Assessment Offerings by Sharla Macy

Discover Your Language of Appreciation


Every person has preferences for how their colleagues can communicate appreciation to them in a meaningful way. The AAW system is designed to provide turn-key, practical resources to assist leaders and organizations in building healthy workplace cultures. The Motivating by Appreciation (MBA) InventoryTM is an online assessment tool developed to:

  1. Help you, your colleagues, and your supervisor better understand the ways that you feel valued and encouraged; and
  2. Provide those who work with you specific actions that will communicate appreciation to you.

The Five Love Languages

5-love-languagesFalling in love is easy. Staying in love-that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands and conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life?

In the #1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner-starting today.

“If we learn to meet each other’s deep emotional need to feel loved, and choose to do it, the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we’ve ever felt.” — Gary Chapman

Take the Five Love Languages Assessment

VIA Strengths


The numbers continue to grow and show that the VIA Institute on Character is empowering people around the world to discover what connects and is best in us: CHARACTER STRENGTHS.  As a non-profit, positive psychology organization and the home of the world’s largest database on character and character strengths, our mission is to unleash the strengths within all of us to build a better world.  We are proud to offer the only free, online, scientifically validated

Values in Action

The Gottman Relationship Institute


Created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in collaboration with The Gottman Institute, the Gottman Relationship Checkup is a new clinical tool designed for use by clinicians in a therapeutic setting with couples.gottman_checkup_badge_200-a0a4ba7b55670b728ef5b231b8930ea7Fully HIPAA compliant with 480 questions, our new online relationship assessment automatically scores a couple’s strengths and challenges and provides the therapist with clinical feedback plus specific recommendations for intervention.

Take the Relationship Checkup

The Wheel of Life


The 8 sections in the Wheel of Life represent balance.

  • Please change, split or rename any category so that it’s meaningful and represents a balanced life for you.
  • Next, taking the centre of the wheel as 0 and the outer edge as 10, rank your level of satisfaction with each area out of 10 by drawing a straight or curved line to create a new outer edge (see example)
  • The new perimeter of the circle represents your ‘Wheel of Life’. Is it a bumpy ride?

wheel-instructionsThe Wheel of Life Exercise – Coach Instructions


  • This exercise will help clarify priorities for goal-setting, allowing the client to plan so that their life is closer to their definition of balance.
  • Balance is personal and unique to each individual – what may be balance for some may be stressful or boring for others.
  • Balance must be assessed over time. So, a regular check on how balanced the client is can highlight useful patterns and help them learn even more about ourselves. You can do this with them, or recommend they do it for themselves
  • Another option with this exercise is that they can ask someone who knows them well to complete the scores for them. It can be helpful sometimes to see an outside perception of your life ‘balance’. Note: This must be someone they trust AND whose opinion they value.

Detailed Instructions:

  1. Ask them to review the 8 areas on the Wheel of Life. The Wheel must, when put together, create a view of a balanced life for them. If necessary they can split categories to add in something that is missing for them. They can also re-label an area so that it is more meaningful for them. The usual suspects are:
  2. Family/Friends
  3. Partner/Significant Other/Romance
  4. Career
  5. Finances
  6. Health (emotional/physical/fitness/nutrition/wellbeing)
  7. Physical Environment/Home
  8. Fun/Recreation/Leisure
  9. Personal Growth/Learning/Self-development
  10. Spiritual wellbeing (not necessarily religion – can be sense of self)
  11. Others could include security, service, leadership, integrity, achievement or community.

Please send the results of this assessment to Sharla Macy, LMFT: I’m happy to review this with you!


For Individuals:
Rick Hanson
Byron Katie
Kristen Neff
Martha Beck
Brené Brown
Martin Seligman
VIA (Strengths)

For Couples:
The Gottman Relationship Institute
Discernment Counseling
Harville Hendrix
Esther Perel
Emotionally Focused Therapy
The Couples Institute

For Business Development:
Daniel Pink
Brendan Burchard