We empower supervisors in higher education to lead from a place of authenticity and build hope, compassion, stability, & trust within their teams. We help people intentionally build efficiency & productivity into their lives & the teams they lead.
Do you want to better understand how to organize and inspire your team? Are conflicts impacting your team's effectiveness? Do you want to grow in your personal and professional life? We help supervisors understand their authentic leadership style. We empower supervisors build better teams.
Collectively we have 30 years of experience as supervisors - and in being supervised. During that time, we helped our teams recognize their individual contributions and the contributions of others. We’ve helped student organizations, paraprofessional staff, and professional staff teams increase collaboration, trust, and productivity.
We've seen great supervisors and ones that have disrupted the very teams they were entrusted to lead. We've seen even the most well-intentioned supervisors - including ourselves - become overwhelmed as workloads increase and resources get cut. As we've learned and grown, we've discovered that what makes supervisors successful is different for everyone. We help supervisors identify their individual talents and how to harness them to make their teams be more collaborative, innovative, positive, and productive.
We’ve have 30 years of experience in higher education, so we’ve struggled with the same student and administrative problems you have. We use humor and authenticity to help you create a more strategic and inspired way forward. We help you better understand your strengths and how to use them to understand your individual leadership style. We help supervisors get unstuck from the daily, exhausting grind and renew their passion by understanding how to leverage their talents and those of their team.
Over the past five years, we’ve helped supervisors in higher education overcome personal and professional challenges, increase their confidence, re-energize their teams, and become more productive and inspired.
Strengths University was co-founded by Anne Brackett and Alicia Wojciuch in 2017. Both Alicia and Anne are Gallup Certified Strengths Coaches and are committed to helping you develop your talents into Strengths. We will partner with you to develop a personalized plan to help you reach your goals as a supervisor and for your team. We do individual coaching, as well as group training.
Education: MSW, University of Missouri St Louis BS/BA Psychology & Public Relations, College of the Ozarks
Certifications & Accreditations: Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Gallup-Certified Instructor Certificate in Strengths-Based Education Gallup-Certified Facilitator Certificate in Strengths-Based Education
Awards & Recognition: Professional Award, 2918 Best of the MidWest, ACPA Midwest Conference Core Values (Innovation) Quarterly Bonus - Q3 2018 Maryville University
Job History 2017 - Present: Life Coach, Maryville University 2017 - Present: Strengths Catalyst & Co-Founder, Strengths University 2009 - 2017: Assistant Director Academic Support, St. Louis College of Pharmacy 2013 - 2014: St. Louis Colge of Pharmacy, Campus Counselor Practicum Student 2012: Redevelopment Opportunities for Women, Family Strengths & REAP (Financial Literacy Education) 2008 - 2009: Boys & Girls Town (now Great Circle), Direct Care Worker
Education: PhD Candidate in Education, University of Missouri – St. Louis Master of Arts in Education, Texas Tech University Bachelor of Arts in History, Illinois Wesleyan University
Certifications & Accreditations: Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Gallup-Certified Engagement Champion
Awards & Recognition: College Enhancement Award, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 2009 Best Conference Program, Missouri College Personnel Association (MoCPA), 2010 & 2015
Associations: American College Personnel Association
Job History: 2017 – Present: Chief Engagement Officer & Co-Founder, Strengths University 2005 – 2017: Director, Residence Life, St. Louis College of Pharmacy 2003 – 2004: Director of Community Operations, The College Inn 2003: Director of Corporate Residence Life, Melrose Student Apartments 1999 – 2003: Director of Residence Life, The University Plaza 1996 – 1999: Resident Director, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Coaching Clients: Supervisors Teams Job Seekers
Coaching Methods: One-on-one Retreats Seminars Workshops Team Building
Company Name: Strengths University