Perspectives

Insight to build better relationships and drive business results.

About Us

Authorized Partner, Kris Ridings
Owner & Chief Possibility Officer

Helping individuals cultivate a better understanding of themselves and others is the cornerstone of the work Perspectives embarks upon. We believe this type of knowledge leads to deeper awareness and understanding that, when acted upon, fosters strong relationships, encourages alignment, promotes engagement and – most importantly - improves bottom line business results. Whether you desire more productive working relationships, need to develop effective management skills, require improved leadership competence or want to encourage healthy strategies to tackle conflict we have a solution to meet your needs.

>Coaching
>Consulting
>Training Solutions
>Workplace Assessments

Testimonials for Perspectives Leader Development Services

  • Kris provides outstanding leadership and support for others. She works hard across organizational lines to deliver results.

    Dan ButlerDistrict Director
  • Kris is an amazing and capable woman. She listened and worked effectively toward meeting the needs of the group. Her knowledge and background are expansive and she is a major asset to any organization she becomes involved with.

    Veronica KirinAuthor, Speaker, Coach
  • Kris helped me successfully complete the certification process and set up the administration of DiSC assessments and reports for our organization. Kris is very efficient, timely and goes the extra mile to make sure we utilize all that Everything DISC has to offer.

    Ellen McNallyManager of Learning and Leadership Development
  • Kris is a wonderful consultant. I've appreciated her keen suggestions and ideas. She has excellent insights and genuinely cares about your organization's success. I have really enjoyed and benefited from working with Kris.

    Laura SampleSenior Organizational Development Specialist
  • Kris is a genuine relationship builder who combines sound business tools with creative solutions. I was impressed with her hardworking, professional, and relational approach to solving business problems. She is self aware and listens to clients first before offering a course of action. Kris is very talented and routinely exceeded my expectations.

    Dr. Dan GowdyVice President of Development

Our Solutions

  • Everything DiSC® Overview

    Everything DiSC® is a research-validated personality assessment designed to help people better understand themselves and others. It's a simple, memorable model made up of four basic styles: D, i, S and C. Everyone is a blend of each style, resulting in unique behavior profiles - none better than another. These differences are valuable. Harnessing that value is what this tool helps us do!

    Assessments are application focused so, whether improving working relationships, advancing sales skills, strengthening management talent, tackling conflict with a new mindset or improving leadership competence, the family of Everything DiSC® products delivers insights and strategies to meet your specific needs. Combine the assessment with classroom training and other powerful follow-up tools to maximize results from the experience.

    Ease-of-use and well-established validation make the Everything DiSC® product line one of the most successful in use today.

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    Get to Know Everything DiSC
  • Productive Conflict

    Increase self-awareness around conflict behaviors and discover how to effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships.

    >Explore the destructive and productive conflict behaviors of each DiSC® style
    >Understand how to manage our response to conflict situations
    >Discover communication strategies when engaging in productive conflict with colleagues

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    PRODUCTIVE CONFLICT Introduction
  • Workplace

    Everything DiSC Workplace® can be used with anyone in an organization, regardless of title or role. It provides the benefits of better self-awareness combined with an understanding and appreciation of the styles of the people we work with. The result is invaluable - more effective and productive working relationships.

    >Discover Your DiSC Style
    >Understand Other Styles
    >Build More Effective Relationships

    In addition to the assessment, this product has an available workshop featuring three 90-minute modules; engaging activities and workplace-focused video.

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    WORKPLACE Introduction
  • Management

    Managers that bring out the best in each employee are priceless. Everything DiSC® Management helps managers understand their DiSC management style, teaches them how to read the styles of the people they manage and explains how to adapt their style to manage more effectively up and down the leadership chain.

    >Direct and Delegate Successfully
    >Improve Employee Motivation
    >Advance Employee Development
    >Effective Strategies to Work with Your Manager

    In addition to the assessment, this product has an available workshop featuring six one-hour modules, engaging experiential and processing activities, and management-focused video.

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    MANAGEMENT Introduction
  • Sales

    Authentic client connections are foundational to successful sales and long-term client relationships. Everything DiSC® Sales helps salespeople understand their own DiSC sales style, how to read the styles of their customers and how to adapt their style to build relationships that lead to closing more sales.

    This product comes with a free unlimited customer mapping tool for the perfect personalized cheat sheet to prepare for sales calls. These one-page follow-up reports help salespeople adapt their style to meet the needs of a real-life customer by comparing their selling style to the customer’s buying style.

    >Understanding Your DiSC Sales Style
    >Recognize and Understand Customer Buying Styles
    >Adapt Your Sales Style to Your Customer’s Buying Style

    In addition to the assessment, this product has an available workshop featuring six 50-minute modules, engaging experiential and processing activities, and sales-focused video.

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    SALES Introduction
  • Leaders

    Based on years of research and identified best practices, Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® helps leaders understand their leadership style and how it impacts their effectiveness. Rooted in leadership as a one-to-many relationship and delivered within a framework of vision, alignment and execution, this tool generates powerful conversations and provides a clear path for action with tangible steps directed at leading a group or organization toward desired outcomes. Compelling narrative adds depth to the data and strong visuals support the learning process.

    Vision: imagining an improved future state that the group will make a reality through its work.
    Alignment: getting everyone in the group to understand and commit to the vision.
    Execution: ensuring conditions are present for the imagined future to be turned into a reality.

    The available workshop features five 60- to 90-minute modules, experiential learning activities, thought-provoking discussion prompts, and leader-focused vi

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    WORK OF LEADERS Introduction
  • Everything DiSC 363®

    Traditional 360° assessments are often a frustrating experience. Unfocused, open-ended comments can be unhelpful and, frequently, counter-productive. Ambiguous feedback makes it difficult to gain clarity and implement change. The result? Discouragement or, worse, resentment. Instead, Everything DiSC 363® offers an exclusive selectable comment feature resulting in focused, balanced, constructive feedback that leaders can actually use. Clear visuals and conversational narrative interpret and explain the data, making the report easy to understand and apply. Three personalized strategies outlining recommended next steps are presented so leaders can take immediate action towards improved leadership effectiveness.

    A variety of resources are available to help get Everything DiSC 363® up and running in your organization—all at no charge!

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
  • 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® Workplace Facilitator
  • Authorized Partner