About The Highlands Company

The Highlands Company

Pioneering Self-Awareness for Career Success

Over three decades ago, the visionaries behind the Highlands Company (formerly known as the Highlands Program) and authors of the influential book, “Don’t Waste Your Talent: The 8 Critical Steps to Discovering What You Do Best,” embarked on a mission to unravel the essence of success. Their inquiry led them to engage with thousands of individuals, and through extensive research, they unearthed a universal truth: Successful individuals consistently leverage their innate strengths. They are driven by a clear personal vision, an unequivocal image of work that resonates with their core identity.

Armed with this profound insight, the Highlands Company committed itself to a clear mission: to assist individuals in uncovering their inherent gifts and talents, enabling them to find roles where these abilities could flourish. When individuals focus on their natural aptitudes and craft a strategic path, they experience transformative and enduring benefits, including reduced stress, enhanced life balance, decreased burnout and heightened satisfaction.

At the heart of the Highlands programs lies the Highlands Ability Battery (HAB), a standardized aptitude assessment rooted in a century of scientific research on human abilities. Since acquiring the rights to this assessment in 1992, the Highlands Company has continually evolved its methodology. In 1999, they transitioned the assessment to CD format and in 2004, they revolutionized the psychological testing industry by migrating the assessment to an online platform.

This transition to a virtual environment vastly expanded the reach and impact of the HAB, allowing it to serve diverse clientele across the United States and around the world. Today, Highlands Certified Consultants assist clients in countries spanning Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

To date over 100,000 clients have harnessed the power of the Highlands Ability Battery to enhance performance and make informed, proactive career decisions that align with their inherent abilities.

As the proud publisher of the HAB, the Highlands Company remains steadfast in its commitment to develop research-based assessments, reports for practical application and personal and professional development programs. The company firmly believes that the full impact and effectiveness of the HAB and Highlands programs can only be realized when the results of the HAB are skillfully interpreted by highly trained practitioners.

What held true then remains equally valid today: Self-awareness serves as the bedrock of career success. In fact, a growing number of individuals recognize the value of self-awareness as a guiding force in shaping their career and life decisions, strengthening themselves as individuals and enhancing the workplace. It is becoming increasingly apparent that there can be a harmonious alignment between individuals and their work. Furthermore, savvy organizations now appreciate the immense value brought by employees who possess a heightened level of self-awareness.

We are proud of the dedicated and high-performing career professionals all around the world who use the Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) and Highlands programs as a core foundation in their mission to transform careers. We look forward to working with you too.

Kim Mumola
Highlands Company, LLC


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