About Us

Linda Berens Institute was created by Linda V. Berens, Ph.D. after over 35 years of studying and working with individual differences in many settings.

Linda Berens Institute provides holistic solutions for increasing human agility and transforming work relationships. We work with organizations, leaders, facilitators, and coaches to create safe environments where individuals can bring their whole selves to work.

Our mission is to help organizations, leaders, teams, and individuals have an impact on the world. We help individuals increase their sense of well being, relationships, and communication effectiveness using the Berens CORE™ Approach.

We provide . . .

  • Specialized programs that optimize individual differences for strengthening organizational culture, employee engagement, and communication
  • Public workshops and coaching for individuals and leaders who want to realize their goals and intentions and improve their communication and relationships
  • Certification programs, resources and ongoing support for practitioners whose roles are to be change agents and growth agents inside organizations or as independent practitioners.
  • Resources such as articles, books, web-based tools, and job aids

Our programs and methodologies are based on an Integral approach to typology developed by Linda V. Berens, Ph.D. and were formerly offered under the name of Integral Typeworks. These programs incorporate the Interstrength Method, developed by Linda Berens, Linda Ernst, and Melissa Smith and put into practice by thousands of practitioners worldwide.

Our Heritage

Linda Berens Institute had its beginnings as Interstrength Associates, which was founded as Temperament Research Institute in 1988 by Linda Berens as an organization dedicated to helping individuals and organizations learn about and apply individual differences information—specifically temperament information. In 2005, we changed our name to Interstrength Associates to reflect that we are not just focused on temperament theory, but on the powerful applications of multiple models of individual differences information to help individuals and organizations build internal and interpersonal strength.