BETTER YOU. BETTER BUSINESS.

How self-awareness drives personal and professional growth.

More Understanding, Better Results

Turn all your challenges into successes – with our scientifically-proven personality assessment and tailored consulting practice.

Empowering Success Since 1975

While serving as a faculty member at the University of Houston, Behavioral Scientist James Noland discovered the crucial role of personality awareness in achieving success.

Through extensive research, James Noland developed the Personalysis® Questionnaire – a scientifically validated personality assessment tool. This original personality assessment delivers multi-dimensional results by identifying your unique strengths and showing how they vary in different situations.

For over 50 years, our personality assessment paired with our high-touch personalized consulting services has empowered organizations and individuals to tackle untapped potential and:

Who We Work With

See how our comprehensive personality assessment can help you achieve individual growth, effective leadership, and team cohesion.

Where do You Fit?

Call now to talk to an expert and find out which services are best for you.

Teams

Better understand yourself and others, so you can:

Leaders

Become more aware of your leadership style and get to know your team’s individual personalities, so you can:

Organizations

Recognize and leverage the individual styles of every employee, so you can:

Individuals

Discover your unique personality traits and motivators, so you can:

Our Mission

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and work better together.

What makes us different?

The Most Comprehensive View of Your Personality

Our ASSESSMENT explains the dynamics of your personality showing how your behaviors can change in different situations.

Practical Understanding of Your Team’s Behavior

Our TEAM PROFILE (Yes, teams have a personality too!) will give you an in-depth view of your team’s behaviors including what your team needs to perform on the highest level.

Customized Programs to Address Your Needs and Challenges

Our team of experts offers a variety of IMPACTFUL CONSULTING services that bring the science of personality off the paper and into real life. We’ll address the specific human-centered needs and challenges of your organization, team, or individual leaders.

Meet the People Behind Personalysis

Get to know the team of experts driving positive change in workplaces worldwide.

John K. Tingey

Chief Executive Officer

Adrienne McDunn

President | Executive Consultant

Kristi Berkowitz

VP | Executive Consultant, Sales & Business Development

Colleen Coffey Melchiorre

Executive Consultant

Joanna Echols

Executive Consultant

Mary Ann Cardillo

Executive Consultant

Kécia McBride

VP Operations

David Kennedy

Executive VP IT

Sarah Abdul

Client Services Coordinator

Robert Serna

Client Services Coordinator

Working better together starts here

Teamwork isn’t a transaction. It’s an interaction.
Contact us to schedule an assessment for you or your team today. 

John K. Tingey

Chief Executive Officer

Expertise:

As a dynamic and highly accomplished professional, with a unique blend of skills, I stand out as an effective leader, known for my critical problem-solving abilities, strategic mindset, and exceptional interpersonal ease.

My professional background includes stints at The Howard Hughes Corporation, PulteGroup, Caprock – a boutique multi-family office, and Blue360 Media as its chief operating officer. My eclectic career began in the university classroom as an adjunct Spanish professor. In fact, if you had asked me all those years ago to picture my future self, the only thing I may have gotten right was that I would be living in the mountains, skiing in the winter and biking in the summer!

I hold a master’s degree in Latin American Political Economy and an MBA in International Management. You can find me at john@personalysis.com.

Outside of Work:

Living in Park City, Utah means that the mountains are always calling! The downside? The true number of skis and bikes that should populate my quiver will always be N+1.

You would be surprised to learn that:

I am not a fan of uncertainty. I think my Personalysis assessment puts it best by saying “John wants to conduct life on a sound basis.” However, I have found that some of life’s greatest joys are preceded by uncertainty. This is also captured in my assessment by noting in my preferred dimension that “John’s ability to adjust to change fosters a sense of self mastery!”

Ask me about:

The impact that Personalysis has had on the lives of our clients. I believe that Personalysis exists to remove the inconsistency in communication, to create stronger relationships, to enable personal and career growth, and to simply make a positive difference in one’s life. Our clients can agree!

Adrienne McDunn

President and Executive Consultant

Expertise:

Coach, executive consultant, education and organizational development specialist, facilitator, coaching supervisor, mediation.

As a leader, I know that great leadership relies on the ability to develop others and create a sustainable culture of powerful teamwork. The passion I have for the care of others is shared by the entire Personalysis family. United in purpose, our team aspires to excellence in customer service.

As an executive coach, I leverage 40+ years of experience empowering leaders, emerging leaders and teams toward operational excellence through effective working relationships. Research shows that teams comprised of diverse thinking and social styles as well as interests are more productive, creative and return a higher quality of work. I am most proud of my success in helping people learn to understand, appreciate and ultimately value differences in personality style so they can work together better.

In my experience self-awareness is a critical success factor in any endeavor. I have thoroughly enjoyed using the Personalysis assessment to assist people to identify the behaviors they use to be their best self. With this awareness, a person can begin to assess their impact on others and notice style differences. It is very rewarding to guide people as they learn how to build relationships that leverage strengths, empower differences and become greater in their togetherness. This is especially effective when working with hybrid and remote teams.

I hold a M.Ed. in Adult Education from North Carolina State University and a BA from the University of Minnesota. I am certified in Coaching Supervision from CSA UK, Crucial Conversation, mediation and facilitation.

Outside of Work:

I enjoy travel especially when focused on historical sites. I am an avid reader with a universal taste which includes science, history, biography, social sciences, religion & spirituality, classics, historical fiction, and steampunk!

You would be surprised to learn that:

I originally aspired to a career in theater.

Ask me about:

Executive coaching, career transitions, inspirational leadership, and becoming a certified Personalysis practitioner.

Kristi Berkowitz

VP | Executive Consultant, Sales & Business Development

Expertise:

My career has provided me with opportunities to develop specialized expertise in change management, executive development, periods of rapid growth, and leading during an economic downturn. I have over 20 years of management and leadership experience, primarily within global financial service organizations and took my Personalysis Profile in 2012.

As a Certified Coach and Master Personalysis Practitioner, I help individuals improve interpersonal effectiveness and make progress on their goals. Seeing clients understand themselves better and grow in their capabilities is extremely rewarding. One of my favorite quotes is by John C. Maxwell: “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” 

Outside of Work:

I enjoy exploring new restaurants, hiking, entertaining, spending time with family, and following @sharonsaysso on Instagram.

Fun Fact:

I met my husband the summer he and I worked together as camp counselors.

Ask me about:

change management, leadership development, team effectiveness, executive coaching, Personalysis certification, personal finance, raising teenagers, or the time I learned about crypto currency.

Colleen Coffey Melchiorre, Ed.D.

Executive Consultant

Expertise:

I spent almost 20 years working in the higher education industry and with non-profit and cause-based organizations. I have an expertise in working with and relating to multi-generational teams with a special affinity for Generation Z. I am a skilled facilitator for both small and large groups and have special experience working with teams in conflict and transition. Interest and research areas include workplace stress, developing emerging leaders, employee retention and engagement.

I hold a Bachelor’s in Social Work, Masters in Higher Education, and Doctorate in Leadership Practice.

Outside of Work:

I have three school aged children and am married to my high school sweetheart. We live in Nashville, TN and are a busy family! I love to stay active and am a life-long yogi. I also volunteer my time working with families facing childhood illness and coach elementary school cheerleading.

You would be surprised to learn that I …

Really love true crime. It’s like a weird escape for me and I know I’m not alone in this. Or Have a child with a heart transplant- it was quite a journey, and we are so much better for it.

Ask me about:

Organizational culture shift, working with Generation Z, Personalysis in college, Personalysis at school, Personalysis in the non-profit sector, retaining and engaging employees, creating a relationship focused culture, stress at work, mental wellbeing, leading with care.

Joanna Echols

Executive Consultant

Expertise:

Coach and executive consultant specializing in teamwork, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness.

I bring nearly 20 years of experience leading teams and multi-million-dollar global operations projects for Fortune 500 companies. I completed an Operations Leadership Program and worked in several organizational settings including overseas expat assignments. I’ve always been curious about understanding human behaviors and motivators. At Personalysis, I have a chance to combine my comprehensive understanding of organizational challenges with my passion for personal development and assisting leaders and teams in learning how to use their natural strengths and behaviors to achieve their personal and professional goals.

I’m most proud of the impact my work makes on helping people to become more aware of themselves and others around them. I believe that self-awareness is key to any change in life. It allows us to build and cultivate more authentic relationships and embrace more powerful and impactful leadership style. I enjoy seeing our clients harnessing the power of self-awareness to transform their relationships and to work better together.

I hold a MS in Organizational Communication from CCSU, CT, a MA in Coaching from Maryland University of Integrative Health, MD and a MA in Political Science from UKSW in Warsaw, Poland.

Outside of Work:

I take every opportunity to spend family time in nature. I love the sound and smell of the ocean, being on my paddleboard in the middle of the lake, growing vegetables in my garden or simply having a morning cup of coffee and quiet meditation time outside.

You would be surprised to learn that:

I traveled to over 30 countries including hiking the Inca Trail in Peru, exploring Thailand, and taking a cross-country family trip in a 43-foot-long RV!

Ask me about:

Using Personalysis to enhance communication and collaboration on your team, creating a relationship-focused work culture, leadership development, onboarding for success, and managing organizational change.

Mary Ann Cardillo

Executive Consultant

Expertise:

Master Facilitator and Organizational Development Specialist

I bring 20+ years of experience from academia and corporate sectors. I am most proud of my success in coaching teams and individuals for continual progress and optimal growth. In addition, I have designed programs, workshops, and support materials to meet specific needs in both face-to-face and virtual environments.

My objective is to connect with others and build relationships that create supportive and successful coaching partnerships. In doing so, I have been responsible for onboarding, leadership development, talent management programs, succession planning, employee engagement, and performance management. My customer service expertise focuses on customizing client solutions for improvement and sustainability based upon in-depth needs analysis.

I am most passionate about having an impact on others’ achievements, assisting in their ability to be their best self. My work at Personalysis has aligned beautifully with this, as the assessment is so rich and valuable. I continue to learn more about myself and others each time I interact with a profile. I call it the gift that keeps on giving! At this time in my career, I am most interested in using the assessment for team and executive leadership development.

The team here at Personalysis is like family. Everyone, I believe, has the same values and vision – helping people grow by becoming self-aware, as well as understanding and valuing our differences, to be the best version of self.

Outside of Work:

I love being at the beach late in the day, watching beautiful sunsets; I enjoy shopping of any kind and can last the entire day. I also love spending time with my six grandkids; Dancing is my favorite form of exercise and stress reliever.

You would be surprised to learn that

I spent a month in the Philippines onboarding newly acquired employees. I also took Tango lessons in Buenos Aires!

Ask me about:

My grandkids: Courtney, Jac, Madison, Quinn, Tyler and Riley

Kécia McBride

VP Operations

Expertise:

My professional journey is marked by a strong commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation in diverse sectors from small and midsize entrepreneurial business to non-profits. The skills developed by launching my own startup has been an invaluable experience that I carry forward in all my work. A few career highlights include: implementing a 57-county strategy for disaster recovery in underserved communities, consulting with Fortune 500 companies to provide targeted learning management solutions to improve staff performance, and developing applications to enable business growth and improve operations.

At Personalysis, I am responsible for aligning our operations, financial and human resources to deliver the highest quality professional services for our clients. My assessment was spot on by saying “for Kécia, bringing about change and being devoted to growth and expansion come naturally,” and truly bring me joy.

I earned an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, and a BA in Media Arts from the University of North Texas. I hold certificates in Dare to Lead and Asset-based Community Development.

Outside of Work:

I enjoy discovering new places with the spirit of a pilgrim. Hiking is one of my favorite activities. The individuals I encounter on my travels are incredibly hospitable. It’s a joy to share meals with them and learn about their life and culture, which inevitably leads to sharing recipes to try when I return home!

You Would Be Surprised to Learn That:

I completed a three-week solo hike on the Camino del Norte along the northern coast of Spain and on to the Atlantic Ocean. Sometimes it’s not what you learn on pilgrimage that’s important, but what you unlearn.

Ask me about:

Using Personalysis to foster team cohesion. Yes, we use our Personalysis tool internally!

David Kennedy

Executive VP IT

Expertise:

I have over 30 years of experience in software development and have seen Personalysis evolve from hand-scored paper assessments to web and mobile friendly versions with automated scoring.  

At Personalysis, I am responsible for enhancing and maintaining our proprietary systems for the administration of the Personalysis Assessment. 

I hold a BA from Rice University. 

Outside of Work:

I am passionate about classical music.

You Would Be Surprised to Learn That:

I like modern art paintings and sculptures.

Ask me about:

My cats Hugo and Max.

Sarah Abdul

Client Services Coordinator

Expertise:

I come from a background where key data and excellent communication amongst clients and peers combine. I have years of experience teaching foreign students English as a second language and prior to arriving at Personalysis I worked at Halliburton in the Corporate Security department where I was able to use data and technology to help anticipate threats. All of those useful skills have provided me with a great foundation to navigate through the expansive Personalysis database and handle the intricate logistics of the many unique client orders. I am most passionate about helping others and working with others to achieve a common goal, and Personalysis shares these same values. As a newer addition to the Personalysis team I am beyond excited to work for a company that highlights my own skills and passions and allows me to be an active voice in shaping this small but mighty team.

Outside of Work:

I love to cook, some of my favorite meals to make are smothered chicken and Cajun shrimp and sausage pasta! I also love music concerts and traveling outside of work; my favorite travel destinations have been Bali, Indonesia and Tulum, Mexico!

You would be surprised to learn that:

I am of Tanzanian descent. I frequently visit my home and was able to visit as recently as last 2021. I can also understand and speak a bit of Swahili.

Ask me about:

Setting up your first order, what we can do to help your upcoming event go perfectly or how to use the Interactive Personalysis Portal to better assist your clients.

Robert Serna

Client Services Coordinator

Expertise:

In my diverse career, I’ve navigated various industries with a focus on efficiency and impactful contributions. At M6 Midstream, I managed HR documents and played a key role in the onboarding process for over 400 employees. As a Sales Representative at RSR, I led construction projects, managed teams, and excelled in client interactions through meetings and cold calling. As a Level 2 Drafter in engineering firms, I honed my CAD skills, resolving markups, and modifying site plans. My internship in the Survey/GIS Department at Williams Company enhanced my attention to detail and GIS expertise. I am passionate about transforming ideas into tangible results, I bring a commitment to excellence and innovation. At Personalysis, I put my diverse skill set to work in a collaborative team environment to support our clients and consultants.

Outside of Work:

Beyond work, I enjoy the little things in life. Hiking in nature refreshes me, and I love trying out new cooking styles in the kitchen. Capturing spontaneous moments through street photography is a creative passion of mine. Plus, I find joy in exploring different restaurants and their delicious offerings. These activities bring balance to my life, inspire creativity, and keep me curious about the world around me.

You would be surprised to learn that:

I am of Mexican descent and spent a lot of my childhood in Mexico. I’ve also lived in places like New York City and Utah.

Ask me about: