Transforming Leadership to Shape the Future


Strategic Leadership Institute

P.O. Box 14137, Sinoville
Pretoria, 0129
+27 (12) 567-6512
+27 82 925 4125

StrengthsFinder™ Assessment and Coaching

Don't Waste Another Day

Probably the single most important reason why individuals, teams and companies struggle to reach their full potential is the traditional fallacy that in order to be successful you need to fix your weaknesses. As a result people waste years and decades trying to become better at what they struggle with and don't enjoy, often completely neglecting their natural strengths and talents which makes them unique and potentially highly effective.

The futility of this approach had been revealed by more than 40 years of research among millions of people around the globe by the Gallup Organization. This research has proven conclusively that the best-led organizations know that the most direct path to individual, team, and organizational improvement begins with an investment in their employees' greatest talents. The key to success is not to focus on improving weaknesses, but to discover what's naturally right with people, and then build on that (watch the video "Marcus Buckingham Presents the Business Case for Strengths").


Discover and Use Your Unique Strengths

More than four decades of studying human performance enabled Gallup to identify the 34 most common talents and develop the highly acclaimed Clifton StrengthsFinderTM assessment (see list of 34 talents  at the bottom of this page ). This assessment helps people discover and describe their talents which, if developed, becomes 'strengths'. 

Using Gallup's online assessment tool followed by a one-on-one session with a certified StrengthsFinder coach, SLI offers you the opportunity to find out what YOUR personal strengths are and to develop them in order to become more effective and fulfilled in your personal and professional life. This excellent development tool has already helped more than 8 million people in more than 100 countries increase their efficiency while deriving more joy and fulfillment from what they do.


3 Levels of StrengthsFinder

The Strategic Leadership Institute is accredited to provide StrengthsFinderTM assessments and coaching on three levels - individuals, teams and executive.

  • Individual TOP 5: After you completed the online assessment an accredited coach helps you to understand your TOP 5 natural strengths, the dynamics between these strengths and how you can develop and use them to become more effective and experience more personal fulfillment in work and life. Coaching in person or via Skype/video call.
  • Teams TOP 5: Each member of a team completes the personal assessment and is then coached individually. This is followed by two one-day teambuilding sessions with an accredited Level 2 coach. During these sessions team members are helped to gain a better understanding for each others' strengths and how each individual's unique abilities can be harnessed to create synergy and improve team performance. 
  • Executive FULL 34: Leaders not only need to understand and focus on developing their own strengths, they also need to guide and manage the development of others. This option includes a FULL 34 strengths report that lists the individual leader's natural strength from strongest to weakest. The results and their implications form the basis for a minimum of two executive coaching sessions with a qualified Level 3 coach.

Process for INDIVIDUAL Assessments and Coaching

  • After ordering an individual assessment with SLI (email [email protected] or phone +27125676512) you will receive a unique CSF access code once we've received proof of your payment.
  • You then complete the CSF online assessment (it takes about 40 minutes to complete in the comfort of your office or home) and receive a report in PDF-format of your Top 5/Full 34 personal strengths (out of a possible 34).
  • A SLI coach will then help you to understand each of your strengths and their implications (face-to-face or via Skype), discussing how your unique combinations of strengths can be developed and applied for more impact and satisfaction in your personal and professional life (duration of coaching session approx 90-120 minutes).
  • SLI also offers additional coaching for leaders and others interested in honing and sharpening specific areas of their skills set; such as leadership proficiency, communication skills, cultural engagement and negotiation skills.

Process for TEAM Assessments and Coaching

  • After ordering the required number of team assessments with SLI (email [email protected] or phone +27125676512) you will receive a unique CSF access code for each team member.
  • Individual team members then complete the CSF online assessment (it takes about 40 minutes in the comfort of your office or home) and each receives a report in PDF-format of their Top 5 personal strengths (out of a possible 34).
  • A SLI coach will then help each team meber to understand their own strengths and the implications thereof (face-to-face coaching or via Skype). Each team member will be helped to see how their unique combinations of strengths can be developed and applied for more impact and satisfaction in their personal and professional life (duration of coaching session approx 90-120 minutes).
  • Once all team members have undergone their individual strengths-coaching, the team is brought together for a 2-day off-site teambuilding breakaway. An accredited SLI facilitator then presents the team strengths profile and help team members gain a better understanding for each others' strengths and how individual abilities can be harnessed to create synergy and improve team performance. These team breakaways can be tailormade to suit the needs of the client by including modules on topics such as team performance, motivation, conflict management, etc..

Whether you're part of a large organization where personal improvement means progress and success, or an individual wishing to become more efficient and have greater impact on those around you, this is the opportunity to stop worrying about your weaknesses and start moving forward by maximizing your unique talents and strengths. 


Ready to book an online assessment and find out what your personal or team strengths are? Phone, send an email or visit the Contact us page.


List of 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder Talents


People strong in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.


People strong in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.


People strong in the Adaptability theme prefer to "go with the flow." They tend to be "now" people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.


People strong in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation.


People strong in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.


People strong in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.


People strong in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.


People strong in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.


People strong in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.


People strong in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason.

Consistency® / FairnessTM

People strong in the Consistency theme (also called Fairness in the first StrengthsFinder assessment) are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. They try to treat everyone in the world fairly by setting up clear rules and adhering to them.


People strong in the Context theme enjoy thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.


People strong in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate the obstacles.


People strong in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from these improvements.


People strong in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.


People strong in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others' lives or others' situations.


People strong in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.


People strong in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.


People strong in the Harmony theme look for consensus. They don't enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.


People strong in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

Inclusiveness® / Includer®

People strong in the Inclusiveness theme are accepting of others. They show awareness of those who feel left out, and make an effort to include them.


People strong in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.


People strong in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.


People strong in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.


People strong in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.


People strong in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.


People strong in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.


People who are strong in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.


People strong in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.


People strong in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.


People strong in the Self-assurance theme feel confident in their ability to manage their own lives. They possess an inner compass that gives them confidence that their decisions are right.


People strong in the Significance theme want to be very important in the eyes of others. They are independent and want to be recognized.


People strong in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.


People strong in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with another person. Clonidine Toprol XL Topamax