Your Communication Matters

Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Principal Facilitator Debbie Matters  MAdEd, Bed, BA, Cert.PR
Debbie is a facilitator, speaker, author, and certified neuro-linguistic programming practitioner.

Your Communication Matters Inc. designs, develops and delivers training and development seminars focused on enhancing communication and leadership skills as well as facilitating strategic planning and consultation sessions. Our goal is to equip you, your team and your organization to get things done faster, easier and with less stress through effective communication.

Debbie Matters founded Your Communication Matters Inc. in September 2008. In March 2011, Debbie’s first book was released: If I Ran this Place.... Communication for Results. In March 2012, her story “My Role Matured as I Did” was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregiver. She recently completed research with St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, focused on how to foster transformative learning in workplace seminars.

Debbie enjoys an active lifestyle having completed numerous marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2008 and triathlons including Ironman Canada in 2005.

She is always pleased to explore approaches and techniques to guide others in enhancing their personal and professional lives.

Testimonials for Your Communication Matters

  • In response to ‘What did you find most useful?’ - Debbie’s ability to provide examples that illustrate how the fierce tools have been used in real life and the workplace - Debbie is a knowledgeable, well versed facilitator who knows how to engage adult learners and honour their diverse perspectives and styles

    Comments of participants provided by: Emily GuthroProfessional Development Consultant: Mohawk College

Our Solutions

  • Build More Effective Relationships with Everything DiSC Workplace®

    Everything DiSC Workplace® can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to build more effective relationships—one relationship at a time—and improve the quality of the workplace.
    Everything DiSC Workplace® is classroom training that combines engaging facilitation and video with online pre-work and follow-up tools to create a personalized learning experience. Using the research-validated Everything DiSC Workplace® online assessment produces an in-depth, workplace-specific 20-page profile report for each participant. The profile includes an in-depth, personalized at-a-glance overview of the other styles and how each participant interacts with them. Participants will understand and appreciate the styles of people they work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships.

  • Everything DiSC Management®

    Everything DiSC Management® teaches managers how to bring out the best in each employee. They learn how to read employee styles and adapt their styles to manage more effectively.
    Everything DiSC Management® Profile
    The 26-page management-specific, personalized report helps managers understand how to work more effectively in the areas or delegating and directing, motivating, developing others, and working with their own manager. The program areas of focus include:
    • Introduction to Your Management Style
    • Directing and Delegating
    • Creating a Motivating Environment
    • Developing Others
    • Working with Your Manager

  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®

    The single most untapped competitive advantage is teamwork.
    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is an assessment-based learning experience that helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent, and effective way possible. Powered by Everything DiSC®, the profiles help participants understand their own DiSC® styles. Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge—for individuals, the team, and the organization.
    The Five Behaviors Model is used to help team members learn to work together more efficiently and effectively and become a more cohesive team.

  • Leadership 363®

    Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders combines the best of 360s with the simplicity and power of DiSC®, plus three personalized strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. This program is designed for anyone who wants to use 360° feedback as part of their leadership development, whether an emerging leader or an experienced executive.

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

  • Interpersonal Communication Seminars
  • Strategic Planning Facilitation
  • Leadership Seminars
  • Team Building
  • 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

  • DiSC Certified Facilitator
  • Certified Facilitator
  • Certified Facilitator