Strengths-based self-awareness program

What is the focus of the program?

For a very long time, the world has revolved around our weaknesses, our mistakes and how to fix them. Society is almost exclusively focused on people’s shortcomings, so organisational development training and education is a life wisdom of “learn as much as you can, in case you need it” trying to turn us all into what we are not, distracting attention from what we are really good at.

A global study has confirmed what anyone can easily see in their everyday life: unfortunately, 80% of people have very little idea of what really determines their own performance, what they should do themselves and what to delegate, how to stay motivated, or how to be successful in the long term.

According to research conducted by the Gallup Institute, employees who use their strengths at work every day are significantly more motivated and outperform those who try to succeed by improving their weaknesses.

Furthermore, organisations that build on the strengths of their employees (as opposed to solely developing weaknesses) achieve on average

  • ~50% higher profitability,
  • ~44% higher employee and customer satisfaction and
  • ~50% lower turnover.

Objectives and structure of the program

The aim of the program is to raise awareness and support employees in building on their strengths and use them consciously in their everyday work. If they focus on their strengths, they become authentic in what they do, their efficiency and work satisfaction increases, and thus their psychological safety and that of their environment is enhanced. 

During the program, participants will

  • learn about the thinking and science behind positive psychology and strengths-based work, the practical meaning of talent and strengths, and their impact on individual and business performance and motivation,
  • build on the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 test to learn about their talents, on which they will build specific strengths during the workshops,
  • learn different strategies to use their strengths in their daily work and how to be more effective in their daily life,
  • learn how to develop strengths-building habits, always targeting tasks that empower them and paying attention to those that hold them back,
  • learn about the importance of monitoring for progress (the use of strengths is supported and monitored in the context of pair coaching sessions).


What tools do we use to support participants?

Scientifically well founded learning takes place in practical, thematic workshops. We use tools to develop self-awareness and mutual understanding, with a strong emphasis on follow-up and turning knowledge to action. The Strengths-based Self-Awareness Program is based on the Strengths Philosophy model of Tom Rath and Marcus Buckingham.



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