New Seattle U Alumni Benefit: Behavioral Pattern Toolkit

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 8:22 PM PDT

35 years ago, alumnus Tom Champoux,’68, and Dr. Bill Maynard, developed behavior assessment tools to help facilitate communication and collaboration that resulted in the founding of Effectiveness Institute.

“We were tired of good ideas not working because of people and their difficulties communicating,” Tom said. “This inspired us to discover different behavior patterns and how conflicting behaviors can work together.”

Developed over 30 years of working with Fortune 500 clients and universities, Tom’s understanding of behavior styles evolved into the “Behavior Pattern Toolkit.”

The Seattle University Alumni Association has partnered with the Effectiveness Institute to make the Behavior Pattern Toolkit available to alumni, friends and family at the discounted price of $29.95. 23% of each purchase will be donated to the Seattle University Scholarship Fund.

When asked how his Jesuit education impacted his product Tom said, “A Jesuit education teaches you how to think; the model that we use helps people to do exactly that. It gives users the tool to understand who they are communicating with and how to approach their interaction–very Jesuit."

The toolkit has three components: 

Behavior Pattern Assessment - an online tool that reveals your personal behavior pattern

Behavior Pattern video - introduces the behavior pattern model, 

My Plan Guide - identifies the behavior pattern of someone you know and the most effective way to interact with them.

The Behavior Pattern Toolkit examines the two dimensions of how people use energy when they interact with others, then demonstrates ways to apply this information for better communication at work, home and play.

After using these tools, individuals will know how to increase positive influence, quickly identify and meet the communications needs of others by adapting their behavior resulting in greater trust and respect and more fulfilling interpersonal relationships. “When people don’t know how to connect with others it’s difficult. People want to connect,” Tom said. “There’s a reason behind every behavior. Once you understand the reason behind it, there’s an “ah ha moment” and people start collaborating more effectively.”

To learn more and discover your own behavior patterns visit our website! Alumni and friends, take advantage of your Seattle U discount with coupon code: BPT-SU