If you want to love what you do and do what you love, then you need to know what you enjoy and what you’re naturally good at. You can’t find what you don’t know you’re looking for. I use these tools with clients to identify strengths and interests and learn about the professions and jobs that people with similar traits as you enjoy.

Here are some of the assessments and tools I often use when working with clients to help drill down deeper into where their passion lies.

Identify Strengths and Preferences:
Strengthsfinder 2.0

StrengthsfinderAll too often, our natural talents go untapped and we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. To help people uncover their talents and be more engaged in their work, Gallup introduced StrengthsFinder, which helped millions to discover their top five talents. The key to take your on line strength assessment is in the book. While you can read this book in one sitting, you’ll use it as a reference for decades. Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself–and the world around you–forever.

Strong Interest Inventory
strongPeople yearn for environments that let them exercise their skills and abilities, express their attitudes and values, take on problems and roles they find stimulating and satisfying, and avoid chores or responsibilities they find distasteful or formidable. The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. It has helped both academic and business organizations develop the brightest talent and has guided thousands of individuals—from recent grads to midcareer workers seeking a change—in their search for a rich and fulfilling career. Go online  to take the assessment & you get to meet with Strong Interest coach to help you fully understand your results.

Thomas- Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument
tkiThomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI®) tool is the world’s best-selling tool for helping people understand how different conflict-handling styles affect interpersonal and group dynamics—and for empowering them to choose the appropriate style for any situation. Use it to enable yourself, your leaders and others to handle conflict more effectively.

Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) Assessments – A Leader’s First Step Toward Achieving the Extraordinary
Over three million people have taken their first steps towards their personal leadership best with the Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI®), a 360-degree assessment tool by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model, the 360-degree tool assesses leadership effectiveness and the level of commitment, engagement, and satisfaction of those that follow. No matter where leaders are along their leadership development journey, the LPI will support developing, nurturing, and empowering leaders. The LPI is available in six languages – English, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Mongolian.

image015Hogan has more than 25 years of experience providing cutting-edge assessment and consulting solutions to some of the world’s largest companies. The full suite of Hogan assessments can be used from pre-hire selection to executive-level development. The assessment results can help to predict job performance, evaluate career derailers, identify potential, and develop leaders. I’m a certified Hogan Coach and can help you take the assessment and fully understand your results.

mbti-Logo-400x571The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment has helped millions of people worldwide gain insights about themselves and how they interact with others—and improve how they communicate, learn, and work. It provides a powerful framework for building better relationships, driving positive change, harnessing innovation, and achieving excellence. The MBTI assessment makes Carl Jung’s theory of psychological type both understandable and highly practical by helping individuals identify their preferences in four areas; Where you focus your attention, How you take in information, How you make decisions based on that information, and How you deal with the world. I am a Certified MBTI Practitioner and can help you access and understand your type preferences.