About Us:


About Us

To individuals and organizational leaders who believe in the power of transformation, Mind Garden is an important resource for psychological assessments. We provide valuable tools to facilitate positive personal and organizational transformation so that you feel confident in your ability to improve the quality of life for your employees and colleagues. That’s because, unlike other assessment companies, we provide the most robust variety of products and systems specifically designed to aid positive transformation efforts and research.

We envision a world in which people and organizations seeking positive transformation are able to leverage the psychological assessment tools they need to experience optimal well-being both personally and professionally.

Our goal is to give people - researchers, professionals, HR managers, consultants, and individuals - access to the transformative tools and systems they need for the psychological assessment process.

Our Story
Mind Garden is an international publisher of psychological assessments, leading the industry in providing tools to facilitate positive personal and organizational transformation.

Since 1994, Mind Garden has served the international corporate, academic, and research communities by offering reliable and validated instruments from prominent psychologists. Mind Garden is dedicated to providing products and systems for you to complete the psychological assessment process with maximum benefits and efficiency.

We are best known for publishing the Maslach Burnout Inventory™ (MBI), Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire™ (MLQ), and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory™ (STAI). We provide manuals, licenses to administer, and reports to ensure you have the tools you need for the psychological assessment process.

Our products and systems are designed to support you no matter your role - researcher, professor, HR manager, consultant, or an individual. The combined expertise of the Mind Garden team and our authors have developed products and systems specifically to help you succeed in your psychological assessment process, from data collection to interpretive reports.

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  • Meet The Team
Robert Most
Robert Most, Ph.D.
Robert B. Most, Ph.D. founded Mind Garden, Inc. in 1994 after sixteen years in psychological assessment publishing. During that period he served as head of Research and Development for Behaviordyne, Inc., an early computerized assessment and corporate employee screening company. Following Behaviordyne he was Vice President for Research and Development at Consulting Psychologists Press (now CPP, Inc.) in charge of developing and revising psychological assessment instruments such as the California Psychological Inventory (™), Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ®, and FIRO®. He developed new technologies for CPP such as their scoring center and customer software.

After founding Mind Garden, Robert was a leader in providing online psychological information and interaction, hosting a career center for Apple's EWorld and a self-understanding center on Microsoft Network. He built an intranet competency tool kit for Microsoft, an online 360 leadership assessment for Sony and a mentoring assessment for Hewlett Packard.

Robert holds a B.A. from University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Wayne State University and is a California licensed psychologist in Industrial and Organizational psychology.

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Timi B. Most
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Timi B. Most, CFO, has been with Mind Garden, Inc. since its founding. She also has been a community volunteer for over 30 years in both the local schools and with various non-profits. She has extensive experience working with and organizing non-profit organizations. She helped found Daybreak Shelter, the first suburban shelter for homeless youth in the U.S. Currently, Timi is on the boards of Community Equity Collaborative and GAIA Global Health. Her volunteer passion is to work in diverse ways to facilitate positive changes for underserved children and families. She received her B.A. from the University of Miami.
Katherine B.
Translations Specialist, Customer Support Representative
Katherine enjoys working with Mind Garden customers from around the world. She has degrees from Purdue University and the University of California - Berkeley.
Ken C.
Customization Specialist, Customer Support Representative
Ken has been working at Mind Garden since 2004. His tasks have changed quite a bit over that period of time, but he continues to work towards one goal: to ensure that Mind Garden can sell its products online. He earned a BS in Engineering from Walla Walla College - with a minor in math and aviation - and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford Unversity. He is a licensed private pilot and enjoys fishing, reading, exploring California backroads, and relaxing with family.
Gavin McGee
Gavin McGee
Chief Technologist
Gavin started at Mind Garden in 2003.  He attended Stanford University where he received a BS in Symbolic Systems: Human Computer Interaction, which is a combination degree program including elements of computer science, philosophy, psychology, and linguistics.  Gavin enjoys a wide variety of pursuits and spent a number of years as a professional ballroom & salsa dancer.