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Strengths Development Strategies

Furman’s Strengths Development Strategies (SDS) intentional design throughout the Furman four year pathway helps students identify, develop, leverage, and aim their natural talents at purposeful lives and careers that are authentic to each one individually. Furman students need to know they do not have to mimic others to be great.  Using your CliftonStrengths to unlock your unique talent DNA, you can maximize your potential in personal, professional, and academic contexts.  When you know and understand your natural talents, you make choices and decisions that matter to you, which ultimately leads to discovery of your calling and purpose and a better fit with life and career trajectory decisions at the end of your four year journey.

Through group and team based workshops, 1:1 conversations with our Certified Strengths Coaches, and peer interaction with student Strengths Ambassadors, we can help you discover and ultimately articulate the unique way you accomplish your goals.  Our team is here to help you discover, harness, and leverage what makes you uniquely powerful. Contact us today at

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Customized Strengths Coaching

We offer several types of coaching sessions based on your goals.

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Team Coaching

High performing teams are Strengths-based.

Unlock Your Team's Potential
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Strengths Stories

Students, faculty, and staff alike have benefitted from learning about their natural talents.

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Helpful definitions, podcasts, articles, and more

Discover More About Strengths
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Meet Our Certified Strengths Coaches

Learn more about our coaching team!

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Meet Our Strengths Champions

You will find faculty and staff Strengths mentors across the campus.

Meet the Strengths Champions
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Get in Touch

If you would like to take the assessment, ask questions, or learn more, please send us an email!

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