California Consultant Certified by Marcus Buckingham Company

Author and Business Consultant Jim Seybert is among the first independent consultants to earn the title of Certified Strengths Trainer from The Marcus Buckingham Company. Good opportunity for smaller companies to have SimplyStrengths workshops.

Online PR News – 10-October-2009 – – (Los Angeles, CA) -- Leadership author and business consultant Jim Seybert is among the first independent consultants anywhere to complete the Training requirements to deliver the Marcus Buckingham SimplyStrengths™ Immersion Workshop to his clients.

Buckingham, who co-authored Now, Discover Your Strengths, says the certification was developed "to broaden our reach in delivering the SimplyStrengths curriculum, enabling more individuals to identify and leverage their Strengths at work and to make their greatest contribution.”

Seybert has been using the StrengthsFinder® assessment in his practice since 2002 and sees Buckingham's new SimplyStrengths concept "as the logical next step."

SimplyStrengths answers many of the questions left open-ended by the traditional StrengthsFinder assessment, according to Seybert, and will "help managers realize solid ROI from their training investment by showing employees how to maximize their strengths and manage their weaknesses."

The current economic climate requires companies to take maximum advantage of the skills their employees already bring to the table, according to Seybert. “Most organizations have the right people at the table and SimplyStrengths helps them go beyond discovering their strengths to a point where they really use them.”

Buckingham spent 17 years with The Gallup Organization analyzing what makes companies, managers, and workers excel, and he continues to spread the message about personal strengths through his strengths-based training organization, TMBC. He is author of several best-selling books, including his latest Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently released September 29, 2009 by Thomas Nelson Publishers. Buckingham's URL is

Seybert is a private practice consultant in Arroyo Grande (CA) specializing in Strategy Retreats and Executive Coaching. His two books, One Year Mini For Leaders and Leadership Re:Vision are published by Tyndale House. Seybert also publishes a blog at

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