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Our list of Myers-Briggs trainers who deliver MBTI Certification, MBTI Master Class programs, plus specific application workshops.

Shawn Bakker, M.ED R.PSYCH

Shawn Bakker is a registered psychologist and holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. He leads the professional services team at Psychometrics Canada, and works with organizations across Canada to recognize and utilize the potential that people bring to the workplace. In doing so, he has helped organizations improve their selection and succession planning processes, and guide their team and leadership development.

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.

Shawn specializes in the effective use of assessments of personality, ability and judgment to help people capitalize on their talents as leaders, team members and individual contributors. He is the co-author of the Work Personality Index, Career Values Scale and Career Interest Profiler, and has conducted research into employee engagement, leadership development and conflict resolution.

His type preferences are INTJ.


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

A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Master Practitioner, Patrick has over 25 years experience working with corporate, non-profit, healthcare, and education organizations to put the MBTI® instrument into practice for team-building, leadership development, communication enhancement, change management, stress management, and individual development. He has conducted MBTI workshops for organizations including Google, Iron Mountain, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Kaiser Permanente, the UCSF HealthForce Center, the UCSF School of Medicine, Adventist Health, and the University of Notre Dame. Patrick was a keynote speaker at the 2017 ACARA Conference in Buenos Aires, and also at the 2016 MBTI Users Conference in San Francisco. Patrick is also one of 12 faculty who conducts the MBTI Certification Program in the U.S. and Canada.

In addition, Patrick is the author of the book True Type Tales, a collection of real-life stories about type in action in everyday life. He also develops and delivers customized training programs and workshops, including Suncor Energy’s Your MBTI® Leadership Type leadership development training program, Microsoft’s MBTI-based Personality Insights corporate-wide training program, and the MBTI® Optimizing Team Performance team-building program. He is also the author of the fourth-edition Kerwin Values Survey® online 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.


Aidan Millar is a certified MBTI® trainer and consultant with Psychometrics Canada as well as a Learning and Organizational Development Specialist at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Her experience includes the development and delivery of large-scale training initiatives for dozens of organizations across Canada, focusing on the areas of leadership development for executives and management, conflict resolution, team building, communication, change implementation, strategic planning and more. In her current role, Aidan aids in the design, implementation and facilitated delivery of various learning and development programs for front-line employees and leaders at Sheridan. Through these experiences, Aidan has seen the value of MBTI for promoting self-awareness, team health and performance optimization, leadership development and promoting creative cultures.

In addition to the MBTI (Step I and II), she is certified in the Group Facilitation Method & Focused Conversations (ICA) as well as Crucial Conversations (VitalSmarts), and the Strong Interest Inventory for career exploration. She holds a BA Honours in Psychology from Brock University, and an M.Sc in Work and Organizational Psychology from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Her type preferences are ESFJ.

Andrew Bell, LLB

Andrew Bell is president of AB Consulting LLC in Los Gatos, California, that focuses on improving the performance of people in organizations by specializing in leadership development, training & executive coaching, H.R. strategy development and provides expertise in the MBTI® tool and a wide range of psychometric instruments. He is a UK citizen, graduated with an LLB degree in Law & Politics from Birmingham University [UK] and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development [UK].

Andrew has extensive personal and business experience working with people and organizations across six continents and in more than 50 countries. This has equipped him with the knowledge, skills, cultural sensitivities and expertise to address the people development opportunities and challenges facing organizations today. Starting as a human resource professional with Unilever in Europe he subsequently acquired extensive business experience as an entrepreneur in Asia and in the corporate world in the U.S.A. He has provided consulting and training services to more than 60 organizations and provided executive coaching services to many hundreds of leaders. His career highlights include:

Unilever PLC

SVP Human Resources for the East Asia Pacific region, a US$ 4 billion division employing 14,000 people. Andrew joined Unilever, a US$ 62 billion company employing 170,000 people, as a graduate trainee. During a 23-year career he held senior roles based in the UK, China & Singapore.

Hemisphere Consulting P/L

In 2003 he founded Hemisphere Consulting in Singapore, providing services in the areas of HR consulting, executive coaching, leadership development and psychometric instruments.
Hemisphere distributed a range of psychometric instruments, including the MBTI®, FIRO®, CPI 260®, Strong Interest Inventory®, TKI Conflict Mode and 360 assessment tools.
In 2010 Andrew sold the Hemisphere group of companies in S.E. Asia to CPP Inc.

Myers-Briggs Company (CPP Inc.)

Upon the acquisition of Hemisphere Consulting Andrew relocated to the USA, becoming VP International of CPP, Inc.
Andrew led CPP’s successful expansion into new geographies and in building capabilities to meet the needs of global businesses. He has personally delivered MBTI®, FIRO®, CPI and Strong Interest Inventory® certification programs for both public & in-house clients across the world.

AB Consulting Group, LLC

Andrew established this business in 2015.

The Conference Board – Director, Strategic H.R. Institute & Program Director & Author

His type preferences are INTJ.

Yvonne Nelson-Reid, B.ED, MA, MA, Ph.D.

Yvonne is a depth psychologist, career coach, teacher, and writer. She holds a B.Ed. in secondary education, an M.A. in Educational Research, with emphasis on Jungian Theory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® tool (Thesis – Experiencing Psychological Type: Interactive Insights into the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® tool); an M.A. in Depth Psychology, with emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies; and is currently completing her Ph.D. in the same field. Teaching, coaching, and parenting have taught her a great deal about relationships and the importance of communication.

As a certified MBTI® and Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®) professional, Yvonne uses typology as a tool for helping others understand differences and communicate more effectively. As a career coach, she assists others in discovering careers that suit their personality. Yvonne has over 20 years of experience in working with and using the MBTI® tool both professionally and personally. Academically, she has studied type theory in both her M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Currently, she owns her own consulting business; is a writer for the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Inc., (CAPT) for their online parenting website at; and is an Associate Consultant for The Myers-Briggs Company.

Along with her typology certifications, Yvonne is certified in the Strong Interest Inventory® tool and the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior™ (FIRO-B®). She has participated in advanced workshops on the following topics: Exploring the Wisdom of Type and Diversity; Was that Really Me? – type and the inferior function; Type and Career Development Over the Lifespan; and Combining the Strong Interest Inventory® and the MBTI® Tools in Career Counseling and Consulting.

Yvonne has presented academic papers at conferences in the U.S. and Canada through the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies (JSSS) and the International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS).

Her type preferences are ENFJ.

Michael Segovia, MA

Michael is a credentialed MBTI® Master Practitioner and facilitator for The Myers-Briggs Company’s four-day MBTI® Certification Program. In his role as The Myers-Briggs Company’s Professional Services Senior Consultant, Michael also facilitates The Myers-Briggs Company’s FIRO® and Strong Interest Inventory® Certification Programs as well as customized in-house learning and development trainings, working with clients in the entertainment, technology, financial, R & D, hospitality, communications, energy, security, legal, transportation, healthcare, and education industries.

Over his 30 plus-year career at The Myers-Briggs Company, Michael has also served as senior brand manager for products including the Strong, CPI™, and FIRO-B® instruments. He has directed The Myers-Briggs Company’s qualifications processes and represented The Myers-Briggs Company on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Common Exam Revision, Exam Procedures, and Type Community committees. Prior to his current role, Michael served as The Myers-Briggs Company’s Divisional Director of International Sales and Director of Business Development.

Michael has facilitated workshops on the MBTI, FIRO-B, and Strong instruments in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. He has presented both research and application sessions at the International Association of Career Management Professionals Global Conference, the National Career Development Association Conference, the Association of Psychological Type International Conference, and the International Career Development Conference. He has appeared on Talk Radio, You Auto Know, The Jill Tracey Show, Dubai City 7 TV, Dubai Morning Live radio, Retirement TV’s What’s Next, and Wall Street Journal podcasts to discuss assessment issues in career management, training, and development. Michael has contributed to and/or been quoted in publications including Fast Company, Training, Workforce, Triple Pundit,, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

Michael received his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Trinity University, specializing in assessment administration and interpretation. He also served as chair of the Industrial and Organizational Division of the Association of Test Publishers.

His type preferences are INFP.

Justin Deonarine

Justin Deonarine Trainer

Justin is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist with Psychometrics Canada. He specializes in the application of data-driven decision-making to areas such as selection, leadership and corporate culture. He has worked with organizations around the world, varying in size from local to multi-national. Justin has also published articles about leadership, corporate culture, innovation and entrepreneurship for sources such as, Canadian HR Director and CPHR Alberta.

His type preferences are ESTJ


John Russell is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, and holds a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He has been in the Psychology field for over 12 years, mainly consulting with HR and business leadership, recruiters, and hiring managers on selection needs, issues, and best practices.

John provides Selection and Development subject matter expertise to organizations looking to improve employee effectiveness and build diverse, high-functioning workforces. He also provides coaching and developmental feedback to various organizational leaders with the aim to increase their self-awareness and leadership impact. Whether it is coordinating large-scale selection initiatives with multi-national organizations, or ensuring client organizations make the most informed decisions, John enjoys applying psychology to business practices.

His type preferences are INTP.


Patricia-Miranda-Sloan-MBTI-trainer Patricia Miranda-Sloan is a Talent Management Consultant offering over twenty years of experience developing leaders at all levels of the organization. She has worked across industries including health care, financial services, technology, retail, automobile, education, publishing, legal services and not-for-profit. Pat has worked with these companies as an assessment expert to develop training programs, deliver team-building seminars, implement career development initiatives, create diversity empowerment programs, provide coaching/leadership development and address outplacement and selection. Her goal in working across these myriad corporate environments has been to create customized approaches to meet each client’s specific needs. She is recognized for her ability to learn each culture quickly, create necessary adaptations to the approach in order to achieve meaningful results speedily and to clearly communicate in language most meaningful to each individual involved.

As an organizational leader herself in the role of National Director of Consultant Services for Consulting Psychologists Press (CPP), Pat oversaw a national team of consultants who developed and delivered assessment-based programs for top universities and Fortune 500 companies. Pat is also fully certified in these and other assessment tools and brings a psychometric foundation to each consulting project and coaching engagement. Her consulting expertise includes teambuilding, leadership development, selection and executive coaching work. She is also considered an expert in leadership assessments and applying them diagnostically at both the individual employee and organizational levels.

Pat holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from New York University and has traveled internationally in her leadership and consulting roles.

Her type preferences are ENTJ.