Become a Consultant

Become A Consultant

Complete the Highlands Certification Training program to provide the Highlands Ability Battery (HAB), to benefit your clients including students, leaders and employees of organizations.

The Certification program reviews the intricacies of our proprietary HAB technology, the philosophies behind the Highlands Whole Person Method, and best practices for providing individual and group feedback to clients.

As a Highlands Certified Consultant You Will Get…

  • An opportunity to take the HAB and receive your own reports and debrief.
  • 16 hours of initial training on the Highlands Whole Person Method.
  • Ongoing professional development as part of your certification.
  • Your own listing in the Highlands online consultant directory.
  • Resources to assist you in the development and marketing of your business.
  • An invitation to be part of an elite community of practitioners who work to transform the careers of students, adults, and business leaders worldwide.

The Right Career Assessment Tool For You

Many Highlands Certified Consultants rely on The Highlands Company to run successful private consulting firms and company departments, including Alan Kearns of Career Joy, Canada’s Career Coach; Dori Stiles, who works with the University of Georgia; and Maura Koutoujian of Jody Michaels Associates, just to name a few. For articles featuring the work of some of our Consultants, click here.

What we know from the scientific study of human engineering is that we are all born with innate abilities. What we have learned from decades of practical application is that by understanding the interplay between these abilities or how they synergistically contribute to our overall potential will provide valuable insights that will enhance our journey of self-discovery.

Positive Psychology Resources for Coaches and Counselors

Coaches and career counselors are sharpening their skills with credentialing to ensure they are utilizing coach-appropriate methodologies to meet the steady rise in client expectations. This is true for all types of coaches—business, education, life, and so on.  The Highlands Certification Training program is uniquely qualified to support coaches and other professionals (e.g., leadership and talent development consultants, psychologists, counselors, and educational consultants). Through certification to administer the Highlands Ability Battery, an objective human assessment tool founded on scientific research, career practitioners are equipped to provide clients with an awareness of their natural abilities, the most powerful piece of self-knowledge for attaining personal success.

Meeting Clients’ Needs with Positive Psychology Coaching

Transforming Careers with Data-Driven Results: How aptitude testing will provide real insights for real-life solutions

A Program That Will Set You Apart

The Highlands Ability Battery includes a 2-hour debrief with a Highlands Certified Consultant (HCC). Clients meet with an HCC either in person, by phone, or by video conference. The in-depth and personalized review sets the HAB apart from all other assessments, ensuring consistent quality and applicable, real-world results.

The Power of Feedback: Why the HAB Includes an In-depth Debrief Session
with a Certified Highlands Consultant

Read how Highlands Consultants Sue Seel and Amy Tietjen have integrated the HAB into the culture at Stony Brook School with a focus on four areas: college counseling, student life, learning support and counseling and wellness.

The HAB and Student Development at The Stony Brook School
“When wisdom meets imagination, great vision is born.” – The Stony Brook School.

Highlands Certification Training – Setting the Standard

Empowering career professionals worldwide with a unique human assessment tool created to objectively identify natural talents, the most powerful piece of self-knowledge for attaining personal success.

Highlands Certified Consultants undergo intensive training on how to understand and interpret the results of the HAB. They are well-versed in all areas of the assessment, including Personal Style Measures, Driving Abilities, Specialized Abilities and Vocabulary. They also understand how to interpret the results in light of the Highlands’ proprietary Ability Blends and Ability patterns.

Highlands Certification Training – Setting the Standard

By Dori Stiles, Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychologist Director of Training and Research for the Highlands Company


You can see a listing of every Highlands Certified Consultant in our online directory, but, generally speaking, professionals in the following fields often get certified in the Highlands Method.

  • Coaching
  • Psychology
  • Private counseling
  • School counseling
  • Corporate consultation
  • Career consultation
  • Educational consultation
  • Pastors
  • Missionaries
  • Human resources
  • Recruiting
  • Talent development
  • Leadership training
  • Team building

The Highlands Certified Consultant Training is accredited by the International Coach Federation for 32 hours of continuing education credits in the following areas; Core Competencies 14 hours, Resource Development 18 hours.


You will set yourself apart when providing a richer, more objective career guidance program for your clients, complete with careers to explore.

Want to see it for yourself? Take the HAB through The Highlands Company. We offer discounted rates to practitioners, contact us.

Empowering You To Do What You Do Best

“The Highlands Company has held strong to its mission in the development of researched-based assessments, reports for practical application and programs for personal and professional development. The Whole Person Technology and methodology has transformed the careers of tens of thousands of career professionals, career changers and career explorers and has evolved as the premise on which other career development programs are now founded.”

The Highlands Whole Person Approach: Celebrating 30 Years and Expanding into the Next Generation of Career Transformation

For more information or to register for training; download and review the following documents and submit the inquiry form to the right.