Module 4: Understanding Personality Types & Theories

Personality assessments have been proven to be an extremely effective tool in the coaching setting when it comes to discovering your style as a professional coach and the best way to approach different types of clients.

Getting Started: Action Steps for Understanding Personality Types

    1. Choose a personality modality that resonates. Take an assessment for yourself and someone else. Spend some time review your similarities and difference, and discuss how this could improve how you communicate with one another.

Chapter 1 : 3 Reasons to Use Personality Assessments in Your Coaching Practice

Although personality assessments are not used by all business and life coaches, The Advisory Board has placed a heavy emphasis upon these instruments in the Coaching Jump Start program. Here are a few reasons why..


Chapter 2 : Using Personality Assessments to Understand Your Own Motivations and Values

Professional coaches are required to know as much about themselves as their actual coaching clients. Find out how participating in personality assessment can help you become a better coach.

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Chapter 3: Myers-Briggs Personality Assessments

Here is an inside look at what you need to know about the MBTI, as well as a little bit of information about a couple of the other best known personality assessments that are used by today’s top coaches..

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Chapter 4: Using The Four Temperaments to Understand Your Clients

Temperament theory is a simple, easy to use approach to identifying personality types that coaches can easily put to work in their practice. See how these four temperaments can help you understand your clients..

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Chapter 5: Communicating Effectively with the Four Basic Personality Types

Let’s take a look at some basic tips for communicating with the four basic personality types of the DISC assessment system: the Controller, the Promoter, the Analyzer and the Supporter.

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Chapter 6: The 5 Most Popular Personality Assessments

Personality assessments can serve as a powerful addition to your coaching toolkit provided that you know how to use them effectively. Let’s take a look at the 5 most popular..

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Chapter 7: 5 Top Books on Personality Assessments for Professional Coaches

As more and more life and business coaches start to include personality assessments in their coaching toolkit, an overwhelming number of books discussing this topic are flooding the market. Here are the top 5..

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