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Because understanding personality traits impacts your bottom line.

Workplace Assessment

Judy Nelson is a certified and seasoned WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ 4.0 consultant who has a deep understanding of the inner workings of this tool. As co-authors of this assessment, we highly recommend Judy to anyone who is interested in learning more about themselves, and, specifically, their roles as leaders.”

Jane Mitchell Howard, MBA & Pierce J. Howard, PhD, Co-Authors of the WorkPlace Big Five Profile™

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, respectively, Center for Applied Cognitive Studies (CentACS)

WorkPlace Big Five Profile™

Developed by  the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies, the WorkPlace Big Five Profile is based on more than twenty years of brain and personality research.  This assessment is a state-of-the-art tool  focused on the Five-Factor Model of Personality.

Since 1986, authors Pierce J. Howard, Ph.D., Managing Director, Research and Development and Jane Mitchell Howard, M.B.A., Managing Director, Programs, for the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies, have specialized in organizational development, consulting, and assessment.

More than 70,000 individuals have taken the “Big 5” in order to focus on the workplace and help set specific goals for individual work or for coaching. Scores are on a continuum and are informative, not labeling or threatening.

The Workplace Big 5 Profile is also a great tool to use with teams. Individual scores are compared in a team training workshop, an environment that is safe for participants to explore their own and their colleagues’ comfort and discomfort zones. This professionally facilitated forum helps reduce the all-too-common tendency to assign negative motives, and it increases positive collaboration.

What is the Five-Factor Model of Personality?

The WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ 4.0 is a personality assessment based on the Five-Factor Model of Personality, the current best-practices standard and the primary means for understanding and interpreting personality by psychologists.

With only 107 questions, busy workers find the personality assessment easy to complete online in only 10 – 15 minutes.

The Big Five personality assessment’s coefficient alpha of .83 is among the highest of all assessments and in compliance with all International Test Commission standards.

A tool to improve productivity, self-awareness and bottom line results

The assessment will reveal an individual’s 5 personality supertraits and 23 subtraits that simply and clearly explain work-related behaviors found in day-to-day encounters with co-workers, employees, managers and colleagues.

How can these assessments help your organization?

Using the Workplace Big Five Profile™  provides information that helps companies, educational institutions and individuals understand how people are similar and different.

This assessment assists coaches and consultants in finding out more about how individuals function in the workplace and how he or she can develop.

CentACS assessments bring clarity to how a personality-diverse workforce is needed to effectively accomplish the objectives of any organization in a rapidly changing, virtual world.

Among the many assessments available to individuals and organizations, I prefer one that has the best research, poses the least emotional risk for the client, and creates the most long-lasting impact. Because of the success of this tool, I have become certified in its use. This is a global tool which I give in person or virtually.  – Judy Nelson

Allison Davis Maxon, Regional Director Seneca Orange County

“The Big 5 Assessment and coaching allowed me to take my management and leadership skills to the next level. It gave me very specific tools I could utilize daily and generalize to any challenge I was facing in the workplace.
I can’t recommend it highly enough!”

– Allison Maxim, Regional Director
Seneca Orange County

 Linda LiBrizzi, LCSW, Family Finding Specialist

“Through her guidance and support, I have been able to identify my passion and have figured out how to do what I love.”

– Linda LiBrizzi, LCSW
Family Finding Specialist

Alex Morales, MSW, President & CEO Children's Bureau

“Judy’s coaching has been the most influential factor in my career growth. Finding, building and harnessing one’s creative thinking, critical thinking, personal networks, values, strategic planning, leadership, candid communication, partnering with civic leaders/directors, and staff development are just some of her great lessons.”

– Alex Morales, MSW
President & CEO, Children’s Bureau

Judy's business experience and style mean you’ll be comfortable to trust her, so together you will transform your leadership and your organization. Judy maintains the strictest confidence and levels of professionalism and will make the best possible use of your investment. As a coach, Judy provides direct and honest feedback delivered respectfully. As a teacher, she ensures you’re an engaged learner . . . and she might just make you laugh along the way.

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