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Find the right Everything DiSC® solution for your organization.

About Us

Maria Birkhead, Idea-Catchers, Llc
Maria Birkhead, CPF

Since 2001 Maria Birkhead, President of Idea-Catchers has fostered the revitalization of countless organizations across the nation - enhancing communication, relationships, and fostering breakthrough team performance. Maria is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) with the International Association of Facilitators and the author of "An End to Meeting Madness" How to lead focused, energized, interactive meetings that build teamwork, reduce stress, and deliver breakthrough results. As a Wiley Authorized Partner, a Certified Everything DiSC Workplace® Facilitator, and an Accredited Facilitator for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®, Maria brings powerful research-based individual and team assessment tools to your meeting table. Equal parts detective, translator and reformer, she will help your team turn your big, audacious goals into a well-documented roadmap to success. Idea-Catchers can take your organization from where you are to where you’re meant to be.

Testimonials for Idea-Catchers Llc

  • Maria really got to know our people and culture. Working with her has been a game changer . We're focused, growing and more intentional than ever.

    Eric JoinerCEO, Insight Creative Group
  • Maria takes the time to understand the culture of your organization. When you want to get the most from your next training workshop, call Maria. It will be the beginning of a good investment.

    Tom DoyleVice President, Training and Development
  • Other facilitators tried to handle this group and failed. Maria has a unique ability to keep people engaged and productive. She has a velvet hammer… a way of finessing the group to stay on task.

    John WilliamsExecutive Director, Oklahoma Bar Association

Our Solutions

  • Strategy Taking Flight - Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders

    You have a vision for the future of your company - or maybe it's a bright idea that will solve a problem. The thing is... everyone in the organization will need to get on board to make it work. The Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® profile shines a light on personal leadership strengths and challenges when driving change. It empowers leaders to cut through the quicksand of the status quo for breakthrough results.

    This facilitated team planning meeting enables your team to create a vision, build alignment around that vision, and champion its execution. The team brings their best ideas to the table. Facilitated conversations produce specific, documented action plans. Everyone leaves knowing who will do what by when to turn vision into reality.

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    Work of Leaders Video
  • Everything DiSC® Solutions Overview

    "You can design, and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality." -Walt Disney

    Let's sit down and talk. First, we want to hear from you about what needs fixing. What is holding your team back from achieving its goals? We can tailor an Everything DiSC solution to meet your needs and help your organization flourish.

    Everything DiSC® 363 for Leaders

    Everything DiSC® Workplace

    Everything DiSC® Management

    Everything DiSC Sales®

    Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders

    Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict

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    Everything DiSC Solutions
  • Harness the Power of Workplace Conflict with Everything DiSC® Conflict

    Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict transforms uncomfortable encounters into stronger relationships. Designed to help learners curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships.

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    Productive Conflict Video Introduction
  • Build More Effective Relationships with Everything DiSC® Workplace

    The Everything DiSC Workplace® Profile provides participants with valuable insights that will help them better understand themselves AND others, all while offering actionable ways to strengthen their relationships in the workplace. Using a research-validated learning model, the profile offers personalized insights for participants, helping them discover how to better connect and effectively work with each other. Everything DiSC Workplace can be used with people at any level in an organization, ultimately improving the quality of the workplace.

    Videos

    Everything DiSC® Workplace Introduction
  • Everything DiSC® Management

    Teaches managers how to bring out the best in each employee. They learn how to read employees styles and adapt their own styles to manage more effectively.

  • Everything DiSC® Sales

    Great tool for your sales force and customer service representatives. Learn to people read to understand customer buying styles. Adapt your style with a better understanding of your customers' unique styles, preferences, and priorities.

  • Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders

    Combines the best of 360s with the simplicity and power of DiSC, plus three personalized strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. For anyone who wants to use 360 feedback as part of their leadership development, whether an emerging leader or an experienced executive.

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

  • August 23 – September 23, 2018

    Live session each Thursday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
  • 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

  • September 11 – September 12, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 11 – September 12, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in London
  • 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
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification
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  • 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.

Credentials

  • IAF Certified Professional Facilitator
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Accreditation
  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
  • Boardsource Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting