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Partnering With Parishes: CliftonStrengths Goes to Church

Partnering With Parishes: CliftonStrengths Goes to Church

Webcast Details

  • Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
  • Season 2, Episode 31
  • Discover how two coaching partners are bringing congregational and leader engagement to churches through strengths.

On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Leisa Anslinger and Stephanie Moore, Codirectors of Catholic Life and Faith.

Leisa has been studying positive psychology since the early 1980s, but it wasn't until 2005 that someone introduced her to the CliftonStrengths assessment. The next year, when her parish embraced engagement initiatives, she became one of the first members of her parish to be trained as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

Stephanie's journey into strengths came during her corporate career. After witnessing the impact strengths had in a business setting, she looked for ways to incorporate strengths into her faith.

These women first crossed paths at a conference in 2008, and although they lived on opposite sides of the country, they knew they could work together to make an impact on leaders of all faith denominations. As a true Power of 2, Leisa and Stephanie use their strengths to complement each other -- Stephanie handles the relationship-building realm and Leisa owns situations that call for strategic thinking.

They said they spend a lot of time with parish leaders reinforcing the impact of strengths. These leaders gain a broad understanding of strengths-based teamwork, how it can be used to engage a church and how to incorporate strengths into the fabric of how the church operates.

To learn more about Leisa and Stephanie and how they use strengths to engage church leaders and congregations, watch the full video above.

Leisa Anslinger's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Ideation, Input, Futuristic, Connectedness and Arranger.

Stephanie Moore's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Maximizer, Relator, Individualization, Adaptability and Connectedness.

Learn more about using CliftonStrengths to help yourself and others succeed:

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