Crucial Learning Acquires Core Strengths

Crucial Learning, a NYC-based provider of communication, performance, and leadership training, acquired Core Strengths, a Carlsbad, CA-based company which specializes in corporate relationship intelligence.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

Combining its courses with Core Strength’s relationship insights expands Crucial Learning’s offerings.

Led by Principal Tim Scudder, Core Strengths helps people improve their relationships. Built on 50 years of science, Relationship Intelligence (RQ) empowers leaders and teams to build trust, generate commitment, and drive results. Over 5 million users in organizations worldwide use it to assess personality, develop employees, and build winning teams.

Led by Andy Shimberg, CEO, Crucial Learning helps people improve themselves offering courses in the areas of communication, performance, and leadership, focusing on behaviors that have a disproportionate impact on outcomes, called crucial skills. Its courses and accompanying bestselling books include Crucial Conversations®, Crucial Accountability ®, Crucial Influence®, The Power of Habit™, and Getting Things Done®.

Commenting on the news, Andy Shimberg said “This transaction represents the culmination of years of active dialogue between Crucial Learning and Core Strengths around integrating to deliver the interpersonal insights and skill-based courses that our customers want and need.”