Assessments and Feedback

In addition to the assessments clients have already experienced, Vikki uses four key assessments in her work with individuals and organizations.

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Strengthscope
  • Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder
  • MBTI

Customized programs, workshops and off-sites are conducted for groups and individuals.

  • 360 Degree Assessments – In most organizations, the higher an individual moves up, the less candid feedback he or she is likely to receive.  People have fears and blind spots and can’t always recognize dynamics happening in their organizations.  The coach provides honest, objective feedback for the leader throughout the coaching relationship and encourages the leader to seek the same feedback within the organization.  360 Feedback tools provide on-line computerized assessments from peers, direct reports, and supervisors (and sometimes clients or customers) on effective and problematic behaviors. Combined with one-on-one interviews, 360 assessments provide powerful insights. Carefully designed processes that include 360 degree feedback can allow a leader to practice consultative coaching with employees.
  • Strengthscope – Developed in 2006, this international assessment has individual, team, 306-degree, and leadership features. Defining strengths as “where you get energy”, this assessment will help you understand 1) your personality and performance strengths; 2) the tasks and activities that are most likely to energize you and lead to high levels of engagement; 3) the likely consequences of using your strengths too much, too little, or in a way that isn’t appropriate for the situation; 4) the extent to which you apply your strengths optimally in the way you approach your work; and 5) how visible your strengths are to co-workers and key stakeholders (provided you are doing the multi-rater feature of the tool). The questionnaire takes 25-30 minutes to complete and Vikki is certified to debrief the results with individuals and teams.
  • Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder – When people play to their strengths and love what they do, they are more productive, happy and satisfied.  However, many people believe the key to success lies in mastering their weaknesses.  This instrument identifies your five areas of talent or potential strengths.  Talents are naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling or behavior – they are what make us unique.  When people invest in their talents, strengths can be developed.  Individuals and organizations that are strengths-based dramatically increase engagement, productivity and success.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – The first positive psychology assessment, MBTI is based on Jung’s theory of psychological type, which provides a positive way to look at people’s preferred behaviors and to identify common patterns.  Knowing your type can help you understand and develop both your most and least preferred functions, as well as help you understand and work with other people.  Although any type can perform any role and you can adopt a different style when needed, you will perform best when you are using your own preferences.  Type is also used to analyze the requirements of careers, jobs, tasks, situations or courses of study; for team building, networking and group dynamics; and for relationship improvement.  The intention is to enable the individual to be more aware of his/her behaviors to function more consciously and productively.
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