Dr. Angelina Bennet
Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Director of iPotential Ltd.
The MBTI® is one of the most popular tools used by coaches in the UK (McDowall & Smewing, 2009) and it is seen as particularly useful for leadership development. Most coaches will use it to promote self-awareness and introduce the idea of adapting one’s behaviour to improve communication and relationships to suit a variety of types. Whilst this is a great use of Psychological Type, and certainly a good starting point, how do we use the model to facilitate actual transformational growth? In this session Angelina introduced a model that combines Psychological Type with Ego Development theory (Loevinger, 1976; Cook-Greuter, 2004) supported by aspects of her doctoral research thesis and her book The Shadows of Type: Psychological Type through Seven Levels of Development. This model provides the opportunity to use Psychological Type for transformational growth within the individual. Reference was also made to the MBTI®Step III™ instrument and how it can be useful for transformational coaching
Angelina is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with expertise in assessment, development and coaching. Her other specialist skills include data analysis, research design, and the creation of innovative psychometric tools. She is the lead creator of the RADAR risk attitude assessment tool and co-creator of an Employee Engagement methodology. She is one of the UK’s leading practitioners in Psychological Type (e.g. MBTI®) and is one of only ~80 Type Practitioners in the world qualified to use the MBTI Step 3. She is the previous President of the British Association for Psychological Type (BAPT), and the author of the 5 star rated book, ‘The Shadows of Type – Psychological Type through Seven Levels of Development’. Her Professional Doctorate in Occupational Psychology from London Metropolitan University explores developmental coaching and the further development of the Myers-Briggs model of type. She is an Ashridge accredited coach and is certified in Group Process Facilitation.