What is CliftonStrengths?

What will happen when we think about what is RIGHT with people rather than fixating on what is WRONG with them?”
— Don Clifton, 1924 - 2003

Clifton Strengths is an assessment-based tool that helps you understand your talents and how to develop them into strengths for your everyday life. The more a person can understand their dominant talents, what makes them tick, and how to consciously apply those talents to fulfill the purpose in her life the more a person will curate the life they’re after.

We have a deeply engrained “weakness-fixing” mindset in the U.S. and beyond. Here’s an example: When your child comes home from school and her report card has 4 A’s and 2 B’s parents often say something like, “Great job on those A’s but we need to talk about why you got those B’s.” The Gallup Clifton Strengths approach is the reverse, it reinforces people’s strengths. Using this strengths approach the parents would ask the child, “Wow! What did you do to get these A’s? That is a great effort and you should feel proud of your accomplishment.” As you can hear, the latter comment lands totally differently. More importantly, what did they just reinforce in their child’s future school performance?

Strengths coaching aims to propel your talents into strengths. You will learn insights into how you work with others, how you manage the things you are responsible for every day, what motivates and energizes you, and how you think about and process information.

As of 2019 over 21 million people have used this tool worldwide to discover their unique talents and to turn them into powerful strengths.

People who work in the Strengths zone…

  • look forward to going to work

  • have more positive than negative interactions with others

  • treat people better

  • achieve more on a daily basis

  • have more positive, creative, and innovative moments

Coaching time is spent:

  • Starting to make sense of your strengths profile and your “Top 5” or top 10 themes

  • Learning about the 4 domains of strengths and which domains emerge as your strongest areas

  • Understanding Theme Dynamics as they relate to you; the interplay of one theme with those of another

  • Playing with strategies and techniques to invest in your talents

  • Targeting your talents to fulfill the purpose in your life

  • Building an Individual Development Plan to help you reach your goals

You can benefit by having a CliftonStrengths Certified Coach to help you win at work and in your life!

At Interplay Coaching you can have one-on-one personal Strengths with a Certified CliftonStrengths Coach. So what are you waiting for? Gain insight into yourself today to help you fulfill the promise of you tomorrow!

Contact us for more information on CliftonStrengths Certified Coaching.