CereCore® System

The Thomas Indicator Profile® - TIP

The Thomas Indicator Profile® (TIP) goes to the core source of a person’s uniqueness and creativity - the brain. Recent neuroscience findings support the critical role the brain plays in everything we do. Each person is unique.  Through TIP each person can understand how that uniqueness is created and how to intentionally apply the knowledge with appropriate, brain-based, customized strategies.

TIP is a cognitive assessment based on neuroscience findings and learning theory combined with over 25 years of research and business application from the work of Jan Thomas, cofounder of CereCore® Institute. The profile’s 10 short activities are designed to illuminate the core thinking groups unique to every person. This core information is translated into innovative, strategic, and tactical tools for today's organizations and professionals.

TIP particularly assesses an individual’s potential for nonlineaer associational thinking by assessing the various components of a person’s working memory - from visual and spatial processing to visual and auditory sequencing of information to central executive (planning and organizing) to monitoring task difficulty. Working memory is the platform for associational thinking. TIP has been validated to measure all of these components reliably.


For organizations: TIP offers a profiling approach that is comparatively unique through its incorporation of explicit cognitive processing capabilities involving working memory and nonlinear associational thinking. The possibility exists for utilizing TIP to validate workplace capabilities distinct from (and potentially more important than) those instruments based predominantly on personality self-assessments or on a person’s subjective perceptions of themselves.

For individuals:The ability to accurately monitor one’s own basic level, cognitive performance is a unique measure TIP provides for distinguishing people based on their cognitive capabilities, again offering a potential predictor of a person’s workplace talents and contributions.

Uniqueness is evident in the possibility that not one in 5.5 million reports will be exactly the same. This is no cookie-cutter approach.

Iformation about personal thinking approaches is of little value if it cannot be applied easily, practically and rapidly for results. TIP does just that – it bridges solid theory and real world needs.

TIP reports are purposely concise, highly visual, and web-like so people can “get it” rapidly without losing the depth of insight. Using a technique that taps into each person’s nonlinear associational memory, recipients are able to rapidly integrate the insights and immediately apply customized strategies and tools with confidence. TIP is used nationally and internationally by businesses and individuals who want high quality information and effective strategies. Each of the three TIP reports has a different focus:
  • Foundation - for teams and innovation development
  • Leader - for leadership coaching and development
  • Career -for strategic career management or transition
  • Building high performance teams through a thinking infrastructure for innovation
  • Leadership coaching using the cognitive platform
  • Strategic career management and transitions
The Thomas Indicator Profile® is unique in the field of assessments
  • TIP is 70% objective in a field where the 100% subjective question format is most common and people respond from personal experience only. As a result, TIP reduces the possibility of assessment answer manipulation or responses of how a person would like to be seen rather than how he/she really is.
  • TIP results are both highly accurate and stay in range over time unlike behavior responses used in many assessments which can vary and provide less reliable data for skill development.
  • The high level of objectivity of TIP sets the foundation for customized strategies that work with success the first time - building confidence and ongoing use from the start.

Contact us for information on individual and group use of TIP and supporting materials.

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