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About Us

Vicki Simmons
Vicki Simmons - Founder & President, Advantage Center Consulting


Vicki Simmons is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds certifications in Life Coaching, Leadership Development Coaching, Team Development, Ropes Course Low Elements, The Daring WayTM, Everything DiSCTM, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive TeamTM and Anger Management Facilitation. She has been in practice as a Woman Owned Business since 1988 and a Texas HUB since 2002. For over 25 years Vicki has had the privilege of working with individuals, businesses, organizations, for profit and non- profit institutions. She is passionate about her work and believes that organizations can create environments where people want to come to work and are passionate about what they do.

Her strengths are in creating programs of lasting value utilizing her supervisory, coaching, and leadership skills. In 1988 she founded her company, Vicki Simmons, LCSW, in order to provide training, consulting, coaching and therapy services to individuals, businesses and organizations. In 1996 she renamed her company, Advantage Center Consulting. With specializations in peak performance and communication she has designed programs that build foundations for mastery in the areas of team development, effective management and leadership skills, stress and time management and change management.

Vicki began her career as a psychotherapist and was regularly asked to provide programs to businesses for stress management, time management, conflict management and mediation. Over the past 25 plus years, Vicki has grown her business through listening to her client’s needs and developing programs or advancing their existing programs to help organizations grow and develop their people. Some of the programs that Vicki offers includes the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive TeamTM, Integro Institute's Leadership Development ProcessTM, Leadership Coaching ProcessTM, and Customer Focused CultureTM programs. She incorporates profiles and learning assessments such as DiSCTM, MBTI, Firo-B, The Birkman Method and Trust Inside AssessmentsTM into many of the programs she offers.

An entrepreneurial spirit has kept Vicki on the leading edge of services and programs. She believes that learning is a choice and she chooses daily to engage with people who share a passion for personal growth and relationship growth, building better workplaces.

Our Solutions

  • Everything DiSC Workplace®

    Everything DiSC Workplace® delivers a comprehensive, easily customizable workplace development solution to engage every employee—regardless of title or position, department or function—in building more productive and effective relationships at work.

    Combining facilitated classroom training with online pre-work and follow-up tools, you can create a personalized learning experience to help participants understand and appreciate the different priorities, preferences, and values each individual brings to the workplace, and how they can learn to adapt to the style of others.

  • Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict

    Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps participants improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict provides participants with techniques to curb destructive behaviors and effectively respond to conflict situations. The program features an exploration of DiSC® in a conflict context, provides an opportunity for participants to explore their destructive conflict responses, and offers them a method for making more productive choices in their response to conflict.

    Participant Take-Aways:
    - Appreciate how their style of handling conflict affects the people around them
    - Learn how to “catch” themselves when going down a destructive conflict path
    - Learn how to reframe a conflict situation and choose more productive behaviours
    - Build a common language in the organization around appropriate conflict behaviour

  • Everything DiSC Work of Leaders®

    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® lays out a clear path for helping leaders at all levels make the connection between their DiSC® style and leadership. Bringing together best practices from 300 experts in over 150 organizations, the important work of the most prominent scholars, and over four years of additional research and development, this all-inclusive classroom and online program approaches leadership as a one-to-many relationship (as opposed to the one-to-one relationship explored in Everything DiSC Management). With one unified model of leadership—vision, alignment, and execution—it focuses on helping leaders understand their own leadership styles and how their tendencies influence their effectiveness in specific leadership situations.

  • Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders

    Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders isn't just any 360. It’s a dynamic 360-degree feedback tool plus 3 personalized strategies for leaders to put into action immediately—a 360 + 3!

    The richness of Everything DiSC® comes together with the research-based Eight Approaches to Effective Leadership framework to help any leader—emerging high-potentials and experienced executives alike—incorporate critical feedback from direct reports, peers, and bosses into a development plan to increase their effectiveness in a leadership role. Whether coaching one-on-one or working with small groups of aspiring leaders, this powerful set of resources includes tips, techniques, and step-by-step guidance to help you introduce Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders into an organization, get buy-in from senior leadership, determine the scope and timeline for implementation, and deliver a fully customizable 360-degree feedback and coaching offering that meets your client’s specific leadership development needs.

  • Everything DiSC® Sales

    Everything DiSC® Sales puts the power of the dynamic Everything DiSC model into the hands of salespeople and provides a dynamic tool for learning how to create customer-centric interactions that delivered improved results. Sales-specific content, modular facilitations tools, and online tailoring features deliver an easy-to-customize development solution to help participants discover new strategies for stretching beyond their natural preferences to make the selling process more productive and successful—regardless of the customer’s unique buying style.

  • Everything DiSC® Management

    Everything DiSC® Management offers a customizable development solution proven to increase the effectiveness of anyone in a management role--whether managing direct reports or the relationship with their own manager. A complete program of classroom training, and online pre-work and follow-up focuses learning in five key areas:

    Understanding DiSC® styles
    Directing and delegating
    Creating a motivating environment
    Developing others with different styles
    Identifying strategies for working more effectively with managers.

    Participants learn how their management style influences how they manage time, make decisions, approach problems, and what they need to do to adapt to the styles of others to bring out the best in each and every employee in their charge.

  • Everything DiSC® Essentials

    With a range of powerful solutions in the Everything DiSC® suite, it can be difficult for you to choose the right one for your organization. The Everything DiSC® Essentials course can help!

    Everything DiSC Essentials provides foundational DiSC® knowledge and an overview of the Everything DiSC suite of reports to help you select and facilitate the best DiSC solutions that meet your needs. This self-directed learning course contains 2-3 hours of online, engaging activities. With flexible access to the online Everything DiSC Training Center, your clients can work through the course at their own pace.

    Who can benefit?

    Trainers & HR Professionals

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

  • September 28 – October 29, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • September 28 – October 29, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday from 10 – 11:30am CET
  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • November 20 – December 18, 2018

    Live session each Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • November 20 – December 18, 2018

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

Everything DiSC® 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.

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 09 – October 10, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • November 13 – November 14, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • December 12 – December 13, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Copenhagen
  • January 08 – January 09, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • February 12 – February 13, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • March 05 – March 06, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • April 02 – April 03, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • May 21 – May 22, 2019

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

Showcases

Be my guest at an Everything DiSC showcase. Take an in-depth look into Everything DiSC Productive Conflict and experience exercises from the program. You’ll also receive a complimentary assessment code to generate your individual profile. Select a city below to learn more.

Featured Skills

  • Coaching
  • Team Development
  • Communication
  • Effective Management and Leadership Skills
  • Stress and Time Management
  • Change Management
  • Peak Performance
  • 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 - Everything DiSC
  • Authorized Partner - The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • Women's Business Enterprise Alliance