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User Reviews

What people who use the Friendly Style Profile™ have told us. All comments are used with permission.

Dispute Resolution
The only personal style instrument that gives scores for both calm and storm ... when things are going fine and when things are stressful. Shows the buttons that get pushed and gives the group language to talk it out.

David Brubaker, Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Practicum Director
Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA
August, 2013

Helps you see the excesses in your strengths and how this could become a problem. Shows how you know you're going into excess and what you can do to manage yourself.

Kristy Bradish, Executive Director, retired
Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center, Oshkosh, WI
August, 2013

I particularly liked the calm-storm shift and emphasis on managing your own style excesses ... being responsible and accountable for managing oneself is critical for effective communication and conflict resolution.

Neil Katz, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus and Program Manager, Executive Education Program, Syracuse University and Professor, Nova Southeastern University
Syracuse, NY and Fort Lauderdale, FL
April, 2012

This profile provides crucial, eye-opening understanding for my students and clients. They see how the great gifts of their styles can go into excess and also come to recognize, when they are on the road to excess, that they can manage back to their style strengths. In every training evaluation the style segment is one of the top a-ha moments. I work to inspire my students and clients to use the booklet as a resource that will teach them more and more when they come back to it with new life experiences. I like to combine the professionally printed booklet with the online scoring that is always accurate and eliminates double checking results.

Kirsten Zerger, Director of Education and Training
Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Bethel College, Newton, KS
July, 2011

Comprehensive ... easy to give and score ... not too much coaching needed ... people can learn themselves.

Anthony Picchioni, Ph.D, Director, Dispute Resolution Masters Program
Southern Methodist University in Legacy, Plano, TX
January, 2005

Participants found the suggestions for dealing with one another's styles extremely helpful, as they were specific rather than general in nature. They seemed to take the tips to heart. It was comforting for them to have a "plan" to fall back on -- a list of guidelines to keep in mind.

Jane B. Garzilli, JD, LLM
Garzilli Mediation, Santa Monica, CA
February, 2007

This profile separates calm and storm conditions, so people can see how they may change in storm … I don’t see this in other instruments. People grasp the concepts. I like to use the online questionnaire because the scoring is automatic, people work at their own speed, and the results come to me ahead of the workshop.

Cheryl Stinski, President and Founder
Alternative Resolutions, Inc., Menasha, WI
August, 2011

Understanding strengths and excess as well as storm response are keys to this profile. It helps students grow in self-awareness of what they bring to conflict. It's practical and interactive ... students like it.

Carolyn Schrock-Shenk, Associate Professor
Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies, Goshen College, Goshen, IN
April, 2004

A wonderful tool ... connects to the real world. Students use the concepts to debrief on how personal style influenced a particular situation ... students clearly understand ... has a ripple effect to other parts of their lives.

Patrick Ashton, Ph.D, Director, Peace and Conflict Studies
Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
February, 2005

Intimate Relationships

In my pre-marital work, the FSP for Intimate Partners shows a couple how they communicate with each other, and how they deal with conflict.  Couples come up with their own anecdotes on how "that really describes me;" even couples who were skeptical at the start buy-in by the end.  The FSP is very non-judgmental...both traditional and same-sex couples say, "that was really helpful."

Rev. Gina Finocchiaro, Senior Pastor
First Congregational Church, UCC, Wolfeboro, NH
August, 2013

I used the FSP for Intimate Partners in pre-marital counseling.  The couple found it affirming and very helpful in understanding themselves individually and as a couple.  I like that it is a self-testing tool easily interpreted by the people taking it, rather than a 'heavy' psychological examination.

Rev. Dr. Thomas Young, retired
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dubuque, IA
February, 2013

I have tried the FSP for Intimate Partners in my own marriage. That experience was good and led to greater understanding between us. We had some good fun laughing about ourselves, and understanding each other’s weaknesses and strengths.

Rev. Nils Bersweden
The Rectory Winsterslow, Salisbury,UK
March, 2013

communication, team building, social intelligence coaching, dispute resolution, premarital counseling, marriage enrichment
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