Birkman International is an industry-leading behavioral and occupational assessment company headquartered in Houston, Texas with an extensive global reach. The company began assessing personality through a proprietary methodology founded by innovative organizational psychologist Dr. Roger W. Birkman in 1951.
The Birkman Method remains a preferred instrument to better understand interpersonal dynamics and achieve higher performance through positive psychology. It is used widely in the fields of career coaching, leadership development, human resources management, and organizational design today.
As a company focused on empowering diversity, we’re proud to be a WBENC Certified women-owned business.
Birkman International was founded to help people understand how individual differences in perception and the resulting interpersonal dynamics have far-reaching impacts on relationships, performance, and morale.
Our corporate mission today remains where our journey began, using positive psychology to empower individuals, teams, and leaders with access to the most-trusted, advanced personality data to improve communication, foster understanding, and optimize organizational success, globally.
At Birkman, we’re serious about caring for people. We believe every individual has unique strengths to contribute to a greater good. This foundational belief touches on everything we do, helping us achieve a spot on the list of the “National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” for five years. Starting in the recruitment phase, the candidates we consider are assessed to help steer positive, personalized conversations around a job opportunity during the interview process. Once hired, a Birkman Certified expert leads an in-depth conversation to empower the employee with greater self-awareness, reinforcing their natural talents while adding insights that help individuals grow.
And it doesn’t stop there. We continue to use the non-judgemental, empowering language of The Birkman personality in our conversations within the organization, recognizing our strengths and diversity as positive differences between each individual that help achieve greater outcomes for the entire organization.
We care for our clients, partners, fellow employees, and our community as we care for ourselves.
We believe in honesty and integrity without rationalization.
We are humble and respectful of others.
We do what we say we are going to do.
We are not perfect and take responsibility for our actions.