Choosing an Assessment Tool

As an Advisor and Coach to Entrepreneurs, I’m in “the relationship” business.”  I thrive on learning what it is that makes an owner “tick” so that I can help him or her use their talents and abilities to succeed, both in business and in life.

It takes time to develop deep insight into another person’s personality and truly understand what drives, motivates or sabotages them.  While there is no substitute for personal interaction, it is very valuable to identify key “personality” traits early in the Coaching relationship.

Assessment tools can provide this insight and having researched the possibilities, I sought the advice of a friend who is an industrial psychologist and well versed in assessment tools.  He advised me, “You need a tool; you need the Birkman.”  After closer evaluation, it was clear that he was right.

The Birkman® Method is different from other assessment tools because it identifies a person’s “needs” which are crucial in any business or personal relationship.  Significantly, it doesn’t define a personality or behavioral characteristic as a weakness.  Instead, it becomes a point of understanding.  Overall, the Birkman Method is a positive tool that helps me understand the person, and at the same time, helps the person understand themselves.

By using this tool, I’m able to accelerate the progress we can make together.  Here are some of the reasons that we adopted The Birkman® Method:

  • Scientifically developed, multi-dimensional assessment tool.
  • Helps you achieve more at work and at home.
  • Integrates behavioral, motivational and occupational data together to predict behavior and work satisfaction across situations. 
  • Helps improve people skills and aligning roles and relationships for maximum productivity and success.

The Birkman® Method is a proven tool for helping companies select new team members, assess and develop new leaders, improve team performance, deal with conflict and produce better results for the organization

What could this powerful personality assessment tool mean for your and your company?  Please let me know if I can help.

Alan