- Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
- Season 4, Episode 12
- Listen as a University of Kansas employee tells how she became a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and the change her coaching has brought to KU individuals and teams.
On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Cheryl Pace.
Cheryl explained that the University of Kansas wanted to change its culture. More specifically, it wanted to focus on engaging its employees in a more meaningful way, Cheryl called it "the Jayhawk way." The goal of this cultural shift was to give KU employees a common language and tool set for managing difficult conversations and speaking about their career development. In embracing this new culture, Cheryl and her colleagues took the CliftonStrengths assessment. Cheryl was immediately drawn to the authenticity of the assessment and the science behind it. She explained, "I've taken a lot of assessments and this one really stuck out." Cheryl recognized that strengths were the perfect vehicle for increasing employee engagement and tool for transitioning KU's culture. She also knew that she had to become a strengths coach at the university. Cheryl became a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach in May 2015. Since then, she has coached individuals and teams at the University of Kansas.
To learn more about strengths coaching in a university setting, please watch the video or listen to the audio above.
Cheryl Pace's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Relator, Consistency, Learner, Intellection and Responsibility.