Rapid Intensive Modules

Strengths Based Thinking

Discover how to focus on strengths, change assumptions and visualize new ways to look at challenges.

Strengths Based Thinking is an experiential session based on work from Kathryn D. Cramer, Ph.D. who co-authored the book Change The Way You See Everything. Strengths Based Thinking means looking at yourself and the world around you through the eyes of what is working, what strengths are present, and what the potentials are. Conversely, deficit-based thinking means looking at yourself and the world in terms of what is not working, what is lacking, and the gaps between where you are and where you want to be.

With Strengths Based Thinking you are more ready and able to magnify what’s best in other people. When you can see and say what is best – strong, useful or valuable – in someone else, the person feels worthwhile in your eyes and the trust between you grows.

Organizational success comes from power to leverage assets in yourself, in others and in the organization. In this facilitated session, you’ll gain actionable real-world tools that help you leverage your strengths, overcome personal challenges and obstacles, and shift your perspective toward opportunities rather than problems. It gives you a new lens to look at problems and challenges.


  • Learn to see opportunities rather than problems
  • Focus on what’s achievable instead of what is not
  • Leverage assets for risk-taking and overcoming obstacles
  • Change your self-perception to overcome a personal or professional challenge
  • Change your view of others and move out of judgment
  • View problems through a different lens


  • See opportunities rather than problems
  • Place focus on strengths
  • Focus on your strengths and leverage them more readily
  • Change your view of others and leverage their strengths more readily
  • Modify how you view a situation and challenge assumption



  • This session can be facilitated in a leadership team or intact team.
  • For intact teams we use real examples of how to change the way people see themselves, others, and situations.

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