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Strengths Based Approach

Strengths Based Approach | Positive Leadership Workshop | Positive leadership Virtual Training  | Australia Wide delivery | Virtual Australia + International  

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Strengths-Based Approach

The Strength-Based approach is a “work practice theory” which focuses on an individual’s self-determination and strength (Strengths-Based Models in Social Work; McCashen, Wayne [2005]). This approach builds the team member’s ability to engage their strengths, specifically seeing themself as resourceful and resilient when they are in adverse conditions (Strengths-Based Models; McCashen, Wayne [2005]).

 A strengths approach is a positive and collaborative approach that channels intrinsic motivation and core strength. Focusing on strengths does not mean ignoring challenges or struggles. The strengths approach has broad applicability across several settings. Strong evidence supports that a strengths-based approach can improve social networks and relationships and enhance well-being, resilience and goal achievement. It can also be a positive support tool in understanding and resolving character conflict with a renewed sense of hope and greater trust within the relationship.

A strength-based approach promotes positive views of individuals and takes focus away from blame or judgment on a societal level. This alternative view may contribute to increased empathy and a path to a commitment to building positive support and outcomes. This is highly relevant in the customer service industry and enables staff to better understand their client’s needs and appreciate client frustrations through a strengths lens.

The Strengths-Based Approach Program is tailored and may include:

  • Discover the principles and research supporting a strengths approach 
  • VIA strengths use in a work environment – engaging intrinsic motivation
  • Strengths coaching  and  STRONG goalsetting framework ( ASA Authentic Strengths Model)
  • Appreciative Inquiry and reframing problems through a strengths approach
  • Discover strengths spotting and appreciative coaching techniques

We have an array of programs to support clients to bring a strengths approach to their teams and organisations and work with VIA Character Strengths Pro and free report and also Gallup strengths finder. 

Strengths-based approach workshop Options :

Select from Keynote – Half and Full Day events for executive, Senior Leadership Teams and all of staff events. We can deliver the same program across Australia.

Strengths-based approach popular introductory options include:

We build packages across many programs that have strengths as a core building block. Get in touch for a free consultation and quote. These extraordinary programs have delighted thousands of participants, and all tap into a strength approach.

  • Authentic Leadership foundations
  • Positive Leadership
  • Strengths-based appraisals training
  • Giving and receiving feedback, including strengths-based positive feedback
  • Unlocking Motivation for leaders draws on a strengths approach
  • Building Motivation: goal setting success incorporates strengths as a path to intrinsic motivation.


Jane Wundersitz is the lead facilitator for this program and is the Master Trainer for VIA Strengths.

She has personally worked with and graphed the strengths of over 200 teams and 8000 individuals. She shares tools and strategies to map a team’s strengths, guides participants where challenges may arise and provides tips to build on team strengths dynamics.

We adapt the delivery to best support client needs. The program is best as a 2-day delivery or four half days with practical home-work activities to support embedding practices.

Studies and research papers on the impact of a strengths approach.

Wundertraining Australia Professional Development for Executive Leadership Teams
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Who is This For?

  • Executive Leaders looking to lead with a contemporary edge
  • Senior Leaders focussed on growing a positive, progressive and productive culture
  • Successfully delivered Public Sector, Large Scale Network Marketing, Corporate, Not For Profit
  • Leaders aiming to grow engagement
  • Team Leaders aspiring to Senior roles + Executive Assistants
  • Suitable for team leaders and new leaders – although ‘Authentic Leadership’ is our foundations program

Team Flow on Benefits

  • Increased focus on a positive culture leadership driven
  • Leadership role modelling mental agility and better equipped to support their teams through change
  • Create a more fertile environment for collaboration, belonging and a focus on strengths.
  • Increase in positive communication

Expert Facilitators

Jane Wundersitz: Australia & International Virtual delivery. Keynote Plenary Speaker, Conference, Executive and Leadership, Public Sector. Dip. Positive Psychology & Wellbeing specialised in Positive Leadership + 20 Years Leadership Development experience , Leading Positive Change  CWRU | Australia Wide | Adelaide | Canberra | Sydney | Perth | Alice Springs | Brisbane |Darwin

Belinda Sudano:  Executive and Leadership Corporate  and Schools | Psychologist  Dip. Positive Psychology and Wellbeing | Melbourne

Kasey Lloyd: Executive and Leadership Corporate and Schools | Positive Psychologist  Brisbane | Gold Coast | Cairns

Profile Options or Pre-work

VIA Strengths or VIA Pro Report

Book Recommendations and Research References

We recommend Kym Cameron Cameron, K. S. (2008). Positive leadership.

He describes what makes positive leadership so positive—what he terms “positively deviant performance”—and notes some of the results you can expect from such leadership, including impressive gains in productivity and effectiveness. Kim Cameron is one of Jane’s personal favourite researchers – a great gift for a leadership conference.

Cameron, K. S. (2008). Positive leadership. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Porath, C. (2016). Give your team more effective positive feedback. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from

Ilies, R., Morgeson, F. P., & Nahrgang, J. D. (2005). Authentic leadership and eudaemonic well-being: Understanding leader-follower outcomes. Leadership Quarterly, 16, 373-394.

Seligman, M. E. P. (2002). Authentic happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfilment. New York: Free Press.

We have supported over 8000 people to discover strengths

"Jane came and ran a day workshop with us focused on identifying our individual strengths so that we could understand how they could come together to contribute to the objectives of ‘the whole’. It was a great day of theory and practice, as it helped bring teams into a closer working relationship through some fun exercises, but also left us with some practical tools to assist with collaborative problem-solving.”

Aaron CrowtherExecutive Director, Communications & Brand

"Well worth doing. Enjoyed finding out more about my colleagues strengths and my own."

JeromePlanning Department City of Karratha Strengths Based Team building Positive Psychology at Work

"Enjoyed the way it flowed and I discovered parts of my personality that I did not realise. Open, kind and genuinely interested presenter."

AbeGenie Solutions Positive Strengths-based Team building workshop Melbourne

"10 Great vibe in the room. Enjoyed the focus on teamwork and understanding each other makes a job a lot easier. Very entertaining. GREAT TRAINING."

TaliaDormakaba Strengths based team building Brisbane

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