What if you could read people accurately?  What if you could understand their motivation, needs and decision-making style?  Would you not have more of an impact?

The Zichy Group provides highly interactive, energizing and humor-filled seminars on how to use personality differences to  help enhance personal and group productivity.  Programs are based on the award-winning Color Q personality system.  Program topics include:

  • Build High-Performance Teams
  • Move Sales Results From Average to Exceptional
  • Develop Leadership Strengths
  • Coach and Mentor to Peak Performance
  • Turn Conflict into a Strategic Advantage
  • Build Win/Win Negotiation Abilities
  • Develop, Advance and Retain Women Leaders
  • Manage Diversity

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Programs use the self-scoring Color Q Assessment and a broad range of interactive exercises to help participants define their inborn style and leverage the strengths of colleagues. Insights lead to improved leadership, teamwork, sales and family dynamics.

BUILD HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS. A constructive use of personality differences reduces conflict resulting in enhanced productivity and a collaborative culture.  The Color Q assessment-based session provides an in-depth analysis of four different personality styles and how each team member thinks, processes information and prefers to work.  You’ll learn to:

  • Reduce conflict
  • Improve assignment of roles and responsibilities
  • Respond faster to change
  • Define  the team’s strengths and potential blind spots
  • Use personality differences to increase innovation and productivity

DEFINE LEADERSHIP STYLES. Understanding the strengths and potential blindspots of your “signature” leadership style is a powerful catalyst for leading and managing others more effectively. You’ll learn to:

  • Develop a style that is consistent and gets results
  • Build high functioning teams and organizations
  • Create powerful relationships with internal and external clients
  • Strengthen your ability to influence and achieve organizational goals

ATTRACT, ENGAGE AND CREATE LOYAL CLIENTS. Clients are won and lost depending on your ability to flex your approach to meet their needs. Color Q offers a tested consultative/solution-driven framework to define seller & buyer styles. You’ll learn to:

  • Define your seller style
  • Increase sales by flexing to meet the style of your clients
  • Build closer client relationships
  • Improve  negotiation skills
  • Create more targeted marketing messages

COACH AND MENTOR TO PEAK PERFORMANCE. This seminar is for managers and internal coaches who need to coach and mentor staff to heightened productivity.  The session provides a new framework that defines your natural coaching style and how each of the four groups are best coached.  You’ll learn to:

  • Increase trust and rapport leading to higher employee satisfaction
  • Enhance the productivity of teams
  • Improve performance of problem employees
  • Reinforce high performers
  • Reduce stress related to managing others

DEVELOP, ADVANCE AND RETAIN WOMEN LEADERS. Participants define, claim and develop their “signature style” while exploring common workplace experiences with their peers.  Using the methodology of the highly acclaimed book Women and The Leadership Q, participants will learn to:


  • Define their unique strengths and potential blind spots
  • Gain new insights into male/female ways of dealing with conflict
  • Use more effective strategies to persuade others
  • Increase confidence, presence and stature




MONEY MIND. Understanding how our personality affects the way we save, plan, invest and tolerate risk and volatility helps you or your clients craft a customized investment strategy.

SPOUSE PROGRAMS. Any of the above, plus Color Q Relationships and Parenting, can be adapted for spouses.


  • "Awareness of the variety of styles was a career-altering event. It has provided me with a strategic advantage in many career & personal situations."
    K. O’Hare, Partner

    "Your presentation was both educational and entertaining and we have received tremendous feedback from all who attended."
    T. Kamradt, Partner
    Baker & Hostetler LLP

    "Zichy scores a bull’s eye in showing leaders how to understand their strengths and use them to work and manage more effectively."
    P. Tanous, President
    Lepercq Lynx Investment Advisory

  • "I have successfully used Color Q with hundreds of associates to increase their awareness of personality and leadership style, which has resulted in higher performing teams. It is an incredibly fun, memorable and effective resource!"

    Rehana Farrell
    Chief Administrative Officer
    Guggenheim Investments

    "I recommend Personality Power, a unique reading selection in today’s crowded business literature. The ideas work; the suggestions are easy to remember. One can bring out the best in oneself and others while succeeding on the job. The key is to insightfully access and understand the personalities that surround us in our work environment."

    Sergio I. de Araujo
    AnSer Latin American Opportunities Fund

    "We all know that 'people skills' are important in one’s career. Perhaps no one has defined those skills and their potential applications as well as Shoya Zichy. At last, the mysteries of successful, professional interactions are solved -- laid out in plain English and organized to allow the reader to immediately understand difficult personality types."

    Ellen Reynolds
    Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
    The Segal Group, Inc.

    "Leadership is about bringing out the best in people or an organization. This book provides a unique framework, combining business experience and psychological insight."

    Kathleen Waldron
    William Paterson University

    "We've reviewed dozens of personality profile approaches and what I love about the Color Q method in this book is that it does what personality assessments rarely do well - it answers the great 'so what?' question. We coach with Color Q because it gets to this extremely important bottom line - finding a job that really fits, and keeping it."

    John Courtney
    NextJob, Inc.

    "Personality Power opens the floodgates to improved profitability, productivity, and communication. Individuals who embrace the principles in this book are happier, more productive and committed to their career choices; organizations learn how to make internal and external meetings and conversations more successful and less stressful, and ensure that the 'right people are in the right seats on the bus.'"

    Jeannette Hobson
    Senior Vice President
    Eastern Division
    Vistage International