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Live Your Best Life Using Your Strengths

Your Skills and Talents Are Unique.  But Do You Know How to Leverage your Unique Abilities for Success?

Discover your Core Strengths and Learn How to Leverage Them

No matter the size of your business or organization, all teams need great managers and leaders. The best managers and leaders grow and develop their skills.

Regardless of your industry, the size of your organization, or your position, there’s untapped potential in every company. Unleash that potential by focusing on what you’re already great at.

Solano-Napa SBDC offers the Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths assessment along with a one-on-one coaching session, to help you ramp up your company’s success.

The CliftonStrengths Program is a proven tool that inspires higher organization, team, and individual performance.

When you sign up, you’ll receive:

  • An online CliftonStrengths assessment (typically 30 minutes);
  • A personalized CliftonStrengths Top 5 Strengths Report;
  • A 60-minute one-on-one coaching session with Solano-Napa SBDC Director Tim Murrill via Zoom. Together, you’ll go through the assessment including:
    • Name It: Understanding your strengths profile and identifying what these themes mean to you
    • Claim It: Accepting your talents and appreciating your unique power and value
    • Aim It: Turning your talents into strengths, using and developing your talents with intention

If you have employees, consider the CliftonStrengths assessment for your entire team

Get Started with CliftonStrengths for $99 Introductory Rate

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CliftonStrengths Assessment FAQs

What is the CliftonStrengths Assessment?

The global strengths movement started six decades ago when Don Clifton posed a simple question:

“What would happen if we studied what was right with people versus what’s wrong with people?”

He went on to invent the CliftonStrengths assessment, formerly known as Clifton StrengthsFinder. It has since been completed by over 31 million people to discover their natural talents.

Completing the online talent assessment is your way to:

  • Discover what you naturally do best
  • Learn how to develop your greatest talents into strengths
  • Use your personalized results and reports to maximize your potential

The assessment measures your unique talents – your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving — and categorizes them into the 34 CliftonStrengths themes. The themes are a culmination of decades of research to study and categorize the talents of the world’s most successful people.

The 34 themes are divided in four leadership domains: Strategic Thinking, Relationship Building, Influencing, and Executing. For organizations and large businesses utilizing CliftonStrengths, this is a way for the entire team to see how each strength contributes to overall success.

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What are the benefits of working with the CliftonStrengths Assessment Tool?

CliftonStrengths helps you aim your purpose at greater performance.

Because CliftonStrengths focuses on your greatest opportunities for development and success (rather than on your weaknesses), you can use your reports to tackle things like your career, working on teams and your personal relationships. Core benefits include:

  1. Get the Right People in the Right Positions: Identify and leverage employees’ strengths to place them in roles that align with their talents, fostering increased productivity, innovation, and overall job satisfaction. Utilize Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment during recruitment to match candidates with roles and adapt organizational structures by using insights from the tool.
  2. Positive Coaching for Performance: Foster a positive work environment by focusing on employees’ strengths rather than weaknesses. Provide feedback that highlights how strengths contribute to performance, addressing areas that don’t align with their strengths. Use strengths as a common language to understand reasons behind high and low performance, guiding individuals towards tasks that align with their strengths for continued success.
  3. Tailored Management Approach: Move away from the “one size fits all” management approach by understanding and tailoring leadership styles to individual strengths. Recognize that different team members respond differently to various management styles, allowing for more effective and personalized leadership techniques.
  4. Enhance Collaboration with Diverse Strengths: Build effective teams by considering a diverse range of strengths when assigning roles and responsibilities for projects. Foster awareness among team members about each other’s strengths, facilitating a deeper understanding of behaviors and contributing to smoother collaboration toward shared goals.
  5. Promote Self-Awareness for Success: Encourage individual self-awareness by utilizing tools like the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment. Empower employees to understand and leverage their strengths for success in both personal and professional life. Organizations can leverage CliftonStrengths as a valuable tool to enhance overall team performance.

Should I have my employees/team take the CliftonStrengths Assessment?

Absolutely. Teams need great managers, and managers need opportunities to develop. CliftonStrengths is a leadership and management tool that inspires higher organizational and team performance.

It helps you leverage the strengths of your entire team and understand how your team fits together like pieces of a puzzle, improving teamwork, team dynamics and team collaboration.

Who will be my Skills Assessment Coach?

Tim Murrill, Director of the Solano-Napa SBDC, is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. He has decades of leadership experience to help businesses improve and thrive.

Results that Speak for Themselves

Data gathered by Gallup on CliftonStrengths show that people who have the opportunity to use their CliftonStrengths are:


as likely to strongly agree that they have the chance to do what they do best every day


as likely to report having an excellent quality of life


Greater productivity when people learn to use their strengths every day



Source: Gallup, see

Get Started with CliftonStrengths for $99 Introductory Rate

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