We are a family business built upon embracing diversity, harnessing and realigning with our innate InterStrength CORE SuperPowers™. We have dedicated over 40 years of experience with passion, knowledge and creativity to making the world a better place.
Stephanie Berens serves as co-founder, managing partner, self-discovery coach and facilitator for InterStrength. Stephanie's education is in Behavioral Studies and Communication as well as a deep understanding of diversity and personality type and has been immersed in this business since 1995. She has been extensively trained and mentored by Linda Berens throughout her life and has used that knowledge of psychological type in all aspects—from coaching, to helping build businesses, to applications to sales and marketing. Her professional experience with psychological type ranges from roles managing Business Development, as Training Manager, and in CRM for a training, consulting and publishing company. Her current roles allow her to follow her passion of helping people understand one another, communicate well, and work more effectively together as well as build a business that is dedicated to serving others. She is a Certified Coach Practitioner and specializes in helping people realign with who they are, at their core, so they can live their best life with happiness and abundance.
Linda V. Berens
Linda V. Berens, Ph.D. serves as co-founder, lead architect of certification, model development and transformational change programs for InterStrength. She is a human and organizational development practitioner who has been teaching professionals since 1982 as well as helping individuals and teams recognize their strengths, transcend their weaknesses, and work more efficiently together. After founding Temperament Research Institute in 1983, a corporate consulting and training organization dedicated to individual differences, she turned her attention to developing a more complete and integrated look at individual differences through the Integral framework. Linda is recognized internationally for her theoretical contributions to the field of psychological type and for developing user-friendly training materials for practical application of understanding individual differences.She is the author or co-author of multiple books and training materials. In addition to holding a license as a California Marriage and Family Therapist and a doctorate in psychology, she also holds certification as a Holacracy Facilitator and in Integral Transformative Leadership from Pacific Integral and the LIOS Graduate College at Saybrook University.
Our mission is to help others reduce conflict, embrace and realign with innate strengths, eliminate negative stereotypes and encourage growth producing shifts.
Tapping into our InterStrengths™
I have been in this industry for over 40 years. My daughter, Stephanie, has been immersed in typology since birth, as I was studying under David Keirsey and learning about Temperament Theory (Essential Motivators) while pregnant. It's been a language in our family for 44 years. Stephanie and I have worked together in this field for the majority of the past 20 years.
It has been my joy to join with Stephanie in co-founding InterStrength. We have committed our life's work to realigning with our CORE, dissolving the negatives of personality typing by using our Self-Discovery Process through the InterStrength CORE Approach™ which is much more than a 'typology' but rather a process that allows space for individuality, growth, realignment and understanding of patterns. We discourage labeling and boxing people in and strongly believe that each individual is much more complex and flexible than a 4 letter code they may have "scored" on a personality type "test" or "instrument". We are dedicated to helping others understand, realign, embrace and own who they are at their core and provide a language for talking about these preferences and patterns so that we all can feel heard, understood and empowered.