Aptitude Assessments

Aptitude Assessments ~ Coaching Packages


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These assessment packages allow clients to access standardized personality and aptitude tests with the highest-quality of professional support, towards their individual growth and goals.  From the very basic to more intensive, this coaching process is customized to each client’s needs and preferences. Many tests can be completed off-site using an online portal. Dr. Cartaya is committed to client privacy.

Because these assessments do not include medical or mental health history, assessment or diagnosis, no health insurance claims forms are provided.  Individuals with co-existing mental health concerns are invited to schedule a psychological appointment with Dr. Cartaya, if the assessments are intended to be woven into health care needs.

Personal Insight Package  – $575

Myers Briggs Interests Inventory, Step I and Step II, and the Strong Interest Inventory and Skills Confidence Inventory + one 90-minute coaching session.  Want more?  Add-on: 
1)  The Values in Action/Character Strengths Assessment helps identify how the client’s values and beliefs influence feelings of purpose and forms of meaningful interaction with activities and people.  Fee:  $175, includes an additional 30 minutes to the coaching session.
2)  The StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a detailed assessment that provides even more information about a client’s individual aptitudes and strengths, including insights on optimizing a match between strengths and career decisions.  Fee:  $250, includes an additional 30 minutes to the coaching session.

All Personal Insight Package assessments can be completed through a secure online portal. This package helps build awareness of interests and self-confidence, assisting clients to match talents and skills to vocational, educational, and extracurricular choices.  Such information may be especially helpful for a beginning understanding of personality and strengths, career exploration, or improved vocational satisfaction.  This coaching is appropriate for students and early-career clients who are working to align their strengths with best-possible educational, extracurricular, or career choices.

Professional Leadership Package – $895 (Basic); $1195 (Extended)

Basic:  Three custom-chosen assessments + one 90 minute coaching session.
Extended:  Three custom-chosen assessments + two 90-minute coaching sessions.
These packages focus on those who are seeking to advance professional development and effectiveness, long-term priority and goal setting, succession planning, and/or leadership skills such as communication, problem-solving, conflict management, motivation, influence and negotiation.  In consultation with Dr. Cartaya, the assessments might include any of the following:  MBTI, FIRO-B, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), StrengthsFinder 2.0, California Personality Inventory (CPI), DISC **, and others. The administration and interpretation of these exams requires additional attention by Dr. Cartaya, which is included in the fee. Both the Basic and Extended Packages can be completed through an online portal at a time convenient for the client. **Note: Because of unique aspects of the DISC, this assessment is only available in the Extended Professional Package.

Organizational and Executive Packages

The organizational assessment packages can serve a variety of purposes, but typically focus on exploring team cohesion and building communication between team members, supervisors, and/or management.  We tailor our assessment and professional services to the needs and goals of the organization, towards improved problem-solving, conflict management, productivity, and alignment of values.  Assessment results can be provided individually or in group settings for discussion, and are also incorporated into the Virtue Medicine Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting work, which might include individual coaching, interactive workshops in communication, professionalism, and leadership, and basic training in conflict management and mediation skills.  For organizational needs, please contact us at 319-338-5190, or start with reading about our Professionalism Programs.  Our team can help!