What is Real Colors?

Real Colors® is a dynamic workshop experience providing participants with the skills to:

  • understand human behavior
  • uncover motivators specific to each temperament
  • improve communication with others

The basis of this workshop is the Real Colors® Personality Instrument: a user-friendly, intuitive tool that identifies four personality types common to all people—Gold, Green, Blue, and Orange.

It all begins with the Real Colors workshop, in which participants:

  • gain an understanding of the four colors (each corresponding to a personality type)
  • discover where they fall as an individual on the Real Colors spectrum
  • learn to recognize characteristics of each of the four colors
  • discuss with fellow workshop participants what it’s like to be each color

From the very beginning, participants begin to see the world from a new perspective…and have fun doing it!

The Fundamentals workshop is the foundation for advanced workshops designed to address common organizational topics such as stress, workplace issues, teams, and leadership.


Without a doubt, Real Colors works.

Since 1993, nearly one million people in businesses, professional organizations, universities, and government agencies throughout North America have used Real Colors and its principles to improve and enhance their personal and professional relationships. The techniques learned through Real Colors can help bring about lasting, positive change, resulting in higher levels of success for all.

"Real Colors truly helps people understand each other's differences and fosters a team atmosphere." ~ Kate Dorner, Marathon Special Products Corporation
"Real Colors has such a positive impact on businesses and organizations that it changed the language of everyone who participates in the program. I am often back by demand to bring it to new employees so they can be a part of the conversation." ~ Terry Feinberg, University of Illinois Extension
"Real Colors has proven to be just the right tool to help our employees become better communicators and to better understand others. It is simple to administer, simple to apply, and simple to utilize on a daily basis." ~ Robyn Cooper, Senior Home Care
"Real Colors is a wonderful tool that helps individuals learn more about themselves and others, and provides a common understanding for working through areas of conflict. The benefits of using this tool are clearly evident and have a lasting impact that you will see participants apply." ~ Patricia Greer, City of Virginia Beach
"Of all the assessments that I am certified or qualified to facilitate, Real Colors has so much more to offer. Its simple approach to identifying temperament with rich, interactive, and experiential team building activities is unsurpassed for capturing the attention and retention of audiences. Real Colors has sticking power like no other assessment I've ever used or seen!" ~ Cindy Coe, InsideOut Discovery
"Real Colors has provided a paradigm shift for our non-profit organization! Since implementing it, communication has improved 200%, which has lead to better team work, understanding, and personal relationships. It's an ongoing training source and our staff love it!" ~ Wanda Walker, Community Action of Minneapolis
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