Gallup Trained Strengths Coaches

The following campus partners have been trained as Strengths Coaches by Gallup and are available to provide presentations and workshops on Strengths for students, faculty, and staff. Interested in a presentation or workshop? Request one here

Jen Bannon - Associate Director of Residential Life, University Residences

Carol Ben-Davies - Assistant Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students

"I use my Strengths to advocate for students so they feel heard, understood, unique, and valued for who they are and what they bring to our campus and to the world."

Colleen Banter - Assistant Director, Exploratory Studies

Harry E. Brown - Associate Director, Leadership and Professional Development Initiative

"What I enjoy most about being a Strengths coach is helping students and others discover how their Strengths can a greater sense of wellbeing in all aspects of their lives."

Jenny Bowes - Student Support Specialist, Office of the Dean of Students

"What I enjoy most about being a Strengths coach is watching students gain confidence in themselves using their Strengths."

David Bowker - Director, Office of Future Engineers

"I believe a Strengths-based perspective allows us to pursue being our authentic self and better understand and appreciate other people's strengths."

Baraka Corley - Director, Horizons - Student Success

Julie Cox - Associate Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students

"I believe a Strengths-based perspective can help everyone understand their own unique talent and then channel this talent to improve themselves, the Purdue community and ultimately make this world a better place."

Haley Cutler - Assistant Director of Learning Communities and Faculty Liaison, Univeristy Residences

"I use my Strengths to connect to others and help them maximize their potential."

Katie Dufault - Director of the Academic Success Center, Student Success Programs

"I believe a Strengths-based perspective can shift our focus from failures, weakness, and fears to the transferable talents and skills we have that can help in new or difficult situations."

Holly Englert - Associate Director of Advising and Schedule Deputy, Mechanical Engineering

"What I enjoy most about being a Strengths coach is gaining insights and getting to know the full person I work with that I wouldn't understand without strengths."

Melissa Gruver - Associate Director, Civic Engagement and Leadership Development

Mary Helen Halsema - Assistant Director of Transformational Education and Academic Excellence, Office of Academic Programs, College of Agriculture

"What I enjoy most about being a Strengths coach is helping develop our next generation of student leaders."

Lynne Horngren - Director of Undergraduate Education and Academic Advising, College of Science

Maureen Huffer Landis - Alumni Career Advancement, Alumni Association

Brooke Linn - Associate Director of Undergraduate and Alumni Career Services, Krannert School of Management

"I believe a Strengths-based perspective can improve the culture of teams and empower leaders to move forward in a positive direction."

Sharlee Lyons - Director of Larsen Leaders Academy, Krannert School of Management

"I use my Strengths to be an encouragemnt to others and help them realize their potential."

Marc Malone - Senior Academic Advisor, Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Jonathan Manz - Associate Director of Residential Academic Initiatives, University Residences 

"I believe a Strengths-based perspective helps us see the best in people."

Vanessa Pacheco - Coordinator of Civic Engagement, Civic Engagement and Leadership Development

"What I enjoy most about being a Strengths coach is that the philosophy challenges us to trust each other's leadership as we work towards collective goals."

Emily Pearson - Coordinator of Leadership and Professional Development, LPDI

"I use my Strengths to encourage others to work together across their different talents and experiences in order to build collaborative communities."

Jesus Romero - Coordinator of Leadership Development, Civic Engagement and Leadership Development 

"I believe a Strengths-based perspective can allow us to see everyone as a leader."

Michelle Whipple - Senior Assistant Director - Assessment, Student Development and Fitness, Recreation and Wellness

"What I enjoy most about being a Strengths coach is having the opportunity to introduce a new way of looking at oneself. Honoring the unique strengths in oneself and in others changes the way people see, communicate, and relate with one another."

Linnette White - Lead Advisor, IU School of Medicine

Cher Yazvac - Director of Career Development, Center for Career Opportunities

"I believe a Strengths-based perspective can totally empower an individual to move forward with their life and career in a positive, intentional manner."

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