Holmes Connections

Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Kathy Holmes
Everything DiSC Authorized Partner, SHRM-SCP, GPHR

I have a broad HR background and a desire to positively impact the way organizations engage with and develop their employees. I believe that HR needs to get much better at bringing humanity to the workplace and supporting management with common sense, employment-related solutions. Leadership teams need to listen more and talk less, even when listening is uncomfortable and challenges conventional policies and practices.

I have spent a majority of my career working in HR compliance, administration, and employee relations. I have come to understand that success isn’t about the policies companies write (which are often senseless and condescending), but sincerely listening to their Human Asset’s feedback in a vulnerable, authentic way, then moving decisively in a manner that incorporates that feedback.

I am inspired by a vision of promoting humanity in the workplace by reducing nonsensical policies and encouraging both leadership and employees through relationship building, easing idea flow, and getting the right people in the right jobs. This ultimately improves the organization’s performance, creativity, and agility.

Our Solutions

  • Holmes Connections works with startups, small to medium sized businesses in 3 key areas:

    Mentoring Employees responsible for HR in Your Organization:
    Through Holmes Connection’s expert training in employee relations issues, these individuals can increase the organization’s focus on people and the success of all Human Assets.

    Cost-Effective Recruiting Services:
    Holmes Connections facilitates the recruiting process by preparing attractive job postings, reviewing resumés, conducting phone screening with quick feedback for hiring managers, and providing a minimum of 3 shortlist candidates for face-to-face interviews.

    Constructive Team Conflict Development:
    Getting to the best possible answers for organizations takes listening - not complaining, finger-pointing, or drama. Through greater understanding of varying points of view and motivators, we can move teams from unproductive gridlock toward producing results that benefit organizational performance. As an Authorized Everything DiSC partner and builds cost-effective programs to improve team dynamics.

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

  • Organizational Development
  • Recruiting
  • Team Development
  • Employee Relations
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  • 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.

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    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.