Course Description

We all have talents – naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior, which we can apply productively. How do we turn those talents into strengths, and use them to achieve near-perfect performance wherever we can? For this session, you’ll take Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment to identify your top strengths, before working through activities and discussion questions that will showcase how you use these themes in your work and help you set goals to use your strengths as intentionally as possible. This session is led by a Gallup-certified coach.

A small icon of three steps with a flag on the top stepLearning Objectives

By the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe their personal strengths using the Gallup CliftonStrengths framework and assessment;
  • Analyze how individual strengths can be used intentionally to achieve goals and meet challenges;
  • Describe the benefits of a strengths-based approach to teamwork and communication;
  • Create goals and action steps for continuing a strengths-based approach.

A small icon of a pair of hands holding a resumeInstructor Biography

Vanessa Williams is the Assistant Director of Continuing Education for Temple University’s Off-Campus Programs and Training. She completed her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in August 2017. Previously the department’s Instructional Designer/Trainer, she has extensive experience designing and delivering training programs for adult learners on a range of topics, including emotional intelligence, customer service, and business writing. She has also designed and taught classes for undergraduates at Penn, Temple, and the University of Southampton (UK). She is a Gallup-certified Strengths-Based Coach, and leads strengths-based coaching sessions for teams and individuals. She teaches emotional intelligence, introduction to strengths-based coaching, and portfolio review for Temple’s Office of Non-Credit Programs and Training.


This course may also be taken by students not registered for a custom certificate program.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Strengths-Based Coaching
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
9:00AM to 11:00AM
Dec 03, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online Learning
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $90.00
Section Notes

This course is held online. Classes will meet via Zoom: the Zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the first meeting. There will also be some self-paced work to complete between class sessions.

Questions about this course? Contact the Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education at ncregistrar@temple.edu or 267-468-8500.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy

A participant who withdraws from a non-credit course, in writing, up to one-week prior to the starting date of the course, will receive a refund, minus a $25 withdrawal fee; for all certificate programs the withdrawal fee is $50. For courses costing $75 or less, the withdrawal fee is $10 per course. No refunds will be given after that time. E-mail your withdrawal request to: course.withdrawals@temple.edu. Please note that if you do not officially withdrawal from a course and you do not attend the course, you are still responsible for payment. Temple University reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason. If the course is cancelled, you will be notified and your entire tuition will be refunded.