About American Strengths Center

American Strengths Center specializes in helping Leaders & Organizations leverage analytics and best practices to help them do what they do best & unleash transformational cultures.

We empower organizations, leaders, and individuals to create Strength-Based, Engagement Focused, Performance-Oriented, Character-Driven, Holistic cultures.

Being based in the United States gives us the competitive edge, experience, and perspective to understand the culture our American Clients.  In addition to working with individuals, leaders, and organizations we partner with Universities, Non-Profits, Faith Communities, & the U.S. Military to help them achieve success, satisfaction, and significance.  The American Strengths Center team has experience and has conducted coaching, trainings, and seminars in over 50 countries. Most recently ASC has empowered organizations and leaders in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Our approach to leadership development, motivational executive coaching, consulting, training and workshops focus on quickly identifying leadership and team strengths and applying them to increase productivity and team engagement.

As a Catalyst for unleashing transformational cultures we help our clients Live Their Best Life Now by:

  • Creating Culture
  • Empowering Leaders
  • Engaging Teams
  • Igniting Innovation
  • Impacting Education
  • Building Well-Being

 

A number of our resources are becoming best practice tools and industry standards.  They have opened the door for helping American Strengths Center expand its global reach.

American Strengths Center is also a partner to The Gallup Organization in strengths engagement and leverages best practice tools like CLIFTON STRENGTHSFINDER® and GALLUP’s Builder Profile 10™.

About the Founder

Dr. John Edgar Caterson

Dr. John Edgar Caterson

President & CEO

Top Five Strengths:
Strategic | Activator | Futuristic | Achiever | Self-Assurance

GALLUP® Certified Strengths Coach
GALLUP® BP10 Coach
JSOU Special Operations Command – SOCGC SR Course Director

An ENTREPRENEUR & LEADERSHIP EXECUTIVE who specializes in empowering Organizations, Leaders, and Individuals to create Strengths-Based, Engagement-Focused, Performance-Oriented, Character-Driven, Holistic Cultures. He serves as the President/CEO of American Strengths Center. John Edgar has been working with strengths in organizations since 2003 and has held 8 coaching certifications. He was re-certified as GALLUP® Certified Strengths Coach & GALLUP® BP10 Coach in 2014.

In 2008, John Edgar became one of the first Gallup Faith Field Associates and continues to serve as Gallup Faith Senior Research Advisor. He is the cultural architect of the Engage Your Strengths Program that has impacted 50,000 active duty military, veterans, and faith leaders. He co-authored Engage Your Strengths 4.0 with his longtime mentor, the late Curt Liesveld.

John Edgar also currently serves as a Subject Matter Expert [SME] for Strengths Based Leadership & Emotional Intelligence and the Instructor of Record – Course Director for the Special Operations Chaplains Graduate Certificate Program Module on Spiritual Readiness at Joint Special Operations University (JSOU).

Having traveled to and coached in 50 countries, John Edgar has spoken to and trained thousands of people from a wide variety of audiences at organizations, universities, non-profits, military installations, conferences, festivals, and churches. He has served as a Senior Advisor to the US Military Chief of Chaplains; as a SME at the Eisenhower Leadership Center at West Point; and continues to serve as a Senior Advisor to SOCOM chaplains. John Edgar served as the National Director of the Re-Ignition Project and serves as a trusted advisor on boards including BNMI and Fundacion Ramon Pane.

Born in Philadelphia, John Edgar attended Toccoa Falls College, Princeton Theological Seminary, The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and The Beeson International Center at Asbury Theological Seminary. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy & Religion, a Master’s degree in Divinity with a concentration in Medical Ethics, was a Supervised Post-Graduate Fellow, and holds a Doctorate with concentrations in Story Integration, Narrative Theology, Leadership, and Psychology. He has authored a dozen books.

John Edgar lives with his bride Kristi, son Gabriel Isaiah, and two daughters Annabelle Grace & Aliza Hope, near Tampa Bay in Lithia, Florida.

Empowering Organizations, Leaders, and Individuals . . .

. . . to create Strength-Based, Engagement Focused, Performance-Oriented, Character Driven, Holistic cultures.

American Strengths Center specializes in helping Leaders & Organizations leverage analytics and best practices to help them do what they do best & unleash transformational cultures.

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