grew out of a values card sort originally created by Fontelle Gilbert. David Reile later worked with Fontelle on an update of the card sort. When David sought permission to turn the card sort into an online activity, Fontelle decided to sell him the rights instead.

Many, including David, agree that the physical sorting of the value cards is superior to the less tactile activity of selecting values online. However, the worlds of career counseling and coaching have evolved so that having an online values assessment is now a necessity. This online values assessment is designed to be as close to the card sort activity as possible.

Creators Reile and Gilbert:

Fontelle Gilbert (1924-2011) of Springfield, Virginia, was an educator. From junior high teacher, to mother, to a second career as a professor at Prince George's Community College, to a popular trainer, author and speaker, she was always inspiring others in their personal growth.


Dr. David M. Reile is a licensed psychologist, National Certified Career Counselor, and Master Career Counselor with 25 years of education and experience in career planning and psychological consultation. David's education includes a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Howard University, with a specialization in psychological assessment, and a master's degree in community counseling with a specialization in career development from the University of Maryland, College Park. David's experience has been applied in organizational development and consultation as well as management of counselors and career development projects in a variety of settings, including healthcare, banking, international organizations, educational institutions, government, and private practice. In addition to his company, the Career Development Alliance (CDA), David created a non-profit called the R/S Foundation, because he values:

  • Doing Something Meaningful
  • Being Socially Responsible
  • Helping Others
  • Believing in Something Beyond Myself