Leaders in talent-to-strengths development to journey "Beyond Awareness"
The Strengths Institute (Pty) Ltd. is the South African leader within talent & strengths-based training and development. We combine world-class programs with our extensive experience within organisational and leadership development as well as high-performance team dynamics to maximise corporate employee engagement. By integrating the Clifton StrengthsFinder™ talent assessment, into our targeted engagements, we offer one of the best researched organisational development programs available.
Experienced in Strengths-based development
Strengths Institute focusses on coaching, training and consulting within a Strengths-based methodology. Our impact is rooted in our skill and experience to utilise thoroughly researched and proven tools within the unique South African context. We are able to respond to the specific needs for individual- , team- and organisational development within the diverse landscape of the South African economy, culture, politics, education and business.
Dries Lombaard, the founder of Strengths Institute, is globally regarded as a thought-leader within the interpretation and application dynamics of, amongst others, the Clifton StrengthsFinder™ assessment. He leads our knowledgeable, skilled and experienced team of coaches to present the assessment result where it delivers the best practical and contextual application, relevance and impact. Dries is currently the most experienced strengths coach in South Africa, having coached thousands of individuals and countless teams since 2005. Dries was one of the first strengths coaches outside of the USA to be invited to the Gallup strengths coach advisory forum and he also serves as an executive board member of the Strengths Leadership Institute.
Coach-centric Strengths Coach training
Within the Strengths Academy division of Strengths Institute, we also provide International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach training. Our ACSTH approved coach training syllabus currently holds the highest number of ICF credit hours for strengths-based coach training approved by the ICF.
Through our integrated syllabus, we combine the 11 core competencies of coaching, prescribed by the ICF with the unique power of the Clifton StrengthsFinder™ assessment to fully unlock each graduate's potential to truly coach Beyond Awareness.
Growing from strength to strength
Strengths Institute has created lasting impact with strengths-based coaching and consulting in companies, schools, organisations and ministries using Clifton StrengthsFinder™ assessments.
Through constant investment and growth in the network of more than 450 Strengths Institute accredited coaches, South Africa consistently ranks second only to the USA in the number of Clifton StrengthsFinder™ assessments completed. The Strengths Institute is acknowledged by Gallup Inc. as the creators of a “hot-spot” of strengths within the global strengths movement. The South African strengths coach network is one of the most active worldwide; collaborating locally and internationally in the USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Middle East and Asia.
Strategic strengths-based vision
Our ever-expanding list of successful clients including Momentum, BASF, AVBOB, Deloitte, ABB, Aurecon, Equity Pharma Holdings, LoveLife, Old Mutual and VISA have been able to accelerate the growth and development of employees, managers and executives through a focussed strengths-based program focussed on the realities of the South African business environment.
The secret to some of our success stories is that the strategic and contextual approach towards strength development with leaders, managers and staff is tailored within the South African context. We do not simply attempt to “plug in” a foreign tool, expecting automatic change. We utilise the best available tools, adapt it to the contextual application, and achieve best and lasting results. See more of our clients ...