"The Birkman has been so impactful in my life because often someone would ask me what I was most passionate about. I would always tell them what I thought they wanted to hear.
After I took my Birkman and realized the things that I'm really most passionate about in my interests, I realized that people really wanted to know what I resonated with most. The response was completely different than what I thought people would say. People then saw who I really am, what I was really bringing to the table, and it made me more comfortable being who I am in every setting – and I love the Birkman just for that.”
Janice Hale Harris
Senior Learning and Leadership Development Consultant
"The Birkman Method is a tool that provides awareness, understanding, and wisdom for anyone on a learning journey.
The power of the Birkman is its ability to make sense of the stories we tell of our interactions with others, which forms the basis of who we are and how we act."
Kelly D. Bean
President and CEO
Darden School Foundation Executive Education at University of Virginia Darden School of Business
"Our companies have chosen the Birkman Method as our primary resource for executive coaching, leadership and employee development, and team building.
We use a variety of Birkman reports to tailor discussions with our employees to promote self-awareness and encourage team effectiveness. Our partnership with Birkman International is a valuable component in our strategy to develop and enable employees to reach their professional and personal goals."
Birkman Certified Facilitator, Human Resources
Hawaiian Electric Company
"We chose the Birkman Method® because of the depth of research put into the assessment, which allows for the greatest understanding and insight into the “what” and “why” of human behavior.
We currently utilize the Birkman as an incredibly effective tool for raising both individual and team awareness of interests, usual styles, needs, and stress behaviors to leverage individual strengths and optimize team performance."
Large Independent Energy Company in Oklahoma
"It's critical to know the things that make a person tick.
Once you understand the individuals you work with each day, you can give greater opportunity to your employees and create a more powerful team. The Birkman Method provides thought-provoking insights and understanding."
"The Birkman gives work groups measurable data to see behavior objectively, rather than personally, leading to productive discussion and change."
VP and Chief Learning Officer
Women Presidents' Organization
"Birkman provides inside insights that you can’t create in the classroom.
'Developing Principal Leaders for Global Enterprise' is our school motto. Birkman is the primary instrument for doing just this. Even better, some students - the leaders we are developing - bring Birkman to their company."
Peter Topping, PhD
Associate Professor of Practice Organization & Management
"The Birkman Method was an obvious choice for us because it marries practical and approachable results content with validated and academically-rigorous personality research.
Many other assessments err on one side or the other – either too obtuse to be useful or too simple to be trusted. In using the Birkman we’ve found a tool that allows us to have profound, impactful conversations with our people about how best to work with others and how to get the most out of their own inherent talents and interests. I’d recommend it to any organization looking for ways to maximize and grow their people."
Matthew Gosney, Ed.D.
Director, Organizational Development
Hillcrest HealthCare System
"The Birkman Method has become a fundamental aspect of how our organization grows talent.
We have used it extensively in Leadership Development, as well as in other Organizational Development functions like new team start-up and new leader integration. We have even partnered with Birkman International to conduct predictive research on our talent – data that can be leveraged in a variety of ways."