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Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Penny Sommer ICF Certified Coach and Everything DiSC Authorized Partner Headshot
ICF Certified Coach and Everything DiSC Facilitator, ACC, CPPC

As a seasoned ICF Certified Coach, Penny partners with individuals and teams to define a vision for achieving success and fulfilling purpose in both professional and personal aspects of their lives. In partnership, coach and client create a plan to achieve that vision... celebrating the accomplishments along the way. Penny works with clients who have a strong desire to achieve their goals, the willingness to explore new ideas and deepen self-awareness, and the openness to invite her into the process of change that is sustainable.

With a focus on leadership, she partners with managers and executives to lead with intention, clarity, and an inspiring style that empowers and motivates their teams, creating a shared vision for success.

As an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC®, a Wiley brand, she employs powerful assessment tools that provide a deeper understanding of their communication styles and preferences resulting in improved ability to build successful teams and relationships. Transformational assessments and workshops include: Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders, Everything DiSC® Workplace, Everything DiSC® Sales, and Everything DiSC® Management.

In addition, Penny utilizes Everything DiSC® The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ assessment based learning experience based on Patrick Lencioni’s work. The result is high-performing, cohesive teams that deliver results.

She has an extensive background in career coaching, partnering with individuals to successfully transition into careers that are meaningful and rewarding. While she is empathetic in her approach, she adds rigor and structure to the job search process. Her clients are focused, prepared, and have a powerful edge in this challenging market.

Whether you are looking for a certified coach to support change that is intentional and sustainable, or if you want to provide your team with effective solutions that lead to more effective communications resulting in a even greater workplace, let's have a conversation.

Our Solutions

  • Everything DiSC Workplace - Commmunication Solutions that Work!

    Everything DiSC Workplace® can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. The workshop is designed for teams as well as groups of individual contributors who want to be more self aware of the strengths and challenges of their own communication styles. Misperceptions are often at the root of communication challenges - Everything DiSC Workplace® demystifies the nuances of how we communicate. It takes the 'personal' out of personality and allows us to understand and appreciate our diverse strengths in the workplace.

    We start with online pre-work to prepare for 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.

    Everything DiSC Workplace is the most in-depth, easily customizable DiSC-based workplace-development solution available. Call today to learn more.

  • Everything DiSC® Management

    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.

  • 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® 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

  • January 05 – February 02, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • February 01 – March 01, 2018

    Live session each Thursday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • March 09 – March 30, 2018

    Live session each Friday 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

  • December 05 – December 06, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • January 23 – January 24, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • February 27 – February 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • March 27 – March 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
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 Coach with International Coach Federation
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Partner
  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner