The secret to navigating career and life changes with clarity.
A Personal Vision
Gold standard among career aptitude tests.
The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB)
With the talent you already have.
Your Organization Can Thrive
Journey with an experienced and certified Highlands Consultant.
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Your Personal Vision: A Journey of Self-Discovery.
Most people will work over 90,000 hours in their lifetime. Most people feel unfulfilled by their jobs, or even hate them.
Maybe you know what it’s like—the soul-crushing drain of waiting out the clock. The constant pressure of performing.
What if Things Could Be Different?
Imagine a world where everyone worked with a sense of joy and purpose.
Where companies operated at the highest possible level because every team member was fully engaged and fully alive. Imagine a world where students and adults confidently navigated their careers based on a deep understanding of themselves and their goals, and carried that sense of purpose and direction throughout their careers and on through retirement.
At the Highlands Company, we are passionate about seeing personal career visions come to fruition for adults, students, career counselors, and organizations.
Since 1992, the Highlands Whole Person 4-Step Method has helped tens of thousands of individuals to transform their lives, both at work and at home. We can help you too.
Who Can Benefit From Our Holistic Approach?
Find purpose and direction
Your journey is just beginning. Now is the time to take stock of your natural talents so that you can pursue a field of study and career that aligns with your strengths and realizes your full potential. We’ll set you on the right path.
The best answers come from the inside out
You have the answer for your life’s work inside you. But like everyone, you need help to really see yourself. The HAB is an investment in your future and your career and your first step to renewed job satisfaction.
Better motivated leaders make for better business
Your organization can be more productive by retaining and developing the talent you already have. When leaders work to their strengths, aligned with their natural abilities, they are more powerful to deliver sustainable results.
Effectively steward your divine gifts
When it comes to finding your true purpose, you must first align yourself with your divine inner compass. The HAB will uncover your divine talents and the unique possibilities in each person’s life to find the comfort within.
Testimonials about the Highlands Ability Battery.
I would rate the effectiveness of the Highlands Ability Battery on a scale of 1 to 10, as a 10. Very, very effective.
It’s measurable, and to me the objectivity of it makes the HAB powerful. Being able to move us from where we are to where we want to be is extraordinary.
The HAB helped me see people in a different light. It is much easier for me to see the potential in others now.
The HAB gave me a new language that I needed for my college applications, and it allowed me to focus on my strengths when making decisions about college.
The HAB has done a lot to develop our family dynamic. Because of it, we all have a set of tools to help us communicate and understand each other.
Meet A Career Assessment Program Like No Other
You want to change lives. You long to see people flourish and thrive in the right career. We do too.
That’s why we provide you with the ultimate in career assessments with an extensive range of resources and support.
The Numbers Say it All.
A career assessment made up of 19 timed exercises that reveal your natural abilities based on performance not perception, giving your clients a solid foundation for lifelong consideration of career options.
Every Highlands Consultant receives 40+ hours of training to provide a unique human assessment tool and an incredibly thorough and often life-changing debrief.
Established in 1992, The Highlands Co. has certified hundreds of career professionals around the globe in the administration of the HAB and Whole Person Model and provides ongoing training within a vibrant community.
The HAB is based on a century of research first conducted by Johnson O’Connor. The results provide career confidence for every client as it has for the tens of thousands of HAB takers before them.
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