ICF-NYC: Coaching Assessments Cafe 2020
Date: August 17, 2020

What assessments are your colleagues using in their coaching practices? The semi-annual ICF NYC Assessments Cafe provides an opportunity to learn from chapter members about some of their favored assessments — how the assessment works, how it is incorporated into the coaching work, where and with whom they are used, and more.

The Details

Assessments are one of the foundational tools in coaching and there are a myriad in the marketplace. Particularly for those new to coaching, understanding the uses of specific assessments and differences between the different tools can be a lot to navigate. And, for experienced coaches, there is always an interest in expanding our toolkits. At the same time, assessments can be costly, particularly where certification for use may be required, so having more familiarity with options in the marketplace can help prioritize your learning and investment objectives. The 2020 Assessments Cafe will give you a deep knowledge of 4 very powerful assessment tools in use today.  Come learn how these assessments can support your coaching engagements!


September 16, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm ET





Guest $30.00; ICF Member (not NYC) $20.00; Member $20.00

Note on the presentations

This event is being presented by ICF Members, not the assessment company representatives. None of the presenters are representatives of or have any business interests in the assessment they are sharing.  We asked members what assessments they are using and which they wanted to learn about. Our presenters volunteered to share their authentic perspective on the assessments that they like to use.   This gives participants a “real world” view of how hired coaches are using these assessments and what value the assessments results bring to their clients. Inclusion of the assessments in the program does not represent an endorsement by ICF NYC. Assessments to be presented include: 

BrainStates Awarness Profile© presented by Jamie B. Gelbtuch

The BrainStates Awareness Profile© is a tool that provides insight into brain state tendencies and whether you tend to operate out of the reptilian (survival), limbic (emotional), or neocortex (analytic) areas of the brain.  The assessment consists of a brief questionnaire completed on the website, which immediately produces a personalized report analyzing your score according to seven neuroscience-based dimensions. The report is divided into two parts.  The first part helps you understand your own brain tendencies, particularly around the areas of advancing inclusion, communication/trust, and effective decision-making.  The second part focuses on strategies for improving performance along seven key neuroscience dimensions: Thinking / Meta Cognition, Brain Energy, Attention Positivity, Physical Body / Physiology, Actions / Behaviors, Shifting BrainStates, and Underlying Beliefs.

Profile XT Select© presented by Adam Mirabella

The Profile XT Select is a job hiring and coaching tool.  It has 3 major parts to the assessment:

1. Thinking style – How one processes and communicates verbal and analytical information

2. Behavioral traits – The DNA of how someone approaches work, decisions, dialogs.  The nine traits are: Pace, Assertiveness, Sociability, Conformity, Outlook, Decisiveness, Accommodation, Independence and Judgement

3. Interests – What keeps people motivated and satisfied

What differentiates Profile XT Select from other quadrant style assessments such as DISC is that it is “normative” and everyone who takes this assessment can see how they stand on a normal bell curve.  This helps understand where your client has outlying thinking style or behaviors.  This leads to great self-awareness which builds emotional intelligence.

Hogan Assessment © presented by Julie Johns

The Hogan Assessments were developed in the 1980’s based on the science of personality for business purposes by psychologists Drs. Joyce and Robert Hogan.  The Hogan Assessments are research based, highly reliable and valid instruments based on over 30 years of use.  These assessments are often used for job selection and leadership development. There are 3 assessments: 

1. Hogan Personality Inventory – Describes the bright side of the personality or how we relate to others when we are at our best.

2. Hogan Development Survey – Describes the dark side of the personality or qualities that emerge when we are under stress.

3. Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory – Describes our core values and drivers that determine what we desire and strive to attain.

DISC Assessment © presented by Cherise Meyers

The DiSC® assessment model provides a common language for people to enhance their understanding of self. DiSC® provides an opportunity to acknowledge and adapt behaviors which can help shift our interactions with others at work, at home and in our community.

The DiSC® profiles can help executives and teams to:

  • Enhance Emotional Intelligence: shift the response to conflict, manage stress and solve problems
  • Improve working relationships: recognize the communication needs of self and others
  • Develop customer service skills: identify and enhance the response to customer needs/styles
  • Manage more effectively: understand priorities of the board, colleagues and team members


Meet Our Presenters

Jamie B. Gelbtuch

 Cultural Mixology, Founder and Executive Coach





Jamie Gelbtuch, ACC, is the founder of Cultural Mixology where she serves as a strategic thinking partner to support individuals and organizations that are faced with multicultural challenges. Through coaching, training, mentoring, and consulting, she equips clients with tools to flourish during cultural transitions. Jamie is multilingual, has lived abroad and has traveled extensively throughout five continents.  She is always looking for new and innovative ways to help herself and others manage the complexity, uncertainty, and personal challenges presented by living or working in a global world.  


 Adam Mirabella

 Mirabella Leadership Advisors, Founder and Executive Coach 





Adam specializes in Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Creating a “Winning Culture” and Career Transition.  He works with industry leaders to strengthen leadership and communication skills. He is especially skilled in working with leaders to understand and build their capabilities in the areas of emotional intelligence, team dynamics and powerful communication.  Adam has a style that resonates with leaders at all management levels, successfully helping them portray their leadership vision and improve their business results as well as their professional life.

Adam’s coaching is grounded in his 25 year background working in a variety of business leadership roles. His experience ranges from starting new digital businesses for Fortune 50 Companies, to forming and overseeing global tech & media teams as large as 120 people in 40 countries around the world.  The companies Adam has held leadership roles in include Time Warner, Sony, Nokia, Omnicom, Universal and Coca-Cola. 

 Julie Johns, Executive/Leadership/Integrative Nutrition Health Coach



Julie helps her clients to explore all the aspects that can affect a leader’s ability to do their work and influence positive programmatic outcomes. For Julie, coaching provides a means to help clients understand what is getting in their way of achieving their organizational vision and their own professional goals.  She especially likes to help clients improve their interpersonal skills, which leads to more effective leadership and programmatic outcomes.  Leveraging her inquiring mind, calm demeanor and using her seasoned facilitation skills, Julie keeps her clients focused on sustainable change. Julie has been coaching clients in the high-tech arenas since 2006 and has been using Hogan Assessments since 2013 to support the development of her executive and leadership coaching clients. 

Cherise Myers

Myers Management & Leadership Consulting, Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker



Cherise Myers is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, DISC assessment practitioner, 360 Feedback guide and Myers Briggs Type Indicator certified facilitator. She empowers clients with the right techniques and tools to build competencies. Her coaching sessions and interactive workshops unlock the highest level of awareness for clients.  She works with executives and teams to implement innovative strategies to thrive in business and in life! 

Her foundation for working relationships is based upon the creed, “HUMAN POTENTIAL IS UNLIMITED!” Cherise has more than 20 years of experience working with government agencies and large corporations. She currently collaborates with clients across the globe at Myers Management and Leadership Consulting. You will also find her leading 300 members of Empowering Women in Transit and mentoring young women to create career maps for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) opportunities in the transportation industry. Cherise is a member of several International organizations. She serves as an active member of the International Association of Asset Management Professionals, Women in Transportation Seminars (WTS) Youth Program0202 and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.