Coaching that Connects

Empower managers to grow talent, increase retention, and drive performance.

When managers are great people developers, they get better engagement and performance from teams.

Our solutions give managers and coaches the tools they need to help people identify, develop and live out their strengths.

Core Strengths leadership training allows managers to build productive coaching relationships, deliver effective feedback and inspire peak performance.
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More Engaged

Employees who receive meaningful feedback from their manager are 3.5x more likely to be engaged.

Use Relationship Intelligence (RQ) to Have the Coaching Conversations that Matter

When managers need to talk about challenging topics, our coaching solutions give them the language.

It can be challenging for managers to bring up delicate topics surrounding performance or development.

You don’t want to jeopardize your relationship with the employee, but if you only talk to people about what they’re doing right, they won’t grow.

Relationship Intelligence (RQ) gives you the insight to communicate with people across a diverse spectrum of personalities and experiences.

We’re getting ready to launch an all-new coaching solution that teaches managers how to develop people more formally and effectively.

The outcome? More people in your organization will have a thorough understanding of their strengths and how to use them productively.

Our tools help people leaders:

  • Guide effective coaching conversations with ease
  • Tailor their coaching approach to each individual
  • Strengthen trust in their coaching relationships
  • Target motivations and keep people engaged with their strengths 
A diagram of the SDI 2.0 diagram comparing two colleagues' stages of conflict

The SDI Triangle shows how motives change in conflict

The Core Strengths Approach to Coaching

We believe in human potential, not pigeonholing people.

We don’t believe in assessing someone’s strengths and telling them which roles they would be a good fit for.

We do believe in giving people more power through a holistic understanding of their strengths and motives.

We also believe that growth happens in authentic relationships. Change isn’t about command and control, it’s about helping people find their own motivation to change.

Our strengths assessment and coaching solutions give people the freedom to make choices and achieve different results–while staying anchored to who they are at the core.

When you coach people as their manager, you show them that their place of work supports the areas where they want to grow.

Xylem used the SDI 2.0 to support manager development through better coaching conversations.

Amazon used the SDI 2.0 as part of one-on-one executive coaching to improve communication and defuse conflict.

Available Now: The New Coaching Solution for Managers

Make coaching easy, scalable, and effective

All people managers are coaches. Your organization needs it and your teams expect it. The question is, how good of a coach do you want them to be? Because when coaching falls short, top performers leave, development stalls and your teams miss their goals. You can change that. 

Core Strengths Coach provides managers with:

  • Templates to guide coaching conversations with ease
  • Intuitive and accessible tools so all team leaders can grow and develop talent at scale
  • Ready-made model to target individual motivations and strengths so managers at all experience levels can coach with confidence 

Coaching Made Easy

All people managers are coaches. Your organization needs it and your teams expect it. The question is, how good of a coach do you want them to be? Because when coaching falls short, top performers leave, development stalls and your teams miss their goals. You can change that, and it’s easier than you think.

Discover the Four Principles of Effective Coaching

Learn how to adjust your mindset to co-create trusting coaching relationships with your direct reports. 

Experience what Core Strengths Coach has to offer.