Strengths are the unique combination of talents, knowledge, and skills that every person possesses.
Strengths Based Mentoring
Most successful people share a common trait:
They understand their talents and they maximize them to achieve their full potential.
Strengths-based relationships have a profound impact on student development and performance. Through the Gallup Strengths partnership, research has indicated a positive correlation between students’ looking forward to seeing their mentor and their overall levels of hope, engagement, and well-being. According to the Gallup Student Poll, students engaged in their strengths are 4.5x more likely to be hopeful about their futures than their peers.
To learn more about Strengths Based Mentoring and resources to use with your mentee, watch the video below from National Office TeamMates staff, Tori Pedersen.
Gallup Strengths Survey
StrengthsFinder is developed by Gallup and identifies the unique, natural talents of individuals. Rooted in many years of research, Gallup StrengthsFinder is a tool to help identify and understand the lens through which people see the world.
Lincoln TeamMates provides codes for mentors and mentees to help them to name their strengths in their junior or senior year of high school. Then, additional training and resources are given to provide matches a chance to claim and aim their strengths in their everyday life.
- VIA Strengths Survey: This free survey can help you and your mentee discover your Top 5 Character Strengths
- Strengths Discussion Questions
- Bullseye Strengths Activity
- Fingerprint Activity
- Inner/Outer Self Portraits
- Strengths Quest Cards: For 11-12th grade mentees that have taken the Gallup Strengths Survey.