As a certified coach, MBTI and SDI instruments add depth to the relationship, whether as people leader or coaching and help to increase awareness of self and others.
International Coach Federation
For over a decade, the International Coach Federation has been leading the development of professional coaching. More than 15,000 coaches have participated in one of ICF’s three credentials, gaining coaching expertise and professional fulfillment. With an ICF Credential, coaches demonstrate not only knowledge and skill, but also a commitment to high professional standards and a strong code of ethics.
All ICF Credential-holders complete rigorous education and practice requirements, providing testimony to their commitment to excellence in coaching.
The mission of the ICF Credentialing program is to:
Protect and serve consumers of coaching services
Measure and certify competence of individuals
Inspire pursuit of continuous development
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrament is a highly
versatile solution that has helped millions of people around the
world gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they
interact with others.
Through the creation of a common language to easily
communicate the complexities of an individual’s personality,
the MBTI® instrument provides the reliable insights you need
to improve the performance of your people, teams and
organisation. It supplies invaluable inputs for your ongoing team
building, leadership and coaching, conflict management, career
development and retention efforts.
Strength Deployment Inventory
People work together more effectively when they better understand their own and others’ strengths. SDI® (Strength Deployment Inventory®) is a self-awareness tool that bridges the gap between motivation and behaviour by providing two integrated personality assessments that measure when things are going well and when in conflict.
Relationship Awareness Theory™
Relationship Awareness theory underpins SDI. It is a motivational typology that has proven to be very accurate in determining the motivations behind behaviour.
The theory itself is founded on four simple, yet profound, premises:
1. Behaviour is driven by motivation to achieve or maintain self-worth;
2. Motivation changes in conflict;
3. Strengths, when overdone or misapplied, can be perceived as weaknesses; and
4. Personal filters influence perceptions of self and of others.
Relationship Awareness Theory and the psychometric inventories and other resources which are based on it, was developed by psychologist, clinical therapist, educator, and author Elias H. Porter, Ph.D. who was also a student and colleague of Dr Carl Rodgers, a leading psychologist and author.
SDI, through Dr Porter, was the first known psychometrician to use colours (Red, Green and Blue) as shortcuts to communicate the results of a personality test.