Our Resources

Thinking Partners uses a number of business coach resources in working with our clients. Here are their websites and other documents that may be of interest.

Assessments

The Birkman Inventory
The Birkman is a sophisticated personality and career assessment inventory. Reports include individual feedback, the “difference to watch” report between two people, the coaching report and team development reports. We use the Birkman in both individual and joint colleague meetings for understanding and alignment. Used in:

  • Individual assessment for coaching
  • Individual assessment in career development
  • Team assessment for team development
  • Organizational intelligence regarding culture and operational styles.

See www.birkman.com for more information.

Leadership Agility 360

This is a new 360 degree feedback assessment based on the latest research on adult development. It gives leaders a path of development as a leader as they respond to more complex and interdependent aspects of organizations.
Certified 2011

Listen to Bruce’s Presentation on Leadership Agility

LA360CertificationICONfortheWEBSITE

See www.changewise.biz for more information on Leadership Agility.

MBTI® Step II Form Q
The MBTI is a personality typology instrument which has been used for over 35 years. Millions of people have taken it, however it is not dated. Consulting Psychologist Press has published the quite sophistical MBTI® Step II Form Q which provides rich feedback on personality dynamics.

We use the MBTI for:

  • Individual assessment for coaching
  • Individual assessment in career development
  • Team assessment for team development

See Consulting Psychologist Press for more information.

Leadership Emotional Intelligence Competencies
Research has clearly shown that Emotional Intelligence is directly related to one’s effectiveness of a leader.

Here is a listing of Leadership Emotional Intelligence competencies.

Coaching can enhance emotional intelligence by highlighting the need to practice certain skills on a day to day basis.

Here is an article by Dr. Goleman, the pioneer in Emotional Intelligence.

Coaching Organizations

The International Coach Federation has 16000 members throughout the world. We are certified as Master Certified Coaches. We also serve as assessors for those seeking certification by the ICF.

Houston Coaches, a chapter of ICF.

We are graduates of Coach University, which has trained over 3000 coaches during the last 15 years.

We graduates of the Newfield Network Advance Coaching Training program called The Foundations of Ontological Learning.

We are graduates of The Strozzi Institute Leadership Coaching Program.