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Assess: The Foundation Molecule

Whether you’re undergoing leadership, team, or organizational coaching, Assess is the backbone of our evolve model and provides the foundation for your organizational evolution. If you’re part of an organization, Interviews, workshops, and an in-depth analysis provide critical insights into people, products, processes, technology, culture, and mindset.  With this holistic view, we will recommend learning paths, capability enhancements, and product delivery improvements. This is where we discover and prioritize your organizational goals, outcomes, and strategic direction.

The Value of Assessments

A Look in the Mirror

See clearly your skills, behaviors, preferences, traits, and patterns and how they help or hinder you.

Numbers Aren't Personal

Objective assessment/feedback data minimizes biases and subjective interpretations so that you can make data-driven decisions and goals.

It's All About You

Get a customized coaching plan designed for your specific goals.

You Manage What Your Measure

Start with a baseline, set goals and commitments, and regularly reassess to track your progress over time.

Targeted Sessions

Focused discussions on concrete behavior, challenges, and strategies for growth

How Your Piece Fits in the Puzzle

Learn how your style aligns with the organizational culture to better navigate interpersonal dynamics.

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Assessments play a valuable role in the executive and team coaching process by providing objective insights into an individual’s skills, strengths, weaknesses, behaviors, and areas for development. Assessments contribute to the overall effectiveness of executive coaching in several ways:


Assessments help executives and teams gain a clearer understanding of their skills, behaviors, preferences, and personality traits. This self-awareness is crucial for identifying areas that may need improvement and recognizing patterns that could impact their leadership style and decision-making.

Strengths and Areas for Growth

Assessments highlight strengths, which are leveraged to enhance their leadership skills and effectiveness. Similarly, they also pinpoint areas that require improvement, enabling targeted coaching interventions.


Assessment results serve as a reminder of the goals and commitments made during the coaching process. They encourage executives to take ownership of their development and actively engage in the coaching journey.

Objective Feedback

Assessments provide an objective and data-driven basis for discussions between the coach and the executive. This helps minimize biases and subjective interpretations, making the coaching process more credible and effective.

Customized Coaching Plans

Based on assessment results, Pliant Solutions tailors coaching plans that address the specific needs of each executive or manager. This personalized approach enhances the relevance and impact of the coaching process.

Measurable Progress

Assessments offer a baseline for measuring an executive’s progress over time. Regular reassessments help both the executive and the coach track improvements and gauge the effectiveness of the coaching interventions.

Enhanced Communication

The insights gained from assessments facilitate more productive conversations between the coach and the executive, allowing for focused discussions on concrete behaviors, challenges, and strategies for growth.

Team Dynamics & Organizational Fit

Assessments shed light on how an executive’s style aligns with the team and organizational culture. This understanding helps executives navigate interpersonal dynamics more effectively.

We leverage assessments with high validity, reliability, and relevance to individual goals.

Leadership Assessments

About the Assessment:
Lectical Assessments are sophisticated scenario-based developmental assessments that ask candidates to demonstrate how they would apply their knowledge and skills to address complex real-world scenarios involving multiple stakeholders and problems with no single correct answer. The primary goal of lectical assessments is to measure an individual’s capacity for complex thinking, nuanced reasoning, and the ability to consider multiple perspectives. These assessments provide detailed feedback on an individual’s strengths, areas for growth, and stage of development in a particular domain.

What Does It Measure? The LDMA focuses on leadership skills in VUCA conditions (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity). The specific skills targeted in the LDMA fall into four categories: collaborative capacity, perspective coordination, contextual thinking, and decision-making process.

What is the Output? The output of a lectical assessment includes a developmental profile, which describes the individual’s cognitive development stage based on their responses. This profile includes information about the individual’s ability to recognize patterns, consider alternatives, integrate conflicting information, and adapt their thinking in response to new information or perspectives and tailored action items for how to specifically grow and improve.</P?

About the Assessment: The Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) is a 360-degree assessment tool designed to evaluate a leader’s effectiveness and performance across various dimensions. Unlike traditional assessments that focus solely on behaviors, the LCP combines a deep understanding of an individual’s personality with a focus on leadership competencies, making it a powerful tool for leadership development.

What Does It Measure? The Leadership Circle Profile measures a combination of two critical aspects: Creative Competencies, which are positive leadership attributes that reflect the leader’s ability to create value, foster collaboration, drive innovation, and inspire growth, and Reactive Tendencies, which are patterns of behavior that emerge when a leader is under stress or not fully aware of their impact.

What is the Output? The output of a Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) 360-degree assessment is a comprehensive report that analyzes a leader’s effectiveness, behavior, and leadership competencies from multiple perspectives. The report aims to offer insights into the leader’s positive attributes (creative competencies) and potential areas for improvement (reactive tendencies). Additional outputs include the Leadership Circle Profile graph: creative competencies scores, reactive tendencies scores, percentile rankings, narrative feedback, developmental suggestions, and coaching insights. 

About the Assessment: The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) is measures normal or typical personality traits that influence an individual’s behavior in various situations. It provides insights into how individuals generally interact with others, approach tasks, and respond to challenges.

What Does It Measure? The HPI assesses a range of personality traits, including but not limited to sociability, ambition, adjustment, interpersonal sensitivity, prudence, and inquisitiveness. Hogan examines personality from every angle. By measuring the bright side, dark side, and inside of personality, Hogan can achieve the highest level of predictive validity in the industry.

What is the Output? The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) output is a comprehensive assessment report that provides insights into an individual’s personality traits, behaviors, and potential implications for their performance in various contexts, particularly in the workplace. It includes a graphical profile, trait scores, strengths and areas for improvement, trait descriptions, norm group comparison, behavioral implications, job fit analysis, personal development suggestions, interpersonal dynamics, and coaching and development insights.

Team Assessments

Our team assessments analyze team dynamics, communication styles, and effectiveness of collaboration. Our assessment methods involve a holistic approach, combining assessment tools, individual interviews, observational team meetings, and surveys. Using a focused question panel allows us to dig deeper into the team dynamics, pulling out common themes, strengths, and challenges. These themes are then presented to the teams in a detailed report and is used as the basis for ongoing team coaching work. As certified team coaches, we have vast experience assessing and working with teams in the Federal, State, and private sectors.

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