Our mission is to change the world by helping people understand each other.

Keirsey is utilized extensively by the Global 1000, more than 75% of the Fortune 500, all branches of the U.S. Military, educational institutions, faith-based organizations, social enterprises, consulting firms, psychologists, start-up ventures, governments and more. Over 50 million people from 170+ countries have experienced Keirsey.

Keirsey was first Introduced to the global stage through its international best sellers, Please Understand Me (1978), and its successor, Please Understand Me II (1998), (more than 4 million sold.) Keirsey is recognized as the definitive leading authority on temperament theory.

Keirsey transforms your understanding of people. We provide you with a unique perspective that brings clarity on who you are, what you do, who you love, and what difference you make. Keirsey offers an integrated system of solutions for your most important people opportunities and challenges. We provide four areas of service which include: assessments; workshops; coaching; and certifications.


We Serve

Business Enterprises
Faith Based Organizations
Government & Military
Non-Profit Organizations
Global Consulting Firms
Academic Organizations


On a daily basis, more than 10,000 individuals take the Keirsey Assessment worldwide in more than 20 languages. Our assessment is accessible via our website, publications, mobile devices, and tablets. The aim of the Keirsey Assessments are to provide understanding on human behavior, interaction, and development.


In studying organizations for more than seven decades, we have been able to identify key factors which empower them to truly thrive. The Keirsey Workshops are a series of solutions which are offered in conjunction with our assessments. They have the power to shift your organization to operate at its very best, like never before.


We have had the privilege to work with and study more than 10,000 leaders over the past ten years. And our findings have lead us to create a coaching model that is transformational. Leaders we have worked with have repeatedly stated that Keirsey Coaching is unlike any other leadership development experience they have ever engaged in. We provide you with the perspective to create the best for your life with the rest of your life.


The Keirsey Certifications are taken by world class professionals from just about every industry imaginable. Unlike any other program in the industry, our certification programs are customized learning experiences. We are determined to provide training that is immediately applicable in the short term, while it can also be utilized for a lifetime.


Our Mission

Our mission is to change the world by helping people understand each other.

Our Values

The values we hold at Keirsey communicate who we are and govern what we do. Our values have been shaped over the past five decades, and find its roots in the Keirsey mission to help individuals and organizations with their most important People Matters™.

Thoughtful Leadership

Leadership Development. We are committed to developing leaders. We believe that leaders have an internal drive to continually develop themselves and others. We attract and retain the best people and remain committed to their long-term growth and development. We believe that it takes the best to deliver the best. Our aim is to develop those we train and coach to become top professionals in the field of People Matters™.

Stewardship and Service. We serve as thoughtful, trustworthy stewards of the relationships we have with our clients. We seek to earn the trust of our clients by consistently providing superior service—always offering the very best of our resources, intellect, leadership and commitment. Our clients are at the center of all that we do.

Innovation and Research. We seek to be innovative in communicating our intellectual capital. Research and study have been the backbone of Keirsey, and it is this very commitment to such research that continually enhances and informs our understanding of human behavior, human interaction, talent, and leadership. We believe that a continued commitment to innovation and research will keep our understanding of People Matters™ relevant for the future.

Client Focused

People Matter. As a firm that is continually entrusted with the People Matters™ of an organization; we hold every opportunity to work with people as a special privilege. We believe that people are different and come from diverse backgrounds. Above all else we hold the highest regard for the unique character and talents of each individual. We believe that people are an organizations greatest asset. We believe that people matter.

Attentiveness and Candor. We are attentive listeners seeking to engage our clients, by understanding the underlying roots of problems. We are careful in analyzing data and information furnished to us by our clients. We are thoughtful and very candid in our advice. We tell the truth as we see it, regardless of the popularity of our views or their effect on our fees.

Long Term Partnerships. We believe in creating long-term "win-win" relationships with our clients. We look for opportunities where we can collaborate together to achieve extraordinary results. We seek to continually build the leadership capabilities of our clients, our partners and ourselves, to produce distinctive, lasting, and substantial performance outcomes.

Results Oriented

Sustainable Results. We work with our clients as we do with our colleagues. We build their capabilities and leadership skills at every level and every opportunity. We synergize with clients to fully participate in the process and provide tools for continued success after an engagement is over. We seek to create tangible, lasting value in the service we provide.

Strategy and Implementation. We work synergistically with our clients to convert insight into strategy that will have a substantial impact on their People Matters. At the heart of what we do, we believe that strategy must lead to successful implementation for there to be lasting impact. We believe in working with our clients to help them internalize the strategies which are developed, in order to reach the intended goals and objectives.

Synergy in Teamwork. We believe that synergy on teams occurs when there is candor, constructive feedback and collaboration. We seek to bring our best thinking and our best work to clients. We aim for an environment where everyone feels like part of the team, yet makes different contributions based on their greatest talents and strengths. We seek to call forth the best out of each other to produce results.

Distinctive Impact

Honor in Excellence. We strive to do our very best, and be the best in whatever we do. We recruit the best people, and offer only excellence in our delivery of solutions to our clients. We believe that our clients deserve nothing less than service of the highest quality. We believe that excellence is honorable and inspires people.

Integrity and Passion. We aim to provide distinctive service through who we are. As individuals, and as a firm, we commit to the highest professional standards. We are passionate about People Matters™, and strive to be models of the principles and practices we teach. As trusted advisors, we uphold absolute integrity and are passionate about what we do.

Social Responsibility. We are committed to working with our community, acting as responsible corporate citizens. We seek to make a difference in marriages, families, academic institutions, social enterprises and faith based organizations through providing cost-effective resources and solutions tailored for these groups. We value developing future leaders, and offer internships through our Emerging Leaders mentoring programs.