EdgeWise Strategies

Everything DiSC® + Our (un)Common Sense Solutions = Competitive Advantage!

About Us

michelle laxa
What Works: Connecting with People, Cultivating Talent, Winning With Customers


Why is EdgeWise Different? Why Does it Work?

20+ Years building valuable customer relationships & ground-breaking teams. We "get" it.

Traditional approaches to team development are internally focused. Change the game for your organization by changing the way you play it - and it starts by looking out instead of in.

Get an Edge using your Customer's perspective . Using real-work and customer experiences, powerful tools, & interactive experiences, your team can evaluate individual contributions and the organization through the eyes of your customers, creating insights that resonate with team members.

The results? Your team members will gain a deeper understanding of how customers think & how winning teams interact. Change makes sense internally & externally so it works in the real-world and gains traction more quickly.

Testimonials for EdgeWise Strategies

  • “My team enjoyed the first day so much, I decided to sit in on day two. Comprehensive, helpful, enjoyable, great examples & activities. Very motivating & worthwhile info. Awesome workshop!

    President, Marketing Solutions Provider
  • “My team enjoyed the first day so much, I decided to sit in on day two. Comprehensive, helpful, enjoyable, great examples & activities. Very motivating & worthwhile info. Awesome workshop!

    Founder Telecommunications Services
  • Thanks to Michelle Laxa for facilitating our Everything DISC® workshop to improve team building, sales strategy, and leadership. To see how Michelle and Edgewise Strategies can work with you to provide the tools to create a competitive advantage within your organization, visit https://hubs.ly/H09Xd1l0 and learn how winning always comes down to PEOP

    President Engineering Company
  • “Excellent! Michelle gets it. She really gets customers. Information that can be applied TODAY.”

    Senior Sales Leader
  • "What I learned in this workshop effects everything I do to build my business. It truly changed the impact I have with my internal teams and with customers. A GAME-CHANGER!"

    CEO, Medical Supplies Provider

Our Solutions

  • Powerful Leadership Teams

    "What could our organization accomplish if our Leadership worked better as a team?"

    Occasionally, even successful teams have challenges working together.

    Teams that consistently win approach conflict as opportunities to become smarter, stronger & more effective – and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Leverage our proven, actionable solutions to:

    - Identify, clarify & simplify challenges from all stakeholder’s perspectives.
    - Walk your team through healthy & productive conflict deliberation with resolution & unified commitment.
    - Gets results! Your team emerges energized, cohesive, more effective - better!

  • Engaged Team Members

    Using real-world customer and work experiences, we help you provide the skills and tools for team members to:
    - Identify their individual impact on the internal and external customer experience.
    - Appreciate that they can help differentiate beyond price & product, either directly or by how they contribute to the solution you deliver.
    - Learn how to evaluate ideas and processes from the customer’s perspective, and how to recognize "turning points" and opportunities to contribute to game-changing service.
    - Recognize different personality styles so they can adjust communication and information delivery to be most productive and effective.
    - Turn difficult conversations, conflict, incompatible processes and competing objectives into opportunities to fuel creativity, innovation & success.
    - Benefit from cross-functional learning and perspectives, and share work & customer experiences.

  • Strategic Sales Teams

    Today’s complex environment is making it harder to win, for even the strongest performers. The champions are those that provide comprehensive solutions, with people that interact & provide information in ways that “match” how each customer makes buying decisions.

    - Develop the skills that allow you to stop selling, and start strategic conversations that inspire partnerships, long-term relationships and profitability.
    - Learn how to instantly identify a customer's style, and adapt interaction & information to make it natural for them to buy from you.
    - Learn the “rules of engagement" for negotiating profitable business and future opportunity.

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

Featured Skills

  • Teamwork Optimization
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Strategic Sales Training
  • 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

  • Everthing Disc Authorized Partner
  • Five Behaviors of Cohesive Team Authorized Partner