Sharper Development Solutions, Inc.

Transform your organization today with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Betty Parker
Betty Parker, CPLP, President

Betty Parker is a professional speaker, author, and trainer. Her degree in broadcast journalism from Louisiana State University affords her the educational background to write and speak professionally. She is a communications expert with nearly 30 years’ experience. Betty began her career as a trainer in 1998 in the biotech industry. She started Sharper Development Solutions, Inc., a training and development company, in 2006. She is the 2013 winner of the small business accelerator program Count Me In.

Betty has educated thousands of leaders and staff across the country in a variety of performance areas. As a leadership consultant, she specializes in the following topics: communications, teamwork, diversity, conflict management, employee engagement, coaching and mentoring, customer service, and more. Betty is a regular guest host on WLXC-FM’s “N Touch” community affairs program in Columbia, SC and is an often sought out speaker for conferences and events. She is at work on her next book, Defeating Goliath: A Lesson in Problem Solving. She is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) through the Association for Talent Development and a Certified Professional Coach.

Testimonials for Sharper Development Solutions, Inc.

  • Betty Parker has presented several training sessions for Department of Justice attorneys in the Office of Legal Education. She is especially effective in engaging participant involvement. She holds the attention of the audience, using excellent presentation and facilitation skills. The student evaluations have praised her content and delivery.

    Nikki CalvanoAssistant Director, Office of Legal Education, U. S. Department of Justice
  • You did it again! Thanks for presenting fantastic leadership development training sessions for Riverbanks' management team last month. Every time you're here, I hear great feedback from the managers (great activities, good opportunities to interact with co-workers, and genuinely thought-provoking discussions.) You are a pleasure to have on-site.

    Kim BensonDirector of Human Resources, Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, SC
  • I do not recall of any training that we have implemented for this level of management to be so well received. In our fast paced environment, it is quite an accomplishment to not only retain the attention of our VPs and senior management team for four hours, but that they look forward to attending. Your delivery is relaxed and focused

    Bruce A. BrumfieldFounders Federal Credit Union

Solutions

  • High Performance Leadership Program

    THE PROGRAM.
    THE PLAN.
    THE POSSIBILITIES.
    For Managers Who Want to Grow…
    The opportunity for managers to develop their skills in leadership is here. Through this comprehensive program that blends learning methods--classroom training, on-demand webinars, group coaching--managers will be challenged to examine themselves and how they lead. Over the course of a year or in a customized program, managers can find success through programs designed specifically for them. Improve skills in communications, strategic thinking and planning, teamwork, conflict management, diversity management, coaching & mentoring, customer service, and more. We have the program. You create the plan. The results are endless possibilities for progress. Enroll today!

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 10 – August 07, 2017

    Live session each Monday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • September 11 – October 09, 2017

    Live session each Monday from 8:00 – 9:30am CT
  • October 12 – November 09, 2017

    Live session each Thursday from 1:00 – 2:30pm 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

  • August 01 – August 02, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 12 – September 13, 2017

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

Featured Skills

  • Facilitator
  • Professional Speaker
  • Certified Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Teamwork
  • Conflict Management
  • Diversity
  • 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

  • DiSC Partner
  • SHRM recertification provider
  • Certified Coaching Professional
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance