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Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

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Everything DiSC® expert Annie Kirschenmann, M.S., BCC

Are you here exploring how you can build a stronger team? A healthier organization? A more motivated staff? Or perhaps to develop your leaders – current and/or emerging? Help your managers to be more effective? Create a thriving effective sales force? Or maybe it's that profit killer - staff conflict that you'd like to find an effective way to handle?

A.K. A Coach and Company has been supporting the success of businesses like yours for almost 20 years. Our goal is to help organizations thrive by inspiring people to grow, stretch and express their full potential. We're all business about your bottom line - and we also love to have fun in the process, because that makes it easier to come to the office!

We’ve been using DiSC in training, coaching and consulting since the 1990’s (DiSC® Classic); the powerful and impressive Everything DiSC® since it was released. Whether you know exactly what you want or would like to explore, we’ll help you find the right Everything DiSC® program for your company's needs.

Based in North Dakota and Orlando, FL, we work across North America and around the globe.

Your success is our business. You can do this. We can help.

Board Certified Coach: Specialty Executive/Corporate/Business/Leadership Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.
Accredited Facilitator Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, Wiley
M.S. Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy; Hunter College, NY, NY
B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, Magna Cum Laude, with Honors; including certificate from the University of London's Goldsmith's College and the Laban Centre
BC-DMT Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist; American Dance Therapy Association
NCC Nationally Certified Counselor; National Board for Certified Counselors,
Certified Corporate Business Coach; Corporate Coach University
Train the Trainer Certification; Peak Potentials Training
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certified Practitioner Peak Performance Corp & Eastern NLP Institute

Testimonials for A.K. A Coach And Company

  • Coach Annie is an excellent teacher with loads of real world experience. She showed us in one day loads of very important information that will last a lifetime. I walked away from her class with a new perspective on my leadership abilities and where I needed to improve. Very highly recommended.

    Joey MarinoWhipple Auction and Realty, Inc.
  • The DiSC® assessment has helped me to understand and appreciate my own as well as other colleague's styles and has greatly enhanced communication in our workplace.

    Robert SimmonsSenior Executive Partner, International Certification Services, Inc.
  • Annie's presence simply ignites collaboration. Her inviting presentation and expert mix of content and experiential application evoke passion and purpose. I love her work!

    Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.DAuthor of Conscious Loving and Lasting Love
  • I really was fortunate to have the time. . . with you working with the DiSC® program. The program and you truly rock. It helped me to grow in ways I did not anticipate and it helped me to understand myself better as well.

    Linda DammelRolling Hills Ranch
  • Annie has facilitated several visioning sessions for us. She has artfully assisted us to merge our diverse ideas and perspectives into a coherent vision for the future of our programs. Her skills include positive energy in a group, patience and grace under pressure, and gentle leadership in a non-threatening manner. We offer our recommendation.

    Thomas CierpkaManaging Director, IFOAM

Our Solutions

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification

Online

Everything DiSC Workplace Certification is your best resource to gain foundational knowledge and tools for facilitating Everything DiSC. Designed with your busy schedule in mind, this online course gives you the flexibility of self-paced learning, paired with live-collaborative sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

Increase your confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace in your organization. This course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and the supporting research. During the live sessions, you will practice facilitating small groups and explore challenging scenarios that could arise during workshops. You’ll also learn how to keep Everything DiSC alive within your organization by creating a culture of DiSC and explore MyEverythingDiSC, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to Everything DiSC.

This program Includes:

  • Four modules of self-directed and live collaborative learning (each requiring three to five hours of time per week), conducted over a four week period
  • Active knowledge checks to help participants assess how well they understand the content and to improve learning and retention
  • Final Certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering Everything DiSC Workplace!

Upcoming Classes

  • January 05 – February 02, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • February 01 – March 01, 2018

    Live session each Thursday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • March 09 – March 30, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Everything DiSC® Certification

In Person

This intensive in-person course provides group learning and collaborative activities to guide you in exploring all the Everything DiSC Profiles including Workplace, Management, Sales, Work of Leaders, and the Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders.

  • Experience the Everything DiSC assessment process and receive personalized profiles.
  • Deepen your expertise about the theory and research behind Everything DiSC, including how to use the research to address common questions from your participants.
  • Get a high-level overview of the tools available in the Everything DiSC facilitation materials and apply them to real-world scenarios.

Upcoming Classes

  • December 05 – December 06, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • January 23 – January 24, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • February 27 – February 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • March 27 – March 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Featured Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching and Development
  • Coaching Entrepreneurs
  • Team Coaching
  • Leadership Presence and Brand
  • Communication
  • Change Management
  • Innovation
  • Team Development
  • Strategy
  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

  • i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

    S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

  • S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

Credentials

  • 5 Behaviors of Cohesive Team Accredited Facilitator: DiSC and All Types
  • Board Certified Coach: Executive, Business, Corporate, Leadership
  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
  • National Certified Counselor