Gallup CliftonStrengths

Thank you for visiting and your interest in CliftonStrengths at NC State. As we work to build out this site, please contact Adam Culley ( with any questions.


What will happen when we think about what is right with people rather than fixating on what is wrong with them?

Don Clifton | 1924-2003

CliftonStrengths is an online assessment tool used to discover and develop your greatest talents. Operated by Gallup, the well-known global analytics and advice firm, this 177-question assessment measures your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving and categorizes them into the 34 CliftonStrengths themes.

Our office, along with multiple other units on campus, uses CliftonStrengths as a tool to complement many of our programs, giving us a common language to help students and others better understand themselves and maximize their potential.

Upcoming Workshops and Learning Opportunities

Be sure to click on “Register” for each session that you would like to attend.

Weekly Opportunity to Dive Deeper in to all 34 CliftonStrengths Themes

For Advisors and those who work closely with students

Building Strengths Based Teams

If you are a student organization, executive board, student affairs/academic department (or any team), these are additional activities and conversations you can request to go deeper into CliftonStrengths. It will be important to have a good foundation and understanding of CliftonStrengths before requesting.

A team’s success ultimately depends on its ability to perform and achieve its goals. Some teams function efficiently, while others require coaching. Your success as a manager, team leader or team strengths coach depends on how you move the team toward improved outcomes and performance.

When team members are aware of one another’s talents, they are more likely to understand how each person naturally thinks, feels and acts. This awareness helps the team navigate issues. Team members realize how the team can best work together to accomplish its goals and performance objectives.

Using the common language of CliftonStrengths changes a team’s conversations, helping team members communicate and collaborate more effectively. Using strengths language creates a positive dialogue that boosts the team’s engagement and performance.

Contact Adam Culley ( with any questions and we can connect you with a coach for further conversation. Request Form coming soon!

Certified Coaches on Campus

Common Experience: New Students

NC State University operates a Common Experience among all new students each year. CliftonStrengths is the Common Experience for 2021-2022, and we are excited that students will continue to have access to this assessment tool! The New Student Programs website contains more information about the Common Experience, including workshops, videos, and more information about the assessment.