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How to Get Started With StrengthsFinder

In my last entry, I wrote about focusing on yourself and how StrengthsFinder is one tool to do it.

Here’s how you can get started with StrengthsFinder:

1. Buy an Access Code

As I’ve mentioned, taking the assessment is NOT free.

You can choose to get a code for your TOP 5 STRENGTHS ($9.99) or ALL YOUR STRENGTHS ($89.99). I suggest focusing on your TOP 5 first so that you do not fall back into the common mistake of working on your weaknesses. Besides, you can always get the rest of the list later on.

You can buy your codes at the Gallup Strengths Center.

2. TAKE the assessment

Allot 45 minutes of your time to take the assessment.

If I remember correctly, it will all be multiple choices and I encourage you to just select the first answer that comes to mind.

Don’t over-think it!

3. REVIEW your Clifton StrengthsFinder results

After the assessment, you will be taken to your dashboard where you can view your results.

Review the report and see if you can relate to the description of your strengths. This is very important. Otherwise, you will probably close yourself off from what StrengthsFinder can offer you — so far everyone I’ve talked to were able to relate.

4. READ your personalized Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide

This guide “… explains the unique ways you experience your strengths every day and how your strengths influence one another.”

This is an awesome tool (which was not available when I first took the assessment) and I suggest you read it in detail and work on the action items suggested. .

5. ACCELERATE your StrengthsFinder journey

One way to do this is to work with a coach and since you made it this far, here’s an offer especially for you:

I am offering a FREE coaching session to the first ten respondents.

Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Sign-up to the Coach Rye newsletter. Click here.
  2. Share this on your social networks with #CoachRye
  3. Send a quick email to with the subject: I want to get started on my StrengthsFinder journey!
    • Feel free to include your TOP 5 STRENGTHS in your email.

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That’s It!

Good luck on your StrengthsFinder journey.

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Head Coach at Coach Rye
Ryan Salvanera is an Executive Coach who helps teams and individuals maximize their unique powers, taking them from good to great to AWESOME! Ryan is the Founder of Coach Rye and a Co-Founder of Wissen Solomon and StrengthsCoach.PH.

Ryan’s top five talent themes are:
Relator, Arranger, Learner, Maximizer and Individualization.

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