Successful sports people need more than to be physically fit. In order to excel at your game, you need to understand your personal thinking preferences and how these impact on your approach to training, your game strategies and your interaction with teammates and opponents.

Once you understand your thinking preferences, you will be in a better position to focus on mental skills that might be underdeveloped or underused. This will give you the competitive whole-brain edge to excel.

Sports and Lifestyle Profiles

This instrument measures thinking preferences. Gaining insight into the way we prefer to think makes us more aware of and sensitive to the preferences of others.

Developing better relationships, making more dynamic contributions in the team and making sound and relevant decisions are but a few of the advantages of understanding your own thinking profile. Making more accurate job and career choices or determining the correct subject or study selections, could eventually lead to a more productive and fulfilled personal and professional life.

Because the focus of this NBI® profile is on thinking preferences, the end result is neither good nor bad. The NBI® provides a profile of thinking preference which is a descriptive, objective analysis of the individual’s thinking choices, with no profile being better or worse than another.

Why do we need two types of NBI® – one to focus on thinking preferences and the other to assess skills?

A person could well have a preference for certain things without the ability to see it through. For example, it is possible that an individual could have a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation, but has never had the opportunity to develop the skills to plan and organise.

On the other hand, it is possible that a person could have excellent skills to be a banker, but have a very low preference for the processes associated with the job. This, of course, could lead to a lot of frustration! The individual would therefore not be able to sustain the passion and energy to stay happy and productive in the banking environment.

A person’s brain is divided into four different thinking quadrants:
L1 – Analytical and factual
L2 – Organised and detailed
R2 – Interpersonal and sensitive
R1 – Strategic and unorthodox

Each of the four quadrants is further divided in two to give 8 distinct dimensions to a person’s thinking preference.

The Brain Profile gives an indication of how:

  • You act towards other people
  • You do business
  • You communicate
  • You learn
  • You teach
  • You solve problems
  • You form relationships
  • You play sport etc.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 1 000.00 ZAR

Your Creativity Profile will give you insight into “how you are creative”. Every human being is born with creativity at a superior level, but unfortunately the majority of us lose some of our creativity because of conditioning processes.

This Instrument identifies the type of creativity you use and apply. Because the focus is on thinking preferences the end result is neither good nor bad. The NBI® Creativity Style Profile is a descriptive and objective analysis of the individual’s thinking choices, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual’s thought preferences, and makes recommendations based on those.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

Your NBI® Eating Habits Profile will give you insight into your weight loss style, issues that are important to you and even where there could be room for improvement! Because the focus is on thinking preferences the end result is neither good nor bad. The NBI® Eating Habits Profile is a descriptive, objective analysis of your thinking choices and makes recommendations based on those. The profile measures thinking preferences, and not the skills or abilities necessary to execute those preferences. It is therefore possible that you could have a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation in a weight loss programme, but never had the opportunity to develop the skills to plan and organise it to your satisfaction. The recommendation in this instance would be that since the desire is there, the skills to support that desire should be developed in order to be more effective in following the weight loss programme you chose.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

Are you an individual on the field or are you a team player? Do you create the gaps and the break-throughs in the game? Are you the person who can discipline a side and keep order on the field? Do you get very emotional on the field or do you keep your composure?

The NBI® Soccer Instrument profiles your soccer brain as a player. It determines how you play and experience the game.

With this Instrument you will:

  • Gain insight into how you should approach and play your soccer
  • Improve your results
  • Understand your team mates better
  • Coach and be coached in your own way of thinking
  • Become a Whole Brain soccer player
  • Develop a whole brain strategy on the field

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI Soccer Referee profile identifies the thinking preferences of the individual soccer referee. As we are dealing with preference, it is important to note that there are no bad, or wrong profiles. The NBI Soccer Referee profile is a descriptive, non-judgmental analysis, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual’s thought preferences, and makes recommendations based on those.

The NBI Soccer Referee profile measures thinking preferences, and not skills or ability in executing those preferences. It is therefore possible that an individual has a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation, but has never had the chance to develop the skills to plan and organise. The recommendation in this instance would be that since the desire is there, the skills to support that desire should be developed in order to be effective in a given career.

With this Instrument you will:

  • Gain insight into how you should approach and play your soccer
  • Improve your results
  • Understand your team mates better
  • Coach and be coached in your own way of thinking
  • Become a Whole Brain soccer player
  • Develop a whole brain strategy on the field

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

Are you an individual on the field or are you a team player? Do you create the gaps and the break-throughs in the game? Are you the person who can discipline a side and keep order on the field? Do you get very emotional on the field or do you keep your composure?

The NBI® Rugby Instrument profiles your rugby brain as a player. It determines how you play and experience the game.

With this Instrument you will:

  • Gain insight into how you should approach and play your rugby
  • Improve your results
  • Understand your team mates better
  • Coach and be coached in your own way of thinking
  • Become a Whole Brain rugby player
  • Developing a whole brain strategy on the field

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI® Rugby Referee Instrument identifies your thinking preferences as a rugby referee. As we are dealing with preference, it is important to note that there are no bad or wrong profiles. The NBI® Rugby Referee profile is a descriptive, non-judgemental analysis, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives you a description of your thought preferences, and makes recommendations based on those.

The NBI® Rugby Referee Instrument profiles your referee brain. It determines how you manage and experience the game.

With this Instrument you will:

  • Gain insight into how you should approach your refereeing
  • Improve your refereeing
  • Understand the individual players better
  • Become a Whole Brain Rugby Referee
  • Developing a whole brain strategy on the field

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI Touch Rugby profile identifies the thinking preferences of the individual Touch player. As we are dealing with preference, it is important to note that there are no bad, or wrong profiles. The NBI Touch profile is a descriptive, non-judgemental analysis, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual’s thinking preferences during play, and makes recommendations based on those.

The NBI Touch profile measures thinking preferences, and not skills or ability in executing those preferences. It is therefore possible that an individual has a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation, but has never had the chance to develop the skills to plan and organise. The recommendation in this instance would be that since the desire is there, the skills to support that desire should be developed in order to be effective in a Touch Rugby career.

With this Instrument you will:

  • Gain insight into how you should approach and play your touch rugby
  • Improve your results
  • Understand your team mates better
  • Coach and be coached in your own way of thinking
  • Become a Whole Brain touch rugby player
  • Develop a whole brain strategy on the field

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI® Netball profile identifies the thinking preferences of the netball player. It gives insight into the way netball players prefer to think during the game and about the game. And it also makes them more aware and sensitive to the thinking styles of fellow players.

For the player, developing and improving his/her game and making better decisions during key moments, will lead to a better understanding and an overall picture of the game. These are but a few advantages of understanding a player’s whole brain netball profile. Making better whole brain choices will lead to an improved and more fulfilled experience of the game.

Because the focus is on thinking preferences, the end result is neither good nor bad. The NBI® Netball profile is a descriptive and objective analysis of the individual netball player’s thinking preferences, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of the netball player’s thought preferences and makes recommendations based on those.

The NBI® Netball profile measures thinking preferences and not skills or abilities necessary to execute those preferences. It is therefore possible that an individual could have a very strong preference for playing with preciseness and accuracy, but may not have had the opportunity to develop all the skills to accomplish it effectively.

On the other hand, it is possible that a player could have excellent skills and technique, but with a low preference for the processes of the left brain. This could lead to a rejection of the skills learned and a more risky approach to the game. The player will therefore not be able to reach his/her full potential.

This report will give the individual player, the team as well as the coach amazing insight into the influence of the thinking brain on individual and team performance.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI Netball Umpire profile identifies the thinking preferences of the individual netball umpire. As we are dealing with preference, it is important to note that there are no bad, or wrong profiles. The NBI Netball Umpire profile is a descriptive, non-judgemental analysis, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual’s preferences, and makes recommendations based on those.

The NBI Netball Umpire profile measures thinking preferences, and not skills or ability in executing those preferences. It is therefore possible that an individual has a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation, but has never had the chance to develop the skills to plan and organise. The recommendation in this instance would be that since the desire is there, the skills to support that desire should be developed in order to be effective in a given field.

With this Instrument you will:

  • Gain insight into how you should approach your netball
  • Improve your results
  • Understand your team mates better
  • Coach and be coached in your own way of thinking
  • Become a Whole Brain Netball umpire
  • Develop a whole brain strategy on the field

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI® Golf Instrument identifies the thinking preferences of the individual golfer. As we are dealing with preferences it is important to note that no profile is better than any other, but clearly there are implications from any given preference in how you play the game and the results you achieve. The NBI® Golf Profile is a descriptive, non-judgemental analysis. The report gives a description of individual thinking preferences and makes recommendations based on those.

It may well be that by adopting different strategies and thinking differently about the game at certain times you can improve your scores and lower your handicap accordingly!

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI® Cricket profile identifies the thinking preferences of the cricket player as an individual. It gives insight into the way cricket players prefer to think during the game and makes them more aware and sensitive to the thinking styles of fellow players.

For the player, developing and improving his/her game and making better decisions during key moments will lead to a better understanding and an overall picture of the game. These are but a few advantages of understanding a player’s whole brain cricket profile. Making better choices will lead to an improved and more fulfilled experience of the game.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI Tennis profile identifies the thinking preferences of the tennis player. It gives insight into the way we as tennis players prefer to think during the game and makes us more aware and sensitive to the thinking of our fellow players.

Seeing as the focus is on thinking preferences, the end result is neither good nor bad or right nor wrong. The NBI Tennis profile is a descriptive and objective analysis of the individual tennis player’s thinking preferences, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual tennis player’s thought preferences and makes recommendations based on those.

With this Instrument you will:

  • Gain insight into how you should approach and play your tennis
  • Improve your results
  • Understand your team mates better
  • Coach and be coached in your own way of thinking
  • Become a Whole Brain tennis player
  • Develop a whole brain strategy on the court

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI Hockey profile identifies the thinking preferences of the individual hockey player. As we are dealing with preference, it is important to note that there are no bad, or wrong profiles. The NBI Hockey profile is a descriptive, non-judgemental analysis, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual’s preferences in the hockey environment, and makes recommendations based on those.

The NBI Hockey profile measures thinking preferences, and not skills or ability in executing those preferences. It is therefore possible that an individual has a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation, but has never had the chance to develop the skills to plan and organise. The recommendation in this instance would be that since the desire is there, the skills to support that desire should be developed in order to be effective in a given field.

With this Instrument you will:

  • Gain insight into how you should approach and play your hockey
  • Improve your results
  • Understand your team mates better
  • Coach and be coached in your own way of thinking
  • Become a Whole Brain hockey player
  • Develop a whole brain strategy on the field

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI Driving assessment identifies the thinking preferences of road users. It gives insight into the way a person prefers to think while driving and makes you more aware and sensitive to the thinking styles of fellow drivers.

For drivers, developing and improving his/her whole brain thinking and making better decisions during key moments will lead to safer roads.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 375.00 ZAR

Note: Please note none of these profiles include a Professional feedback session by a Certified NBI Practitioner. For a feedback session, please search in the map below to find a practitioner near you or online.

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