Innovative Advisors Inc

Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Karen J. Ness
Karen J. Ness

Karen is the president and founder of Innovative Advisors, Inc. and enjoys utilizing her background in Human Services, Human Resources, and Business Management, along with her financial experience to serve her clients. She has past experience working at Barrick Goldstrike, where she worked in HR. Karen has had the pleasure of working side by side with people to help them find solutions to their needs or concerns. She finds it rewarding to help people understand the things they don’t know or discover something new. She is always asking people what they are excited about and looking for ways she can help them develop, identify and reach goals.

Karen’s favorite phrase when working with clients is that you don’t know what you don’t know, which is why she wants to help provide her clients the tools they need to be successful. Karen witnessed a similar passion to create something stunning and a drive to help others learn the tools necessary to be successful from her father who was the band director at Elko High School for many years. Karen’s plans for her clients echo this same mission and she often finds ways to let her creativity shine through.

Outside of the office, Karen can likely be found watching movies (her guilty pleasure are cheesy love stories), making good use of her creativity (baking, drawing, and decorating are some of her favorites), or spending time with family. She especially loves adoring, talking about, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Our Solutions

  • Everything DiSC Workplace®

    With Everything DiSC Workplace® , your employees will gain valuable insights about themselves AND others, discovering actionable ways to build more effective relationships with one another. This classroom training uses a researchvalidated learning model and combines engaging facilitation with powerful follow-up tools to create a personalized experience for every participant. Everything DiSC Workplace can be used with people at any level in an organization, ultimately improving the quality of the workplace.
    Topics
    • Discovering Your DiSC® Style • Understanding Other Styles • Building More Effective Relationships • Optional People-Reading and Comparison Report activities
    Benefits
    The Everything DiSC Workplace Profile , facilitation, and video all provide real-world tips and practical strategies for building a more engaging and productive workplace. Your employees will receive the most precise DiSC® style assignment possible through adaptive testing, an interactive assessment proce

    Videos

    Everything DiSC Workplace® Introduction

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 20 – August 20, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • August 13 – September 10, 2018

    Live session each Monday in Danish 2 – 3:30pm CET
  • 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 in Danish 10 – 11:30am CET
  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • November 20 – December 21, 2018

    Live session each Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:30am 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

  • June 26 – June 27, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • July 31 – August 01, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • 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

Showcases

Be my guest at an Everything DiSC showcase. Take an in-depth look into Everything DiSC Productive Conflict and experience exercises from the program. You’ll also receive a complimentary assessment code to generate your individual profile. Select a city below to learn more.

  • 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

  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
  • The Five Behaviors Authorized Partner