Birkman’s Self-Development Report Provides Assessment for Leadership

Nov. 8, 2006 – HOUSTON–-November 8, 2006—Birkman International introduces its new Coaching Report that helps coaches and human resource (HR) professionals assess a complete range of social behaviors, including working within teams, ideal work environment and managing change—in addition to providing managers, executives and HR professionals a comprehensive assessment for self-management and development. For a limited time, Birkman International is offering the Coaching Report online at no charge to HR professionals and qualified managers and executives. Normally, the charge is $49.99 for the report.

The Coaching Report is designed to increase personal and professional self-awareness, describe specific tendencies relative to important interpersonal and task-related activities, pinpoint areas that may be current or future liabilities and help develop specific coaching goals.

“Our Executive Coaching Report is based on our extremely in-depth behavioral test results,” said Sharon Birkman Fink, CEO of Birkman International. “However, it does not require any special knowledge of our scales and measurements and puts our high-powered analysis in straightforward terms for individual growth and development.”

Based on the internationally-acclaimed Birkman Method®, the new Executive Coaching Report is an effective and efficient way to accelerate the movement towards self-awareness, self-management and personal development, which are the goals of most coaching assignments. The document is delivered to both the coach and the trainee. In simple, actionable terms, it assesses a complete range of social behaviors, including working within teams, ideal work environment and managing change—in addition to outlining potential conflicts and areas to explore.

This leadership development tool based on the Birkman Method® was designed and developed in collaboration with Dr. Rob Hicks, director of the Executive and Professional Coaching Program at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management and Birkman-certified professional.

“We are giving individuals direct access to the shaping of their own future, in a language they can make actionable and understand,” Fink said. “No other assessment method goes as in-depth as The Birkman Method into the relationship between personality and performance, and we look forward to helping many more people get in touch with their hidden needs, strengths and stressors.”

For a limited time, Birkman International is offering the Coaching Report online at no charge to HR professionals and individual executives. Normally, the charge is $49.99 for the report. To access the Executive Coaching Report, go to http://www.starrtincup.com/birkman/CFR/signup.asp?refer=MPR110706.

About Birkman International
The Birkman Method® has been in use for more than 50 years and has been used by more than 2 million people and 5,000 organizations worldwide, including corporations, not-for-profit organizations, governmental agencies and individuals. The assessment accurately measures social behaviors, underlying expectations of interpersonal and task actions, potential stress reactions to unmet expectations, occupational preferences and organizational strengths. For more information visit their website at http://www.birkman.com or call 1-800-215-2760.

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