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.
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.
Words We Live By
Inclusive – We value every kind of diversity in a culture where each employee matters and can be heard.
Humble – We are servant-leaders whose positive, can-do attitude means we help others whenever help is needed.
Resilient – Despite inevitable ups and downs, successes and failures, we stay the course, seeking better ways each day to improve and progress.
Compassionate – We extend care beyond ourselves with a culture that includes our clients, the community, others in our world, and the greater good of the planet.
Curious – With ongoing research and innovative technologies, we continually explore new and better ways to transform lives and careers through the power of social connection.
At Birkman, we’re serious about caring for people. We believe every individual has unique strengths to contribute to the 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 eight 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.