Highlands Ability Battery Assessment

Personal & Professional Development Tool for Youth and Adults


The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) is a unique assessment in that it measures your abilities based on performance rather than perception. The HAB was founded on the work of research scientist Johnson O’Connor, who devoted his life to the study of human engineering, establishing that every individual is born with a pattern of abilities unique to him or her.


The comprehensive HAB report, communicated by a trained consultant and coach, provides life-changing insights and strategies essential for personal and professional development. These results provide clarity for college and career placement as well as leadership and team development. 


Each report details personal style, driving abilities (the way you solve problems), specialized abilities (creative and learning styles), and vocabulary. Together, these results describe work-type abilities, learning channels, and relational strengths/weaknesses as well as links to training/college opportunities with career projections and up-to-the-minute job databases.

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The HAB measures basic human abilities such as:

  • visual speed and accuracy
  • ability to work with numbers and designs
  • inductive reasoning
  • analytical reasoning
  • idea flow
  • verbal aptitude
  • structural visualization
  • musical aptitude
  • several applications of memory

What is involved in taking the Highlands Ability Battery?

The first step is a pre-HAB coaching session to clarify where you find yourself today and what you hope to gain from taking the HAB. This session will also prepare you for the HAB with detailed instructions and strategies.

The second step is complete the HAB, which consists of 19 virtual worksamples that are taken online over an estimated three hours in total. You do not have to take the whole Battery at once, but can do each worksample individually or break them up into smaller groups.

Upon completion, you will receive your customized reports and book your HAB feedback session to review your results and strategize how you process and utilize the information.


Highlands Ability Battery

The Highlands Ability Battery package includes:

  • 45-minute pre-assessment consultation 
  • HAB online assessment,
  • Complete HAB report and access to college  and career databases
  • 60-minute feedback session
$395 student | $495 adult

Personal Vision Coaching Program

After complete the HAB, enroll in the Personal Vision Coaching Program, which includes the online Personal Vision Course and 8 One-on-One Coaching Sessions to support your work through the online modules.

    • Session 1: The Whole Personal Framework
    • Session 2: Abilities, Personal Style, WorkTypes, Skills, & Interests
    • Session 3: Family Influences & Values
    • Session 4: Integration - Personal Vision
    • Session 5: Goals, Values & Career Vision
    • Session 6: Creating Fit
    • Session 7: Surveying
    • Session 8: Bridge to Your Future

Higlands Ability Battery Corporate & Educational Clients

Highlands Certified Consultants are trained to conduct group feedback sessions and are provided with resources for administering corporate assessments and team professional development programming. What follows are logos representing some of the organizations that consultants work with.

Highlands Ability Battery

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"I'd been wandering, without a real sense of purpose or direction since I graduated high school. There were so many things I wanted to do with my life that I couldn't figure out how to settle on one thing. Through coaching sessions and the Highlands Battery Assessment, Lisa facilitated the process of identifying my goals, resulting in moving to  Colorado and living the life I longed for.

Margie Keith

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