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Transform your organization today with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Dr. Charles Polcaster
Dr. Charles Polcaster

About Us
Associates in Professional Coaching offers a comprehensive platform for businesses of all sizes. Our clients tend to be senior executives, business owners, and professionals. Many of our new clients are referred to us by current clients. Our Coaches meet with clients in our Chicago (Loop), Naperville or Palos Heights offices or at your location.

Our services fall into three categories:

Executive Coaching: Individuals
Is a highly effective means of increasing job performance, achieving goals, and enhancing growth, it is used both in business and personal life. Vision and positive goals drive the coaching relationship. Collaborative accountability and measurable results energize those who work with a coach.

Leadership Development: Small Groups/Teams
Our Multi-Level Leadership Coaching programs provide an array of development tools and services that are customized to the organization or individuals. Each is designed to improve job performance, increase individual productivity and foster personal growth.

Training: Single Topic in Large Groups
Our programs are very specific means of improving performance or acquiring new skills to perform additional responsibilities. Goals are clearly defined to achieve measurable results. Each program is customized to meet your specific needs.

Testimonials for Associates in Professional Coaching

  • I am getting very good feedback from the senior staff on his level of engagement and attitude. I feel your involvement has had a positive impact.

    Turner Construction
  • The president asked what happened to me. I am so much more effective.

    A Senior Vice-President
  • Without a doubt, Rod’s presentation allowed us to move forward with changes and continue to be a leader in our industry.

    Bill Burns, Vice-president - Training

Our Solutions

  • Executive Forum

    Team Development

    The primary objective is to make substantial progress towards becoming a more cohesive and healthy team. Utilizing a team assessment (such as DISC) as a baseline, the team is led through exercises and candid discussions to improve on Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability and Results.

  • Executive Forum: Conflict Resolution

    Executive Conflict Resolution

    Highly focused coaching designed to build effective communication and allow appropriate ideological disagreement among strong leaders.

    Tools used include: Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LEA) and Personality Profiles (DISC)

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

  • 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

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

  • 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
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    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.

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    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.