Steve was working with us to help us streamline our business processes, clarify roles, and in general become more profitable
Grand Haven, MI (Vocus) May 1, 2010
Linda V. Berens, Ph.D. founded Interstrength Associates in 1988 to provide a source for solid information about personality differences. Now Interstrength Associates is the premier source for research, education, applications and training support for the understanding of individual differences and change facilitation using applications of Temperament Theory, Jung’s theory of psychological types and the Berens Interaction Styles Model. Interstrength Associates became internationally recognized as a provider of exceptional Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Qualifying Programs as well as training in advanced applications of the works of Carl Jung, Isabel Myers, and David Keirsey.
As President of Interstrength Associates, Dr. Berens has made it her goal to attract training, coaching, and organizational development professionals who are experts in their own fields such as leadership, teams, communication, training, coaching, counseling, and creativity to become faculty for Interstrength Associates and to develop applications of the study of individual differences to those fields.
Linda V. Berens, Ph.D., has been licensed in California as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist (currently inactive status) and an Educational Psychologist. Over the last 15 years, she has conducted extensive qualitative research into the characteristics of the sixteen personality types and the four temperaments. As a result of this research, she has integrated the work of Carl Jung, David Keirsey and a theory of living systems into a methodology for helping people understand themselves and others, placing her and her associates on the leading edge of work in this field. In her most recent work, she has refined the popular social styles theory to see patterns of interaction styles. This recent addition places her as a leading contributor to the study of individual differences.
She has conducted thousands of training programs in this theory and its applications to counseling, education, career development and organizational development are immense. She has qualified over 2500 people to purchase the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® assessment.
The HighestPurpose.org beta website launch is schedule for May 15, 2010. The website will offer free tools and training to assist anyone in developing a life of purpose and meaning. In addition, the company hosts a nine month remote learning intensive each year. The company selects thirty-six individuals each year to work with their team of mentors as part of a life change transformative curriculum. Participants complete the program with clarity of purpose, an action strategy, and a network of like minded friends.
Dr. Berens met Steve Frazee, the Executive Director of HighestPurpose.org when he was consulting to her company, Interstrength Associates. “Steve was working with us to help us streamline our business processes, clarify roles, and in general become more profitable,” said Berens. “Not only does he have incredible intelligence around finance and running the business, he has exceptional facilitation skills.” Frazee is equally supportive of Dr. Beren’s work. “Linda opened my eyes to how each of us sees and discusses the world differently,” said Frazee. Participants in the nine month transformative program will work with Dr. Berens to cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and others. “Understanding yourself and others is key to attempting a profound life change.
HighestPurpose.org provides guidance, training, and community interaction to everyone seeking a life of purpose and meaning. The company offers free resources online through its Purpose Community website and also hosts an exclusive nine month life strategy program. Participants in the program work personally with over a dozen recognized leaders in the fields of psychology, business, spirituality, and transformation as part of a remote learning curriculum designed to help each student find and live their highest purpose.