Discover Your Strengths
Career Master Class
Thursdays 3:00-4:15 pm PST
Starts the first Thursday of the month for 4 weeks
About the Course
In this personalized, in-depth, and action-oriented workshop program you will take the CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder) assessment, gain greater understanding of your greatest natural strengths, learn how to apply and convey your talents and strengths in your work roles, and learn how to develop and leverage your strengths in your work for sustained high performance and career satisfaction.
This course is for anyone who wants to learn the principles of strengths-based development and performance, how their own top talents work, how to express their strengths to others, and how to leverage them for greatest effectiveness and impact.
We meet each Thursday at 3 PM PST for one hour and fifteen minutes. Expect to put in 3-4 hours/week to successfully complete this course.
articipants in this multi-session program will take the CliftonStrengths© assessment, based on over 50 years of Gallup research and now taken by more than 20 million people worldwide. Gallup research shows that the key to success is to fully understand how to apply your greatest talents and strengths in your everyday life. Participants will get access to personalized reports on their full list of 34 talents—the way you naturally think, feel, and behave—and to Gallup’s extensive research and learning resources through their online portal. Through personalized exercises and exploration, they will learn the principles of strengths-based development and performance, how their top talents work, how to express their strengths to others, and how to leverage them for greatest effectiveness and impact, in the workplace and in life, and how to create their own actionable vision of career success.
After taking the CliftonStrengths© assessment, participants will create their own strengths-based service offering; professional brand and value proposition; vision of career success; and action plan to apply their strongest talents to their job, job search, or career transition.
Participants who complete all four sessions will also be eligible for a 30-minute one-on-one career coaching session with the instructor to discuss individual concerns—a $100 value—at no additional charge.
Note: The CliftonStrengths assessment (formerly StrengthsFinder) will be sent to you in advance. As this takes two weeks to process, participants who register less than two weeks before the start of the month will be enrolled in the next month's class.
About the Coach
Mark Crouter is leadership and career coach with extensive background in public service (military, government, and non-profit consulting). He provides strengths-based development and performance coaching to employees and teams in support of their professional and career development.
Mark is a Professional Certified Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation. He is also a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and holds a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. Mark especially enjoys working with people with diverse backgrounds to help them understand, represent, and apply the unique talents and strengths they bring to their work. As an experienced manager and leader himself, his passion is helping each individual to create impactful, meaningful careers that will enable them to grow, flourish, and achieve their full potential.
“I wanted to take a quick minute to say a very big THANK YOU for all of your insight, help, guidance, and support these past few months. I’ve found the…program to be exceptionally valuable and your coaching to be thought-provoking and insightful.”Linsey W.
“You have a real gift in your ability to listen and understand, and your feedback and coaching has been a game-changer for me.”Tom M.
“I cannot thank you enough for all the time and dedication you put into coaching me. I have walked away with a lot of valuable lessons that I know will help me in the future.”Megan M.
“After our sessions last year, I feel like I have ownership over my own career path again and I definitely have you to thank for helping me get there.”Kelly M.
“Overall, my biggest takeaway from the mentoring was gaining the tools to uncover how my interests, career anchors, etc. can impact [our] work. Again, thank you for following up and thank you for your mentorship and expertise.”Jason B.