Working with Intentional Drivers

Did you know you have a preferred Intentional Driver? When you are doing just about anything, you have some unconscious intentions. We have a new lens (aka model) that can help you identify your preferred Intentional Driver.

So what are Intentional Drivers? defines…

…an intention as, an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.

…a driver is to send, expel, or otherwise case to move by force or compulsion.  So our Intentional Driver is the 'force' behind the activities that we do as we attempt to get our intentions satisfied. 

Over the course of the last ten years, we have been identifying four patterns, refining the definitions and using this lens in the background as we help people understand themselves and others, improve their communication and relationships, and find their best fit among the 16 personality types. When we share this lens with other type practitioners, they are surprised at the relationships to the type code, but it makes sense to them. For some, this lens has made the difference between being confused about their best-fit and being clear.

Our online sessions will give you an opportunity to learn directly with Linda Berens, share in small groups to deepen your learning, ask questions, and observe the Drivers in action.

Why should you take this course? 

With full participation and interactivity, you will...

  1. Personally gain relationships and a community that grows and learns together. You will also...
  2. Increase your understanding of your own intentions so you can realize some of the driving forces of your behavior
  3. Reduce conflict and improve your relationships by . . .
    1. Increasing your understanding of your own intentions so you can realize some of the driving forces of your behavior
    2. Identifying key characteristics of each of the 4 Intentional Drivers so you can recognize them in others
  4. Discover some of the things that bring you the most fulfillment as well as the most frustrations
  5. Discover some talents you didn’t know you had 
  6. Learn to work with your own preferred Driver as well as make space for the Drivers of others.

As a type professional…

  1. Gain an understanding of some type look a-likes
  2. Clarify some of the confusions your clients may have in identifying their type
  3. Increase your understanding of the Jungian 8 Cognitive Processes and how they play out in tandem
  4. Help your clients recognize some points of conflict in their relationships  and how to make space for other Intentional Drivers.

What Are the Pre-requisites?

  • Mainly we would like you to have an open, curious mind.
  • Be ready to do some self-discovery.

How it Works

Exploring Intentional Drivers is a 6-session course with …

  1. Coursework with short videos and lessons to do on your own in our InterStrength™ Institute’s learning platform
  2. Four highly interactive live sessions
  3. An Intentional Drivers Journal for you to print off and use to take notes

Live Session Dates

Session 1: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 9-11 am PST

Session 2: Wednesday , May 11, 2022 from 9-11 am PST

Session 3: Wednesday, May 18 , 2022 from 9-11 am PST

Session 4: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 9 -11 am PST

Session 5: Wednesday, June 1 , 2022 from 9-11 am PST

Session 6: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 9 -11 am PST

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We will be using the user friendly Zoom platform for our live, online discussions and another online platform where your course materials will be available to you. You will do best using a computer or a larger tablet so visuals display large enough to read easily. Your experience will be better if you have the bandwidth to turn on video so you can see other participants in our breakout groups. You will need a headset with microphone to keep external noise down and you can participate more freely. You will receive all the technical information you need when we send you the links to log in.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Important Agreements

    • InterStrength™ Practitioner Code of Ethics

  • 2

    Overview of Intentional Drivers

    • Why, History, and Development Methodology

    • What Does Intentional Drivers Tell Us?

  • 3

    Your Discovery Process

    • Do Before Session 1 Activity: A Difficult Relationship

    • Working with Intentional Drivers—Journal

  • 4

    Session 1: The Four Patterns

    • Session 1: Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am PST

    • Do before Session 1: Pages 2-6: Discovering Your Intentional Driver Pattern

    • Bring Your Working with Intentional Drivers Journal to Session 1

    • Yikes, Intentional Drivers and My Best Fit Type Don't Match!

    • Session 1 Recordings

  • 5

    Session 2: Experiencing Intentional Drivers

    • Session 2: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am PST

    • What fits you? What fits others?

    • Session 2 Recordings

    • Working with Intentional Drivers Session 2 Chat

  • 6

    Session 3: Intentional Driver Dynamics

    • Session 3: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am PST

    • Tandem Principle (Read before Session 3) Note: you can download this.

    • Link for Community Discussion Group

    • Homework for Session 3: Best Work Accomplishments

    • Session 3 Recordings

  • 7

    Session 4: Intentional Drivers Stress and Deeper into Dynamicc

    • Session 4: Wednesday, May 25 2022, 9:00-11:00 am PST

    • Intentional Drivers: Products and Processes Watch this video before Session 4

    • The Things in Common, Dynamics, and Polarities: Watch this short video before Session 4

    • Intentional Driver Stressors: What fits you?

    • Intentional Drivers Type Codes and Stress Handout

    • Session 4 Recording

  • 8

    Session 5: Intentional Driver Information and Language

    • Session 5 : Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am PST

    • Intentional Driver Information Preferences for Helping You Sort

    • Intentional Style Language Clues

  • 9

    Session 6 Applications using Intentional Drivers

    • Session 6: Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am PST

    • Intentional Styles Deeper Interactions by Chris Montoya

    • Intentional Styles Teamwork by Chris Montoya

    • 4 Intelligences handout to download.

    • Essential Qualities of the 4 Intentional Drivers


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.

Pricing options

BAPT 2022 Conference attendees, contact us for discount coupon. We can arrange special payment plans on request.