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The Birkman Method®

How Boldly Reach Your Goals achieves such great results for business owners.

Big Picture View: 

Where your strengths, needs, stress behaviours and interests fit

Birkman strengths needs and interests. Learn about yourself and your team.
Birkman interests: what are you passionate about?

Areas of Interest:

What you're passionate (and not passionate) about compared to others

Underlying Needs:

Along 11 axes, what you expect and how you respond when you don't get it

Birkman scores and underlying needs.  Understand yourself and your team.

The Birkman Method® is a scientifically developed, multi-dimensional assessment designed to help you achieve more at work and at home. It integrates behavioural, motivational and occupational data together to predict behaviour and work satisfaction across situations. The Birkman Method is the personality assessment for improving people skills and aligning roles and relationships for maximum productivity and success.    


Because the success we achieve largely depends on how well we understand ourselves and those with whom we interact. In life, much of our time is spent working with others to accomplish things together, from the mundane (communicating well with a police officer who has pulled you over) to the extraordinary (designing the best rocket launchpad for NASAs next space mission) and from the personal (understanding your significant other's reluctance to do something that makes total sense to you) to the professional (ensuring our message is understood and accepted when we present a great idea at work.) 


People skills are one of the most critical things we can develop in life to get us where we want to be.  And, the Birkman gives you detailed insights into how you and other people can work together really effectively.


The Process: The questionnaire is delivered online and will take about 45 minutes to complete. It has been translated into 18 languages and it's recommended that you complete it in your mother tongue. 


After you complete the assessment, you'll sit down with Catherine to interpret and work through the results together.  Your sessions and the report(s) provided will give you a deeper understanding of your path forward so that you reach your specific goals.



A Lifelong Tool: The Birkman is a useful reference over and over again.  Once you have your reports and understand them, you can refer to them again when life throws something new at you.


One Birkman, Many Uses:  For over 60 years, millions of people have used the Birkman for career planning, leadership development, succession planning, retirement planning and interpersonal relationship strategizing.  It’s been translated into nineteen languages (and counting) and is used all over the world to help people grow, manage their stress and achieve their personal, professional and corporate goals.


There are tons of reports that can be created from the data you provide when you complete the Birkman Method® assessment.  And, Boldly Reach Your Goals is able to give you the right slice of information for your needs and your price point.


Reports like "The Worst Mistakes Someone Can Make With Me," "Leadership Development," and "My Job Search" contain specific, descriptive and actionable insight and advice for you and for those that work closely with you, both at home and at the office.


Reports like "Issues to Watch" examine two individuals' results against each other and give practical information about synergies and flashpoints between the group.  These reports are useful for teams and for partners.


So, what are you waiting for?



What it Looks Like:

Birkman Method® Report Examples

Plus Narrative Reports

Full of clear and actionable information

The Birkman... helped our employees work through countless situations which led to better leadership, teamwork, careers, hiring and conflict management." -Laura Turner


My daughter's Birkman has helped me understand her better and I am able to fit into her way of life in a more comfortable and happy way." -Joan Southern


The Birkman method was used as a means to better understand ourselves and our peers, as well as interactions within our teams and the company as a whole. Catherine was truly the voice of Birkman at Seeker. When conflicts arose among any of my reports, Catherine was able to compare individual assessments to help me find areas where adjustments could be made to communication and/or working styles, so that we could work through situations. Catherine’s abilities in this area of coaching were invaluable to me as a team member and manager." -Tammy Fowler


The Birkman has been extremely useful for my day to day life, on and off duty. I have been able to strengthen my shortcomings and adapt effectively to different environments. A better understanding of myself, and my natural habits, has reduced my stress while on deployments and allowed me to enjoy all aspects of sailing." -Brian Arnott



Check Out My Scores

Take a look at the amount of detail and the types of things that the Birkman produces about an individual by downloading my Scores Page.  It's basically me quantified.  Enjoy.

Catherine Olchowy business HR consultant Victoria BC

Catherine Olchowy

An enthusiastic HR strategist with a wealth of experience supporting business owners and the teams they depend upon.  Bring Catherine in to get great at the people part of your business.

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