Personalized Coaching

“People who know and use their Strengths are 3x as likely to have an excellent quality of life. Invest in yourself. Connect with a coach.”

– Gallup Strengths Center

Everybody Needs a Coach

You might not have really thought about that before. But, as Stephen Curry said, “To excel at the highest level – or any level, really – you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching.”

Completing the assessment is just the beginning. To really engage in the full Strengths-development journey, you need a coach. The path you walk with your coach will help you unlock the potential of your naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior.

Gallup has been studying people for more than 50 years and all of their research has yielded an unmistakable conclusion: When you know and use your strengths, you are more capable of unlocking your positive emotions, are better prepared to personally engage, and are more likely to enjoy increased productivity in your personal life and professional pursuits.

What to Expect

Each coaching session will be a Skype call, a Google Hangouts session, or a Facetime chat. You will schedule it at a convenient time for you. It will be a personal conversation with Michael, focusing exclusively on your report, what it means to you, and how you can use it to improve your life.

You will gain a better understanding of your unique talents and learn how to unlock your potential by investing knowledge and skills in such a way as to truly experience excellence in your life. Before your first session, you will complete a personal background information sheet, answering questions to help your coach learn more about you, understand your challenges, and identify your goals for the coaching experience.

You will discover ways to use your Strengths to strengthen relationships, enhance your personal life, increase productivity in your professional work, and improve just about any aspect of your life. The focus will always be on you.

Name, Claim, & Aim

Three Coaching Sessions
  • NAME your Strengths themes in session 1 to identify, define, and understand them
  • CLAIM your Strengths themes in session 2 to customize, internalize, and personalize the uniqueness of them
  • AIM your Strengths themes in session 3 to develop relationships, solve problems, and take on new challenges
  • 6 Weeks of Email Support providing direct communication, up to 3 responses per week, and individualized tips and suggestions
  • Support Materials available 24/7 to teach fundamental principles & concepts through video and text
  • Scheduled over a period of time between 3 to 6 weeks
  • Purchase of the Clifton Strengths assessment is included in the price
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Customized Coaching

2 sessions/month
  • Your Coaching Experience can be for as long as you want. Pricing includes everything listed in the plans above. Customized Support to meet your needs, designed to both challenge and support your Strengths journey. Focus on your challenges, goals, professional or personal life. Minimum 4 months required.
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Helping You Become the Best You Possible

You become your best self when you capitalize on your Strengths and aggressively manage around your weaknesses. Personalized coaching with Michael will focus on you, guiding and supporting you to maximize the use of your unique blend of Strengths themes.

More Engaged, Better Quality of Life

The numbers don’t lie. Gallup’s research shows individuals who know and use their Strengths are 3x as likely to have an excellent quality of life and they are 6x as like to be engaged at work. Register for your Strengths Coaching session with Michael and start enjoying a better life!

Testimonials & Satisfied Clients

“Recently I have had the good fortune to have several coaching sessions with Michael. Our conversations were rich and meaningful learning experiences for me, and I didn’t want the sessions to end. I highly recommend Michael to those seeking to take action to become more effective at work and, ultimately, to be expertly guided to move toward the career (and life) that they most value.”

Bob Kolodinsky, PhD

Professor, James Madison University

Michael McCleve has been one of the biggest catalysts for the growth I have experienced in the past few years. I walk away from each of our conversations with invaluable new truths about myself, my strengths, and my leadership. His emphasis on working from a strengths perspective is evident in how he guides conversations and also how he lives his life. It has truly been a privilege to learn and grow with Michael, and I highly recommend taking advantage of the opportunity to work with him.

Amy Lebrecht

Past President, Student Ambassadors

Frequently Asked Questions

Coaching may be new for you. You may have a few questions. Read through the answers below and if you still have questions, just fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Why do I need a coach, can’t I just buy the Clifton Strengths assessment on my own?

Yes, you can buy the Clifton Strengths assessment on your own. And, yes, you will get your results right away. However, fully interpreting, understanding, and knowing how to apply those results can make all the difference. If you’re like me the first time I took the assessment without coaching, training, or further education, you’ll probably buy the assessment and then read through the results on your own. You’ll be surprised at how accurate they are and then you’ll file the report away somewhere, forgetting all about it in a few short weeks. The real opportunity to grow, develop, and truly find your unique path to excellence may never be realized.

What will coaching do for me?

Invest in yourself,” everyone says. But that’s not something that can be done flying solo. Remember, the fish is the last one to learn about water. You need an outside perspective, someone who can be objective, see it from another angle. That’s when you can tap into your true potential, your true power. That’s what coaching will do for you.


Can I see a sample report?

Sure! Just click here to take a look at one version of the report you’ll get when you complete the Clifton Strengths assessment.


You are always welcome to contact me. Leave a message and I’ll answer as soon as I can.

459 Crimora Mine Rd.
Crimora, VA 24431

1 540 908 7303

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