About the Authors

The Coaching Mindset Index was developed from our passion for helping leaders evolve and better contribute to their organizations. Too often, leadership training programs, whether focused on coaching or otherwise, fail to create lasting behavioral change.

We created the CMI a simple, memorable, and effective framework for guiding leadership coaching practice. The CMI is meant to create understanding, first and foremost, and to provide the foundation for further development.

Through the CMI, AIIR Consulting is using our experience and expertise in Executive Coaching to help organizations develop their coaching cultures.


Jennifer Hall, Ph.D

Dr. Jen Hall is a board-certified executive coach, leadership trainer, and licensed psychologist. In addition to the Coaching Mindset Index, she co-authored an assessment called the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile™ (EMP). Jen has dabbled in academia and the not-for-profit world, but has found her professional home as a small business owner who enjoys meaningful collaboration with partner organizations such as AIIR.

Mark H. Davis, Ph.D

Mark Davis is a professor of Psychology at Eckerd College. He has helped create several other assessment instruments, including the Interpersonal Reactivity Index, the Conflict Dynamics Profile, and the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile.

Development Team

Jonathan Kirshner, Psy.D

Dr. Jonathan Kirschner is the Founder and CEO of AIIR Consulting. In 2009, Dr. Kirschner developed a business psychology coaching framework for achieving sustained behavioral change called the AIIR® method. He has also developed AIIR Consulting’s coaching technology platforms.


Christopher Cotteta

Chris Cotteta is a leadership development specialist dedicated to creating new products and services, customizing solutions according to client needs, and fostering a culture of learning within AIIR. He has been instrumental in developing AIIR’s Team Effectiveness and the Coaching Mindset Index.

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