About the Authors

John Trent, Ph.D.

Dr. Trent is one of the most accomplished authors in the country. With over 20 books currently in print, Dr. Trent leads strongfamilies.com along with his daughter, Kari Trent Stageberg, an organization committed to building strong relationships in these stressful times. Dr. Trent’s main focus includes writing and speaking at retreats, conferences, to corporate America, at churches, seminars and to military families across the country. He and his wife, Cynthia, live in Scottsdale, Arizona and have two grown daughters.

Dewey Wilson, Ph.D.

Dr. Wilson is President and CEO of Strong Marriages, which is dedicated to building Godly strong marriages through Biblical principles and meaningful relationships. He his wife Lynne have dedicated much of their lives to effectively strengthening marriages and families using processes and resources they created. In addition to writing, Dr. Wilson speaks and teaches at conferences, churches and seminars across the country. He and Lynne live in Dallas, Texas along with their two married daughters and grandchild.

About the Connect Assessment®

Every individual is born with a specific personality. You were born with a unique set of personality characteristics that have been shaped and molded over the years by various environments and meaningful relationships. Today, these characteristics greatly determine how you tend to interact with others around you and how you attempt to manage your environments.

Your Connect Assessment personal profile report is designed to help you better understand your natural or core tendencies as well as inform you as to how you are possibly adapting today to better manage your relationships and environments, all based on the answers you provide during a brief questionnaire. Our experiences over the years has consistently shown that even though you may not agree with everything in your report, you will tend to connect with an overwhelming majority of what you read. If you find that is not the case, we suggest you share your report with those closest to you and solicit their opinion regarding your report.

Our objective is to help you better “Connect” by gaining more insights about yourself and others around you. We believe and trust that if you will objectively consider what you are about to discover inside this report, the result can possibly help you experience more enhanced relationships and a more meaningful life.

Your Connect Assessment will include multiple sections tailored to your unique personality profile, including the following elements:

  • A Lion, Otter, Golden Retriever, Beaver profile of your personality
  • A summary of your Individual Strengths
  • A description of your Decision Making tendencies
  • Statements regarding how you tend to Connect and Disconnect with others
  • How your prefer to Communicate
  • A summary of your Conflict Resolution preferences
  • How you tend to respond When Under Stress
  • A few recommendations you should consider in order to Better Connecting with Others

You will discover a lot about yourself and possibly even more about those you come in contact with on a consistent basis. It is important for you to remember that while the majority of the content found in your report will accurately describe you, there still may be a certain amount of what you read that doesn’t seem to align with what you think or feel about yourself. Regarding those areas where you tend to not agree, we suggest that you share your results in an objective manner with those whom you believe have a close relationship with you or simply know you well. Every individual tends to not recognize certain characteristics or habits about themselves that will be more readily noticed by those close to them. Soliciting their response may help you better understand what is written about you from their perspective, thus providing even more information not listed in this report.

Because each of us live life alongside others, we recommend that you visit this information on a consistent basis. You might also consider using various sections of this report as discussion points with those closest to you, such as your spouse, other family members, friends and co-workers. Lastly, we also recommend that you become intentional at retaking this assessment every 12 to 14 months, simply to examine how you might be maturing and changing in your interactions with others.

Thank you for allowing us to help you discover more about your relationship with yourself and with others in your world. We hope what you have discovered will result in you doing life together today with others in much more meaningful ways.

About the Book

The Relationally Intelligent Child

Most parents today understand brokenness and loneliness when it comes to relationships. Then comes the need to teach relationship skills to their children! Having experienced isolation and loneliness on their own, parents can be terribly aware of how much their own children need and long for relationships.

The Relationally-Intelligent Child teaches parents the crucial insights of a must grasp concept: relational intelligence. This tool for growth and connection will not only change a child’s life, but also a parent’s own relationships. You’ll discover five key elements that can engage and equip your child with skills for being relationally intelligent with family, friends, and others.

This book also includes a special online version of the Connect Assessment® to help parents understand their children’s relational strengths. You’ll find a hands-on application plan, as well as links to powerful podcasts, videos, and resources. Your child was created for connection and designed for loving relationships. Get the help you need to guide them to develop the skills they need to do so.

How to Get Started

Developing Relationally Intelligent Children

Despite so many perceived obstacles, is it really possible today for kids to have healthy, meaningful relationships that last a lifetime? By learning to become relationally intelligent, we believe it is! The Relationally Intelligent Child introduces 5 key foundational elements that when combined can set your child up for relational success. In addition to these 5 elements, we are also creating many resources to help you along the way, which you can find here on this website. So, to get started, here’s what we recommend:

Your Four-Step Action Plan for Success

Step 1:

Get your copy of The Relationally Intelligent Child today. Additional options for where to purchase are located at the bottom of this page.

  Purchase Now!

Step 2:

Read through the 5 Key Elements of Relational Intelligence and begin putting your plan together.

Step 3:

Each family member completes their FREE Connect Assessment® — take yours here:

Take Your FREE Assessment!

Understanding your natural tendencies, and those of the other family members living in your household are extremely important when it comes to relational intelligence. Using the Lion, Otter, Golden Retriever, and Beaver every family member receives his/her own graph and an overview of their results at no charge. Additionally, a Full Reports are available, detailing each member's preferences in areas such as decision making, communication, handling conflict, and dealing with stress.

Step 4:

Stay plugged in to this website for the latest articles and blogs regarding all that is going on in the area of Relational Intelligence.

Purchase The Relationally Intelligent Child

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