The Insight Institute, Inc., founded by Patrick Handley Ph.D., is a research and publishing company that develops training materials to help people communicate and work more effectively with others. The Institute has an extensive history of research and development in the areas of personality assessment and organizational development.
Patrick Handley, Ph.D.
Dr. Handley developed and publishes the INSIGHT Inventory, a strengths-based personality assessment now celebrating its 32nd anniversary. He has also created, the Insight Team Development Modules for coaching teams to higher levels of functioning. Dr. Handley collaborates with organizations and educational institutions to envision and construct assessments and build transformational programs in the field of positive psychology.
He just released his book LEAD with INSIGHT to help people discover their strengths, eliminate behaviors that block their success, and become a more effective leader.
Dr. Handley obtained his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with emphasis in the areas personality assessment, career planning, and organizational development at the University of Missouri in 1980. Prior to founding his own company, he was a presenter for an international leadership training organization, a performance improvement specialist in a HR consulting firm, and a training director at a large financial corporation. Before those positions he was on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic and State University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where he taught graduate level courses in personality assessment and personality theory and served in the student counseling centers.
In 35 years of organizational consulting, Dr. Handley has helped numerous companies and educational institutions identify leadership potential, build teams, and integrate positive psychology into their talent development programs.