Illumia Consulting Group

Illumia delivers performance by unlocking human potential

About Us

Sanel Kostic
Founder & Managing Partner, Sanel Kostic

We cultivate teams that are intrinsically motivated, self-directed, and strive to achieve dramatically transformative outcomes — achievements that alter the very DNA of the organization while considering both financial and human elements of the organization.

Our approach is anchored in nearly 40 years of research, psychology based effectiveness tools, and substantial results across 12 Fortune 500 organizations spanning technology, media & entertainment, chemicals, consumer products, automotive, and aerospace industries.

We operate as a strategic partner, teach our clients how to achieve and sustain peak performance, and jointly march towards self-reliance while considering both financial and human elements of the organization.

Illumia Consulting Group

Our Solutions

  • Culture Transformation

    Culture as a stand-alone is an abstraction — difficult to pinpoint, let alone measure, and is frequently viewed as a lower priority, yet missed financial targets, inability to get things done, low engagement scores, poor morale, and high turnover continue to carry tremendous costs for the organization.

    At Illumia, we know we are on to something powerful and impactful. We deploy mindsets, habits, and behaviors (MHB) to dramatically improve organizational performance. Our approach is not a project, initiative, or latest flavor of the month, but rather a way of life that transcends both professional and personal elements.

    Grounded in practical leadership experience, psychology centric effectiveness tools, and assessments backed by 40 years of research, we deliver a fully transformative experience. For those that do embark on this journey with us, we promise a step change that will drastically improve results across both human and financial elements of the organization.,We deliver e

  • High Performance Teams

    The notion of teamwork is often misconstrued as code to get along while ignoring the perils of low trust, poor commitment, lack of accountability, and misalignment across the team. These topics frequently remain unaddressed and continue to perpetuate a cycle of subpar team and organizational performance.

    At Illumia, we deploy a transparent approach to illuminate and constructively address these challenges. Our approach is grounded in Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Behaviors model for teamwork, which has been successfully delivered for over 15 years across thousands of organizations.

    Our practical leadership experience, structured methodology, and research-backed assessments allow us to objectively illustrate the current team dynamics, tactfully break down barriers to success, and organically create the conditions required to enable high performance teams.

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    5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • Leadership Development

    We are on a mission to deliver a highly selective development program that benefits the organization and individual. Illumia’s approach is highly structured and balances experiences, training, and coaching while embedding theory, thought leadership, and simulated environments that are aligned with organizational priorities, while in parallel developing accountability mechanisms to enable substantial results.

    Our proprietary tools allow us to align desire, potential, and capabilities with organizational needs, which when combined with performance track record, and our practical leadership experience provides for a high probability of joint success for both organization and individuals.

  • Change Management

    Ineffective change management carries both financial implications and collateral damage associated with yet another failed initiative. We find that organizations simply fail to develop and activate the appropriate mechanisms from the onset all the way through to execution and sustainability stages of change enablement.

    At Illumia, we believe that change also brings the greatest opportunity, and that with adequate and proactive planning organizations can pre-empt change management pitfalls, enable successful transformations, and deliver sustainable results while in parallel creating momentum and expectations for future initiatives.

    We operate in a player/coach capacity while deploying multi-prong change management through structured, practical, and incisive methods that allow us to surgically hardwire the change, maintain relentless focus on execution, and ultimately enable success and sustainability of the transformation.

  • Profiles & Assessments

    Illumia is very proud to partner with the Wiley organization and its Everything DiSC®, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, and PXT Select™ family of products. As an authorized partner, we are equipped to both facilitate sessions and certify our client practitioners.

    Our assessments are designed to help people better understand themselves and others. Whether deploying psychometric based talent selection, improving working relationships, strengthening management skills, or tackling conflict with a new mindset, our aim is to deliver insights and strategies designed to meet our clients’ unique needs.

    For nearly 40 years, Wiley has been a trusted thought leader in this space and in today’s environment 1 million people experience these products every year to improve the quality of their workplace and interactions with others.

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    Everything DiSC Introduction
  • Professional Coaching

    Our methods blend theory, psychometrics, and executive leadership experience across some of the most prestigious Fortune 500 organizations in the World. We demystify the concepts and help our clients develop competencies required to operate at the highest level of the organization.

    The outcome, when combined with structured career management and deliberate action provides for a powerful combination, in turn enabling our clients to unlock potential, accelerate performance and achieve dramatically transformative outcomes.

  • Talent Selection

    Poor hiring decisions can be costly – both in terms of quantifiable financial impact of recruitment, training, selection and just as importantly a bad hire’s morale and productivity impacts on the remainder of the organization.

    We help our clients avoid these costs by delivering powerful insights that make the very human decisions about hiring simpler and smarter. Powered by the latest in candidate assessment technology, Illumia leverages PXT Select™, an innovative, data driven, and multi dimensional assessment that helps organizations of all sizes effectively select, onboard, coach, and develop their team members.

  • Speaking Engagements

    We deliver engaging keynotes in both corporate and nonprofit environments. Our personal and professional backgrounds provide for a wide range of insightful and meaningful topics that are guaranteed to inspire our audience. Please contact us for a free consultation and to learn more about our offering.

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

Featured Skills

  • Culture Transformation
  • Talent Selection
  • High Performance Teams
  • Leadership Development
  • Change Management
  • Professional Coaching
  • Speaking Engagements
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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.

  • 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
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