"Over the last two decades, I've helped more than 3,300 high school students and young adults navigate their post-high school path using Birkman. By uncovering their own unique wiring, I show them how to translate those strengths and passions into a fulfilling career."
"Teenagers have notoriously short attention spans, and Birkman's Interests, which measure passion for different roles and tasks, is just long enough to produce the data I need to guide them. Birkman is an essential tool that supports the success of my business."
Founder/CEO/Chief Inspiration Officer
"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
"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
"The Birkman Method is so immersive, that it will be helpful to you throughout your life."
"As a Master Certified Birkman Consultant, I use Birkman with my clients for everything from leadership development, career management and team building to selection and hiring. The Needs and Stress component is especially unique and helpful for clients who are adjusting to the ever-changing world of work."
“The Birkman is the gold standard of behavioral assessments. After working as an HR executive, I started my own leadership firm in 2009. I built my business on the two "B's": Birkman and Bowen family systems theory."
"At our firm, we use the Birkman for one-on-one coaching, leadership training, and team-based activities. During team training, for example, these helpful reports can be replicated in very tactile ways in the room. Participants are able to visually see where others score versus themselves and the implications are powerful. It's both playful and insightful."
P. A. WEISS Leadership Solutions
"Birkman is more powerful than the other tools I've encountered out there, with more robust validity. As a Master Certified Professional, I’ve administered The Birkman Method to more than a thousand people and trained about fifteen hundred others."
"Everyone's Birkman report provides non-judgmental language that helps people hone in on their strengths while becoming more aware of their biases and expectations. They tell me being clear about who they are, what they bring to the table, and what they expect as managers — all insights from their Birkman reports — accelerates their professional growth."
Robin Denise Johnson, PhD
Faculty Director of Executive Education, UCLA Anderson School of Management and DEI Consultant
"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
“We’ve all experienced working for organizations that focus on what’s wrong and try to get us to fix it. It’s a negative and demoralizing approach. Birkman helps us identify and leverage our strengths to address any challenge."
"My conversations with employees are enlightening. They express such gratitude for that self-awareness that illuminates their path and gets them to where they want to go. We are about to reintroduce the concept of Appreciative Inquiry which, while highly effective, can sometimes be considered soft and philosophical. To give it a solid foundation, we pair it with Birkman.”
Director of Training and Organizational Development
Laguna Development Corporation
"The Birkman Method was an obvious choice for us. 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.
Vice President, 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
"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 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
"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
"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."