Practical Strengths Programs

Find your opportunity to learn and grow. Whether you are new to strengths and on a path of self-discovery or you’re building a coaching business using strengths as a tool, there is something for you.

Members of our Practical Strengths Mastery Network have access to courses that are discounted up to 25% or often free.
Learn more about the PSMN here.

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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 our daily vocabulary!

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.


Tuesday, June 13, 2023
11am CT

Favorite Icebreakers

Do you have a favorite Icebreaker you use when working with clients? Would you be willing to share it with our community?

Join this session to share your favorite icebreaker activities and add a few more to your roster. We all have different approahes and techniques, especially depending on what we want to get out of it.

I’d love to have 2 live examples as well, so let me know if you’d like to run an icebreaker for this session.

While attendance is free for all, only PSMN members will receive the recordings and follow-up documents.
Learn more about the PSMN here.


FUTURE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Icebreakers, Best Practices (share your favorite activity), CrowdSourcing for Ideas & Problem Solving, Playground Space

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
11am CT

TED Talk in your pocket

As someone builds their coaching or consulting business, one of my favorite pieces of advice is to have a TED Talk in your pocket. Even if you aren’t planning for the TED stage, the same format is amazing as:
  • Cornerstone content
  • Networking presentations for new clients
  • Keynote prep
  • Solidifying your big WHY
Join this session to learn all the elements of a great TED talk and the different ways to apply the same technique in order to build your business and get your message out there.
While attendance is free for all, only PSMN members will receive the recordings and follow-up documents.
Learn more about the PSMN here.


The Language of You

Create the glossary of YOU. Set your tone and your message so it naturally resonates with those who need to hear what you have to say. Offered on a quarterly basis and a great place to start. Can be done individually as well.

Next group session May 19

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Strengths as a 2nd Language

A 5-week deep dive into learning the 34 talents of CliftonStrengths – something 8 billion people have in common. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could start to build back our communities by sharing this language and recognizing that our differences are what make us stronger?

Practical Strengths Mastery Network

I envision a network that will grow from a virtual start to eventually having local PSMN leaders who can host their own in-person events. Eventually, you’ll not only enjoy the benefits of membership but also have an opportunity to become a Certified Practical Strengths Trainer.

Now Available on Amazon!

Practical Strengths: Parenting, Career Success, and Communication Styles are available in print and on Kindle through Amazon.

Get your copy now.

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Practical Strengths Book Cover

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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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