Personal Development and Assessment Service

Understanding yourself to get what you want

Provided in collaboration with Arian Elfant, PhD.

The purpose of the Personal Development and Assessment Service is to help you and members of your team clarify strengths and identify potential roadblocks. Whether attorneys are looking to become better managers, advance their careers or develop a specific skill set, it is important to define where they are now and where they want to go in the future.

This service involves three steps. The first step is to participate in a scientifically validated personality assessment specifically geared toward workplace performance. After completion, an individual feedback session is scheduled to review your results. The final step involves including managers/mentors to make the most of utilizing these results. This service allows for a highly personalized approach to tap underutilized potential and address challenges more directly and efficiently. Firms are encouraged to use this Service for the development of current and future leaders or to supplement other projects.

During our engagements, we always consider people, processes, and tools as the change factors. The people component is essential and often the most complex to address. The Personal Development and Assessment Service was developed specifically to target key personnel involved in the project and increase the likelihood of a successful implementation.

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What can you gain from Personal Development and Assessment Services and what can this collaboration do for you?

The Process

How do Personal Development and Assessment Services work?


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Understand your foundational strengths. Clients who understand their strengths have the ability to put them to better use on the job. These clients also benefit from knowing when they may be over-utilizing their strengths or getting in their own way of achieving the success they are seeking.

Understand how other people see you under stress. Most of us have features of our interactional style that we are unaware of. Under stress, these “blindspots” can be sources of personal or occupational difficulties. Identifying these potential roadblocks before they hinder relationships and productivity at work is a huge step toward reaching performance goals.

Understand what drives you on the job. Clients who identify what motivates them to work hard are able to maximize what they bring to the table and maintain confidence in the day-to-day. Identifying drivers is also useful to employers in providing development opportunities for growth or promotion.

Develop an awareness of where you are and where you want to go. Clients who understand their core values and interests are going to have greater insight into whether they are a good fit for their organizational culture. Clients who are well matched to an organization are happier, less likely to burn out and more likely to be compensated commensurate expectations.

What this collaboration can do for you:

  • Ease the difficulty of executing a marketing plan
  • Improve attorney relationships and performance
  • Address the complexities related to transition planning
  • Support the development of management and leadership groups




Identification of Participants


Introductory Phone Call with Arian Elfant


Assessment Instructions

Assessment Phase

Personality Inventory (about 15-20 minutes)

  • Job Selection
  • Career Pathing

Development Survey (about 15-20 minutes)

  • Coaching and Development
  • High Level Position Leaders
  • Team Functioning
  • Selection for High-Stakes Jobs

Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory (about 15-20 minutes)

  • Compatibility with Organizational Culture
  • Employee Motivation Factors
  • Career Motivation
  • Leadership Environment


90 minute individual feedback session

60-90 minute individual/ management feedback session



Arian Elfant, PhD.

If we are not careful, all of us run the risk of the day-to-day grind moving us further away from our true interests, motivations, and natural skillset. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with clients who are successful in their careers but have lost touch with their purpose.

My passion and expertise lie in reconnecting you, your team or your organization to what truly drives you and identifying what is getting in the way of optimal emotional and financial success.

Arian Elfant obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2001 and completed post-doctoral training at Vanderbilt University’s Psychological and Counseling Center. She continued to work at Vanderbilt as a clinician, a supervisor and as the Director of Assessment Services until August 2003. Arian has been in private practice in New Orleans for over 16 years. Presently, she serves on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Through the course of her clinical work with many successful business professionals, Arian developed a passion for leadership development. She now devotes a portion of her practice specifically to Consulting Psychology. She is certified in the Hogan Assessment, an assessment tool aligned with the specific needs of businesses and leaders. Arian is also an active member of the Division of Consulting Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

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