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This is not an English translation of the whole website www.breinvoorkeuren.nl but a summary of the products and services of Breinvoorkeuren NBI®.

  • What is Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI®)?

  • What is Breinvoorkeuren NBI®?

  • Practitioner training

  • NBI® questionnaires

  • Contact

What is Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI®)?

Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI®) is an international profiling method that is represented in South Africa, The Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, The USA and The UK. Originally in English, the products are available in the languages that are represented in those countries.

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"Knowing your personal brain profile is the key to success and happiness in your career, relationships and personal well-being. Your brain is very unique…"

Dr. Kobus Neethling – Founder of Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI®) and the Kobus Neethling Institute (KNI®).

NBI® is a tool that helps you to understand your brain preferences, what drives your behaviour, what comes naturally to you – colloquially stated, how you are wired up. The NBI® Brain profile gives an indication of what drives how you: Communicate, make decisions, approach problems, learn, teach, form relationships, act towards other people, etc.

This awareness helps you with personal effectiveness in your private and professional life and the awareness that people are wired up differently helps you to interact better with them for example with a partner, a child, a team member, a team leader, etc. It also helps with career choice aa well as placement of suitable candidates

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NBI® is not a new fad. These instruments are based on tried and tested behavioural science principles that were first discovered in the 60s. The instruments were developed by Dr. Neethling as part of his post-doctoral studies in Georgia University under the research guidance of Professor Paul Torrance.  

Because the focus is on brain preferences, the result is neither good nor bad. NBI® provides a brain profile which is a descriptive, objective analysis of the individual's preferences, with no profile being better or worse than another.

Most people are familiar with the fact that brain function is divided into left and right. Further study of brain function reveals the fact that brain function is further divided into the different quadrants (top and bottom). The following brain processes are in the quadrants as represented here, L1, L2, R2, R1.

It is important to note that this representation of brain function is not a schematic representation of the physical brain. 

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A major strength of NBI® is that it goes beyond the 4 quadrants. There are significant differences in the two dimensions within each quadrant so NBI® looks into the 8 dimensions as represented here. If you do not know the specific dimension of a quadrant a person has dominant preference in, you can only rely on guesswork.

NBI® eliminates the guesswork. An example is the difference between high preferences in the dimension Socialiser where the emphasis is ‘With whom?’ and the dimension Empathiser where the emphasis is ‘For whom?’ 

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NBI® does not label you or put you in one of the quadrants or dimensions. You are not an L2 or an Organiser. Organiser, Socialiser, and others are names of dimensions and not labels for people. You are a unique human being. Your profile just indicates in which dimensions you have dominant preferences. No one has preference in only one dimension and zero preference in another. If that were the case, the world would be made up of 8 types of people. The world is made up of almost 8 billion unique individuals with unique combinations of preferences and NBI® sheds light on those combinations.

What is Breinvoorkeuren NBI®? 

Breinvoorkeuren NBI® is the only Dutch Agent for Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI®) The agency was established by Koen Zonneveld in 2010 and in 2012 he was joined by Makheni Zonneveld. They train, license and support practitioners in The Netherlands.

 

Licensed practitioners use the instruments in a variety of applications including management workshops, works council training, team engagement workshops, team coaching, personal effectiveness coaching, leadership coaching, career coaching, parent-child coaching, mediation, communication and branding. List of practitioners and their field of expertise here.

Find a practitioner who applies NBI® Face2Face and virtually in English in:

- Workshops and masterclasses on leadership, team engagement and inclusion

- One-in-one coaching on leadership, career and personal effectiveness here.

Practitioner training

The agency offers practitioner training in person and virtually twice a year and on demand. In-house training is also offered on demand. The numbers are always limited to ensure maximum participation.

More info on practitioner training here.

NBI® questionnaires

NBI® instruments are professional tools and not self-assessment tools or pub quizzes. They are thus only applied by licensed practitioners who interpret individual profiles to their clients.

 

These tools are in the form of online questionnaires. NBI® offers instruments for different applications such as career choice, leadership and parenting and for different age groups including learners.  

 

Main instruments are used on their own and auxiliary instruments are used in conjunction with main instruments. Unless otherwise stated, the profiles are in 4 quadrants and 8 dimensions.

 

NBI® has a wide range of instruments. The following are applied by Dutch practotioners:

Business application

NBI® General Adult Instrument

The NBI® General Adult Instrument is a main instrument. It is the basic instrument that is used most applications. It is for adults from the age of 18. If the 18-year-old is still a student, the NBI® Senior Student Instrument is more relevant.

 

NBI® Leadership Style Instrument

The NBI® Leadership Style Instrument is an auxiliary instrument and is thus used in conjunction with the NBI® Adult or the NBI® Teacher/Trainer Instrument. It provides insight into your leadership style as well as identifying where there may be gaps in your leadership approach.

Personal application

NBI® General Adult Instrument

The NBI® General Adult Instrument is a main instrument. It is the basic instrument that is used most applications. It is for adults from the age of 18.

 

NBI® Relationship Style Instrument

The NBI® Relationship Style is an auxiliary instrument. Both parties fill complete questionnaires.

 

NBI® Parenting Style Instrument

The NBI® Parenting Style Instrument is an auxiliary instrument. The parent fills in the parenting questionnaire and the child fills in the questionnaire that is suitable for his/her age.

 

Education application

NBI® Teacher/Trainer Instrument

The NBI® Teacher/Trainer Instrument is a main instrument. This instrument is in fact the NBI® General Adult Instrument but the report is adapted to teaching/training. It helps a teacher/trainer to understand his/her own teaching/training style and to be aware of the different learning styles of learners/students/delegates.

 

NBI® Junior Student

The NBI® Junior Student Instrument is a main instrument but the profile is only in the 4 quadrants. It shows different learning styles and it helps learners to make suitable subject choices and career choices. It is suitable for ages around 11-15.

 

NBI® Senior Student

The NBI® Junior Student Instrument is a main instrument and is thus used on its own. It shows different learning styles and it helps learners to make suitable subject choices and career choices. It is suitable for ages around 15-18.

 

NBI® Eating Habits Instrument

The NBI® Eating Habits Instrument is an auxiliary instrument. The profile is only in the 4 quadrants. It provides insight into how you go about making choices when it comes to eating habits and weight-loss programs.

Contact

For more information on NBI® and for all enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us here.