"The Certification program has provided an opportunity unlike any other to comprehend our
psychological core through the Essential Motivator lens. Priceless."
Learn to use the InterStrength™ Approach with the powerful Essential Motivators lens that is...
A framework that quickly identifies deep, core motivations and talents to inform important life decisions and awareness
Built on the wisdom of many great thinkers that go back over 25 centuries, articulated as 'Temperament' by David Keirsey in the 1980's, and enriched by Linda Berens
A way of understanding ourselves and others that helps build self-esteem and positive regard
An elegant, solid theory of individual differences that integrates with the 16 Jungian based personality types
This live and online Certification program is for professional practitioners who want to…
Have a tool and framework to help clients identify, and realign with, deep and persistent sources of motivation as well as manage stress stress
Provide practices for their clients for improving relationships and dealing with conflict, decisions, and energy
Learn more about personality differences using the practical InterStrength™ Essential Motivator Lens
Get a firm grounding in how to use the InterStrength™ Approach to foster personal and interpersonal development using the Essential Motivators model
Have a new tool in their toolkit that links to the 16 Jungian based Personality Types
Have their knowledge and skill level recognized through Certification
Join a community of practitioners who are dedicated to self-development as well as providing excellence to their clients
Attendance in the course is limited to 20 people to ensure a learning environment with more interaction and personal attention. We will be following best practices for transforming classroom programs into a positive, online learning environment. There will be group activities, intersession assignments, and application work as well.
What you get:
A powerful learning experience
Knowledge, resources, and capacity to create a variety of development experiences
An actionable coaching framework to use with your clients
4 booklets from the Understanding Yourself and Others Series authored or co-authored by Dr. Berens
5 different practical job aids
Worksheets and handouts
The Guide for Facilitating Self-Discovery Process (Essential Motivators version) with scripted lesson plans and applications activities
PowerPoint files you can customize to fit into your work
2 hours (or more) individual time with Dr. Berens (greater than $500 value), plus 4 more hours of caring feedback on your work
And after completion of assessments, you will be InterStrength Essential Motivators Certified
Plus if you complete the InterStrength Interaction Styles and InterStrength Cognitive Dynamics certification courses, you will eligible to apply for InterStrength CORE™ Certification.
In addition you will receive a 1-year free membership in the private InterStrength online-community where we foster peer-to-peer learning. In a private circle for your course cohort, you can ask questions, share insights, and have insightful discussions with your learning cohort. You will have unlimited access to the cohort circle for as long as we are using that platform. Upon completion of the course sessions, you will also be invited to join the larger certified community in the Network+ Circle where you will continue to share with a broader group and...
Receive the latest thoughts and insights from the desk of Linda Berens
Share insights and examples organized by each of the InterStrength lenses
Get access to articles and resources to enhance your learning
Ask questions and hear the thoughts of your peers and mentors
What are your core psychological needs, values and talents? Where can you shift?
What needs are so essential to your existence that you will go to great lengths to get them met?
What is your purpose?
Your core psychological needs and values have been with you from the beginning as well as the talents that help you scratch the itch that the needs create. This is the heart of who we are, so you will learn more about the essence of the roots of your personality as well as of those around you. This will open up a deep understanding of different perspectives, different talent agendas, and sources of conflict and stress. The Essential Motivators lens is grounded in the patterns David Keirsey called temperament and that were further differentiated and refined by Linda Berens.
What's your Essential Motivator SuperPower™?
Gifted at employing the available means to accomplish an end. Creativity is revealed by the variety of solutions they come up with. Talented at using tools, whether the tool be language, theories, a paint brush, or a computer. Tune into immediate sensory information and vary their actions according to the needs of the moment. Gifted at tactics. Can easily read the situation at hand, instantly make decisions, and, if needed, take actions to achieve the desired outcome.
Want the freedom to choose the next act.
Seek to have impact, to get results.
Want to be graceful, bold, and impressive.
Generally are excited and optimistic.
Are absorbed in the action of the moment.
Are oriented toward the present.
Seek adventure and stimulation.
Hunger for spontaneity.
Trust impulses, luck, and their ability to solve any problem they run into.
Think in terms of variation.
Have a talent for noticing and describing rich detail, constantly seeking relevant information.
Like freedom to move, festivities, and games.
Tend to be natural negotiators.
Usually are gifted tacticians, deciding the best move to make in the moment, the expedient action to take.
Are frequently drawn to all kinds of work that requires variation on a theme.
Needs and Values
The core needs are to have the freedom to act without hindrance and to see a marked result from action. People of this pattern highly value aesthetics, whether in nature or art. Their energies are focused on skillful performance, variety, and stimulation. They tend toward pragmatic, utilitarian actions with a focus on technique. They trust their impulses and have a drive to action. They learn best experientially and when they see the relevance of what they are learning to what they are doing. They enjoy hands-on, applied learning with a fast pace and freedom to explore.
Talented at logistics and at maintaining useful traditions. Masterfully get the right things in the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity, in the right quality, to the right people, and not to the wrong people. Know how things have always been done, so they anticipate where things can go wrong. Have a knack for attending to rules, procedures, and protocol. Make sure the correct information is assembled and presented to the right people.
Want to fit in, to have membership.
Hunger for responsibility, accountability, and predictability.
Tend to be generous, to serve, and to do their duty.
Establish and maintain institutions and standard operating procedures.
Tend to protect and preserve, to stand guard and warn.
Look to the past and tradition.
Foster enculturation with ceremonies and rules.
Trust contracts and authority.
Want security and stability.
Think in terms of what is conventional, comparisons, associations, and discrete elements.
Generally are serious, concerned, and fatalistic.
Usually are skilled at ensuring that things, information, and people are in the right place, in the right amounts, in the right quality, at the right time.
Frequently gravitate toward business and commerce.
Needs and Values
The core needs are for group membership and responsibility. They need to know they are doing the responsible thing. They value stability, security, and a sense of community. They trust hierarchy and authority and may be surprised when others go against these social structures. People of this temperament prefer cooperative actions with a focus on standards and norms. Their orientation is to their past experiences, and they like things sequenced and structured. They tend to look for the practical applications of what they are learning.
Prefer using their gifts of strategic analysis to approach all situations. Constantly examine the relationship of the means to the overall vision and goal. No strangers to complexity, theories, and models, like to think of all possible contingencies and develop multiple plans for handling them. Abstractly analyze a situation and consider previously unthought-of possibilities. Researching, analyzing, searching for patterns, and developing hypotheses are quite likely to be natural modus operandi.
Want knowledge and to be competent, to achieve mastery.
Seek expertise to understand how the world and things in it work.
Are theory oriented.
See everything as conditional and relative.
Are oriented to the infinite.
Trust logic and reason.
Want to have a rationale for everything.
Think in terms of differences, delineating categories, definitions, structures, and functions.
Hunger for precision, especially in thought and language.
Usually are skilled at long-range planning, inventing, designing, and defining. Generally are calm.
Frequently gravitate toward technology and the sciences.
Tend to be well suited for engineering and devising strategy, whether in the social sciences or physical sciences.
Needs and Values
The core needs are for mastery of concepts, knowledge, and competence. Want to understand the operating principles of the universe and to learn or even develop theories for everything. Value expertise, logical consistency, concepts, and ideas and seek progress. Tend toward pragmatic, utilitarian actions with a technology focus. Trust logic above all else. Tend to be skeptical and highly value precision in language. Learning style is conceptual, and want to know the underlying principles that generate the details and facts rather than the details alone.
Tend to be gifted at unifying diverse peoples and helping individuals realize their potential. Build bridges between people through empathy and clarification of deeper issues. Use these same skills to help people work through difficulties. Thus, can make excellent mediators, helping people and companies solve conflicts through mutual cooperation. If working on a global level, they champion a cause. If working on an individual level, they focus on growth and development of the person.
Want to be authentic, benevolent, and empathic.
Search for identity, meaning, and significance.
Are relationship oriented, particularly valuing meaningful relationships.
Tend to be idealistic and visionary, wanting to make the world a better place. Look to the future.
Trust their intuition, imagination, and impressions.
Focus on developing potential, fostering and facilitating growth through coaching, teaching, counseling, and communicating.
Generally are enthusiastic.
Think in terms of integration and similarities and look for universals.
Often are gifted in the use of metaphors to bridge different perspectives. Usually are diplomatic.
Frequently are drawn to work that inspires and develops people and relationships.
Needs and Values
The core needs are for the meaning and significance that come from having a sense of purpose and working toward some greater good. They need to have a sense of unique identity. They value unity, self-actualization, and authenticity. People of this pattern prefer cooperative interactions with a focus on ethics and morality. They tend to trust their intuition and impressions first and then seek to find the logic and the data to support them. Given their need for empathic relationships, they learn more easily when they can relate to the instructor and the group.