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Meet Birkman International

October 22, 2020

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Birkman International is leading the industry in behavioral and occupational assessment through the Birkman Method – a proprietary methodology that assesses personality and is used widely in the fields of career coaching, leadership development, human resources management, and organizational design.

Founded in 1951 by innovative organizational psychologist Dr. Roger W. Birkman, Birkman International is headquartered in Houston, Texas with an extensive global reach. Sharon Birkman, Chairman and CEO of Birkman International, followed in her father’s footsteps and is now at the helm of the family-owned company. Her leadership has been instrumental with ushering in a new era of product development and training initiatives during a time of unprecedented growth.

Sharon Birkman shared her thoughts on impact they provide to their clients. “We humans are hardwired for social connection. Birkman’s goal is to shine a brighter light on others-awareness as well as self-awareness. Objective and appreciative understanding of our individual perceptions has the power to transform relationships, whether at work or at home.”

Sharon assumed her leadership role at Birkman in 2002 following a career as a professional musician and musical director. Sharon’s integrity combined with her passion for creativity, the community, and her employees and clients are defining features of her leadership style that have shaped both Birkman’s company culture and mission. Birkman has won both the local and national Best and Brightest Companies to Work For consecutively the past five years.

“Sharon was gracious enough to let me take the Birkman test and then walk me through the Birkman Signature Report” said Shareholder Andrew Pearce. “Walking through the report was extremely valuable for two reasons: first, it confirmed that the practice of law was a great fit for me; and second, it made me a believer in Sharon and the Birkman Method.”

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