About the NBI™

The NBI™ (Neethling Brain Instruments) suite of assessments developed by Dr. Kobus Neethling—a pioneering figure in the field of creativity—has been taken by almost one million people worldwide. Dr. Neethling collaborated with Dr. Paul Torrance at the University of Georgia to develop this suite of psychology and neuroscience-based psychometric assessments. The NBI™ is a measure of your thinking preferences—the degree to which you prefer some tasks more than others. Your unique combination of thinking preferences has important implications for how you lead, communicate, relate to others, and work in teams as well as for the choices you make in your career. The NBI™ tools can enhance social and emotional intelligence.

A number of NBI™ based assessments are available including: the General Adult Assessment, the Skills Assessment, the Leadership Assessment, the Creativity Assessment, the Learning Assessment, the Teacher/Trainer as well as others. NBI™ results are also available at the team and group levels.

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WWW.NBICERTIFICATION.COM is a registered website of Global Insights Consulting (GIC). GIC was founded in the State of New York in 2007. The company is currently managed by Tony Hacking and Krister Lowe and consists of a community of practitioners interested in applying psychometric assessments in order to improve the social and emotional intelligence and effectiveness of their clients.

Krister Lowe, Ph.D
Krister Lowe, Ph.D. is an Organizational Psychologist and Managing Partner for Global Insights Consulting.  Krister brings over 15 years of global experience working with corporate, educational, non-profit and international organizations.  Krister specializes in conducting coaching, training and consulting interventions around the themes of leadership, conflict management, teambuilding and organization development.  He has provided interventions to leading organizations throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.Some of Krister’s most recent clients include the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, Columbia University, Deloitte, Pfizer, FilmAid International, Bellevue Hospital Center, Rockefeller Brother’s Fund, Rockefeller  Foundation, and the Washington International School.  Krister is the co-author of a number of scholarly articles on conflict resolution and organizational development and holds M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Social-Organizational Psychology.  Krister is certified trainer in the suite of Neethling Brain Instruments™ and is also a certified Mediator in New York State.  Krister can be reached by email at krister.lowe@globalinsightsconsulting.com

Tony Hacking
Tony Hacking is an Organizational Consultant and Founder of Global Insights Consulting.  Tony is a trained instructor of negotiation, conflict resolution and diversity and has taught several graduate courses at the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation (CEO&I) and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University.  He has designed and conducted workshops and consulting interventions for thousands of business managers, diplomats, clerical staff, technicians, doctors, allied health care workers, police officers and teachers in the areas of conflict resolution, diversity and teamwork.  Some of Tony’s most recent clients include the United Nations, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, College Central Network, Columbia Busines School, Wharton Business School, The US-Syria Exchange Program, Bellevue Hospital, Consolidated Edison, and the New York City Police Department.  Tony has co-authored over 20 articles on conflict management, physiology of behavior, brain function and motor performance.  He is a licensed master trainer for the suite of Neethling Brain Instruments™.  Tony holds a Master of Arts degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University where he is also an advanced doctoral candidate. Tony can be reached by email at antony.hacking@globalinsightsconsulting.com