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Because that could be very important to you
… when you work with teams
… as a recruiter
… supporting people as a coach
… strengthening your leadership mindset
… for your personal growth



Because that could be very important to you
… as a team builder
… as a recruiter
… as a coach
… as a leader
… for personal development


What are Mindsets?

First, let’s have a brief look at what a mindset is. Sometimes mindset is defined as simply a belief. For instance a ‘fixed mindset’ is believing that you will stay the same. And a ‘growth mindset’ is when you believe you can change. An interesting idea, but this describes only two of the thousands of possibilities.

An X-ray Machine for the Mind
For us, mindsets are not only beliefs, but combinations of thought patterns. Although beliefs are part of it, they are not the whole story. Beliefs are about how you see the world. But what you find important and how you think, are defining mindset elements as well. And MindSonar combines them both by measuring thinking styles and value types. And it does that in detail. That’s why we call it ‘The X-ray Machine for the Mind’.

Unlocking the potential of Mindsets

At MindSonar we are about measuring mindsets, in order to unlock their potential. And our mission is supporting team builders, recruiters, coaches and consultants to gain a deep understanding of themselves and the people they work with. This way, we help them enhance connectivity, empowerment and productivity. Once you understand a mindset, it becomes easier to change it, strengthen it or teach it. MindSonar is also used to resolve conflicts, help organizations change and support leaders strengthen their leadership style. Scroll down to see some specific examples.

The Importance of Working with Mindsets

Why is working with mindsets important? Because eventually, there is a strong link between mindset and achievement. Somebody’s mindset determines their perceptions. Perceptions lead to feelings. In turn, perceptions and feelings together stimulate actions. And actions eventually determine results. This makes working with mindsets so important in endeavours like team building, coaching, recruiting and leadership.

Measuring Mindsets with MindSonar - The basic elements

What makes MindSonar Different
Of course there are other psychometric systems. What makes MindSonar different, is that we evaluate individuals and teams within specific contexts. This allows for a fine grained understanding, highlighting qualities for transformation and identifying barriers to growth, without locking people up in ‘personality’ boxes.

Used Worldwide
MindSonar is used in many different countries, amongst them the NetherlandsBelgiumPolandthe UKthe USASloveniaCroatiaGreece and Colombia. And it is used many different kinds of organisations, varying from Olympic sports teams to large corporations and from armed forces to charities. It is employed to understand individuals, as well as teams and whole organisations.


Working with Mindsets, it works Better when you can Measure them

MindSonar sees 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?) It measures 13 different thinking styles and 7 different value types. This means that a MindSonar profile is unique for a certain individual.

Many Applications of MindSonar Working with Mindsets
MindSonar is used for many different purposes. For instance, it helps coaches understand what changes are needed. It also helps recruiters to attract hard to find new candidates, and to select the most suitable ones. Apart from business applications, MindSonar also helps individuals understand their own mindset. And last nut not least, in teams it improves communication, cohesion and cognitive diversity. 


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 into people’s mindsets, that can be applied in real-world situations. Wherever people and results are important, MindSonar is a practical tool. If you like working with mindsets, MindSonar is your instrument of choice.

Why MindSonar has professional users only
People have sometimes asked us: “Why don’t you make MindSonar available directly to the general public?” We have several good reasons for not doing that. First of all, interpreting MindSonar works best when a trained professional is assisting. Because they better understand how combinations of thinking styles and value types work. A second reason is this: a measurement is useful only to the extent that you can do something with it. A trained professional can help people translate insight into action. To summarise, we see MindSonar as part of a formula. It is the combination of the granular measurement with the expertise of the professional that makes for a great product.

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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.


Robert Dilts - Master of understanding and measuring mindsets

Easy to use
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

Julie Donato - Impressed by MindSonar measuring the mindsets in her team

Understanding my team
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

Saving a lot of money
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

Chris Minne, organisational psychologist, frequently using MindSonar to measure mindsets - Belgian Distributor of MindSonar

Making better use of talent
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

Cory Nott - Business Consultant - Lives measuring Mindsets with MindSonar

Fast coaching
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

Charlie Cooper, MindSonar professional and enthusiast

Providing insights
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

Mari Mars - was happy with what MindSonar could do, measuring the mindsets in her team

Very accurate
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