I am a self-confessed sceptic of any skills and tools I use as I like to see the results and the impact.

It’s not that I don’t trust what I do, but being a sceptic keeps me looking at what I do and how I do it from new perspectives.

One of the best tools I use is a psychological tool called MindSonar. You see, I am a language and behaviour profiling consultant, NLP trainer and executive coach and last year, this fantastic online psychological tool arrived on UK shores.

Every time I use this tool I always ask myself: ‘Is this online tool more flexible and reliable than other tools that businesses use?’

On 29th June, the answer to the question became a resounding ‘yes’!

Why? Well, it was the first ever International MindSonar E Summit featuring ten people from around the world, myself included, giving a five-minute presentation each how MindSonar practitioners use this psychological profiling tool in their own particular area of work and expertise.

The presenters at the E Summit were from diverse backgrounds; human resources, psychology, business & executive coaches, teaching, training, counselling and recruitment.

Reliable and flexible

Having listened to everyone else’s views, as well as my own, I am being totally open and honest with you when I say that Mindsonar is both reliable and flexible and certainly has a place in the world’s personal and organisational development.

Its reliability is tested regularly using the nationally-recognised Cronbach’s Alpha and its flexibility becomes apparent when you listen to the E Summit on webinar and listen to the ten different approaches to using the tool.

So what is special about this tool compared to psychometric tools, please note that I do not call MindSonar a psychometric tool as it does not label your personality as being like x or y.

This tool is context-specific. It measures your value base, how you learn and how you think and thus behave in that given context.

Developed in 1990 by Dr Jaap Hollander, a Dutch psychologist who now runs the Institute of Eclectic Psychology, the tool has practitioners across three continents.

Its beauty is that it does not confine you to being a set personality. What is unique about it is the flexibility and diversity of its application. I am yet to come across a situation where the application of MindSonar is not helpful.

The varied speakers and subjects were fascinating to listen to. They were:

  • Jennet Burghard, Netherlands: MindSonar and Start-Ups.
  • Scott Morris, USA: Finding Hero – Capitalising on Individual Strengths in Team Building.
  • Monica Castañeda, Perú: Empowerment through self-knowledge and MindSonar.
  • Michelle Akel, Ecuador: MindSonar in Market Research and Consumer Behavior.
  • Tomasz Zawadzki, Poland: The evolution of Influence.
  • Bianca Negron, Puerto Rico: The Value of Personal & Employer Branding Powered by MindSonar.
  • Ian Clarke, United Kingdom: Recruitment in a Boutique Label Printing Company.
  • Carlos Arguello, Ecuador: MindSonar in HR: Hiring & Recruitment.
  • Debbie Yarhi, Guatemala: Successful Leadership with MindSonar and Lego Serious Play.
  • Bianca Mackintosh, Netherlands: A New Workshop Powered by MindSonar.

Building blocks to innovation

I like to think the goal of the E Summit was most definitely met and that was:

To create awareness about the different uses of MindSonar and to promote collaboration between different MindSonar professionals around the globe.  

This collaboration was fantastic to see and will be the building blocks to new and innovative, yet specific ways to support the development of those of us who use the tool.

A consistent message came through from everyone and that was to say that it is an accurate and cost-effective targeted solution.

Please have a listen to the presentations recorded here

I will always remain an advocate – and a sceptic – because my scepticism keeps me looking at ways to improve and challenge the application of the MindSonar.

Would you like to become a certified Mindsonar practitioner?

Our certified training course gives you the chance to solve problems and grow your business while supporting your clients too.

A six-day training course is being held in the UK between September and December, beginning on September 24.

Watch this video and for further information on dates, venue, cost and time, click here


Read more: Just what does Mindsonar measure?


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