Assessing Mental Toughness

I recently went to the ICF NYC Assessment Café, a stimulating event that showcased 8 very different assessments to the coaches in attendance. Having been immersed in personality assessment for many years, I was particularly intrigued by the MTQPlus as it homes in on specific aspects of personality that determine how we deal with stress and pressure, and how we …

‘Tis the season for setting goals

This year, I was in the UK for Christmas, surrounded by quintessential English countryside. I took a break from work, and prioritized time with loved ones. This downtime, and the peaceful setting that is such a contrast from my normal Manhattan lifestyle, lent itself perfectly to introspection. Like many others, I found myself reflecting on the year gone by: assessing …

We Need To Stop Simplifying Personality

In recent weeks, I’ve been talking a lot about personality assessments. I attended the WIFS National Conference in Minnesota and have facilitated a number of client workshops. During these conversations, I have been surprised, and just a little bit frustrated, by the lack of awareness around personality assessments and the science (or lack thereof) behind them. Now, I don’t usually …