Practical Strengths: The Program

A 4-week deep dive into how to claim, aim and reframe your talents based on the themes of the books.

Courses start 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, of which currently three are available: Parenting, Career Success, and Communication Styles. More are on the way.

The 4-week deep dive series which will help you claim, aim, and reframe your talents as they serve you as related to the book theme.

During the 4-week series we will:

  • Define each of your Top five talents specifically for your role as related to the book theme
  • 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 communication styles as well as intrinsic needs and motivations which influence and guide you

Course Includes:

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

I know I struggle. So much of what we do is guided by “shoulds” and often from those who know and love us best.

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.

These courses are 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 way of thinking and doing things. A chance to accept roles that may not be what society has traditionally attributed to our particular identity. And finally, a chance to give yourself some grace and see the beauty in what you have to offer the world.

The Investment

Course investment is $497US.

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.

Courses will be starting soon.


Now Available on Amazon!

Practical Strengths: Parenting and Practical Strengths: Career Success are both now available in print and on Kindle through Amazon.

Get your copy now.

Click on the book to purchase.

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Brand new resource guides 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 AcceleratorJo Self 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 Mexico (after 12 yrs in South America), 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.

She was Peru’s first Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and has been working with Strengths since 2003.  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 she moved to Peru (eventually becoming a citizen as well) where 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. Today, she continues that journey from Mexico City, serving clients in over 23 countries around the world.

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