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Monday, March 7, 2016

A World Built on the Strengths of its Inhabitants -- Gallup Called to Coach: Paul Allen -- S4E4

On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup's Global Strengths Evangelist, Paul Allen.  

Paul quoted Don Clifton, "Imagine a world that was built on the strengths of its inhabitants." The Clifton Strengths movement is becoming a global phenomenon. Just this spring, a briefing on Gallup's Strengths Coaching was held in Manila for the first time and it attracted over 200 attendees in less than five days. The Clifton Strengths movement is growing exponentially in countries like India, Australia, South Africa and Singapore. In fact, Singapore is well on its way to becoming one of the first strengths-based countries. Paul also mentioned that Rhode Island will be the first strengths-based state. The governor and state government are passionate about bringing strengths to the entire Ocean State.  

The recent momentum behind the Clifton Strengths movement began with Gallup's decision to make strengths available to more people. Initially, Clifton StrengthsFinder and strength coaches were only provided to enterprise level clients. Over time, Gallup began providing Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment codes available in Gallup's bestselling books and for purchase through the Gallup Strengths Center. Moreover, Gallup instituted its groundbreaking Accelerated Strengths Coaching course -- which has trained over 1,500 coaches around the world. These amazing coaches are spreading the Strengths movement to vast numbers of people and organizations.  They teach people about their strengths, but more importantly, coaches help people apply their strengths to concrete goals and actions. Going forward, the StrengthsFinder movement seeks to bring Strengths to millions more people all over the world.  

To hear more about the Clifton Strengths movement, the CliftonStrengths Summit and strengths coaching, please watch the video above.

Visit Gallup Strengths Center to browse our myriad of products and learning opportunities for strengths-based development.

Continue the coaching conversation on Facebook and Twitter. It’s a great way to network with others who share a passion for strengths!

Paul Allen, Gallup's Strengths Evangelist, partners with leaders worldwide to transform companies, government and nonprofit organizations by increasing engagement and well-being with a strengths-based approach. he presents to audiences around the world on the rise of the "strengths movement" and how learning and using strengths can transform individuals, team, organizations and communities, helping them achieve long-term, positive outcomes.

Paul's Top 5 Strengths are: Learner, Input, Ideation, Intellection and Strategic.

1 comment :

Mike Ritz said...

Great interview, Paul!

There are so many around the world like us who have you to thank. On your strengths journey, you not only connect and share ideas from place to place, but you support each and every one of us in our pursuit to strengthen the world. Thank you.

Mike Ritz
Executive Director
Leadership Rhode Island

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