The holiday season is typically NOT a time where we allow ourselves the “space” to sit back and think. Why do we do the things we do? What makes my child behave that way? What motivates my colleague? What interests me enough to pursue it as a hobby, college major, or job. NOPE. It’s the time where we push all of these questions to the back burner of our minds and think, “I’ll deal with that when I have time.” Newsflash: two weeks off from school, a couple days away from work, and a more flexible schedule (that is, when you’re not traveling!) is exactly the time to consider these things. This year, I’m offering some office hours for feedback sessions during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s to accommodate people who’d like to come in to receive their feedback while they’re away from work or school.
It may seem like a daunting task to approach questions like those above. Five years ago, I was faced with some tough questions regarding myself: where to work, who to marry, and how to interact with my family. Then the Birkman…
Oh, the Birkman (short for Birkman Method assessment). It’s a 298 question (250 true-false, 48 multi-choice) that you take online whenever you’d like (home, office, vacation, etc) and should take about 30 minutes to complete. The results available immediately after completion and are then sent to me for report preparation. The questionnaire is translated into over 20 languages and, yes, we offer Skype sessions for feedback. There are dozens of report formats for individuals, pairs, and groups. These options make the Birkman a great tool for exploring a college major, switching careers, pre-marital or marital counseling, family counseling, and “figuring out” what makes your relationship with your teenager or spouse thrive or plumit.
What I once thought was just a couple of pieces of paper telling me more about my personality has turned out to be so much more. I’ve utilized my own results to land a stable career at Heritage Behavioral Health Consultants, marry a man who I can communicate and be vulnerable with, and connect with my sister in a way I never thought possible. If you’re willing to make the time to invest in this tool, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Call us today (713-365-9015) to receive a quote for your assessment and schedule a feedback session. Spots for the holiday weeks are limited.