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I have spent a lot of money on programs to help me find my purpose. Coaches to books and any resource I could possibly find on the subject. Nothing has been as helpful as your book. I loved the way it helped me find a more relaxed approach to discovering my purpose. Before I thought it always had to be a big grandiose subject and I believe now this predisposition held me back. Having my purpose be “so simple a 5 year old could understand” really helped me realize that my purpose is to love and serve other people starting with my wife. I was relieved because that was something I could do every day.
There’s a lot more great things about this book I could go on about and how it’s helped me live more purposefully and created a better relationship with God and my wife but I thought I would keep it short and just say thanks and I will recommend this book to anyone looking for more purpose in their life.
Thanks for the amazing resource.
We are back after what the entire team thinks, was an incredible few days together.
Your work with us has been instrumental at this very important stage of our journey and has allowed a relatively new group of senior leaders to better understand and become excited about each other and what each person brings to the table.
It starts with me, and I cannot stress enough my takeaway of really making the investment in understanding each other first. I’ve always known how important this is, but with all the people change in the midst of the peak business season, and perhaps having already done this once before, I didn’t make the time right out of the gate other than at a superficial level. I can now see that I wasn’t modelling this with each new member of the team. I also appreciate that at the end of the day it starts with me.
By engaging you, you took our team one giant step ahead by giving us a deeper dive of ourselves and most importantly, what we really “need” from each other, where we go when we don’t get it, you showed us how to get the best of each other and in fact in any relationship. This is golden! I am so thankful that we did this within the first five months of this new team coming to be.
We spent Friday in a strategy meeting and for the first time, I saw a lightness, a greater understanding and appreciation of each other, a rallying cry and lots of fire in the belly. All the rights steps on the road to becoming a high performing team. I am excited about the possibilities of the future. You gave that to us, and I can’t thank you enough. It re-affirms just how important it is to have an expert lead the way with the Birkman assessment as an incredibly powerful foundation.
Dave’s efforts opened my eyes to my true self and tendencies. Birkman and Dave’s interpretation of my score is a life changer.
I have been deeply appreciating the Birkman Assessment and even more so the brilliant way you delivered the information to me. I am so grateful for the self awareness that has come already!
The Birkman tool explains who you are and how you behave, making it clear what is realistic to expect of yourself.
Mother of University Student Central Canada
The Birkman was helpful in many ways, especially in regards to the issue of stress. My son is still struggling as to what to take at university and where to attend. I am still in shock as to how the questionnaire so clearly defined who he is. I am hoping my husband will take the opportunity to take it as well.
I found this process to be extremely worthwhile.
Dave Phillips is the most perceptive, engaging and inspiring guy I know! Highly recommended! He knows me better than I know myself!
At first I was skeptical. I am a practical and somewhat impatient person and I thought this really wasn't for me. I was proven wrong within 5 minutes of scanning over my first Birkman report. Uncanny results. More importantly, the information provided clarity and feedback that helped me recognize what I had in my "toolbox" and how to focus and use those "tools" to create and build my dream life (career and relationships). It sounds corny, but it was truly a life defining experience. On another VERY important note, Dave Philips is thoughtful, knowledgeable, experienced and generous with his time, energy and attention. Working with Dave made me comfortable and confident.
At a recent point in my career when I felt torn in a few directions, Dave Phillips and the Birkman assessment brought clarity about what would best suit me in my future career choices. After spending 7 years as the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, I was not sure whether I should pursue another CEO role, do board work or coach management teams. The Birkman tool and, more importantly, Dave’s insights were instrumental in helping me see my choices clearly and to help me understand what would be most likely to make me happy. Sure enough, having followed the advice I got and applying the insights I learned in the process, I am probably the happiest I’ve ever been vocationally. I can’t say enough to recommend that everyone should invest the time with Dave to learn about themselves and to ensure that their choices in life are purposeful and enable their happiness.