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Tell learners they have potential? Sure. Help them develop it? Absolutely.

Educators who bring our coaching and talent-development expertise to their schools invest in a lifetime of positive growth and better outcomes for teachers and students alike. Everyone has natural talents, and our courses teach you to apply and develop your own, no matter your role as an educator, while also spotting and developing the talents of your students or your faculty.


Be a guiding light when students need it most.

Through the trials, tribulations, confusions and upsets that afflict students, you're there. With advice and a calm word, you anchor students amid the high winds of their education. You help students navigate one of the most intense and meaningful times in life.

But you know you could do and be more. So do we.

So we teach you how to coach talent and teams. When you learn how to coach CliftonStrengthsabout CliftonStrengths for students or business-building talents, you gain an approach that's proven; practiced in educational institutions across the globe; and tied to better engagement, wellbeing, and outcomes for learners, communities, and campuses.

With Gallup learning, you'll be able to guide students to discover themselves, find their path in the world and succeed -- no matter what life throws at them.

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Solve problems and create opportunities at your institution.

Your mentorship matters. Students who have a mentor during college demonstrate greater academic achievement and career development during their time in college.

Additionally, Gallup's past research has linked meaningful mentoring relationships during college with positive long-term outcomes for graduates after college -- including higher wellbeing, employee engagement and more positive perceptions of their alma mater.

But great mentorship isn't simple, and it's not easy. Great mentors must offer guidance, wisdom and tools to promote long-term success in students.

That's the value of CliftonStrengths. Mentors who become CliftonStrengths coaches have at their disposal a proven approach to talent development that leads to long-term success and positive wellbeing. As a coach, you'll have the knowledge, tools and terminology to promote deep self-discovery at every turn and when students need it most.

Recommended Course:
Gallup Global Strengths Coach course (formerly Accelerated Strengths Coaching)

Become a CliftonStrengths coach. In doing so, you'll learn how to see and coach students' talents. Then you'll be able to coach students to develop their talents in a way that improves their lives, their studies and, ultimately, their careers.

Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches help students, staff and faculty do what they do best every day. Course participants learn alongside other educators, as well as coaches, consultants and business leaders. Gallup's Strengths Coaching Certificate is perfect for educators who coach students and/or staff, as well as those who are actively involved with broader strengths efforts at a school or on a campus.

Gallup offers two curriculum paths for becoming a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach:
Complete the Gallup Global Strengths Coach course (formerly Accelerated Strengths Coaching) or complete both the Successful Strengths Coaching and Coaching Individuals, Managers and Teams courses.

Read for yourself. We've rigorously tested what happens when CliftonStrengths hits the real world, and our approach has been abundantly confirmed.

Strengths Meta-Analysis

Technical Report

Absolutely. Not only will being a Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths Coach improve your skills with students, but it has also proven to help with workplace teams and organizations. Use it in your faculty department, with teachers in your school district or even use it to build CliftonStrengths initiatives at your university -- like some of our best-practice universities do.

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Choose how you want to learn.

Pick one Gallup learning option, or combine it with another. We've created Gallup learning so that you can learn from almost anywhere.

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Implement a CliftonStrengths development plan across your campus.

Want to create an engaging and thriving campus culture? Gallup can help you get there. Partner with us to bring strengths-based development to every member of your campus community -- because talent shouldn't develop in a vacuum.

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Help students today become active citizens tomorrow.

Many educators strive to make a difference in the lives of their students and in the broader fabric of society. Teaching students to be more effective with their talents safeguards their wellbeing and empowers them to contribute meaningfully as future citizens.