Strengths Based Parenting: Developing Your Children’s Innate Talents
Parenting Workshop: Sunday, October 23 – 2:00-4:30 pm
How can you discover your children’s unique talents? And how can you use your own talents and strengths to be the most effective and supportive parent possible?


PVUMC member and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach Mary Sue Ingraham will lead a practical workshop for parents on Sunday, October 23, 2016 to help equip them to discover their children’s unique talents and to bring the best of themselves in their role as parents.


To register, visit The workshop is limited to 50 participants and uses the book, Strengths Based Parenting: Developing Your Children’s Innate Talents (Gallup Press 2016), as well as your personal assessments, and research generated by the Gallup Organization. Click here to read more, buy the book and take the assessments you will need for the workshop. Please print out your completed assessment and bring it with you to the workshop.


Mary Sue and the PVUMC Preschool are sponsoring this workshop, valued at more than $100, for parents of children from infancy through young adulthood. Registration is limited, so RSVP on Eventbrite early, and no later than October 21, 2016. Members of the community, as well as those from the Preschool and the church are invited to attend. Advance registration is required to allow participants time to take an online strengths assessment prior to attending the workshop. Childcare is available, by calling 602-840-8360, ext 134 48-hour reservation with the childcare coordinator at least 48 hours in advance of the program. Please call 602-840-8360, ext 134 to schedule.


A mother of two young adult sons, Mary Sue is a leadership consultant and coach who works in connection with the Gallup Organization. One of the first 50 coaches in the world certified by Gallup, she shares her Strengths-based approach with leaders and leadership teams, as well as with parents and families.
“As parents, I believe one of our greatest callings is to help our children find the talents they have that the world needs, and to help them develop and share those talents with others,” Mary Sue says. “Interestingly, signs of children’s potential talents are evident from an early age. Sometimes, our children’s behaviors that we, or teachers, may find most annoying actually hold clues to our children’s greatest talents. As lifelong coaches of our children, we can help set our children on a course to use their talents productively so they can give the very best of their gifts and live lives of well-being and well doing.



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