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What are Assessments?

Performance Assessments are focused on increasing knowledge and awareness. People learn more about themselves, their blind spots, their developmental gaps and their strengths. They also learn how others perceive them, since perception is reality - this is key. Below are some of the assessments that, combined with effective feedback and coaching, can dramatically increase performance. Click on the individual assessment for more information.

Behavioral Style (DISC) Provides a detailed individual report focused on improving effectiveness by identifying strengths, communication styles, problem solving abilities, ability to work with and influence others, how one operates under stress and recommendations for improvement. It takes 10 minutes to complete the assessment and is rated 90% accurate by clients.Click Here For Detailed Description

Personal Interests, Attitudes and Values (PIAV) Identifies the primary motivators that drive a person, thus illuminating what individuals are compelled to do and what they dont feel drawn to. It is useful for not only understanding self and others, but also validates career and job fit.Click Here For Detailed Description

360 Degree Discovery The 360 degree profile is part survey, part personal reflection. You and your coach decide what would be helpful to know about your performance, effectiveness, strengths and blind spots and ask for input from the people all around you. Some leaders use a survey. ("On a scale of 1-10, how effective am I as a leader?") Some use open-ended questions. ("What strengths should I develop? What weaknesses should I avoid?") The feedback is most commonly anonymous and is administered by your coach via phone, email or in person. But regardless of the method, the results are the same: You learn what you're doing that's really working ... and what's not. Naturally, your effectiveness improves.Click Here For Detailed Description

Peak Performance Enhancement Program (PEP) A wellness program for businesspeople, athletes, and anyone who wants to boost performance; developed by Dr. Joel Robertson, author of Peak Performance Living: Drug-free Ways to alter your own brain chemistry for improved productivity, greater energy, sharper thinking and optimal health. The 180-question survey provides you with your individual brain chemistry and the accompanying recommendations for how you can use behaviors and dietary choices to balance your neurochemistry and thus experience your best self.Click Here For Detailed Description

The Retirement Success Profile (RSP): Retiring Is a Career Transition - Just as a personal assessment is a central component of any plan for your career transition; so too is assessment the logical starting place for retirement preparation as well. That what's the RSP is all about. It is a scientifically designed, valid, and reliable assessment profile which measures the 15 factors shown to be crucial for pre-retirees to come to a comprehensive personal understanding of themselves so they can navigate the road to personal success in their next career developmental step, whatever option for retirement living they adopt. Click Here For Detailed Description


Behavioral Profile (DISC)

Analyzes the behavioral style; that is, a persons manner of solving problems and challenges, ability to influence and work with others, ability to work in a rapid dynamic environment and to manage information and structure.

The DISC assessment tells us HOW a person behaves and performs in the work environment. This profile helps individuals understand how they project themselves to different people in different situations, so they can develop strategies to meet the needs of the role, culture and people.

The report measures the how of behavior and is the only DISC tool on the market to have been predictably validated. The predictive validation of this tool allows organizations to build a profile of the executives that excel in your environment and to hire and develop others to that profile.

What are the Benefits?

  • Learn your value to the organization
  • Target characteristics that can move you from a "manager" of people to a "leader" of people
  • Learn strategies for communicating openly, honestly and directly to get the results you and your organization need
  • Learn to what extent you adapt your behavior in the workplace

Why learn about behaviors?

Behavioral research suggests that the most effective people are those who understand themselves - their strengths and weaknesses - so they can develop strategies to meet the demands of their environment. Leadership is directly tied to self-understanding and awareness.

What Does this Assessment Look at?

  • How we respond to problems and challenges
  • How we influence others to our point of view
  • How we respond to the pace of the work environment
  • How we respond to the rules and procedures set by others

How Does it work?

This assessment is a one page, 24 question form that takes only 10 minutes to complete. It looks at thousands of interrelationships between responses.

Once we have the completed form, we have it scored and generate a report. We then send the client the report and schedule a feedback session. This report, combined with our feedback session helps people better understand their behavior as well as other people's behavior.

Personal Interests, Attitudes and Values (PIAV)

Knowledge of an individual's values and attitudes help tell us WHY they do things. The PIAV report measures the relative prominence of six basic interests, attitudes and or values. Attitudes are the prominent drivers behind human behavior and are sometimes called the hidden motivators because they are not readily observed. Knowledge of ones motivating values helps that person position themselves in roles they will thrive in, and helps them understand how this plays out in their business relationships. In fact, most relationships either fail or succeed based on values.

This values inventory measures the relative prominence of six basic interests or motives in behavior:

  • Theoretical - A passion to discover, systematize and analyze; a search for knowledge.
  • Utilitarian - A passion to gain return on investment of time, resources and money.
  • Aesthetic - A passion to experience the impressions of the world, achieve form and harmony.
  • Social - A passion to eliminate pain and conflict in the world and to assist others in becoming all they can be.
  • Individualistic - A passion to achieve position and to use that to affect and influence others.
  • Traditional - A passion to seek out and pursue the higher meaning in life and achieve a system for living.

Benefits of the PIAV

  • Be more effective overall
  • Understand conflict, career satisfaction or dissatisfaction
  • Understand relationships and interaction
  • Illuminates and amplifies motivating factors
  • Builds on personal strengths

How Does it Work?

This assessment is a one page, 12 question form that takes only 10 minutes to complete. It is simple and amazing in the results it produces because it looks at hundreds of inter-relationships between responses.

Once we have the form completed, we have it scored and a report is generated. We then send the client the report and schedule a feedback session. This report, combined with our feedback session is often what one of the most valuable developmental experiences for clients.

We then build on the assessment by coaching the client in pursuing their goals based on their values. This is the place to start, too often people pursue goals that are not aligned with values and then find themselves unmotivated to accomplish them. Our coaching is values-based so that goals are attractive and doable.

Discovery 360-Degree Feedback

If you're like most leaders, you've had your ups and downs. Some days are like green-light days, everything clicks and you're effective and getting results. Other days, you can't do anything right. Your goals seem very far away, and you wonder if you're doomed to a life of mediocrity.Well, imagine there was a way to change this roller-coaster and make everyday successful.

What is the key? Clear, specific, relevant, personalized feedback - the kind you get from a high quality 360 Degree Profile. Over and over, leaders of all kinds who get feedback on their performance said that a 360 gave them the insight they needed to succeed:

  • Better results.
  • More satisfied customers.
  • A competitive advantage.
  • And more confidence in your own success.

A 360 Can Give You a Competitive Edge

What is a 360 Degree Profile? It's part survey, part personal reflection. You decide what would be helpful to know about your performance and ask for input from the people all around you. Some leaders use a survey. ("On a scale of 1-10, how effective am I as a leader?") Some use open-ended questions. ("What strengths should I develop? What weaknesses should I avoid?") Some leaders get feedback in person, some via email, and some by anonymous report. Most often this is done through your coach. There's no single template, but the results are the same: You learn what you're doing that's really working ... and what's not. Naturally, your effectiveness improves.

Over the years, I've received dozens of requests from leaders to tell them more about 360s, and to help them get quality feedback of their own. As I talked with more and more leaders, the 360 was the one strategy that came up again and again, because everyone who had experienced quality, customized feedback knew that it was essential to a leader's success.

Until now, there hasn't been an easy way to get a 360. You had to spend a lot of money, get permission from higher-ups in your organization, and risk embarrassment from having to share your results. Today we know that 360s were too valuable to keep from leaders who were committed to their own growth and development -- and that it's time to show every leader how to get in on the 360 secret that highly successful leaders already know. I use a system developed by executive coach Joelle Jay and have had tremendous success with this technique as well as having experienced the process myself. I can't tell you all the benefits to me personally and for my professional development to hear other's perceptions of me and what I was not seeing.

Could You Have Flaws That You Don't See?

What if you don't do a 360? Then you just continue going along as you are now. What you don't know can't hurt you, right? Business as usual.The status quo. You will never know what critical information you're missing, because you never asked. In other words, you could be walking around with the leader's equivalent of "spinach in your teeth."

If you think you'll figure out how you're doing on your own, think again. Research shows that people who don't seek quality feedback miss the messages that could be damaging their credibility (or worse). In a report entitled "Why People Fail to Recognize their Own Incompetence," researchers from Cornell and the University of Illinois wrote, "People are unaware of their incompetence, innocent of their ignorance. Where they lack skill or knowledge, they greatly overestimate their expertise and talent, thinking they are doing just fine when, in fact, they are doing quite poorly."

Why not contact me today about the affordable and personalized 360 Degree Assessment to make both you and your business/career more successful.

Peak Performance Enhancement Program (PEP)

Dr. Joel Robertson, pharmacologist and consultant to Fortune 100 corporations and professional sports teams has developed this scientifically proven program to improve performance, increase concentration, and boost energy by altering brain chemistry naturally without such drugs as Prozac.

What Does This Assessment Look at?

  • Are you stressed and not sleeping?
  • Do you lose patience easily?
  • Do you crave sweets and carbohydrates?
  • Do you lose energy long before the day is over?
  • Do you have trouble remembering things?
  • Do you have trouble taking off those extra pounds?
  • Do you have trouble maintaining successful relationships?
  • Is exercising difficult for you or are you addicted to exercise?

As a coach, Ive often watched clients who appeared to be clear about what they wanted out of life and would work to make it happen; yet it wasnt happening or they had to struggle to make it happen. When I read the book Peak Performance Living by Dr.Joel Robertson, I begin to understand why. When our brain chemistry is out of balance, our behaviors dont make a lot of sense. We often work through lunch, cry at the drop of a hat, yell at our children or eat a whole bag of potato chips!

In the United States 60% of women have low serotonin. Some of the signs are low self-esteem, poor concentration, indecisiveness, procrastination, weight gain, and poor boundaries. For men (and some women), it is often high dopamine increased heart rate, impulsiveness, muscle tension, short-attention span, anger, work through the night to complete a project or cant sleep.

Your brain chemistry influences your performance, your attitude, your perceptions, your expectations, your behaviors and your relationships. The brain has no morals, it just wants what it wants when it wants it and is constantly striving to arrive at new place. Unfortunately what feels good TO you is usually not good FOR you.

Normal brain chemistry is affected by 4 majors:

  • Exercise (the specific type of exercise and the specific frequency)
  • Diet (what, when and how much you eat and drink)
  • Activities you are involved in (like work, entertainment, even the type and beat of the music you listen to, the books you read, the movies you watch)
  • Spiritual practices (walks in nature, prayer, meditation, God, or the lack of, community service)

When your brain chemistry is in balance, your mind is clearer, your perceptions more true, your energy stays up so you get more done, concentration and sleep are better and often the pounds melt away!

How Does It Work?

This confidential profile consists of a private coaching session to determine if this program is right for you and if so, then you will fill out the comprehensive survey (180 questions). When Dr. Robertson returns your personalized profile to me, we then have another session to explain the report and how to integrate it into your life. The four areas mentioned above will be specifically designed for your individual profile, based on your answers and what you said you would be willing to do; approximately 35 pages. Additional coaching sessions are included and scheduled to make sure the program is working for you and continues to work for you so that you can develop and maintain brain optimization and performance enhancement.

This is not a treatment profile - it is a knowledge profile. With the proper knowledge you can design your life for balance and peak performance. This profile is for healthy persons who want to be even healthier. It is totally confidential. Contact Judy and shell share with you directly her own personal benefits of working with this profile.

The Retirement Success Profile (RSP): Retiring Is a Career Transition

Just as a personal assessment is a central component of any plan for your career transition; so too is assessment the logical starting place for retirement preparation as well. That what's the RSP is all about.

The RSP is a scientifically designed, valid, and reliable assessment profile which measures the 15 factors shown to be crucial for pre-retirees to come to a comprehensive personal understanding of themselves so they can navigate the road to personal success in their next career developmental step, whatever option for retirement living they adopt.

The 15 retirement success factors are:

  1. Career Reorientation: Let Go. . .
  2. Retirement Value: Reframe Your Attitudes. . .
  3. Personal Empowerment: Take Charge. . .
  4. Physical Wellness: Grow Well. . .
  5. Monetary Adequacy: Find Your Wealth. . .
  6. Quality of Life - Present: Seek Peace. . .
  7. Quality of Life - Future: Have Dreams. . .
  8. Spirituality/Meaning: Construct Purpose. . .
  9. Respect for Leisure: Have Fun. . .
  10. Personal Flexibility: Welcome Change. . .
  11. Lifespan Spiritual Development: Live Now. . .
  12. Care giving Responsibilities: Honor Yourself. . .
  13. Home Life: Get Connected. . .
  14. Maturation Vitality: Become Ageless. . .
  15. Replacement of Work Functions: Get Going

Good Retirement Decisions Come From Good Data

With your own Retirement Success Profile (RSP) `in hand' you will have the solid quantitative proof of the relevancy of the material for your own life. Since the Profile describes you alone, you become concretely yet intimately aware that this learning is personal; the material is not for the person sitting next to you ... it is for you! And with the specific adult learning suggestions and learning activities that flow from your RSP Personal Profile, you will immediately realize that the experience is individually practical.

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