APEST™ and StrengthsFinder® Coach Training - Online Cohort IV
Online Course - Delivered Live

January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020, 7-8:30 pm

6 Week Duration • Six 90-minute live sessions • Followed by 3 Months of Mentoring


Course overview

A cohort learning experience about how to use the APEST and StrengthsFinder assessments to coach others so they can more effectively fulfill God’s calling on their lives.

The primary focus of this workshop is on practicing and sharpening coaching skills. It consists of six 90 minute learning intensives delivered via live webinar over six consecutive weeks. The size of the cohort will be 4 to 9 participants.


Key BenefIts

Take these learning inputs away with you

  • Learn how to use the APEST and StrengthsFinder assessments to coach others

  • Practice and sharpen your coaching skills

  • Prepare for the HFC Credentialing Process


how it works


Live, trainer-led class

Join a program of live classes that emulate a classroom experience and overcome the hurdles often experienced with pre-recorded videos, webinars & quizzes.


Interactive group exercises

Each live class will include an opportunity to take part in group exercises with fellow course participants.


One-to-one mentorship

Take advantage of personal one-to-one time with the course trainer and establish clear steps to improve your coaching.


COHORT agenda

  • Identifying and Valuing Gifts and Strengths of Individuals

  • The Role of the Coach

  • Introduction to the StrengthsFinder Assessment

  • Understanding the StrengthsFinder Domains

  • StrengthsFinder Assessment Coaching - Skill Practice #1

  • Introduction to the APEST Assessment

  • APEST Assessment Coaching - Skill Practice #2

  • Putting it All Together

  • Comprehensive Coaching - Skill Practice #3

  • Introduction to Full 34 Strengths Coaching 

  • Credentialing Process and Next Steps


Upcoming dates

  • January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020, 7-8:30 pm

  • APRIL - MAY 2020: dates to be determined



  • Receive Top 5 and Bottom 5 StrengthsFinder assessment personal coaching prior to workshop (typically two separate one hour sessions).

  • Read the Gallup book “Living Your Strengths” (Catholic Edition) chapters 1-3 and 6.

  • Important Pre-Requisite: Participants must have a strong commitment to personally coach others to understand their APEST and StrengthsFinder assessment results in the context of Human Formation

  • Bring your APEST and “Full 34” StrengthsFinder reports to your first Learning Intensive. Please use the Alan Hirsch APEST™ Assessment which can be found here: http://www.theforgottenways.org/what-is-apest.aspx


Cost is $1,000 per person. Limited Scholarships are available.

The cost includes 2 complimentary hours of coaching prior to the first Learning Intensive, and complimentary participation Practicum Check-Ins during the 90 days after the Sixth and final Learning Intensive. Practicum check-ins allow a seasoned coach to advise and mentor the cohort of participants as they personally lean into their own strengths and practice coach others.  


Sharon Bogusz, Facilitator

Sharon serves as the Pastoral Associate at Saint Vincent Basilica Parish and as Coach, Trainer and Director of Operations for the Human Formation Coalition.  With over twenty-five years of successful and innovative Church leadership experience Sharon excels at unleashing the innate talents and unique design of faith based leaders. Through the use of coaching techniques, assessment tools and spiritual accompaniment Sharon mentors and resources leaders for discipleship.   Her relational and strategic leadership styles equip her in building trust through “honest but charitable communication.”  Sharon’s pastoral ministry and leadership training is extensive and includes masters level studies in Religious Education from Duquesne University and Liturgical Studies, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN.   Most recently Sharon’s study includes Doctor of Ministry work at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC focusing in Leadership Development, Evangelization and Adult Spiritual Formation. 

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