Partners, Tools & Other Resources
alliance & network partners
CoachSource - delivering executive coaching solutions worldwide, with roots from the Alliance for Strategic Leadership (A4SL), Keilty Goldsmith & Company, and the work of Marshall Goldsmith.
Peakinsight / GlobalCoach - offers coaching, leadership development and organizational change consulting and focuses on innovation, collaborative learning and sustainability.
International Coach Federation (ICF) - the world's largest organization of professionally trained business and personal coaches.
tools, assessments & questionnaires
MRG’s LEA 360° & Individual Directions Inventory (IDI)
The LEA provides valid and reliable feedback from self and others - direct reports, peers, and bosses - on the use of 22 leadership behaviors. Because the feedback is based on behaviors, change and improvement efforts are realistic and tangible.
The IDI connects motivations, behaviors and work in ways that make progress possible. Measuring 17 key dimensions, the Individual Directions Inventory is designed to reflect the degree to which an individual gains emotional satisfaction from work and life.
Hogan Assessments Systems . The Leadership Forecast Series
Virginia is certified to administer, interpret and debrief Hogan assessments. The reports provide leaders with an understanding of their strengths, challenges, and underlying motivators.
Element B (originally FIRO B)
Virginia is a licensed practitioner on the Element B, based on FIRO theory, created by Will Schutz, Ph.D. This instrument's primary purpose is to provide information for expanding self-awareness:
- Inclusion - Inclusion refers to how much interaction a person wants.
- Control - Control refers to influence, decision making and being in charge.
- Openness - Openness refers to sharing of personal feelings and thoughts with others.
The Instinctive Drives questionnaire reveals your innate drives and motivations, uncovering exactly what you need to be at your best personally and professionally.
This instrument helps people identify how much of each of the four dimensions of behavior (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness) they tend to exhibit in a particular situation. Knowing team members’ profile, helps managers discover how their behavioral style may be interpreted by their colleagues.
StandOut 2.0 Strengths Assessment
Assess your Strengths, Find you Edge, Win at Work from the Marcus Buckingham Company.
The MAPP™ Career Assessment Test
The 22-minute MAPP test comprises 71 different questions regarding your ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’, and should be taken rather quickly, since the ‘reflexive’ answer is preferable to the ‘intellectual’ answer.
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