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Better Communication, Collaboration, & Connection for Teams & Customers

About Us

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Positivity Expert, Tina Hallis, Ph.D.

Do you wish your people spent less time feeling overwhelmed and more time at their best? Are they struggling with change? How about communicating and connecting more effectively with customers and each other?

Tina Hallis, Ph.D. is a professional speaker & trainer who works with organizations to improve morale, teamwork, and ultimately productivity by teaching their people how to shift the way they think about their jobs, colleagues, and customers. The result is more resilience, less stress, improved relationships at work and at home, and increased POSITIVE performance.

Tina is certified in Positive Psychology through the WholeBeing Institute, an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC®, and a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association. She worked for 20+ years in Biotechnology at small start-up companies and large corporations before discovering a new science called Positive Psychology that focuses on how we can all live our best, most meaningful lives. She knew she needed to share this life-changing information, so she decided to create her own company dedicated to helping people and organizations find their “Positive Edge.” She now focuses on helping people break out of their negative thinking so they can be more positive at work, at home, and with each other. This not only makes work more enjoyable but also makes organizations more successful.

Tina has had the opportunity to share this information with thousands of people from a variety of industries including government agencies, academic institutions, medical institutions, financial institutions, biotech companies, manufacturing companies, sales teams, nonprofits, associations, and more.

Testimonials for The Positive Edge

  • Thank you for your time, facilitation and expertise at our retreat last Friday. We have received such positive feedback and have already noticed a difference in implementing our newfound knowledge with having a better understanding of one another.

    Tina Whitehorse Executive Assistant at UW Health
  • The time you spent with us presenting the DiSC workshop was great. Our team really enjoyed better understanding our own and others’ personalities and work styles. Little pieces like how to work best with each other and what style we are have come up in conversation on numerous occasions since. I really believe it brought us a lot closer.

    Laura PortzInnovation Consultant, Innovation Team at American Family Insurance
  • Our sales team overwhelmingly chose Tina’s presentation on DiSC personalities as a highlight of the 2-day event. Tina was professional and skilled at engaging the audience, and got our often reluctant group moving. I was particularly impressed at how well she was able to adapt her presentation to fit our company culture and professional field.

    Marci Birkes-GeffertTraining Specialist, Midwestern BioAg

Solutions

  • Building Positive Connections (Understanding and appreciation our differences)

    We don’t observe the world, we interpret it based on our own personal perspectives. Because we all have different life experiences and different personalities that shape our perspectives, this can make our interactions challenging. What’s more, our brains trigger a “threat” alert when we meet someone with different preferences than us. Understanding and reminding ourselves that these differences are not bad, but interesting, improves our ability to connect, collaborate, and communicate with the people around us. This interactive program uses Everything DiSC® Workplace assessments to help people understand their own personal perspective and how to identify and adapt to those of others.

  • Solving the Mystery of Customer Quirks (Strategies for Building Better Customer Relationships)

    Customers buy from people they trust. That’s why building strong relationships with customers is key for successful Sales and Customer Service. Yet every customer is different and some can be more challenging than others! This engaging program is all about how to overcome these differences so we can relate to these people and connect at a deeper level by learning how our brains work in social situations and understanding personality and buying styles based on Everything DiSC® Sales assessments.

  • Finding Sanity in Ambiguity and Uncertainty (Building resilience in times of transition)

    It’s natural to worry about how upcoming changes in our organization will affect our work and lives. In fact, we’re wired to anticipate the worst possible outcome. Although this is an important part of our survival instinct, there are things we can do to shift our thinking and stay more positive. Instead of feeling anxious and stressed, we can get better at focusing on the opportunities that the change may bring. The result is a more enjoyable work experience, a smoother transition, and higher productivity.

  • Winning the Mind Game of Sales (Using Science to Minimize Stress and Maximize Results)

    We often hear that succeeding in sales is a numbers game, yet anyone in sales knows, it’s also a mind game. To provide the best customer experience, sales professionals need to bring a positive and optimistic attitude to their work everyday. In fact, studies show that positivity and optimism drive sales results. Yet constant rejection and challenging customers can drain their energy and motivation. The great news is that increasing our optimism is something that can be learned. That’s where this program’s simple but powerful, science-based strategies to build optimism and resilience can make all the difference.

Everything DiSC Workplace® 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

  • October 12 – November 09, 2017

    Live session each Thursday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • October 12 – November 09, 2017

    Live session each Thursday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • 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 Workplace® Certification

In Person

With a primary purpose to increase confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace®, this course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and supporting research. Learners will gain the expertise and credentials needed to deliver Everything DiSC Workplace within their organization by completing online pre-work and two days of practical application led by Wiley’s expert trainers. All courses are held at our Education Center in Minneapolis, MN.

In this course, learners will:

  • Gain expertise in the Everything DiSC model and supporting research
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the Everything DiSC Workplace reports
  • Customize the Everything DiSC Workplace program to meet specific participant needs
  • Navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session
  • Create strategies to promote a DiSC-based culture
  • Explore MyEverythingDiSC®, a mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to the Everything DiSC product suite

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive the credential of Certified Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator.

Upcoming Classes

  • October 31 – November 01, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • 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

  • Team Building
  • Employee Engagement
  • Positive Peformance
  • Communication
  • Navigating Change
  • Building Resilience
  • Customer Relationships
  • 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

  • Authorized Partner for Everything Disc
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology
  • Professional Member of the National Speakers Association