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Meetups

Coaches and Strengths Enthusiasts around the world are hosting Meetup events to connect with others who share a passion for discovering, sharing, and developing strengths. Visit a Strengths Meetup page in your area! Locations are listed alphabetically by city or area.  If you don't see one in your area and would like to start one, go to the bottom of this page.



 

Asia

Philippines
Brian Quebengco, Strengths Performance Coach and co-founder of Eudo, Inc., will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in the Philippines every last Saturday of the month. Visit the Philippines Meetup webpage for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Brian at brian@eudoconsulting.com.


Singapore

Alex Wong, a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Singapore every last Sunday of the month. Visit the Singapore Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Alex at alexwong440@gmail.com.

Australia

Melbourne
Charlotte Blair, a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Melbourne. Visit the Melbourne Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Charlotte at charlotte@thestrengthspartners.com.

Sydney
Warwick Hood, a Strengths Enthusiast and CEO of Momentum Performance, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Sydney. Visit the Sydney Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Warwick at Warwick@warwickhood.com.


Europe

Basel
Martin Daubney, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, is hosting monthly meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Basel, Switzerland. Visit the Switzerland Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Martin at Martin@InspireCoaching.com.

Poland
Marta Bara, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, will be hosting monthly Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts around Warsaw, Poland. Visit the Warsaw Meetup page or join their Facebook group Strengths Community Poland, for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Marta Bara at marta@bara.pl.

Stockholm
Carina Kindkvist, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, is hosting monthly meetup events for Clifton Strengths Enthusiasts in Stockholm, Sweden. Visit the Stockholm Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Carina at carina.kindkvist@coachhuset.com.

Warsaw
Taisja Laudy, a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in the Warsaw area. Visit the Warsaw Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Taisja at office@taisjalaudy.com.

Canada

Winnipeg


Wendy Hofford, a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Winnipeg. Visit the Winnipeg Facebook  page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Wendy at whofford@shaw.ca.

United States

Atlanta, Georgia
Monique Lung, a Gallup Trained Strengths Coach and owner of Conversation Artistry, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the Atlanta Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Monique at monique@conservationartistry.com.

Austin, Texas
Brent O’Bannon, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and founder of
www.brentobannon.com, will be hosting a monthly Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Austin, Texas. Visit the Austin Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Brent at brent@brentobannon.com.

Chicago, Illinois
Stephen Starkey, a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, and Scott Tang, a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Chicago, Illinois. Visit the Chicago Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Stephen at scstarkey@gmail.com or Scott at stang@sapient.com.

Dallas, Texas
Brent O’Bannon, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and founder of
www.brentobannon.com, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Dallas, Texas every third Monday of the month. Visit the Dallas Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Brent at brent@brentobannon.com.

Des Moines, Iowa
Jason Schmidt, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Lead Coach at Bold Talents, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in the Des Moines area. Visit the Des Moines Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Jason at Jason.Schmidt@boldtalents.com.

Detroit, Michigan
Nicole Seichter, the German Michigan-based, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Strengths enthusiast, will be hosting a monthly Meetup event for Strengths Enthusiasts in Detroit, Michigan. Visit the Detroit Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Nicole at Nicole.Seichter@t-online.de.

Eastern Iowa

Traci McCausland, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and founder of Follow Your Strengths, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Eastern Iowa every third Thursday of each month. Visit the Eastern Iowa StrengthsFinder Network page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Traci at traci@followstrengths.com.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Sarah Robinson, Gallup-Certified Coach and organizational behavior specialist, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit the Indianapolis Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Sarah at sarah@freshconceptsonline.com.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Brent O’Bannon, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and founder of www.brentobannon.com, will be hosting a monthly Meetup for Strengths Enthusiasts in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Visit the Oklahoma City Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Brent at brent@brentobannon.com.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
RhondaBoyle, with ActivateYourStrengths, will be hosting Meetup Events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Visit the Oklahoma StrengthsFinder Network page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Rhonda at Rhonda@RhondaBoyle.com.

Sacramento, California
Brandon Miller, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and co-founder of 34 Strong, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in Sacramento, California. Visit the Sacramento Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Brandon at brandon_miller@34strong.com.

San Diego, California
Becky JB Hammond, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and founder of Isogo, and Erin Passons, Strengths Coach and founder of Passons Consulting, will be hosting bimonthly Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in San Diego, California. Visit www.StrengthsNetworkSD.com or their Facebook page for more information about how you can get involved. 

San Francisco Bay Area, California
Brandon Miller, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach & co-founder of 34 Strong, and Liz Ramos, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, will be hosting Meetup events for Strengths Enthusiasts in San Francisco Bay Area, California. Visit the San Franciso Bay Area Meetup  page for more information about how you can get involved. For any questions contact Brandon at brandon_miller@34strong.com.

Washington D.C.
Chris Hagood and Tiffany Saulnier are hosting a strengths Meetup group at the Gallup Offices in the Washington DC area on February 28, 2017. Visit the Eventbrite Meetup page for more information about how you can get involved.



How to get started:

So you want to start a CliftonStrengths meetup in you area or a city or town near by?  First, Awesome! Second, anyone can start one.  We have some resources to get you started.

1.  Have a look around above at what other meetup cities are doing.  Not all meetups have to be the same.  Make yours unique for your city.  Free free to contact the organizers of some of the other meetups and ask what they are doing.  A great post to start with:  http://www.strengthsalchemy.com

2.  Watch these:
Brandon Miller in Sacramento 
Alex Wong who has done it in Singapore and both are very different groups.
Brandon put together an ebook here.
An interview with Andy Sokolovich


3.  Look at either using a paid service like http://meetup.com/ or even a free one like http://eventbrite.com/ to help get the word out and gather the troops.  You can also consider using a Facebook group to organize the group.  It’s your call!

4.  Plan, plan and plan.  But mostly plan to have fun!  Its really important that you have a super interesting agenda for that first meeting.  Promote like crazy.  Have great content!

5.  We are here to help.  Email jim_collison@gallup.com and let Jim know you are starting on so he can get it on the meetup page.  He can also set up a 30 minute call to answer questions.







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