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ChristmasStrengths Session

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It can be easiest to see the weaknesses in those closest to us. Why not focus on the positive talents of your family this Christmas with a Family Strengths Session! In this interactive 90 minute session, your family will:

  • Discover their Gallup CliftonStrengths

  • Create a shared language around what is best and unique about one another

  • Have memorable conversation that will last for many Christmases to come

Follow the steps below to set up your session! 

  • Live in Topeka

  • Live in Manhattan

  • Virtual from Anywhere

    • Your home/Location of choice

1. Choose Location 
1. Choose Location 


2. Family Size

GallupStrengths Assessments for each family member above age 8 and up to 12 people. Larger groups available upon request.


3. Purchase & Schedule

After School, Evening, Weekend times are available  -- Your coach will reach out to schedule a mutually convenient time and collect payment.


Plan your Session

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Fill out your information for a coach to contact you and set up your session!

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Meet Your Coaches

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Kristen O'Shea

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Erin Poppe

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Location: Topeka, KS

What is your favorite family strengths memory? I had an 'aha' moment when I realized my brother was motivated by the competition strength. This insight has led me to much greater understanding. And I will never forget  learning that five out of the six family members my husband grew up with have WOO! There is never a dull moment with them.

Why Strengths Coaching with Families? My bachelor's degree is in Family Science & Human Development.One of the best gifts we can give our family is personally investing in them as individuals and affirming their best qualities. Strengths Coaching is a great way to build a healthy family unit. It's so rewarding to see how strengths transforms and deepens family relationships -- not only as a family unit, but a better understanding among siblings and family dynamics.

Location: Manhattan, KS

What is your favorite family strengths memory? My favorite strengths memory is realizing why my dad is such a great listener: his Intellection and Deliberative talents encourage him to both think deeply, and process his ideas thoroughly before sharing them. This makes him so intentional and thoughtful, which in turn makes me so thankful to be his daughter.

Why Strengths Coaching with Families? I want to facilitate strengths coaching with families, because my own has grown so much in our understanding of each other through CliftonStrengths. Even in our most challenging moments, we're now able to pull back and really consider if we're speaking to/being respectful of the unique mindsets we bring to the table. I feel like I need to pay this magic forward!

See What Others Are Saying


“I wasn't sure about this at first, but I’m grateful I was lol ‘forced’ into it. Knowing my Strengths has been transformational and affirming in how to lead.  From engineering classes and group projects to everyday relationships, it has helped me own my best traits. Understanding my ‘Arranger’ and ‘Responsibility’ strengths has empowered me to be comfortable stepping up more and setting the pace for my teams. Using ‘Harmony’ to help others gain a down-to-earth perspective when emotions run high has been really rewarding.”  – Blake, University of Kansas Student

“I cannot say enough about this incredible experience; it was by far one of the best two-hour investments we have ever made together as a family.  Now, months later, our time with Kristen has continued to help us better understand each other, realizing our unique strengths and attributes, and giving us a language to discuss it. My goal was simple – I wanted to empower our young adult children with the tools, insight and language of ‘Strengths’ they could use on resumes and in job interviews as they explored career opportunities.  I had no idea how impactful it would be.  It has bolstered their confidence and brought us closer with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the very best we have to give each other.”  – Joanne Morrell, Mom

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"Our family loved our Strengths Retreat. It was a great experience to discover our own strengths, learn more about them and understand ways to enhance those natural abilities into true assets. It also giving us a chance to learn about each other. I loved the conversation before, during and after and I hope to continue the conversation to help each other get stronger and fine-tune our strengths." - Tara Dimick, Mom

  • Can I talk to someone or schedule the session before I purchase?
    Absolutely, call 405.625.5896 or email at
  • What if we have already taken our Strengths Assessment?
    Great! While checking out, don't add the family members who already know their top 5. When you connect with your coach, make sure they know the total number of people in your family.
  • Where do we meet?
    If you are within 20 miles of Topeka or Manhattan, we can meet at your house or locationof choice including library, coffee shop, etc. If you are choosing the virtual option, wherever you can see a streaming screen. :)
  • How long does it take?
    The session will be 1.5 hours. Taking the Gallup strengths assessment takes 30 minutes for each individual.
  • Will my kids like it?
    Yes! Will they be skeptical at first? Yes. But ultimately they will enjoy talking about what they are good at and how they are unique. Strengths Explorer is the version for ages 8-14 and CliftonStrenghts is the version for those 15+.
  • What if I have children under 8?
    If you family consists of parents and only children under 8, consider doing just the two of you. If you have children both over age 8 and under, we can include everyone! Often times we will ask the younger children some questions to get a flavor of their natural ways of thinking, feeling and behaving and then we know their strengths as well.
  • I took this test for work, but does it really apply to my home life?"
    Yes! Your results are tied to how you innately behave, feel, and think. These are your core motivations, that remain at the heart of how you operate; but different environments may engage those abilities in unique ways.
  • What is the cost?
    $250 per session plus $20 per person over the age of 8 who needs a Gallup CliftonStrengths access code.
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