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Put the Combined Power of DiSC and Positive Leadership to Work For You

About Us

Bobbie LaPorte
Bobbie LaPorte, MBA: Positive Leadership + Everything DiSC Expert

For more than 20 years, Bobbie served in executive leadership roles at Fortune 50 companies and technology start-ups. Leveraging her extensive corporate experience with her innate ability as a career and leadership advisor, she has coached hundreds of executives since 2002.

Clients say she’s “sincerely invested in my success and has had a material impact on my effectiveness as a leader.”

Bobbie LaPorte is a former senior executive and a six-time Ironman triathlete who applies the discipline, strategies, and positive mindset of athletics to help executives excel in their careers.

Bobbie has an MBA from Harvard Business School and Master's in Positive Leadership and Strategy from the IE School of Human Sciences and Technology based in Madrid.

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Testimonials for Bobbie LaPorte & Associates

  • I gained significant value from my first engagement with Bobbie and asked her to continue supporting me and my growing sales team at Insightly. Bobbie is sincerely invested in my success and has had a material impact on my effectiveness as a leader. Her influence has helped me build the kind of engaged, high-performing team that is critical today.

    Mark RipleyVice President, Sales, Insight.ly
  • Bobbie helped my team realize their potential as people and techies, and work together as a team that would be an example for the rest of our company. With Bobbie we developed the behaviors and understanding of each other that created the cohesive, high-performing team we have today.

    Mike HamiltonGlobal Head of IT, Mulesoft
  • Over the past 3+ years, Bobbie has worked with more than a dozen of our most promising leaders and their teams. Her background as an operating exec in companies at scale, together with the Five Behaviors, has helped our leaders become more effective and extend what they have gained from working with Bobbie to their own growing teams.

    Kristy FriedrichsChief People Officer, New Relic

Our Solutions

  • 5B/DiSC for Sales Teams: Using Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team to Power Sales Teams to Success

    We combine the principles of Positive Leadership with the Five Behaviors Team Assessment to help mature companies and late-stage ventures accelerate their sales results. With this unique combination, participants achieve greater success because they are able to:
    - recognize team members’ workplace styles and signature strengths
    - build trust and team cohesiveness
    - focus on achieving short-term results while building long-term capabilities
    - learn how to successfully navigate different prospects’ buying styles
    - practice the art of “slowing down” so they can accomplish more and enjoy their jobs

  • DiSC for Technical Leadership Teams (IT, Engineering)

    We combine the science of Positive Leadership with the Everything DiSC Workplace Style Assessment to help technical teams up-level their impact as leaders and build capacity in their teams. Participants will experience improvement in their leadership skills because they will be able to:
    - recognize team members’ workplace styles and signature strengths
    - understand the limitations of their “Mindware” – the learned intelligence we use to make everyday decisions and solve problems
    - practice mind-hacking techniques to go beyond their “Mindware”
    - become more professionally agile
    - move from being solely a technical expert to being a player/coach
    - build their “brand” as a team that gets things done (not the “department of ‘NO’”)

  • 5B/DiSC for Start-up/Early Stage Leadership Teams

    We combine the science of Positive Leadership with the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Assessment to help start-up Leadership Teams make the critical step of “growing up.” Participants will know they’ve “grown up” because they will be able to:
    - recognize team members’ workplace styles and signature strengths
    - create alignment on key goals and priorities such as strategy and fundraising
    - model key leadership behaviors such as building strong teams and retaining highly engaged employees
    - identify and advance the core cultural values that launched and built the company
    - demonstrate that they are leaders, not just bosses

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

Featured Skills

  • 100% Invested In Your Success
  • Mentor Executives On What Makes A True Leader
  • Ask The Right Questions To Create A Bespoke Action Plan Tailored to You
  • Lead Executive Retreats That People Will Actually Remember
  • Build High Performing Teams Everyone Wants to Be On
  • 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
  • Executive Masters in Positive Leadership & Strategy, Honors