Coaching to Improve Work Performance

Coaching to Improve Work Performance

Work itself as a nested set of factors with multiple time horizons. Here is how Human Patterns groups these factors:
1. Roles – performed over the long term in contrast with others who are assigned complementary or conflicting roles.
2. Functions – performed over the medium term in support of a role.
3. Activities – performed in the short to medium term to fulfill functional requirements.
4. Tasks – performed in the immediate term often in the service of activities.

Some individuals will find that one or another of these grouped factors is misaligned or incongruent with their natural preferences. If this is the case, the coach will address the consequences of the misalignment and help the coachee to shape, supplement, complement, or otherwise achieve congruence with work requirements.


A. Laffoley

Academic Program Director Raleigh- Durham, NC

I used the Human Patterns Inventory in the development program for high potential senior leaders and recommend it as an effective tool as part of any comprehensive employee development program. In my opinion an important differentiator of this tool is the light it shines on the switches that may occur in our behavior when we are in reaction mode (e.g. in a stressful situation). Bringing awareness to where this occurs is invaluable to an individual’s personal development.

K. Jobe

Executive Recruiter Charlotte, North Carolina Area

I have used the Human Patterns as an internal recruiter as well as during client “coaching” engagements. It is the most comprehensive psychometric test that I have ever worked with. I highly recommend this tool to any organization that is committed to talent optimization.

F. Christian

Managing Director Chicago, IL

Human Patterns is a rare exception among assessment tools. Most are simplistic and slipshod, more mirrors of their creators' craniums than windows into one's own. Human Patterns has a richness that allows me to start meaningful conversations with the hidden high potentials I work with, who after years of severe underemployment have lost sight of themselves and their unique ways of working with the world. I'm so enthusiastic I now require it for new clients to shortcut to solutions.