Strengths-Finding Assessments

Experience how coaching can be further supported and personalized with the use of empirically-validated Strengths-Finding Assessments, with interpretation and application by our highly trained specialists.

These assessment packages allow clients to access standardized personality and aptitude tests with the highest-quality of professional support, towards their individual growth and goals.  From the very basic to more intensive, this coaching process is customized to each client’s needs and preferences. Many tests can be completed off-site using an online portal.

Because these assessments do not include medical or mental health history, assessment or diagnosis, no health insurance claims forms are provided. Individuals with co-existing mental health concerns are invited to schedule a health care appointments with our mental health providers, if the assessments are intended to be woven into medical or psychological needs.

  • Base Fee: $575, includes Myers Briggs Interests Inventory, Step I and Step II, and the Strong Interest Inventory and Skills Confidence Inventory + one 90-minute coaching session. Want more? Add-on: 

    1. The Values in Action/Character Strengths Assessment helps identify how the client’s values and beliefs influence feelings of purpose and forms of meaningful interaction with activities and people.  Fee:  $175, includes an additional 30 minutes to the coaching session.
    2. The StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a detailed assessment that provides even more information about a client’s individual aptitudes and strengths, including insights on optimizing a match between strengths and career decisions.  Fee:  $250, includes an additional 30 minutes to the coaching session.
    3. Additional Coaching Time, $200/hour.

    All Personal Insight Package assessments can be completed through a secure online portal. This package helps build awareness of interests and self-confidence, assisting clients to match talents and skills to vocational, educational, and extracurricular choices.

    Such information may be especially helpful for a beginning understanding of personality and strengths, career exploration, or improved vocational satisfaction.

    This coaching is appropriate for students and early-career clients who are working to align their strengths with best-possible educational, extracurricular, or career choices.

  • Basic:  Three custom-chosen assessments + one 90 minute coaching session.  Fee $895

    Extended:  Three custom-chosen assessments + two 90-minute coaching sessions.  Fee $1195

    These packages advance professional development and effectiveness, long-term priority and goal setting, succession planning, and/or leadership skills such as communication, problem-solving, conflict management, motivation, influence and negotiation.  These are well-suited for those who are looking to advance in their leadership opportunities and want to ensure insight and optimize successes.

    In consultation with Dr. Cartaya, the assessments might include any of the following:  MBTI, FIRO-B, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), StrengthsFinder 2.0, California Personality Inventory (CPI), DISC **, and others. The administration and interpretation of these exams requires additional attention by Dr. Cartaya, which is included in the fee.

    Both the Basic and Extended Packages can be completed through an online portal at a time convenient for the client.

    **Note: Because of unique aspects of the DISC, this assessment is only available in the Extended Professional Package.

  • Organizational coaching is a flexible but strongly outcomes-oriented service.  We tailor our assessment and professional services to the needs and goals of the organization, towards improved problem-solving, conflict management or mediation, productivity, creativity and alignment of values.  We often focus on the interface of leadership styles and teams, new and powerful forms of communication and understanding, leveraging diversity and strengths into clearer goals or stronger strategic-planning.  In addition to providing individual assessments to employees, managers, or leaders within organizations, we also recommend incorporation of our Team Skills-Training or our work with Groups for bringing self-awareness into powerful behavioral and attitudinal growth.

    For organizational needs, please contact our Professionalism Programs Administrator or call 319-338-5190