BenchStrength Coaching uses formal assessments to assist clients in deepening their self-awareness and self-knowledge to support the coaching process and facilitate lasting change. Our coaches are certified to administer, score and interpret the following assessments for individuals and teams:

EQ in Action

Emotional intelligence is defined as the capacity to be aware of, control and express emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Having the ability to work with others in a highly effective manner results in individual, team, and organizational success. EQ in Action is a tool based on a developmental model and measures three capacities of emotional intelligence, which are widely thought to be the key to both personal and professional success. Unlike most emotional intelligence assessment tools, this profile does not provide a score, rather it reports how a user compares with others who have taken this tool on the essential components of emotional intelligence. According to Daniel Goleman, emotional competencies are more important than intellect and experience and close to 90% of leadership success is attributable to emotional intelligence.


Hogan Assessments are a suite of assessment tools that predict unique variance in job performance, and yield a highly accurate and comprehensive picture regarding personal characteristics related to performance.  There are three tools in the suite of assessments. The personality assessment (HPI) measures deeply-ingrained personal characteristics indicating how individuals approach work and interactions with others. The development assessment (HDS) provides insight regarding ‘derailment’ tendencies that could limit overall career potential and effectiveness. Lastly, the motivations and values assessment (MVPI) provides insight about a person’s core values, goals, and interests.

Integrative9 Enneagram

The Enneagram is an archetypal framework. Consisting of three centers of intelligence and nine main types, it offers a rich map to personal development from an open systems perspective. The Integrative9 Enneagram offers the most in-depth insight into enneagram types, personality, motivation and self-limiting beliefs. It opens a pathway to self-discovery and greater personal awareness. The Integrative9 Enneagram creates self-awareness and uncovers the patterns of behavior that sub-consciously drive and motivate us to act in certain ways. When patterns and motivations become conscious, individuals are empowered to take responsibility for their own behaviors and growth, from a greater understanding of why they act and react the way they do.


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an assessment that measures psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. It is used by most Fortune 100 companies and is the most widely known and used personality assessment tool. The MBTI assessment helps people in organizations to understand themselves and their behaviors, to appreciate others, make constructive use of individual differences, and to approach problems in different yet healthy and more productive ways. Organizations use the MBTI assessment to make the most of their talent, improve teamwork, understand and adapt to differences in leadership and management styles, to develop employee’s skills in creativity, time management, stress management, and to manage conflict.

Tilt 365 – A Character Based 360 Tool

Tilt 365 is the only suite of strengths-based tools using the science of character development to measure character traits rather than competencies, and the degree to which one uses (tilts) toward or away from those traits. Character strengths are related to several dimensions of job performance, including: task performance, job dedication, interpersonal facilitation, and organizational support. The developers of Tilt365 believe culture can be determined and/or changed by one individual. For example, CEOs who displayed character strengths had an average return on assets almost five times larger than CEOs with weak character. We find this tool to be the perfect complement to the assessments above.