Benefits for You and Your Clients

  • Create a meaningful career out of helping people get to the true essence of who they are, while providing them with breakthroughs and opportunities for growth

  • Engage in a developmental approach to individual differences, moving away from in-the-box “typing” to understanding the dynamic flow behind each of the patterns and processes and how we engage all of them along our life’s journey

  • Experience your own breakthroughs as you embark upon a learning adventure with like-minded people in a supportive and cohort-based learning program

  • Make a lasting impact for those you work with by providing others with tools to raise their awareness of unconscious drivers, motivators and behaviors

  • Apply a sustainable method for clarity and insights through ongoing self-discovery to understand and internalize the many layers of self

  • Have the ability to create short and long term strategies for improving communication, motivation and appreciation for self and others

Getting Started on Your Journey

If you have already completed some or all of the certification courses submit your request using the form at

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Two pricing options, both with $800 discount

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have more questions, please contact us at [email protected]

  • If I have completed some or all of the courses, how can I get the Self-Discovery Practitioner Certification?

    Just go to and submit your application and we will tell what you would still need to do. We would love to have you join us.

  • Can I take the certification courses separately?

    Yes, you can take them separately. Once you've completed all of the certification requirements, you can apply for the Self-Discovery Practitioner Certification.

  • What if I have to miss a session?

    All of the sessions are recorded. You would only miss the breakout group activities.

  • Is there a set order for the courses, or can I take them in any order?

    If you sign up for this bundle, you will take the courses in this sequence. If you can't make all of the course dates, we can arrange for you to change the sequence. This bundle starts with the Essential Motivators Certification and ends with the Cognitive Dynamics Certification. If you can't get started with the first course, please contact us and we will help you find the best starting point.

  • Is there a time limit for completing the certifications?

    No. You attend the courses live, but you can complete the certification requirements at a later date.


Senior Learning Facilitator Linda Berens

Linda V. Berens, Ph.D. is a human and organizational development practitioner who has been teaching professionals since 1982 as well as helping individuals and teams recognize their strengths, transcend their weaknesses, and work together better. Linda is recognized internationally in the field of individual differences, developing an innovative, robust system of exploring CORE Personal Patterns to foster development of individuals, teams, and organizations. A warm, engaging teacher, she has contributed to the success of many professional change agents through her theoretical contributions to the field of psychological type and user-friendly training materials for practical application of understanding individual differences. She is the author or co-author of multiple books and training materials.In addition to holding a license as a California Marriage and Family Therapist and a doctorate in psychology, she also holds certification as a Holacracy Facilitator and in Integral Transformative Leadership from Pacific Integral and the LIOS Graduate College at Saybrook University.

Senior Instructor Stephanie Berens

Stephanie Berens serves as co-founder, managing partner, coach and facilitator for InterStrength. Stephanie's education is in Behavioral Studies and Communication as well as a deep understanding of diversity and personality type and has been immersed in this business since 1995. She has been extensively trained and mentored by Linda Berens throughout her life and has used that knowledge of psychological type in all aspects—from coaching, to helping build businesses, to applications to sales and marketing. Her professional experience with psychological type ranges from roles managing Business Development, as Training Manager, and in CRM for a training, consulting and publishing company. Her current roles allow her to follow her passion of helping people understand one another, communicate well, and work more effectively together as well as build a business that is dedicated to serving others. She is a Certified Coach Practitioner and specializes in strategies to help reduce conflict and communicate effectively.