Essential Tools for Self-Discovery, Career + Life Design
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI)
The MBTI® is the most widely used and trusted personality assessment today. It is a two part assessment – one part is taken online, and the second part occurs during a verification discussion with a Certified MBTI Practitioner. You will work with a Certified MBTI® Practitioner at The Grayprint™ Advisory Group. The MBTI provides crucial information about your core personality characteristics and work motivators that is essential to consider when making career and life decisions. It also yields helpful information for improving your effectiveness in learning, communication, decision making, team building, stress management, leadership, and more. See below for a sample of just a few of the reports we provide: Click here to learn more about the MBTI + a sample MBTI Career Report.
Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory is the most respected and widely used career planning instrument today. It is taken online and yields very helpful information about your interests, preferences, work motivators, and personal styles and compares your likes and dislikes to people in different occupations who already have found satisfying careers to generate a list of careers you are most likely to find rewarding. Click here to learn more about Strong + a sample Strong profile and interpretive report.
Designing Your Life®
Designers don't think their way forward, say Bill Burnett and Dave Evans in the New York Times #1 Best Selling Book Designing Your Life; designers build their way forward. Rather than dreaming up a lot of fun fantasies that have no relationship to the real world - or the real you - they show us how to build a future brick by brick, how to approach our own life design challenges with the same kind of curiosity and creativity that resulted in the creation of the light bulb, the printing press, and the Internet as they give readers the tools and show certain simple "mind-sets" and how to use them to practice life design in your life. As a Certified Designing Your Life® Coach we use Designing Your Life and Designing Your New Work Life ideas and tools to help our clients develop a plan to pursue specific life, career, or personal goals and objectives.
Knowdell Career Values Card Sort
The Knowdell Career Values Card Sort is an online exercise tool that is very effective in bringing clarity about the career values that are most important to you. In order to have a truly satisfying career and a good fit in a position your values must closely match those of the work you’re doing, your employer, and of your co-workers.
EXCLUSIVELY FOR CHILDREN AGES 7 - 18 YEARS OLD
Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children (MMTIC®)
Like the MBTI, the MMTIC is a highly reliable assessment designed to raise awareness of children’s personality type preferences. The MMTIC is helpful for increasing understanding of self and others, beginning the career exploration process, and academic strategies. We typically use it with students in middle school or early high school who are interested in beginning the career exploration process. Contact us here if you want more information on what we offer for children.