IJW Leadership Consultants - Coaching - Training - Consulting

Let IJW Leadership transform your organization today with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Ian Walker
Ian Walker - Owner/President, IJW Leadership Consultants

IJW Leadership Consultants provides support and leadership in three primary areas:

Coaching – Training – Consulting

As a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

Profile – Ian Walker, President/Owner
A highly dedicated and accomplished executive with over 25 years’ leadership experience (for profit and nonprofit) in human resources, sales, marketing, operations and information technology, with extensive background in:
- Leadership coaching
- Learning and development
- Strategic planning
- Corporate communications
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Staffing and workforce planning
- Compensation planning
- Employment law

We are an authorized Partner with:
- Everything DiSC®, a Wiley Brand
- Member of the John Maxwell TEAM

How can IJW Leadership Consultants serve you

Testimonials for IJW Leadership Consultants

  • Ian’s nature is to bring out the best in people and I have personally experienced just that. He will always listen intently and respectfully guide me to make a well-thought out decision. I admire his hard work and ability to be resilient. I would absolutely recommend Ian to anyone looking for a smart, humble, servant leader.

    Nate Loeffelholz, AIADirector of Architecture

Solutions

  • Executive and Business Coaching

    Our coaching involves the ability to understand you: to think how you think, and understand your perspective
    From this benchmark, we will place another perspective on top of yours – stretching and growing you to gently see a more empowering way
    As a John Maxwell coach, we can see what you are going through now and what is up ahead
    Coaching is foreseeing, paving the way, coming alongside you while helping you achieve goals and overcome limiting paradigms
    We offer two levels of coaching support, Individual and Group Coaching
    We integrate Everything DiSC® into each coaching experience

  • Training (Learning and Development)

    We have years of experience in facilitating and leading training across a number of key areas
    Let us customize and brand a program to suit your needs such as:
    - New Leader Development Program
    - Conflict Management
    - Communication Strategies
    - Team Building
    - Servant Leadership
    - Sales Leadership

    We have specific Sales Leadership program ready to be customized for your needs that includes:
    - Sales and Marketing Fundamentals
    - Prospect and Lead Generation
    - Branding
    - Overcoming Sales Objections
    - Negotiation Skills
    - Motivating your Sales Team
    - Integrate Everything DiSC® Sales into program

    Let us work with you to build a Leadership Training Program for your team:
    - Leading Others
    - Coaching and Mentoring
    - Change Management
    - Team Building
    - Managing Conflict
    - High Performance Teams
    - Communication Strategies
    - Servant Leadership
    - Integrate Everything DiSC® into program

  • Consulting and Leadership Assessments

    Let us work with you and your team on addressing your specific needs in the following areas:
    - Organizational Design aligned to your Business
    - Leadership and Executive Assessment
    - Succession Planning
    - Mergers and Acquisitions
    - Talent Development
    - Employee Engagement
    - Staffing and Workforce Planning

    Leadership Assessment
    We can utilize several different tools to assess your team and organization that best suits your needs including:
    Customized Leadership Assessment
    - Full review of organization structure, leadership team and relationships/influence
    - Detailed report and follow-up with action plan, aligned to your business objectives
    Everything DiSC® ”Work of Leaders” Assessment
    - Using the framework of Vision, Alignment, and Execution, Work of Leaders encourages leaders to understand their own and teams leadership styles

  • Everything DiSC® Workplace

    INTRODUCING EVERYTHING DiSC WORKPLACE®
    Everything DiSC Workplace® can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace.

    Everything DiSC Workplace is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Participants understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships.

    Everything DiSC Workplace focuses on:
    Discovering Your DiSC Style
    Understanding Other Styles
    Building More Effective Relationships
    Includes Optional People-Reading Module
    Make the program work for you
    Everything DiSC Workplace is the most in-depth, easily customizable DiSC-based workplace-development solution available. Workplace-specific, personalized content creates an in-depth learning experience.

  • Everything DiSC® Management

    EVERYTHING DiSC® MANAGEMENT TEACHES MANAGERS HOW TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN EACH EMPLOYEE.
    Everything DiSC® Management is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience.

    Participants learn how to read the styles of the people they manage. The result is managers who adapt their styles to manage more effectively.

    EVERYTHING DiSC MANAGEMENT FOCUSES ON:
    Your DiSC Management Style
    Directing and Delegating
    Improving Employee Motivation
    Employee Development
    Working with Your Manager
    MAKE THE PROGRAM WORK FOR YOU
    Everything DiSC Management is the most in-depth and easily customizable DiSC-based management-training solution available. Management-specific personalized content creates an in-depth learning experience.

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  • Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders

    THE WORK OF LEADERS MADE SIMPLE: VISION, ALIGNMENT, AND EXECUTION.
    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Based on best practices, Work of Leaders connects unique leadership styles to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action.

    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders approaches leadership as a one-to-many relationship, as opposed to the one-to-one relationship explored in Everything DiSC® Management. It focuses on tangible steps directed at leading a group or organization toward desired outcomes.

    Using the framework of Vision, Alignment, and Execution, Work of Leaders encourages leaders to understand their own leadership styles and how they impact their effectiveness.

  • Everything DiSC® Sales

    EVERYTHING DiSC® SALES TEACHES SALESPEOPLE HOW TO CONNECT BETTER WITH THEIR CUSTOMERS.
    Everything DiSC® Sales is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Participants learn how to read the styles of their customers. The result is salespeople who adapt their styles to connect better—and close more sales.

    Everything DiSC Sales focuses on three vital areas:
    Understanding Your DiSC Sales Style
    Recognizing and Understanding Customer Buying Styles
    Adapting Your Sales Style to Your Customer’s Buying Style
    Make the Program Work for You
    Everything DiSC Sales is the most in-depth and easily customizable DiSC-based sales-training solution available.

    Sales-specific, personalized content creates an in-depth learning experience. Modular design and online tailoring features allow you to design a customized program that’s right for your organization.

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  • Everything DiSC® 363

    INTRODUCING EVERYTHING DiSC 363® FOR LEADERS: A NEW KIND OF 360!
    Finally, a 360 for DiSC® users! But Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders isn't just any 360. It combines the best of 360s with the simplicity and power of DiSC, plus three personalized strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. The result is a 360° experience that's more productive and satisfying.

    SO HOW IS 363 DIFFERENT?
    First, we took the sting out of 360 feedback.
    For many leaders, 360s can be a frustrating experience. Open-ended comments can be unfocused and unhelpful and can even derail the learning process. With our exclusive selectable comments feature, CommentSmart, raters can give focused, balanced, constructive feedback—that the leader can actually use.

    Then, we made it easier to understand and use.
    Clear visuals and a conversational narrative style interpret and explain the data, making the report easy to understand and use.

    Downloads

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

  • July 10 – August 07, 2017

    Live session each Monday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • September 11 – October 09, 2017

    Live session each Monday from 8:00 – 9:30am CT
  • October 12 – November 09, 2017

    Live session each Thursday from 1:00 – 2:30pm 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

  • August 01 – August 02, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 12 – September 13, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Featured Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • Training Facilitation
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Communication Strategies
  • 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

  • Certified Everything DiSC Trainer
  • Authorized Partner
  • John Maxwell Certified Member