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Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

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Everything DiSC Expert Lori Gorrell, PCC, MSM

Upward Solutions Coaching and Consulting offers the full suite of Everything DiSC® products to provide exceptional tools to move you and your company Upward! Lori believes that given the proper tools and guidance you can have achieve excellence with more ease.

Lori is a PCC certified professional coach with the International Coach Federation and a soft-skills trainer using the Everything DiSC® suite of products. Lori founded her professional development company in 2009 to offer solutions that support measurable improvements in performance for individuals and organizations that want to make lasting and meaningful changes.

Contact Lori to discuss what Solutions would fit the best for you and your organization!

Testimonials for Upward Solutions Coaching and Consulting

  • Lori, Can’t say enough positive things about your work with the Engineer’s Office! Your positivity has been infectious on all of us and the content of your message and facilitation in helping people find their styles and learn and grow with that understanding has been an invaluable resource for us.

    Frank Antenucci, Esq. Administrator Geauga County Engineer's Office
  • The workshop that you facilitated for our board helped me to get to know the people better in a very efficient manner versus trying to read them for a year or two worth of meetings. You have a natural gift for this sort of thing. I believe it will absolutely have an impact on our ability to communicate effectively and improve efficiency!

    Christopher Pierce
  • Lori has a unique skill set that includes an in-depth knowledge of DiSC® and dynamic presentation skills. This combination makes her a significant asset for an organization with a desire to improve their performance through individual assessments and action plans

    Steven Peter

Solutions

  • Everything DiSC Workplace®

    Everything DiSC® Workplace can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace.

    Participants understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships.

    Everything DiSC® Workplace focuses on:
    Discovering Your DiSC® Style
    Understanding Other Styles
    Building More Effective Relationships

  • Everything DiSC® Management

    Everything DiSC® Management teaches managers how to bring out the best in each employee. Participants learn how to read the styles of the people they manage. The result is managers who adapt their styles to manage more effectively.

    Everything DiSC® Management focuses on:
    Your DiSC® Management Style
    Directing and Delegating
    Improving Employee Motivation
    Employee Development
    Working with Your Manager

  • EVERYTHING DiSC® SALES

    EVERYTHING DiSC® SALES teaches salespeople how to connect better with their customers.

    Participants learn how to read the styles of their customers. The result is salespeople who adapt their styles to connect better—and close more sales! Everything DiSC® Sales includes access to unlimited Customer Interaction Maps.

    Everything DiSC® Sales focuses on three vital areas:
    Understanding Your DiSC® Sales Style
    Recognizing and Understanding Customer Buying Styles
    Adapting Your Sales Style to Your Customer’s Buying Style

  • Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders

    Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders approaches leadership as a one-to-many relationship, as opposed to the one-to-one relationship explored in Everything DiSC® Management. It focuses on tangible steps directed at leading a group or organization toward desired outcomes.

    Based on best practices, Work of Leaders connects unique leadership styles to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action.

  • Everything DiSC® 363

    Everything DiSC® 363 for Leaders isn’t just any 360! It combines the best of 360s with the simplicity and power of DiSC®, plus three personalized strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. The result is a 360° experience that’s more productive and satisfying.

    A key differentiator for 363 is CommentSmart! It saves time, reduces stress and is an exclusive selectable comments feature that allows raters to choose from highly-tested, behavior-focused comments to give more richness, context, and depth to their feedback. This also allows for more anonymity for the raters and more focused, balanced, constructive feedback—that the leader can actually use. Contact us to learn more about what makes 363 different!

  • Executive Coaching

    Go from where you are to where you want to be!

    Do you want to take your career to the next level?
    Do you want to improve your working relationships?

    Say YES! to finding your personal excellence!

    Understanding what makes you tick is a key component to achieving your goals, sharpening your strengths and bringing light to your blind spots so you can get to your next level of personal and professional excellence.

  • Coaching Skills for Managers

    Managers who have a firm grasp of cutting-edge coaching strategies will have a competitive edge in the field of management. The only problem is that, to date, most managers have not been given these coaching skills.

    In North America, 33% of respondents from the 2016 (ICF) Global Coaching Study said they use coaching skills in their work.

    Would your managers would benefit from …
    Learning creative ways to motivate your team and invigorate productivity?
    Improving the effectiveness of communication within and throughout your company?
    Empowering employees to increase engagement and make solid decisions?
    Successfully managing their team through change and growth?

    Attendees will gain tools, principles and skills to empower themselves and others to succeed in the areas of collaboration, communication and goal achievement. They will learn to create and sustain powerful alliances with their colleagues and team members to move your company to the next level.

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

  • July 10 – August 07, 2017

    Live session each Monday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • September 11 – October 09, 2017

    Live session each Monday from 8:00 – 9:30am CT
  • October 12 – November 09, 2017

    Live session each Thursday from 1:00 – 2:30pm 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

  • August 01 – August 02, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 12 – September 13, 2017

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

Featured Skills

  • Employee Engagement
  • Executive Coaching
  • Team Engagement
  • Facilitation
  • 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

  • Certified Facilitator Everything DiSC
  • Authorized Distributor Everything DiSC
  • Accredited Facilitator Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • PXT Authorized Distrutor
  • PCC Professional Certified Coach
  • Power Presentations Certified Consultant