A combination of creative conversations and assessment methods are used to facilitate an understanding of:
- where you are in your current situation
- your particular style of working, interacting, problem-solving and coping, and how this meshes with the situation
- what your choices are
- what resources you have at your disposal and how best to employ them
- how to move towards your vision for yourself
"May is easy to talk to. She is understanding, honest and direct, which is what makes her so highly effective in career development." - Ansley, Sales & Key Account Management
As Psychometrist: Independent Practice, I am qualified to administer and interpret various Psychometric assessment questionnaires and tools, and give feedback on results. I qualified by means of a 4-year degree, completing required supervised practical hours and passing a Board Exam (Health Professions Council of South Africa: Professional Board for Psychology: Psychometry Independent Practice).
The bulk of my work experience has been in providing assessment and development services to companies or individuals as described above.
“May Bleeker-Phelan’s work with clients is incisive, accurate and as a result highly influential both for the individuals involved and the client business.” Sarah, MD
I have a strong development focus in my own life and enjoy using all my skills and abilities to assist others in their development.
What made a decisive difference to my own career contentment was uncovering enhanced inner resources for decision-making and judgment. This motivates me to share what I've learnt and enable change for others.
“May was able to help individual participants recognise their impact on others, build their self awareness and set effective and focussed developmental goals to make changes.” - Tom, MD
Logic, Intuition & the use of Psychometrics
Working as Psychometrist for many years has given me ample opportunity to test and discover the usefulness of psychometric tools.
These are the accepted, standardised methods for assessing human characteristics and potential, particularly where speed-to-insight is important. Like all tools they have limitations. The skill of the user very much determines the quality of the outcome.
I use them to establish a baseline of information from which to work, which forms a starting point and useful backdrop for the development conversation.
I also use my own intuitive methods to complement the above.