Helping individuals reach their full potential.


“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
e.e. cummings

There must be a hundred career and job search books and websites available for you to review, and countless "self-help" resources. But they may not be giving you the results you are looking for. Most of us need a little help looking honestly at ourselves, and organizing our thinking about how to move forward when we are stuck or confused.

The Effective You, LLC is about the personal connection and interaction you need to Start, Adjust, Live or Retire Effectively. With a little guidance, you can be on your way, grounded in self-awareness, with an achievable goal in sight.

Our vision is a world where every person is living an effective life, in his or her unique way. Using the tool of the The Birkman Method® as a base we are able to assist people in reaching their goals, whether that is adjusting to life as an empty-nester, choosing a fulfilling career path, or becoming a more effective leader.


The Birkman Method® teaches us that behavior, both our strengths and our unproductive behaviors, is a product of what goes on inside of us (including the way we think, what we are interested in, and what we expect from others) interacting with the environment around us. Nothing we do happens in a vacuum. Sometimes we even have needs that conflict with each other, which can make it difficult for us to operate from our strengths. All parts of our life interconnect in ways that support or undermine our effectiveness.

Empowered by the insights provided by The Birkman Method® , applied to our unique life circumstances, we can learn to put ourselves in situations and environments that help bring out our strengths. Understanding and communicating what motivates us helps ensure more of our needs will be met, even when the environment we’re in doesn’t offer ideal support. And ultimately, the base of support we are able to create for ourselves leads to the kind of adaptability and flexibility that increases our effectiveness, in whatever we are doing.

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