When you onboard at BetterUp, you are taken through an onboarding assessment called the Core Strengths Assessment. Once you complete the Core Strengths Assessment, the assessment is generated and called the Whole Person Strengths Report.
Your Whole Person Strengths Report is a starting point for increasing self-awareness. Calculated based on your Core Strengths Assessment responses, it provides insight into how you're doing in each of the 25 Whole Person Skills (Dimensions). These skills are thoroughly researched concepts that will help you better understand how you show up in both work and life.
Typically your coach will go over your Whole Person Strengths Report in your second session with them. They will provide you with a debrief on the report. BetterUp Coaches are fully trained on our assessments and will walk you through any specific questions you might have.
Your Whole Person skills will be measured periodically over the course of your BetterUp program through Reflection Points.
Viewing & Downloading Your Whole Person Strengths Report
You can locate your reports via a web browser. Please note that this feature is not available via mobile.
- Log in to app.betterup.co and click Insights (located at the top of the home page)
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click View all reports
- Click View(for the applicable report)
Once you have located your Whole Person Strengths Report, your top 5 strengths will be visible on that page. To view your full Whole Person Strengths Report (which will include the breakdown of the 25 Whole Person dimensions), scroll down and click Reveal your full Whole Person Strengths Report
You can print or download your reports as a PDF from your browser. We recommend using Google Chrome. Once you have located the report that you would like to print:
- Click File on Chrome, then Print
- Click the drop-down menu next to "Destination"
- To save it as a PDF, click Save as PDF
The Whole Person Model
The Whole Person Strengths Report is a part of BetterUp’s Whole Person Model. The Whole Person Model provides a standardized, comprehensive set of Mindsets, Behaviors, and Outcomes that can be tracked over time. The model’s four broad categories and 25 dimensions are integrated into your BetterUp journey in a personalized way to help you become your best self. Here is a link to a great resource that provides a high-level overview of the 25 dimensions of the Whole Person Model and breaks down each dimension.
Your coach will have access to all of your reports. Typically your coach will go over your Whole Person Strengths Report in your second session with them. They will provide you with a debrief on the report. BetterUp Coaches are fully trained on our assessments and will walk you through any specific questions you might have.
Retaking the Core Strengths Assessment
Please note that your Whole Person Skills are measured periodically over the course of your BetterUp program through Reflection Points. During Reflection Points, you will have the opportunity to retake the Core Strengths Assessment. For more information on Reflection Points, click here.
That being said, if you would like to retake the Core Strengths Assessment outside of your Reflection Points, you are welcome to! You are able to self-initiate a new Core Strengths Assessment via the BetterUp mobile app or website, by following these steps:
- Log in to the BetterUp and click Insights
- Scroll down to the bottom the page to find Comprehensive Assessments and click on the Core Strengths Assessment card to begin!
We take confidentiality very seriously and do not release personal information to your employer, even if they are paying for the service. The employer knows our confidentiality policy and knows that coaching is a safe space that helps foster real, meaningful growth. No personally identifiable information will be shared with your employer, meaning they won’t know what skills you're working on, what you've shared with your coach(es), or what kind of progress you are personally making. We will only share basic usage statistics with your employer related to whether or not your account is active for billing purposes.
Please note that your coach is able to see your scores.
Q: How do I interpret my Whole Person Strengths Report?
A: Please connect with your coach to debrief your Whole Person Strengths Report. Your coach is fully trained on the Whole Person Model. Scores are based on a standardized scale centered around 50 as the average.
40-60: Potential strength
0-39: Development area
Q: Can I have the set of questions and answers from your assessments?
A: Please work with your coach to review responses to your assessment; they have access to the individual questions and your responses to them. Our assessment questions are proprietary and confidential business information and therefore we do not provide specific questions. Your coach does have access to your response report, is fully trained on the onboarding assessment, and in one of your coaching sessions can walk you through your responses as well as answer any specific questions you might have about this information.
Q: Can I trust my results?
A: Self-reported assessments, when controlled through statistical tools for distorting incentives and properly validated items (i.e., questions), have been shown to be effective in a wide range of disciplines including health sciences and social sciences. It's important to take these results for what they are - one additional perspective on your progress toward your goals. There are certainly factors outside of BetterUp that may impact your results and we encourage you to use them as a self-awareness tool to continue to strive for lasting positive changes in your life.
Q: What is the origin of these 25 skills?
A: The concepts included in the Whole Person Model were derived from decades of academic research in the fields of organizational, developmental, and positive psychology. BetterUp’s Science Board identified the top 25 concepts with the strongest research evidence for supporting personal Thriving and Inspiring others. We believe that everyone is a whole-person no matter where they score in these 25 areas. Rather, the term “whole person” is a reference to our belief that sustainable personal growth comes from changing your attitudes and beliefs, and not just your external behaviors.
Q: When two or more strengths have the same score, how is their ranking determined?
A: Identical scores in the Whole Person Strengths Report are ranked and ordered alphabetically.