Gallup's StrengthsFinder helps people discover their unique combination of strengths assists them in being more engaged, more productive, and happier. The science of strengths is based on over 50 years of research that has resulted in the StrengthsFinder assessment and a handful of bestselling books. GoForth Consulting has assembled a team of experienced StrengthsFinder coaches who can train your organization to be more effective through the creation of a strengths culture. Our interactive workshops will set the stage for your organization's members to soar, leveraging their strengths and thriving as a team. Think of gears working together and the compounding force of productivity.

Qualifications & Summary Experience:

The GoForth team of consultants bring over 12 years of StrengthsFinder coaching and training to audiences ranging from small non-profit social service providers to private universities to household name utility companies.

Tim Loomis has been coaching individuals and groups from across the Northern California and Nevada region for nearly nine years, and has had the privilege of coaching over 1,000 people through more than 20 organizations during that time.   Tim has developed and adapted a proven training style through which individuals and teams are empowered to unlock some of the mysteries behind their strengths, and are motivated to pursue who they were designed to become.  Tim utilizes his bachelor’s degree in psychology as a StrengthsFinder consultant and is an early earner of Gallup’s Level 1 StrengthsFinder certification in 2008.  In an effort to help individuals dive deeper into the meaning of their top 5 beyond their coaching experience, Tim also developed a refresher video series on YouTube which effectively highlights each strength in less than two minutes.  His Strengths YouTube channel has garnered more than 115,000 views (www.youtube.com/channel/UC0lOOaJOQfbIVShzUhjYV7g ).  Tim’s top 5 Strengths are Adaptability, Maximizer, Relator, Woo, and Communication.

Sandie Haskins – Sandie’s passion for people led her to pursue and receive a degree in Sociology from Biola University in 1991.  She worked with other personality assessments over the next several years, until she heard about StrengthsFinder in 2008 when her career shifted to a new organization where the staff actively integrated their signature strengths for the purpose of personal and professional development.  At the time, her created title became “Community Activator” to highlight and blend her activator strength with the building up of the organization’s constituents. In 2012, she began her training and later received her Strengths Advisor Certification in 2015 with the Nazarene Strengths Institute in partnership with Gallup. Additional training for life coaching was earned and Sandie now integrates StrengthsFinder into her personal coaching business (foundrylifecoaching.wordpress.com).  Sandie’s top 5 Strengths are Individualization, Woo, Activator, Maximizer and Belief.

Brett Faulknor was introduced to StrengthsFinder in 2002 when he studied under Gallup author, Edward ‘Chip’ Anderson while earning his Masters in Education at Azusa Pacific University. A full semester under Chip’s tutorage, which included talking on the phone with Don Clifton (founder of the StrengthsFinder movement) thoroughly, prepared Brett as a Strengths coach to individuals and instructor for larger groups. In partnership with Chip Anderson and the university’s office of Orientation, he participated in the early development of integrating StrengthsFinder into the New Student Orientation program which has served as a model for a growing number of colleges and universities. Through the years, Brett has served as a Strengths Coach to university leaders and their divisions, pre-marital classes, church groups, and is at the onset of developing Strengths curriculum to be integrated into risk management toolset. Brett enjoys integrating his past experience as an outdoor leadership educator into his StrengthsFinder coaching approach. Brett’s top 5 Strengths are Futuristic, Maximizer, Activator, Responsibility, and Arranger.

Gordon Flinn is the president of GoForth consulting. His extensive leadership and management experience in transportation, financial services, fundraising, and higher education provide a baseline for his rapidly growing consulting company. While his focus is largely on developing leaders and strategic planning, he finds that incorporating StrengthsFinder training into his consulting approach results in greater effectiveness of desired outcomes. Gordon has focused on Emotional Intelligence as it applies to the success of educational leaders as he works on completing his doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership. Gordon’s top 5 Strengths are Arranger, Maximizer, Positivity, Strategic and Responsibility.