The Strong Interest Inventory and Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can be invaluable tools for people in transition. When integrated with interpretation sessions and optional follow-up coaching with a Center for Life Transitions Coach/Counselor, clients gain clarity and confidence in their work direction. Goal Setting can be accomplished which results in a more effective job search campaign and successful transition.

Meyers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The MBTI is a personal assessment profile based upon the work of Swiss behavioral psychologist, Carl Jung.  It is a widely utilized instrument and addresses areas of self-development, career management, relationship counseling, organizational development, hiring, team building and leadership. The MBTI provides feedback on how individuals energize themselves, process information, make decisions and interface with the world around them.    It is a preference indicator and does not measure skills and abilities. The information generated from the MBTI can assist individuals in determining their personal style and culture and then consider career directions and corporate cultures that might be a positive match for them.

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory is a standardized inventory initially developed in the 1920s and later incorporating the work of industrial psychologist, John Holland.  It a broad based preference indicator which assists individuals  to determine  interest patterns through a series of questions relating to selected occupations, school subjects, leisure activities, types of people and personality characteristics.  Specifically, it addresses six personality types and work environments—Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional.  The Strong Interest Inventory is particularly helpful for an individual entering the world of work, determining satisfaction with their current employment or considering an alternative/changing career.

The MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory, when taken in tandem, are complimentary to one another as a career planning tool.  The MBTI provides insight into one’s personal preferences while the Strong Interest Inventory addresses options for areas of interest and specific careers. Together they create a structured launch platform and stimulus for an individual to gain greater self-understanding and then research and implement actions to meet future goals and objectives. Both instruments are accessed online, take about 30 minutes, and participants receive a full printout of their results.

Let’s Get Started

We currently offer this coaching in the Milwaukee, WI area only.

  1. Fill out and submit the form below for instructions on taking the assessments.
  1. After taking the Strong and MBTI you will be scheduled with CLT Coach Chuck Hays or Tom Bachhuber for an hour interpretation session. Printouts of your results will be provided at the meeting.
  1. You will have the opportunity to continue working with one of the CLT Coaches/Counselors in an Individual Coaching Program following a complimentary session with the Coach/Counselor.


  1. $150.00—includes administration and score reports for both the Strong and MBTI as well as a 90 minute interpretation session with Chuck Hays.
  1. Follow-up coaching/counseling pricing varies to the individual coach/counselor.

Tell Us About Yourself

Charles D. Hays, Vice President

Charles D. HaysCharles Hays has 25 years of experience coaching individuals and couples in transition.

Most recently, as Vice President for Career management Services for Right Management Consultants, the world’s premier career transition firm, he has counseled executive, managerial and professional level individuals in the areas of re-employment and entrepreneurship.

A Certified Retirement Planning Specialist, Charles is the founder and principal of Retirement Directions LLC, a Milwaukee based organization, dedicated to coaching couples and individuals in lifestyle planning around life balancing, pre-retirement and retirement.

Additionally, Charles was instrumental in establishing the UWM Career Transition Center (CTC), and teaches courses at the School of Continuing Education in Lifestyle Retirement Planning, Consulting as a Career Option and Age Issues in Job Search. He serves on the CTC Advisory Board.

Charles’s credentials include extensive experience in human resources and operation in manufacturing and service environments. He has served as a commissioned officer in the USAF and is currently a certified arbitrator with the Better Business Bureau and the Financial Industries Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He serves as a volunteer for SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

Thomas Bachhuber, Ed.D.

Tom Bachhuber, President of the Board, Center for Life TransitionsPresident of the Board and Executive Director for The Center for Life Transitions. Tom is responsible for overall Center leadership and strategy. His individual coaching/counseling as well as workshops and retreats focus on integrating leading career development ideas with spiritual exploration. Read more.