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Discovering your strengths is not simply a feel-good activity. Research indicates that:

People who use their strengths every day are:

  • 6x more likely to be engaged at work
  • 15% less likely to quit their jobs
  • 3x more likely to report having an excellent quality of life

Not only that…

Organizations that focus on employees’ strengths show:

  • 15% higher employee engagement
  • 7% higher customer engagement
  • 29% higher profit

Invest in yourself by enrolling in Start with Strengths, CLOC’s 2-hour introductory CliftonStrengths program. This interactive session will help you identify your strengths and leverage them to accomplish goals, collaborate with others, and flourish at work. Guided by one of our Gallup-certified CliftonStrengths coaches, you will:

  • Explore your Top 5 Signature Strengths through the CliftonStrengths assessment
  • Learn why a strengths-based approach to work and life leads to success
  • Discover how to build your strengths to manage your weaknesses

CLOC has extensive experience helping people discover and learn how to leverage their unique strengths for success and well-being in work, school, and life. Since 2011, CLOC has brought the power of strengths to thousands of people. All of CLOC’s CliftonStrengths learning opportunities and coaching sessions are facilitated by our Gallup-certified Strengths Coaches. Not only that, we’re really good at delivering online sessions where people engage with each other and leave invigorated.

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University of Maryland faculty, staff, students can register for Start with Strengths here.

University of Maryland Community Registration

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Flade, P., Asplud, J., & Elliot, G. (2015, October 8). Employees who use their strengths outperform those who don't.

Dvorak, N., & Suellentrop, A. (2019, August 21). Why Strengths-based workplaces have the best decision-makers.