Like you, I know people are an organization's greatest asset and least leveraged resource. Organizations and teams cannot afford mediocre performance, workplace conflict, and unhappy employees. According to Gallup Studies analyzing US. workers:
Maximize your potential through organizational development training to create a healthy and productive environment. Using Gallup's CliftonStrengths assessment to identify your employee's talents and other tools, we will work together to leverage strengths to increase engagement and well-being for a workplace that works!
67% are not engaged & 44% are suffering in well-being.
Organizations implementing strengths-based management practices measure performance increases* up to:
Fewer Safety Incidents
*Gallup. Rigoni, B. Asplund, J. (2016. July 7). Strengths-Based Employee
Development: The Business Results Article. Retrieved from: http://news.
Team Strengths Session
Team Sessions to work through your team’s Strengths.
Identification of each person’s Top 5 CliftonStrengths
Application exercises for increased buy-in to individual’s strengths & the need for partnerships
Understanding of positive psychology & correlation to engagement & well-being scores
Employee Engagement Plan
Increase your team’s engagement scores with simple action-oriented changes.
Includes conducting surveys and facilitating action plans twice over the course of six months.
Identify key elements of employee engagement
Score your team and identify areas for growth
Work through action planning session to establish priorities
Implement action plan and increase engagement
Energetic and application based education. Choose from the following topics:
Management & Supervisor Engagment
Flourishing & Flow
Growth vs. Fixed Mindset
Ethics in Leadership
Job, Career or Calling
Meaning & Purpose in Vocation
Strengths transformation occurs when you work with a coach to identify, understand and apply your greatest innate talents.
Five to 10 one-hour coaching sessions for you to leverage your strengths and maximize your unique potential.
Our misunderstood executive had the strength of “Maximizer.” She naturally wanted to maximize everything we did to continue to reach new heights. Understanding this through Kristen's workshop fundamentally changed our understanding of her and actually caused several staff members to keep that in mind when building conferences, workshops and programs for our clients. It was a great breakthrough and she now has the nickname “Maximizer!” Read More...
Kristen’s work with the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, GO Topeka, FORGE, EMBD and Heartland Visioning was instrumental in an organizational transformation in engagement and morale. Kristen has a keen insight and understanding of organizational development and her work with StrengthsFinder strategies and employee engagement moved our team to a new level of understanding that was supported by action.
For me as a CPA, having Futuristic as a strength doesn’t necessarily fit in with the “stereotypical” CPA, but going through Kristen’s training helped me realize I need to especially use that strength, because bringing unique and diverse perspectives to solving issues is absolutely critical. Berberich Trahan & Co. PA conversations and expectations have changed now that we have incorporated strengths into our culture to be more in line with people’s natural talents. This is helping us optimize everything we do. Read More...
Kristen increases the performance of individuals and teams through Gallup CliftonStrengths, engagement and well-being with her company O'Shea Strengths Coaching. She has moved the needle on development of strengths for corporate, nonprofit, government, and faith organizations. Kristen proudly pioneered and championed the vision of Kansas State University becoming a Strengths-based campus. The journey of how she increased engagement, well-being and retention, and impacted a campus of more than 28,000 students is featured in the introduction of Gallup’s Clifton Strengths for Students book. Kristen was recently invited to share her inspirational story with an audience of 1,500 as the Keynote at the Gallup CliftonStrengths Summit 2018.
Kristen previously served as Executive Director of the quality of life division for the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Greater Topeka, and coordinated membership for LeadingAge Kansas an association for non-profit aging services.
Kristen’s undergraduate degrees at Kansas State University include: B.S. in Family Science and Human Development; secondary major in Gerontology; and a minor in Leadership Studies. She has a graduate certificate in Positive Psychology and a Masters of Education in Positive Coaching from the University of Missouri. Learn more on her Linkedin page.
Owner & Coach
“Human behavior science knows what business doesn’t. I help you leverage your strengths to optimize every organization’s greatest asset.” - Kristen O'Shea