We've divided the types of materials you will use during coaching into two basic types of resources - individual and business - and one category that contains common resources usable for either.
Common Coaching Resources
TriMetrix Coaching Report -- Recommended. This report comes from the assessments that our coaches often administer to clients. The 65-page report contains a wealth of information.
TalentSmart -- An inexpensive assessment to do on your own. Comes highly recommended by our assessments coach.
The Wheel of Life. How well-balanced is your wheel? Is it out of kilter?
Goldberg Depression Questionnaire. The vast majority of depression is undiagnosed. If you are unhappy, it may be a good idea to try this test, among others.
Adult ADD Test . Sure, everyone has ADD these days. It's probably over-diagnosed. Or perhaps it's just a condition that describes the human condition, which is why virtually everyone can locate their behaviors somewhere on the ADD spectrum. But it's a matter of degree, and if you have real problems with focus, concentration, and follow-through, you and your coach could both better help you if you are fully informed about your challenges.
An Enneagram Test. "The fundamental premise of the enneagram is that each of us has one dominant (not exclusive) energy that drives us in everything we do." The enneagram measures our inner geography by primarily examining our inner motivations and secondarily our behavior. The enneagram measures the thoughts we think all day, and attempts to calibrate the energy levels we have for different aspects of our lives.
Human Metrics Jung Typology Test
Kiersey - For those who don't mind tests that force you to choose between two vague and ambiguous options, this one can be interesting.
Target Training International - Free Behavioral Assessment
Myers Briggs - The old, and usually misunderstood, favorite. Please know that the results of this test only measure tendencies; they do not, as people seeking certainty insist on wanting them to, capture unalterable maps of our souls. They are also subject to change over time and, finally, they measure who we think we are now, which is a critical flaw if you are taking the test because you don't yet know who you are in the first place. That is, Myers Briggs could do a bang-up job of reporting back to you the false self that you project. Where would that get you? That said, it's still a useful tool.
eAcademy.com - A global network of professionals who find value in networking both virtually and face-to-face
Business Network International -- BNI is a business and professional networking organization that offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, referrals. Visit their international website to search for a chapter near you.
Certified Networker Program -- CNP is a customized curriculum designed with tips, tools and techniques to help you become a more effective and productive networker, and generate more qualified business referrals.
Toastmaster International -- "Making Effective Communication a Worldwide Reality." Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication skills. Lose your fears of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you've chosen in life.
Materials related to coaching that is primarily individual-focused -- personal/life coaching, career coaching, relationship coaching, health and spirit coaching -- can be found at Individual Coaching Resources .
Materials related to coaching that is primarily business-focused -- business coaching, executive coaching, leadership coaching, Internet and e-Commerce coaching, and Non-Profit and Social Entrepreneurship Coaching -- are provided to clients by the Hot Blue coaches.