The Neethling Brain Instruments™ (NBI) are a suite of neuroscience-based assessments that provide insights into thinking preferences. Understanding your thinking preferences, as well as the thinking preferences of others, can have profound implications for personal effectiveness in a number of areas. These areas may include interpersonal communication, leadership, management, team dynamics, creativity, presentations, training workshop design, and more.

In the business world, it is important to have an intrinsic understanding and a sound appreciation of how each individual contributes to overall team success. This can be thought of in terms of how the individuals in a team can serve not only their team members, but their team as a whole. In doing so, the team can better serve the overall vision and mission of the business or organization. Knowing one another’s thinking preferences creates a solid foundation for such a collaborative, mutually beneficial approach. The NBI has a variety of focused tools for determining how each team member can serve their colleagues and their company by using their personal preferences in terms of wealth, leadership style, job success, creativity style, skills, personal negativity profile, and general adult profile.


The following are a few examples of how the NBI can be utilized:

The NBI® General Adult instrument offers insight into the way you prefer to think, and increases your awareness of and sensitivity to the thinking preferences of others. Understanding your thinking profile will enable you to develop better relationships, make more dynamic contributions in a team context, and make sound and relevant decisions. It will also put you in a position to make more accurate job and career choices, and to determine the correct subject or field of study for your academic life, leading to a more productive and fulfilling personal and professional life.

The NBI® Leadership Style instrument provides insight into your leadership style and issues that are important to you (but may not be to your staff or colleagues), as well as identifying where there may be gaps in your leadership approaches.

Developing a more meaningful leadership style, and making more dynamic contributions and decisions in the company, are but a few of the advantages of understanding your leadership style. Improving relationships and the creation of a positive work environment result from the leader who leads with his/her whole brain.

The NBI® Job instrument is a descriptive, non-judgmental assessment that identifies the skills needed in every quadrant in order to succeed at a particular job. The profile report focuses the specific quadrant scores, and makes recommendations based on these scores.

This instrument which identifies the brain of the job replaces the old-fashioned job descriptions – you get an exact description of the skills and attitudes necessary to excel in the different kinds of jobs functioning within the organization. This instrument can therefore be used to design the job profiles of every existing and future jobs in the company – and an understanding of the type of people who should fill those jobs.

Other applications include:

  • Relationship Style

  • Parenting Style

  • Learning Style

  • Creativity Style

  • Student Profiles


Developing better relationships, making more dynamic contributions in the team, and making sound and relevant decisions are but a few of the advantages of understanding your own thinking profile. Making more accurate job and career choices or determining the correct subject or study selections, could eventually lead to a more productive and fulfilled personal and professional life.

The information gained through the NBI™ can be applied in many walks of life, such as career guidance, relationships, placements within sports and professional teams, self-enrichment, gaining more emotional happiness, academic achievement enhancement, etc.

Please note that services are not covered under OHIP, but may be covered by insurance or extended health care benefits. 

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