I employ a diverse array of tools and approaches to enhance my coaching practice. They allow me to give you more options and perspectives for tackling a particular issue so you can maximize your progress and growth. Please note that some but not all of these tools generate a report, therefore some may have a production fee. I will never pressure you to choose a particular tool based on cost. We can talk about these together during your complimentary consultation. Please see my Assessment Comparison Price Sheet for the typical cost and product details of the assessments I offer.
Psychological Type Instruments
The psychological type instruments are based on principles identified by Carl Jung and applied by Isabel Briggs and Katherine Myers among others. Type is a roadmap for personal development. It’s important to identify what might be natural for you but that is just the beginning. You are expected to change and mature. I can help you identify developmental goals. I will not label you or put you in a box! I won’t let you do that to yourself either!
Type Coach/Type Coach for Sales People
This is an online psychological type assessment tool that verifies your type and helps you understand the top five ways to be most effective given what your type means. Beyond this, Type Coach offers leadership training videos, tips for how to communicate with others based on your type and theirs to maximize effectiveness, and coaching videos to help you act on what you learn. Type Coach also offers a report to specifically help sales people leverage their personality and account for blind spots in a sales role. Sample Type Comparisons by Type Coach.
MBTI ™ Steps I and II
The MBTI Step I describes the broad strokes of an individual personality. One of the goals of this questionnaire is to identify people who have a similar cognitive make-up. There are 16 basic personality types according to the MBTI system.
The MBTI Step II captures individual differences, or “out of type preferences” among people who have the same basic personality type.
What I love about these tools is that they allow you to thoughtfully and appropriately:
- Maximize school and/or work performance
- Clarify your goals and improve motivation
- Enhance your relationships and communication skills
- Discover ways to stretch beyond natural type- to read the situation and do what is most effective.
Click here for my MBTI Step III brochure. The most recent tool in the MBTI arsenal, the MBTI Step III is a personalized, point in time assessment that examines how effectively you are using your unique qualities/strengths and meeting the developmental challenges of your personality type. The result is an interpretive report that generates descriptive statements in simple, everyday language. The idea is to promote even more meaningful discussion between you, the client, and me, your coach.
I am one of less than 200 people throughout the world who is certified to use this tool. I have been using it since 2009 and in fact, do the Step III interpretative sessions for those preparing to become certified. I invite you to read my reflections on the value of Step III and learn how it can expand your personal development.
This tool is an assessment of emotional intelligence, based on self-reported answers. Emotional intelligence has been shown to be a critical variable in maximizing your skills and cognitive potential. The EQi can be used for workplace, personal, and/or leadership development.
There are three options with this assessment:
- The Workplace Report focuses on using emotional intelligence at work and how to leverage this in your interactions with colleagues, clients, and supervisors.
- The Leadership Report helps leaders develop aspects of emotional intelligence that are key in their specific role, whether it’s at work or in the community.
- The 360 EQi Report is not based on self-reported answers. Rather, you will choose key colleagues and managers to provide their perceptions on your emotional intelligence, and then their answers are compiled in a report.
The Entrepreneur Edge:
The Entrepreneur Edge is designed to fill a long-recognized gap in what is most needed in starting or growing a business—it focuses on you. The Entrepreneur EDGE can help you evaluate your potential for success and satisfaction in your chosen enterprise. This information can help whether you are starting your business, funding your business, growing your business, or recharging your business.
- Offers highly researched and targeted paths for development
- Provides results for each of the 4 Key Success Factors of entrepreneurs
- Provides scores on the 17 Entrepreneur Indicators compared to the Conventional Career Indicators
Polarity Framework/Managing Both/And Thinking
In today’s world of increasing interdependency and complexity, it is vital to utilize problem solving AND both/and thinking to address your most strategic challenges and opportunities. The research is clear – leaders, teams and organizations that leverage Polarities well outperform those that don’t. Discover how to leverage your most strategic Polarities (AKA paradox, wicked problems, chronic tensions, dilemmas, etc.) to become more innovative, agile, profitable and competitive immediately and over time. There is an assessment available that will enhance the process or we can simply use the principles of the framework. We can discuss which approach is indicated as part of our free consultation. See this link for more details on this process!
The 54-item FIRO–B assessment measures interpersonal needs on three scales: Inclusion, Control, and Affection. It is of particular value because it: Reveals how interpersonal needs drive people’s behavior. Shapes people’s ability to build trust, influence others, and create productive relationships. There are several reports available for this instrument.
Intentional Leadership Framework
This is a unique coaching model (not an assessment) that features the research-based 12 Lenses of Leadership model. It provides you with a basis for:
- Exploring the essential tasks of leadership
- Understanding your personal natural path for leadership
- Your leadership fit with a position
- Potential areas for you to grow
I use this framework for both individual sessions and group coaching. This model of formulating leadership goals in a multi-dimensional lay-out comes from established author and colleague of mine, Dr. Jane Kise.
If you are already a certified coach, check out our Intentional Leadership Certification. You’ll be able to add this to your own toolkit for helping others!