How do you prefer to interact and communicate with others?
Where can you shift?
The only official training in Interaction Styles created by Linda Berens
"Excellent courses/certifications for personal and professional development! Linda is a very attentive and expert trainer! The small Zoom groups make for a wonderfully interactive and tailored learning environment. Linda is very responsive to providing and creating tools that can be utilized for graduates to use in their own work with teams and individuals as well as for personal self-development and discovery.
These courses will help you to grow and stretch in ways that one might not consider prior. You have the flexibility of completing homework, assignments and certification projects (if you choose to get certified) according to your personal schedule. It was also helpful that these classes were over the lunch time span on Fridays for my time zone (CST). I highly recommend these courses. They're worth the investment"
Learn to use the InterStrength CORE™ Approach with the powerful Interaction Styles lens that is . . .
Simple enough to grasp in an hour to bring to light everyday differences that are at the root of much of the conflict we experience in interaction with others
Built on the wisdom of many great thinkers that go back over 25 centuries
A way of understanding ourselves and others that helps build self-esteem and positive regard
An elegant, solid theory of individual differences that surpasses DISC and Social Styles and works with the 16 Jungian based personality types
This live, online Certification program is for professional practitioners who want to…
Becoming a part of a growing, empowering and active community that strives for greater understanding and increased awareness
Have a tool and framework to help clients identify, realign, and manage their sources of energy as well as stress when interacting with others
Provide practices for their clients for engaging others, improving relationships and dealing with conflict
Learn more about personality type using the practical InterStrength Interaction Styles™ Lens
Get a firm grounding in how to use the InterStrength CORE™ Approach to foster personal and interpersonal development using the Interaction Styles 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 18 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 great 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 (Interaction Styles 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 from Linda on your work
And after completion of assessments, you will be InterStrength Interaction Styles™ Certified
Plus if you complete the InterStrength Essential Motivators™ and InterStrength Cognitive Dynamics™ certification courses, you will eligible to apply for InterStrength CORE™ Certification
In addition you will receive 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
Reply and comment on articles and posts
Graduates of our prior licensing workshops, please contact us if you are interested in updating to the Certification.
How it works:
The 9 live, online sessions take place on Friday's, from 9-11 am Los Angeles time. Other learning experiences are on your own time frame using the Thinkific learning platform.
Once you register we will arrange for your individual discovery session with Dr. Linda Berens.
Get started by reviewing the first chapter in the course
Attend the 9 weekly courses sessions live if at all possible. If you have to miss a session, watch the recording and complete the assignments so you can be ready for the next session. These live sessions are rich with learnings from your cohort in breakout groups as well as with Dr. Berens
Before each session complete your assignments to deepen your knowledge and apply what you learn. Assignments should take about 2 hours each week, except for preparation for the practicum assignment, which will take more.
You will have a practicum assignment to deliver a mini workshop or do a 1-on-1 session.
Complete the assignments and knowledge assessments required during the program.
How do you tend to express yourself? How are you driven to interact with others? What is your natural energy and movement pattern? Your preferred Interaction Style is the most easily observed aspect of your CORE since it is embodied in your communications and movements. The Interaction Styles lens helps us establish rapport and greatly affects relationships of all kinds. Interaction Styles is reflective of the long researched work on temperament in children as well as a deconstruction and reintegration of Social Styles and DiSC models.
What's your Interaction Style SuperPower™?
The theme is getting the best result possible. People of this style focus on understanding and working with the process to create a positive outcome. They see value in many contributions and consult outside inputs to make an informed decision. They aim to integrate various information sources and accommodate differing points of view. They approach others with a quiet, calm style that may not show their strong convictions. Producing, sustaining, defining, and clarifying are all ways they support a group's process. They typically have more patience than most with the time it takes to gain support through consensus for a project or to refine the result.
SuperPower is Synthesizing
Identifying what is truly needed or wanted
Seeking internal consistency and reconciling inconsistencies
Producing high quality results that have been refined and reworked
Supporting others logistically, emotionally, or with information
Defining specifications so others can provide a unified result
Clarifying values so others align with the results
Searching for commonalities that already exist
Sustaining efforts to get the needed results
Encourage participation so important input is not missed
The theme is having a course of action to follow. People of this style focus on knowing what to do and keeping themselves, the group, or the project on track. They prefer to enter a situation having an idea of what is to happen. They identify a process to accomplish a goal and have a somewhat contained tension as they work to create and monitor a plan. The aim is not the plan itself, but to use it as a guide to move things along toward the goal. Their informed and deliberate decisions are based on analyzing, outlining, conceptualizing or foreseeing what needs to be done.
SuperPower is Intending
Developing a course of action
Acting with a deliberate sense of purpose
Mapping out processes to accomplish the purpose
Outlining and planning agendas and logistics
Conceptualizing an end result that keeps intentions focused
Figuring out what needs to be done to achieve the desired end result
Articulating how people will respond, shedding light on what is likely to happen
Monitoring progress and giving guidance
The theme is persuading and involving others. They thrive in facilitator or catalyst roles and aim to inspire others to move to action, facilitating the process. Their focus is on interaction, often with an expressive style. They Get-Things-Going™ with upbeat energy, enthusiasm, or excitement, which can be contagious. Exploring options and possibilities, making preparations, discovering new ideas, and sharing insights are all ways they get people moving along. They want decisions to be participative and enthusiastic, with everyone involved and engaged.
SuperPower is Motivating
Moving people to action
Catalyzing, energizing, and inspiring
Drawing attention to what people want most
Facilitating—getting involvement and resolving disagreements
Making preparations to make things easy for others
Get people to actions they can buy in to
Persuading and involving others with either emotion or logic
Sharing insights and discovering new ways of seeing things that engage others
Exploring options that get people involved
The theme is getting things accomplished through people. People of this style are focused on results, often taking action quickly. They often have a driving energy with an intention to lead a group to the goal. They make decisions quickly to keep themselves and others on task, on target, and on time. They hate wasting time and having to back track. Mentoring, executing actions, supervising, and mobilizing resources are all ways they get things accomplished. They notice right away what is not working in a situation and become painfully aware of what needs to be fixed, healed, or corrected.
SuperPower is Steering
Managing and directing actions
Leading others to a goal
Taking the helm with confidence they will succeed
Supervising—assigning tasks, then checking in to see they are done properly
Mobilizing resources—spotting the right person for the job, then empowering them to do it
Executing actions—knowing what to do to get things done
Accomplish through people—mentoring them in order to accomplish more