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Shawn Bakker, M.ED R.PSYCH

Shawn Bakker is a registered psychologist in the province of Alberta, and holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. During his 14 year career, he has helped organizations with team building, succession planning, staff selection, and training.

Shawn is the editor of Psychometrics Canada’s newsletter, Psychometrics Direct, and writes about ways to use MBTI® instrument to help people in their work and personal lives. He has also written numerous articles on the use of psychometric assessments in the workplace, and has spoken at many HR industry events. Shawn’s first experience with the MBTI® assessment was in college, where he examined the links between personality type and learning style.

In addition to his consulting work, he is committed to helping organizations develop effective and innovative assessments of the talents that people bring into the workforce. Shawn is the co-author of the Work Personality Index, Career Values Scale and Career Interest Profiler.

His type preferences are INTJ.


Donna Dunning, PHD

Donna DunningDonna Dunning, Ph.D., is an author, consultant, certified teacher, and member of the MBTI® International Training Faculty. She worked as a psychologist for over 20 years specializing in the areas of career development, learning, and work performance. Donna is the author of more than a dozen publications, including What’s Your Type of Career?, Introduction to Type® and Communication, Introduction to Type® and Learning, and 10 Career Essentials.
 She has provided consulting services for a wide range of clients in the public and private sector. Services include counseling, training, assessment, research, writing, evaluation, program development, and performance management. Donna has won awards for her accomplishments in career development, her business skills, and her publications.

Donna facilitates programs that qualify individuals to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®). She also teaches advanced application workshops for MBTI® users across North America. She is noted for her expertise in facilitating the professional development of counselors, teachers, trainers, and leaders.

Donna has been asked to, or accepted to, speak at many conferences and meetings locally, nationally and internationally. She has appeared on Canada AM, CTV, CBC Radio, Access TV, and Workopolis TV discussing topics related to human development and workplace performance. Her articles have appeared in Work Span and several other human resources publications and web sites.

Donna’s type preferences are ENFP.


PATRICK KERWIN, MBA NCC MCC

Patrick KerwinPatrick Kerwin is principal of Kerwin & Associates in San Diego, California, specializing in the development of organizations, teams, and individuals.

A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Master Practitioner, Patrick works with corporate, education, and non-profit organizations to put the MBTI®instrument into practice for team-building, communication enhancement, change management, stress management, and individual development.  He has worked with organizations including Microsoft, Google, Amgen, Heinz, Genentech, the U.S. Navy, the Air Force Space Command, Lockheed Martin, Monarch Healthcare, the California HealthCare Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management.  Patrick is also one of a small cadre of faculty who conducts the intensive, four-day MBTI Certification Program in the U.S. and Canada.

In addition, Patrick develops and delivers customized training programs and workshops.  He is the developer of the MBTI Optimizing Team Performance team-building program, and developer of the customized, MBTI-based Personality Insights training program for Microsoft.  He is also the author of the Kerwin Values Survey® career values assessment.

Patrick is founder and Past-President of SANDAPT, the San Diego chapter of the Association for Psychological Type International.  Patrick holds his MBA and Career Counseling Specialist Graduate Certificate from California State University, Long Beach, and is a National Certified Counselor.

His type preferences are ENFJ.


CHUCK PRATT, MS

Chuck PrattChuck Pratt is an independent consultant, trainer, personal coach and a former member of the U. S. Coast Guard where he was a successful organizational leader for 23 years. A 1979 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, he has a B.S. in Management and an M.S. in Instructional Technology from Utah State University.

Coast Guard career highlights include command of two ships; Chief of Professional Development at the Coast Guard Academy where he directed leadership training for cadets; and adjunct instructor for both the Coast Guard’s Leadership Development Center and the Academy’s Leadership and Management Department.

Chuck works on the people side of organizations, particularly in teambuilding, leadership development, coaching, interpersonal skills training, conflict management, emotional intelligence, appreciative inquiry, group facilitation and dialogue. He has consulted with organizations for more than 16 years, and taught interpersonal skills and leadership training to over 8000 learners. He has worked with such diverse groups as adult learners, business, government and non-profits, intact work teams, college students, public school teachers, parents, and at-risk high school students.

An internationally recognized expert in self-assessments, Chuck is certified to administer and interpret a wide range of assessment tools including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®). He is a member of the training faculty of the Association for Psychological Type, a Master Practitioner and Trainer for Qualifying.org, a Senior Consultant for Leadership Performance Systems and a member of the University of Washington Consulting Alliance.

Chuck was given an Innovations in Training award in 2001 for a five-day, internally-focused leadership development program he developed for college students called the Self-awareness Workshop. He is a co-architect of a values-based training program at a government training center that garnered an Organizational Excellence award in 1999.

His type preferences are ENTJ.