Assessments We Use

Does it sometimes seem like you and your team members are speaking different languages? A variety of factors can influence team communication, including varying individual learning styles and cultural norms. Understanding and leveraging these group and individual dynamics is a key asset of good leadership. However, sometimes even the best manager needs a reliable adviser to help pinpoint and solve internal issues.

We Get Results

We are experts at assessing organizations and at utilizing simple techniques to create breakthrough results. Our assessments include the use of several industry standard tools, including Myers-Briggs (MBTI), Benchmarks, and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), which creates a common framework for working through issues that cause stress and loss of productivity.

The results enable us to identify issues and craft strategies for improvement in many areas, including:

  • Developing personal self-awareness
  • Communication effectiveness
  • Decision making
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Individual/group diagnosis and intervention
  • Leveraging team capabilities
  • Customer/selling strategies
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Learning challenges
  • Work redesign and cultural development
  • Diversity
  • Effective training design
  • Increasing cognitive development skills
  • Career exploration

Our Methods


The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) is a tool for the physiological assessment of thinking preferences aiding in cognitive development. It assists us in understanding individual styles and preferences to situational circumstances, including conflict resolution, problem solving, communication, creativity, decision making, learning styles and more.

The HBDI profile requires a certified practitioner who administers and debriefs the results and then interprets and applies your profile results to your questions, stress triggers or other personal or team hurdles.

The Center for Creative Leadership Assessments

When you want to receive feedback from a number of different sources—your boss, board of directors, peers, direct reports, and other influential colleagues—the gold standard approach is to use a 360° assessment.

There are different types of 360° assessments offered, which require administration and facilitation by a certified professional credentialed through the Center for Creative Leadership.

As a CCL-Certified Facilitator, I will assist you deciding which assessment is more appropriate for your specific situation. You can view sample reports through each assessment’s page. My role is to handle assessment administration and provide assessment debriefings to each individual or group.


CPP is a leading developer of assessment tools that are published globally. The CPP assessments assist in individual and organizational development in the following areas: leadership development, executive coaching, team building, conflict management, career exploration, selection, and retention.

Many of the CPP assessments require a certified practitioner to administer and deliver the assessment feedback. I am certified to use:

Each of these assessments has multiple reports available for use. Sample feedback reports are available on each individual assessment page. Let me help you decide which assessment and report is appropriate for your specific needs.

Discuss your needs and possible solutions with Lynn today. Use the contact form or call (585) 249-5149. Not ready to invest in a program today? Learn what you can do at Elephants at Work that might make the difference.