bridging the gap between people and potential

Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D.
Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D.

At Positively People™, we aim to achieve overall wellness and improve the health of your organization. We focus on creating healthy work environments, focused on bridging the gap between people and potential. What defines a successful team is ultimately not the money or the process, but the people – until we become a world of robots.

WE believe people are unique and have a desire to learn and grow. WE believe people have untapped potential that is unleashed through greater awareness of self, creative ideas, and best practice methods. WE partner to create an environment where everyone can realize their highest potential and organizations thrive.

Family businesses and tightly-held companies are different – and we know it! Each family has UNIQUE and challenging dynamics ranging from interpersonal dynamics, integrating “non-family” management into the organization, next-generation growth and development, and succession planning, including who’s in the business and who’s not; helping you make decisions that continue your legacy.

Specialties
• Family Governance,
• Organization Structure and Design
• Succession & Continuity
• Leadership & Next Generation Development
• Strategic Planning and Implementation
• Strategic Talent Management and Human Resources
• Healthy Culture and Team Engagement
Education
Ph.D. in Organization Systems and Behaviors, Saybrook University
Masters in Accountancy, Southern Utah University
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Southern Utah University

Certifications
Society of Human Resources, SHRM-SCP
Everything DiSC Behavioral Assessment Suite
5 Behaviors of Cohesive Teams Assessment
PXT Select Performance Models
OSI Polaris Competency Model
Family Firm Institute – Advance Certification in Family Business Advising - ACFBA

Our Solutions

  • Everything DiSC Workplace Profiles

    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

    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.

  • Everythign DiSC Work of Leaders

    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. Rich, compelling narrative adds depth to the data and strong visuals support the learning process by illustrating key messages.

  • Everything DiSC of Managers

    Everything DiSC® Management teaches managers how to ring out the best in each employee. 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

    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.

  • Everything DiSC of Sales

    Everything DiSC® Sales teaches salespeople how to connect better with their customers. Online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up creates 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

    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.

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

  • 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

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

  • 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
  • January 08 – January 09, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • February 12 – February 13, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • March 05 – March 06, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • April 02 – April 03, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • May 21 – May 22, 2019

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

Showcases

Be my guest at a Everything DiSC showcase. Take an in-depth look into the program and discover how you can use Everything DiSC in your organization. Select a city below to learn more.

Featured Skills

  • Organizational Development
  • Onboarding
  • Talent Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Talent Transistion
  • Family Legacy Planning
  • 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

  • Society of Human Resources,  SHRM-SCP
  • Everything DiSC Behavioral Assessment Suite
  • 5 Behaviors of Cohesive Teams Assessment
  • PXT Select Performance Models
  • OSI Polaris Competency Model
  • Family Firm Institute- Advanced Certification in Family Business Advising