Herrmann Global Thinking

Transform the way you work

Herrmann International Asia is the regional centre of a global organisation that has worked with over 2 million people. We’ve helped improve the workforce productivity of 97% of Fortune 100 companies.

Transform the way you work

Herrmann International Asia is the regional centre of a global organisation that has worked with over 2 million people. We’ve helped improve the workforce productivity of 97% of Fortune 100 companies.

Herrmann Global Thinking

Herrmann helps organisations unlock the value of their cognitive diversity

Cognitive Diversity isn’t just about background, experiences and opinions, although all of those factors tend to play a part. Fundamentally, it’s about the differences people have in how they prefer to think.

At work, we need diversity of thought and ideas to solve tough problems and make smart decisions. The diversity of thought within organisations is one of the best resources available for thriving in the modern business world. For over 30 years, our clients have used Whole Brain® Thinking to improve productivity, innovation, integration, and inclusion.

Our case studies show how we’ve helped our clients build internal capabilities beyond one-off problem solving to sustain their growth over decades. Hear what some of them have to say.

Business & Not-for-Profit

Business and Not-For-Profit

Whole Brain® Thinking grows productivity by helping managers understand and leverage the unique thinking preferences of project teams, functional groups, and pairs.

The result is that your team will feel connected, understood and engaged.  



We have worked with consultancies, big and small, across the APAC region over the last 30 years.

Partner with Herrmann and take Whole Brain® Thinking and the HBDI® to your clients. Help them to unlock the diversity of thought within their organisations.



With Whole Brain® Thinking and the HBDI®, educators can gain powerful insights into the way every student learns, then use these insights to develop new methods for increasing engagement.

Encourage students to stretch beyond their comfort zones, embrace cognitive diversity, and improve learning outcomes.

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More than 2 million people from 97% of Fortune 100 companies have used Whole Brain® Thinking to improve productivity, innovation, collaboration, and inclusion.

Air New Zealand
Ambulance Victoria
Australia Post
Bank of Indonesia
Brown Forman
CLP India
CPA Australia
Deakin University
Flight Centre
Johnson & Johnson
Macquarie University
Sanford Fisheries
Telecom NZ
Uniting Care Qld

What our clients are saying


The Whole Brain® Model is part of our cultural DNA. It’s one of our key foundational tools that we use for development of our people. We talk so much about unlocking performance through cognitive diversity, and the HBDI® is our gateway tool that opens a door for people to be able to do that. The outcomes that we’ve seen from using the HBDI and Whole Brain® Thinking is a really strong culture of self-awareness across the organisation and a common language.

Aimee Sherer
Learning and Capability Manager
Suntory Oceania

For the last 15 years Swinburne University has been using HBDI® that enables teams to better understand themselves and their thinking preferences. The better we understand ourselves, the better we’re going to be able to produce innovative outcomes and collaborate with one another. It’s simple in its application but can also go much deeper the more you use it. It can change people’s lives. It can change the way people look at the world and that can only be a positive thing.

Angela McMillan
Organisational Development Manager – People & Culture
Swinburne University of Technology

After becoming HBDI® Certified, Whole Brain® Thinking has really become a big part of my coaching and the way I communicate with the players. We did an end of season review in 2018 and I looked at the 3 key issues – defence, leadership and communication – through a Whole Brain® lens, thinking through the model for each one. As an organisation, we were in a really good place but what Whole Brain® Thinking was able to do for us was attach a couple of wires that just needed a few adjustments and the results were massive. We were able to have a big turnaround off the back of that.

Canberra Raiders

Brett White
Assistant NRL Coach
Canberra Raiders

We began our HBDI® journey in 2016 and wanted to focus on personal development for our teams. Using the HBDI® allowed our teams to better understand each other and really helped from a communication and interaction perspective. We’re really starting to see a lot more collaboration and working better together. It’s really allowed our team to embrace diversity of thought and as an organisation unlock the difference in thinking.

Countdown NZ

Pauline d'Unienville
General Manager - Culture & People
Woolworths New Zealand

Whole Brain® Thinking is one of the models that always resonates with our community, no matter their background or specialisation. It brings people together in a common language and action and creates an amazing building block to break down communication and collaboration barriers. It’s our go-to at all times, even in these unprecedented times of change today, Whole Brain® Thinking is our foundation for bringing people together.

Kathryn Anderson
Human Resources

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