Practical Strengths: Parenting

The Program

A 5-week deep dive into how to claim, aim and reframe your talents within your role as a parent (or caretaker of children).

Course starts soon!


The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Whether you think Abraham Lincoln or Peter Drucker said the above quote, one thing for me is clear – it’s true!

In fact, it sums up my mission, which is to create a Strengths-Based Generation. And the only way to do this, is to start teaching CliftonStrengths as a Second Language. The earlier we do this, the more likely those 34 powerful words become an integral part of any language!

This is the basis of the Practical Strengths Book Series, the first of which focuses on parenting.

CliftonStrengths, Communication, Philosophy

The last time I checked Amazon, there were 207, 810 books on parenting (I;m sure that number has grown by now). Clearly, this is a subject of great interest and one where there might be more than a few differing opinions on the matter. How to discipline, happiness, sleep with them, don’t sleep with them, hug them more, hug them less; give them a routine, give them freedom; use timeouts, never use timeouts… the advice is endless. At the end of the day, as a parent, we need to do what is right for us and for our own children. No child is just alike – not even siblings – and I’m guessing there’s a few of you reading this who can attest to that.

And that’s where the book – and this program – come in.

Join me for the 4-week deep dive series which will help you claim, aim, and reframe your talents as they serve you in your parenting role.

During the 4-week series we will:

  • Define each of your Top five talents specifically for your role as  “parent”
  • Explore your talents from a “kid’s eye” point of view
  • Spend a week exploring each of the domains: Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building and Strategic Thinking
  • Explore cummunication styles as well as intrinsic needs and motivations which influence you as a parent

Course Includes:

  • Pre-course work to set the stage
  • Four 60-minute sessions over 4 weeks
  • A code to purchase the book
  • Coaching questions directed to your specific talents
  • Peer mentoring and support
  • Unlimited email and Whatsapp support from me during the course

As a parent, I know I struggle. So much of what we do as a parent has to do with how our parents raised us – even the stuff we didn’t like or don’t agree with.

We’re human after all.

But I believe Strengths gives us a new way of looking at things and as long as we take conscious action and do our best, then we’re already ahead of the game.

Will you be perfect? Gosh, I hope not, it would make the rest of us look bad! All kidding aside, perfection isn’t the goal. Just doing better is.

This course is a chance to see what may be working against us on a subconscious level and how to correct it. A chance to “de-school” our parenting. A chance to accept roles that may not be what society has traditionally attributed to our role as mother or father. And finally, a chance to give yourself some grace and see the beauty in what you have to offer your family.

The Investment

This first time course, which in the future will be offered for $497US, is being launched for
the special price of $347.

And, as a special BONUS, you may invite a spouse, friend, partner to join you for just $100 more.

To get started, please click the box below to fill out the interest form
and a payment link will be sent once your attendance is confirmed.

Course will start the week of March 21.


Now Available on Amazon!

The first installation in the series, Practical Strengths: Parenting, is now available in print and on Kindle through Amazon.

Get your copy now.

Practical Strengths Book Cover

To Read More about the Book and the Series – Click Here

A brand new resource guide for CliftonStrengths© Coaches and Enthusiasts alike.

A guide that will bring Strengths out of the professional world and into the personal one.

One that will show us how we can be our best in all areas of our lives.

Jo Self, Gallup Coach, Strengths, Idea Accelerator

Jo Self is and is on a mission to teach Strengths as a Second Language so we can Raise a Strengths-Based Generation. She seeks to create a world where everyone can live to their full potential, talents aren’t wasted and happiness is contagious. As a mompreneur and expat living in Peru, she understands the challenges and rewards that both entail. When she’s not helping others create extraordinary lives, she can be found at the sewing machine, at the movies, enjoying a glass of wine with friends or horsing around with her terribly precocious little boy, affectionately known as O.

Currently she is Peru’s only Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, a Certified Facilitator and trainer for Strong Communities throughout Latin America and President of Conscious Business Journey Peru. In the past, Jo was busy developing nationally recognized and award winning employee programs for Yum! Brands, the world’s largest fast food restaurant company. And when she wasn’t leading in-house teams to discover their strengths, she was on loan to other organizations helping them to do the same – all while serving on the national board of directors for her professional organization, ESM Association.

Once she left the corporate ranks, she started her own event business, Bon Vivant Savant, and was recognized as both a “Top Female Under 40” influencer in the community by Louisville Woman Magazine and also as a leading entrepreneur in the “40 under 40” list by Business Week Magazine.

 After leaving the States and moving permanently to Peru (eventually becoming a citizen as well), her entrepreneurial spirit continued with a tourism start-up that won a government grant as well as being recognized by ADEX as a top 50 start-up in the country. But that dream wasn’t fulfilling her spirit and a health scare led her to her true calling, being a Strengths Advocate.

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