While there is no “silver bullet” when it comes to coaching assessments, Dr. Annin is certified to administer many that she uses as appropriate. As part of her customized service, Barbara selects just the right tool. Following are some of her favorites.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®)

HMBTI Certified Logo (PMS)_hiresands down, the MBTI® is one of the most versatile and robust personality assessments. Developed by Isabel Myers and Katharine Briggs, the assessment is an application of Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types. Read more about MBTI here


Strong Interest Inventory®

Another assessment is the Strong Interest Inventory®. The Strong is an ideal for individuals who are in transition as well as those who are trying to determine a particular direction – whether it pertains to selecting a career or determining a college major. Read more about The Strong Interest Inventory® here. 

FIRO-B® (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior)

Originally developed for the military to help understand the composition of teams assigned to submarines who would be in close contact with team members over long periods of time. The FIRO-B® is designed to help individuals, teams and leaders improve performance via insights regarding interpersonal needs and behavior. Read more about the FIRO-B here.

Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI®)

Developed by scholars Kenneth Thomas and Ralph Kilmann, the TKI® helps us understand our preferred mode of dealing with conflict. Like it or not, conflict is a part of the modern-day world. Read more about the TKI here.

Emotional Intelligence/Quotient (EQ)

A eQ logogreat deal has been written in the past several years about the importance of Emotional Intelligence in leaders. There are various of schools of thought regarding the components of Emotional Intelligence. Read more about the EQ assessment here.

CPI 260®


The Enneagram has been around for thousands of years and has come into the spotlight in recent years as a powerful resource for individuals who are seeking to gain greater insights regarding their personal development. Based on a 9-point system the Enneagram looks at the human dimension by starting with a foundation of self-knowledge. Read more about the Enneagram here.

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