and rock climbing, and hiking.

Culture in Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz has a number of cultural attractions, including museums, galleries, and theaters such as the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, the Santa Cruz Surf Museum, Jewel Theater Company, etc. The city is also known for its cultural events such as the annual festivals: the Santa Cruz Shakespeare, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Santa Cruz Film Festival, etc.

StrengthsFinder trainer, Dr. Christopher Meade, facilitates the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 team training workshops in the Santa Cruz, California area as well as the certified Gallup Strengths-based leadership and management StrengthsFinder training workshops in Santa Cruz, CA.