Furman’s 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.

If you would like to take the CliftonStrengths assessment, email us at StrengthsDevelopment@furman.edu.  We will be happy to assist you.

Strengths Trainings, Workshops & Offerings


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

If you would like to take the CliftonStrengths assessment and/or schedule a 1:1 coaching session with a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, email us below and we will be happy to assist you.

Our team offers several coaching sessions based on your goals – whether you are looking to understand yourself more fully, to apply your strengths in the classroom, to utilize your strengths in a leadership position or team environment, or to market your strengths in the job search. One of our eight Gallup-certified coaches is ready to help you unlock your talent. See our options below.

Unlock Your Talent DNA

This introductory teaching session is designed to give you an individual understanding of your personal strengths-based behaviors. This is an experiential approach to understanding what gives you your power and edge.

Maximize Your Potential

This one-to-one session is a strengths-based conversation with a certified Gallup CliftonStrengths coach. We invest in you through personalized conversations to help you gain a deeper understanding of your distinct strengths profile.

Foster Effective Team Dynamics

Teams participate in a collective Strengths experience to understand how to leverage their individual talents to accomplish group goals. Gallup Strengths Research shows teams made up of individuals working in the strengths zone are more engaged and productive.

Questions about which option is best for you? Fill out our form via the link below.

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Gallup-Certiifed Coaching Team

Strengths-Based teams are 12.5% more effective than teams that do not focus on their strengths. When team members lean into their talents, they are more engaged, more excited to do what they do, and can help bring out others’ talents. To learn more about team coaching sessions, view our descriptions below. To schedule a team coaching session for your office with Strengths Development Strategies, contact us via the link below.

Discover Your Unique Strengths

The CliftonStrengths Discovery: Your Unique Strengths course provides insights that will change the way you work and will impact the rest of your life. You will learn how to identify what you do best and how to maximize your potential by using your Clifton Strengths. Gallup research suggests that people succeed when they focus on what they do best. When they use their strengths, people are more productive, perform better, and are more engaged. The challenge is that people often take their most powerful talents for granted, and many are not fully aware of them. In this half-day course, participants will receive an individualized CliftonStrengths Report along with a participant packet that provides numerous ways to practice using talents in work and life.

Strategies for Success

Understanding one’s natural talents is just the beginning of the strengths discovery journey. Gallups CliftonStrengths Discovery: Strategies for Success course builds on participants’ foundational awareness of their strengths to help them identify ways to intentionally invest their innate talents to apply in their work and life. This half-day, follow-up course is for individuals who want to continue using their strengths journey by learning how to focus on and invest in the dominant talents through integration into their daily activities.

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We have multiple resources to help you further understand your CliftonStrengths results.

Strengths Definitions


Websites and Articles

Meet Our Certified Strengths Coaches

Meet Our Certified Strengths Coaches

Get to know our CliftonStrengths coaching team!

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If you would like to take the assessment, ask questions, or learn more, please fill out our form below!