Find Other Coaches with the Strengths Community Map

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Are you looking for a Strengths Group or community of coaches in your area? Connect with local Strengths Coaches to learn and share in person together. Browse the Strengths Community Map to find a group, or start a new chapter of your own.

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Is there a Strengths Coaches Group near me?

The Strengths Community Map shows the global locations for the Gallup offices, the Gallup Strategic Licensed Partners and the regional groups of Strengths Coaches. Search your area and click on an icon to find out more. In addition, you can browse the pages for Regional Groups.

Some of the Gallup Strategic Licensed Partners who run the GGSC courses on Gallup’s behalf hold Alumni Events for Gallup Certified coaches. If you live locally, you can support their community.

Benefits of Meeting Other Coaches In person

Whether it is the small conversations, the connections, or the friendships, getting together in person is something special. In addition to the learning from other coaches, the networking opportunities can help to expand your business reach. Many coaches often recommend other coaches who have a special area of expertise. Stand out with your niche and look for opening for collaboration.

Joining a Meet up Group

Many of the local strengths communities have a Facebook or LinkedIn group that you can ask to join. It is tempting to join every group available so not to miss out. While groups want to welcome new members, only join the group in your local area or where you can travel to their events. This maintains the integrity of the local groups to serve those nearby.

Can I add my Group to the Coaches Community Map?

As we build a global map for strengths coaches, we are looking for more groups to add. Specifically, we ask that your group is based on CliftonStrengths®, meets in person and is for the mutual benefit of all involved. In addition, you need to have a landing page – Facebook or LinkedIn group – where we can direct people who are interested in joining.

If you would like us to consider adding your group, please contact us so we can discuss the details. Our primary purpose is to help strengthen the strengths movement, therefore is no charge for non-profit group listings on Strengths Resources.

Connecting with the Global Community at the Gallup At Work Summit

Finally, the biggest networking event for Gallup Strengths Coaches is the annual Gallup At Work Summit in Omaha, Nebraska. While it is tempting to attend virtually, the benefits of being there in person are huge. See the article; Gallup At Work Summit – why attend in person?

How to Start a New Community of Strengths Coaches in your Area

If there is not a community near you, then why not start your own? The virtual world crosses geographical boundaries making it hard to find others in your area. Here are some suggestions to help form your own group. So why not create a Strengths Group with a friend?

Check for existing Strengths groups near you.

There may be others wanting to connect who have already posted on Facebook or LinkedIn. Search for your city, state, region and country to see if a community already exists. If there is currently a group, then you can add your support. On the other hand, if there is nothing, this is your opportunity to start a group.

How do you start a Strengths group?

When looking for strengths coaches near you, those responding will need a place to connect. The easiest option is to create a Facebook group for people to join. When you have a few members, the conversations will begin to flow. Alternatively, you could create a LinkedIn group.

Creating a Facebook group

In Facebook, go to the Groups section and click on Create New Group. It’s as easy as that!

Choose a name carefully for the group that will attract the right people. You are looking for Strengths Coaches who live in a certain area. For example New England Strengths Group, Australia and New Zealand Strengths Community, Dallas Strengths Coaches or Strengths Scotland. Consider also the correct use of the words CliftonStrengths® and StrengthsFinder®.

Add a headline picture that resembles your area. Choose a map outline, the regional flag, a well-known landmark or something local people will instantly recognize. Write a description for the group inviting Strengths coaches for the catchment area. Also, check the security and visibility settings so there is some control over the membership.

In the new member joining questions, you may want to ask for their town/city location as this will help to maintain the integrity of the group. You’ll be surprised at how many people want to join every group available, regardless of who it is for and where they live.

When your Facebook group is ready, start inviting local coaches. Browse the Gallup Coaching Directory for coaches to invite.

Do get in touch with Richard Sterry to add your group to the list in Strengths Resources. This will help to promote your group to a wider audience.

Your First Group Meet Up

When the conversations are flowing, ask if there is an appetite to meet up. You could connect initially by Zoom, and then later arrange an in-person event. It could be a simple as getting together for a coffee or a meal.

Often the most challenging aspect of an in-person meet-up is the venue. Start small with a coffee shop or a bar, then as things progress see if there is a private room you can use.

Think about what you all want from the group. As coaches introduce themselves, sharing what they can offer and what they would appreciate, this will help to identify the needs and how the group can help.

Finally, take pictures to add to your Facebook group that will encourage others to join you. Try to set up events with a regular cadence to keep the group alive, even if it is once a quarter or every six months.

Keep the conversations going

Getting a new group off the ground is one thing, keeping it going requires a different perspective. Partner with others in the group to share the load and maintain the momentum.

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