Our top testimonials


A lot of “light bulb” moments for me as her mother. Even though you think you know your child so well, I felt I learnt so much more about Lauren from the report and your consultation and a sense of calm and acceptance descended upon me on Tuesday night! So thank you for that. (Just wish we had done this earlier)

Kerrie, mother of year 12 student

Natural Ability has impressed me as a very professional organisation who are very willing to be flexible and support the needs of our school and our students. Their testing tools and reporting materials have impressed as having a high degree of validity.

High School Principal - Victoria, Australia

This is by far the most liberating experience of my life. The depth, knowledge and insight I have gained about myself is priceless. The report was spot on and I lost count of how many ‘ah ah’ moments I had. I highly recommend this test for anyone no matter the age – you are never too old to discover the ‘real’ you. The whole experience exceeded my expectations.

Kristy – 31 adult in transition

A small price to pay for a lifetime of personal insight and self knowledge. Our 16 year old son is now more motivated and has more direction. He was pleased to discover some specific abilities that will enable him find a satisfying future. The testing process was also able to isolate some areas that might not suit his abilities or his personal style and this is equally important to his future. As parents we now understand him more and we respect his unique abilities and personal style. Linking potential careers to tested abilities is inspiring and exciting. The advice about making the most of his abilities and personal style has changed his perspective and enabled him to make positive changes which will allow him to reach his potential. This process takes a lot of pressure from a student because it provides them with essential information about themselves. This self knowledge increases confidence and makes a happy successful future seem much more real.

Marg – Parent of Year 11 Student

Our son indicated he had an interest in engineering, but he was also good at a lot of other things so we were not sure what was best. After completing the Natural Abilities Specialist process it confirmed his abilities for engineering and helped us to focus on a plan going forward.

Jo, Parent of year 11 student

We always knew our son was intelligent, but school was a struggle for him and really affected his self esteem. The test results identified where his unique abilities were, especially in creativity and design, and also his best learning channels. He felt really good about himself after the feedback, had a great last term in year 12, and is doing well in his first term of University.

Ed, parent of High School Student

It was invaluable in helping us to recognise what is important in helping our daughter to select subjects for her senior years of schooling.

Kath, Parent of year 9 student

As a parent of the student that took the test I can’t recommend it highly enough. When your child is confused and frustrated with what direction their life should take, a test like this helps them see clearly what their strengths are and in doing so helps point them in the right direction. My daughter now has knowledge and support from another source she trusts, so feels more confident in her decision.

Tracey, mother of year 10 student

I found the process to be thorough and professional in its approach. Beau and I felt comfortable and receptive to the whole experience. It was pleasing to see that Beau absorbed the information and was more than willing to discuss the outcomes with us at home. He has now decided to alter his electives for next year with confidence.

Robyn, mother of year 9 student

I can’t believe how accurate this test was to identify who I was and how I thought. It was very liberating because I always felt I had certain talents and abilities, but did not know what they meant or how to express them. I now have a clear direction for uni, and several career options.

Al, 18 year old student
Corporations and Large Institutions who have effectively used the Highlands Ability Battery as part of their training:

Bell South, Charles Schwab & Co., Cingular Telecom, Cisco Systems, Coca Cola, Colorado State University, US Food & Drug Administration, Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals, Hewlett Packard, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, St. Josephs University, State Farm Insurance, Turner Broadcasting, US Naval Academy, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina, Weather Channel, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.