More Details on Assessments



We each have a unique personality and understanding yours can give you an advantage as a leader and a team player.  While you are likely aware of many facets of your personality, an assessment can give you clear language to use when talking about your strengths and key ways to get the best work from you.  When you are able to clearly see how your own traits show up naturally, you can learn ways to flex those traits.  Having language to clearly communicate what you need to do your best work can help your leaders and your teams work better with you.  This understanding can also help you better adjust when working with someone very different from you.

There are several great assessments out there and as your coach I am happy to work with anything you have already completed.  I have chosen to partner with DNA Behavior as my assessment of choice for strengths and struggles identification because of accuracy of the insights, ease of understanding and applying the insights to every day work and life and because of the depth of the reporting available for us to use in helping you achieve your goals.


The Forced Choice Assessment Model is academically proven to be far more accurate in predicting behaviors than the Traditional Assessment Formats which measure situational, learned behaviors.

  • Comprehensively measures all dimensions of a person’s natural talents and performance drivers
  • Uncovers a person’s natural instinctive behaviors at a greater level of depth and accuracy
  • Independently validated to be a more reliable predictor of talents and decision-making styles for long term performance
  • Identifies an individual’s level of consistent productivity while incurring the least amount of stress over long periods of time; critical for when making business and life decisions, and for what their “go to” behaviors are under pressure.

Do you wonder what happens to your energy and effectiveness as a leader when you are under stress? What differences could you see with your team and your overall productivity if you were able to master your energy under stress and choose a response rather than just reacting?

Take an Energy Leadership Index Assessment with me and we will identify what your energetic strengths are and what happens to those strengths under stress. The assessment gives you a profile of how you view situations under stress and on a good day. I will debrief the assessment with you so that you fully understand your results. From that understanding, we can create a plan to build your strengths and give you more control of your reactions under stress.

What if you could identify when people on your team were acting out of a stress behavior? What if you could recognize your own stress reactions and choose a different, more powerful way to respond?


Energy Leadership™ Index Assessment: A Mirror That Reflects Your World

The Energy Leadership™ Index (E.L.I.) is a one-of-a-kind assessment that enables leaders to hold up mirrors to their perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and overall leadership capabilities. The E.L.I. forms the initial launching point for the Energy Leadership Development System, helping give you a baseline for your current performance and situation. Whether you proceed through the full system or not, the realizations that you’ll gain from the Energy Leadership assessment and debrief process alone will change the way you view your world.


Background: An Attitudinal Assessment

There are two main types of assessments: Personality and Attitudinal. Personality based assessments, such as Myers Briggs and D.I.S.C. are very valuable tools that pinpoint certain personality types so that people can have more of an understanding about what their strengths and struggles are. By understanding your personality and how it relates to what you do, you can adapt your behavior to “work with what you have,” to function effectively.

The E.L.I. is an attitudinal assessment, which is based on an energy/action model. This assessment differs from personality assessments as it is not intended to give you a look at set traits. Instead, it measures your level of energy based on your attitude, or perception and perspective of your world. Because attitude is subjective, it can be altered. By working with a coach using the E.L.I., you can alter your attitude and perspective, make a shift in your consciousness, and increase your energy and leadership effectiveness.

There are no limits as to the potential growth that you can achieve. Once you realize that your level of consciousness is directly related to your actions, you can move from functioning effectively, to functioning optimally.

As part of the Energy Leadership Index assessment and debrief process, you’ll learn about the 7 levels of leadership and how much energy you currently have in the catabolic-suppressing range and in the anabolic-inspirational range. You’ll be debriefed on the findings of the assessment, and coached on how to navigate yourself to higher performance.

If you proceed on to the Energy Leadership Development System, you’ll be coached on how to become your ideal image of who you need to be as a leader for your situation, division, team, and/or company.

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