Working with Mindsets

Discover how people think
and what they find important

Because that could be very important to you
... in coaching
... in team building
... in recruiting
... in leadership
... in personal development


And that could be very, 
very important to you...


MindSonar is like an X-Ray Machine for the Mind
Repeated patterns in our thinking are often referred to as our 'Mindset'. Working with mindsets is important, especially for those of us working with people. Somebody's mindset determines their feelings and their actions. And these in turn determine their results. That goes for business, but in private life as well. That's why it's often important to understand how someone thinks. And MindSonar is a great tool for that; It measures both Thinking Styles (Meta Programs) and Value Types (Graves Drives).

Exploring the Power of MindSonar
Given the importance of working with mindsets, it's a great advantage if you can measure them. MindSonar is a psychological tool that helps you do just that. MindSonar was developed by Dutch psychologist Jaap Hollander and his team. It has its roots in Neuro Linguistic Programming and the work of psychologist Clare Graves.

MindSonar Used Worldwide
MindSonar is used in the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, the UK, the USA, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Mexico, Colombia and Puerto Rico. It is used mostly by coaches, team builders, recruiters, HR-professionals and organisational developers. They use MindSonar to measure mindsets in all kinds of organisations varying from Olympic sports teams and charitable foundations, to large corporations and governments . In this day and age, it is hard to find any professional situation where understanding mindsets is not important.


Measuring mindsets and understanding them
MindSonar sess a mindset as an interplay between
a. Value types (What kinds of things do you find important?)
b. Thinking styles (How do you handle your values?)
Strengthening or changing mindsets
And understanding a given mindset greatly helps to either strengthen it or change it. Your mindset will greatly influence your perception (What you notice and what you miss), your mood and your actions. And your actions will eventually determine your results. 

MindSonar is used for may different purposes. MindSonar helps coaches to understand what changes are needed precisely. MindSonar helps recruiters to attract hard to find new candidates, and to select the most suitable ones. MindSonar helps individuals understand their own mindset. And in teams it can improve communication, cohesion and cognitive diversity. MindSonar is used to resolve conflicts and to help organizations change. It can help leaders analyse their leadership style and define strengths and room for improvement.

Measuring Mindsets with MindSonar - The basic elements

helping professionals measure mindsets

Mindsets vary with Context
One standout feature of MindSonar is that it presupposes that somebody's thinking style can be different in different situations. For example, their thinking patterns at work may differ vastly from those at home, and MindSonar can capture this. Hence our tagline: 'Because you are so much more'.

Focus on People and Results
MindSonar offers accurate, practical insights in people's mindsets, that can be applied in real-world situations. Wherever people and results are important, MindSonar is a fine grained, accurate and practical tool. If you like working with mindsets, MindSonar is your instrument of choice.

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MindSonar is the New Profiling
MindSonar is not a personality test. We recognize that personality tests often offer a hold on complex situations, we also find them limiting. MindSonar does not want to lock people up in personality boxes. We assume people will think differently under different conditions. We will measure your mindset for a given context, but we will also assume that you have many other mindsets available. That's why our tag line is: because you are so much more… 

Used by Professionals Only
MindSonar is offered exclusively through a network of certified MindSonar Professionals. The combination of a refined mindset measurement plus an trained expert, gives MindSonar solutions their unique power. All MindSonar professionals have learned about mindsets in coaching, team building and recruitment.


MindSonar is an easy to use tool that helps coaches and consultants gain insight into critical elements of people’s thinking styles.

I recommend it to NLP professionals as a supporting technology for their NLP work both with individuals and in organizations.

Robert Dilts
NLP Developer

I really enjoyed getting to the root of the way I and my coworkers think. Being able to understand how each of us approaches our work and then having open discussion ... was helpful to the team dynamic. Some of the results were surprising but ... we realized that they really made sense.

Julie Donato
Watertown-Oakville Chamber of Commerce

Stuart Kellock - Very happy with MindSonar measuring mindsets for his company

The tool is clear, understandable and extremely useful. It allowed us to make very fine decisions between different candidates or in one case identify that actually none of the candidates were suitable. I believe it saved us 10’s if not 100’s of thousands of pounds in wasted time and energy, employing unsuitable people for the wrong roles.

Stuart Kellock
Director Label Apeel

One of the things Mindsonar is good at is talent modelling. This allows you to map an expert's strategies with their criteria ...

Chris Minne

Organisational Psychologist

Saves hours of coaching.... Where other assessments give tendencies according to an archetype, MindSonar delivers measured components of the client's actual mindset ...

Cory Nott
Visionary Business Coach and Speaker

Mindset isn’t fixed ... Understanding mindset(s) in context provides insight into why things are already going well and, importantly, into how they could be even better.

Charlie Cooper Individual and Team Development in High Stakes Environments

The MindSonar assessment is shockingly accurate, thanks to ... its ability to be specific to context and the goals of the person taking it ...  changed our entire team’s goals and outlook ... boosted cohesiveness and connection ... setting us on a new path and launching us into a period of tremendous expansion. 

Mari I. Mars
Petrichor Counseling