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Find your strengths and inspire the world. 

what we do

The Strength-Based Collective provides strength-based resources for educators, mental health providers, researchers, and parents to help you cultivate strengths in yourself, those around you, and especially within youth.

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strength-based research

We are excited to provide research to ground you in strength-based practices. Check out the literature to increase your knowledge, learn best practices, and make data-driven decisions.


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In educational settings, strength-based approaches have been found to improve academic achievement and attendance.

(Mahoney & Vandiver, 2011)

what is a strength-based approach?

A strength-based approach values the skills, knowledge, connections, and potential of individuals or communities. It does not mean ignoring challenges or spinning struggles into strengths. The emphasis is on a positive outlook and goals.

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Only about 10% of people can identify their top five strengths.

(Buckingham & Clifton, 2001)

four key elements of
a strength-based approach
interview protocols

Our strength-based interview protocols will help you identify strengths in students whom you work with. Subscribe today to download your free interview protocol. Enter your email below the interview protocol for the grade level you would like (preschool, elementary, middle, or high school).


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Download our FREE Blueprint that serves as a step-by-step guide to Name, Know, and Use your Strengths by submitting your email below.

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strength-based COLLECTIVE  briefs

Download the free SBC Briefs to increase your knowledge and application of strength-based practices. New briefs are introduced on a regular basis so be sure to bookmark and subscribe to stay up-to-date.

strength-based assessments

Access our favorite strength-based tools to help you name, know, and use your personal strengths to better your work and life.

my strength-based workbook

25 Tips to Develop your Strengths and Talents as a Professional


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