Sarah Iverson of Pequot Lakes is one of 50 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students selected as a new strengths coach in the College of Business' Clifton Strengths Institute. Iverson is a sophomore majoring in hospitality, restaurant and tourism management.
In Professional Enhancement I: Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111), each strengths coach leads a team of 10 students in weekly meetings, facilitates one-on-one sessions and helps coordinate discussions. Required for all first-year business students, the course demonstrates how to take one's top strengths from the CliftonStrengths assessment and develop and apply them to achieve academic, personal and professional success.
Strengths coaches accepted into the program enrolled in Strengths Coaching, Theory and Practice (MNGT 451) this spring. The class functions as a training course for new strengths coaches, providing an in-depth knowledge of strengths-based development and enhancing the skills necessary to succeed in positively impacting student development.