Explore your level of Ego Development – scientifically accurate and personal.

The Ego-Development-Profile™ is a development tool that you can use to determine the stage of personality development you have reached – in a concrete and scientifically valid way. For coaching, leadership development and management diagnostics.

Explore your level of Ego Development – scientifically accurate and personal

The Ego-Development-Profile™ is a development tool that you can use to determine the stage of personality development you have reached – in a concrete and scientifically valid way. For coaching, leadership development and management diagnostics.

“Why respond with change,
when the question might be development?”

Thomas Binder

For coaches, companies and private individuals

Why Ego Development?

Many scientific studies suggest that Ego Development is a “master trait” of personality that has a profound impact on what is fundamentally possible for you as a human being, both content-wise and socially.

With each stage of Ego Development that you reach as a human being, certain abilities unfold, which are only then fully and effortlessly available to you. At the same time, each stage of development contains fundamental limits to which you as a human being are still subject and which you cannot simply “break” – unless you continue to develop vertically.

Research from around the world shows that as people develop their ego:

understand yourself, other people and social situations better

be able to master complex social requirements more successfully and sustainably

become more tolerant and accept other people more in their respective being

are able to implement comprehensive organizational change projects more successfully

Be able to form deeper relationships with others (friends, spouse, co-workers, etc.) without having to forget about yourself

be able to carry out responsible management functions more comprehensively

be able to deal more freely with yourself and with the demands that will come your way.

For executives

Develop a new level of personal effectiveness.

For coaches and consultants

Understand more in-depth with Ego Development and advise more specifically.

For companies and organizations

Sustainable change through vertical development.

For private individuals

A concrete way to really develop personally.

Ego development - the book

Basic work on scientific research, stage model, location in the topic of personality and practical relevance of ego development

Dr. Susanne Cook-Greuter: "Thomas Binder's work presents the world's most comprehensive and fundamental study of the concept of ego development."

What readers write about it, from reviews on amazon:

And finally there is a work that deals with the subject of "vertical development" in a more differentiated, precise, legible and profound manner than the literature I have known so far.

Anyone who has had the opportunity to experience Thomas Binder knows how much he stands for this topic and with how much passion and unbelievable depth he speaks about this important topic.

The book makes this complex topic tangible and discussable. From my point of view: 5 stars plus!

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What we want to bring into the world

A world with increasingly changeable, confusing, complex and ambiguous contexts (VUCA) needs people who can deal with them adequately and effectively. From our point of view, increasing personal maturity makes a decisive contribution to this.

Because Ego-Development is not an end in itself – no matter how fascinating this topic may be.

With our work, we therefore want to contribute to bringing the model of Ego Development, which has been extensively researched in psychology for decades, from the academic world into our world. Technical competence is important, but often not sufficient on its own.

We promote this through a variety of activities:

Own research

Linking and utilizing the treasure trove of knowledge already available

Development of further methods and procedures

Publications and lectures

Training of coaches, consultants & HR professionals

Ego Development coaching for people in responsible positions

in comprehensive organizational consulting projects with a vertical development orientation


About the Center for Ego Development & Transformation

As a Center for Ego Development & Transformation, we see ourselves as a competence center for Ego-Development in German-speaking countries and internationally.

Our claim is to be the first address for interested people, the public and customers with regard to scientific principles and research of Ego Development and their application in coaching, supervision and organizational consulting.

Current dates & offers

Certification workshops – June & October 2023

05.– 08.06.2023 and 09. – 12.10.2023 in Berlin.

Learn to use the Ego-Development-Profile yourself and to actively promote personality development.

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The Ego-Development-Profile

Recognize your developmental capacities and limitations.


excl. 19% VAT.

Precise determination of your current stage of Ego Development

The specific expression (early, middle, late) of your Ego Development level

An accurate and detailed explanation of your stage of Ego Development (thinking, feeling, acting)

Your structural identity position (i.e. how you position yourself in relation to yourself and other people)

Notes on your stage-specific irritability

Personal comments on specific characteristics and special features of your Ego-Development-Profile

Overview of the Ego Development model as well as its individual stages and what characterizes them

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