About Us

IDS Publishing Corporation is the exclusive publisher of the Reiss Motivation Profile® (RMP), the first empirically-developed, standardized, and comprehensive assessment of what motivates an individual. Founded in 1988 by Professor Steven Reiss, our company is building a global network to advance The Science of Motivation® and to promote applications of the RMP. IDS Publishing Corporation - a United States government certified woman-owned business (WOSB) - is dedicated to maintaining the high scientific standards that defined the development of the Reiss Motivation Profile®.

What We Do

Ensure Scientific Standards

The Reiss Motivation Profile® is one of the few commercially available instruments that was developed empirically, passed stringent peer review for publication in prestigious academic journals, and has been validated by independent researchers. IDS Publishing Corporation is committed to ensuring the high scientific standards established by its founder, Professor Steven Reiss.

 

Certify RMP Masters

Certified RMP Masters complete a minimum of 20 hours of training in the Reiss Motivation Profile®. The training, which is based on the principles of The Science of Motivation®, includes a self-study phase, small group instruction, and supervised practice using the test. Upon successful completion of the training, participants are certified as RMP Masters who are qualified to administer the assessment with their clients.

Promote Global Expansion

IDS Publishing Corporation is expanding its network of partners to support the growth of the Reiss Motivation Profile® globally. In their territories, partners are licensed to:

  • Certify RMP Masters
  • Promote test sales
  • Provide ongoing support.

 

 

Our Vision

At IDS Publishing Corporation, our vision is to:

  • Advance scientific knowledge in the field of motivation
  • Provide an individual with the tools needed to achieve values-based happiness
  • Promote greater understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of individual differences.
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Our Vision

At IDS Publishing Corporation, our vision is to:

  • Advance scientific knowledge in the field of motivation
  • Provide an individual with the tools needed to achieve values-based happiness
  • Promote greater understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of individual differences.

Meet Our Team

Maggi M. Reiss, M.A.
President
Maggi M. Reiss, M.A.

Maggi M. Reiss, M.A.

President

Is President of IDS Publishing Corporation. After graduating from Smith College with a Bachelor of Arts degree awarded magna cum laude, she earned a Master’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her undergraduate education was supported by two prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation, and her graduate studies were supported by a distinguished fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health. She worked as a school psychologist for 25 years and also served as an educational judge for 12 years, deciding disputes between parents and school districts concerning students with special needs. In her role as President of IDS, she was instrumental in transitioning the company from a national publisher of products for people with developmental disabilities into a global publisher of the Reiss Motivation Profile®. Her primary responsibilities are to maintain the RMP’s high scientific standards and to increase its global presence. Specifically, she edited five books on the RMP, was the force behind the creation of the Reiss School Motivation Profile® (RSMP), standardized the scale names across all versions of the test, updated the interpretations for the reports, wrote explanations for the average desires, expanded the RSMP to assess all 16 basic desires, developed guidelines for certification training, worked with professional translators to ensure the precise translation of the test items into 19 languages, and added seven new partnerships. She has written numerous articles about the Reiss Motivation Profile® as The Science of Motivation® and has given talks in several states in addition to three foreign countries.

 

Michael Reiss, M.A.
Vice President
Michael Reiss, M.A.

Michael Reiss, M.A.

Vice President

is Vice President of IDS Publishing Corporation and a certified RMP Master. He has extensive knowledge of statistical analysis techniques as well as considerable experience in leadership and management. At IDS, he led the 2017 re-norming of the Reiss Motivation Profile® and was instrumental in the development of a new dashboard. His responsibilities also include hiring, financial management, and serving as a liaison with IDS’s global partners. He holds a Bachelor's degree in political science from Indiana University and a Master's degree in quantitative analysis and program evaluation from The Ohio State University. 

Kristen Reiss, B.Arch.
Associate
Kristen Reiss, B.Arch.

Kristen Reiss, B.Arch.

Associate

is an Associate with IDS Publishing Corporation and a certified RMP Master with considerable experience in project management and team leadership. At IDS, she led the teams responsible for developing the new RMP logo and the new icons for the basic desires. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree cum laude from Syracuse University.

Iuli Heckman
Social Media Director
Iuli Heckman

Iuli Heckman

Social Media Director

is the Social Media Director for IDS Publishing Corporation and a certified RMP Master. With her knowledge of five languages, she also has the responsibility of assisting with the goal of increasing IDS’s global presence. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education magna cum laude from Shepherd University and is a licensed English teacher.

Our Licensed Trainers

Galina Bulakhovskaya
Galina Bulakhovskaya

Galina Bulakhovskaya

Based in Russia, Galina is responsible for training and certifying RMP Masters in the Commonwealth of Independent States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Clemente Escano
Clemente Escano

Clemente Escano

Based in Singapore, Clemente provides certification training for citizens of countries in southeast Asia.

 

 

Sharon Kon
Sharon Kon

Sharon Kon

Based in Singapore, Sharon provides certification training for citizens of countries in southeast Asia.

Andrew Dix
Andrew Dix

Andrew Dix

Based in the USA, Andrew conducts virtual certification trainings for residents of North America, South America, Africa, and European nations without a licensed country partner.

 

Jody Simpson
Jody Simpson

Jody Simpson

Based in the USA, Jody trains and certifies RMP Masters for residents of North America, South America, Africa, and European nations without a licensed country partner.

Lowell Wightman
Lowell Wightman

Lowell Wightman

Based in the USA, Lowell conducts certification trainings in North America.