Transform your organization today with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Strong Individuals and strong organizations help build healthy communities

The Pivotal Group Consultants, Inc. is a California based consulting firm providing professional development, training, and executive coaching services to meet individual, team, and organizational needs. Our consultants supply the right combination of ideas and expertise to guide our clients to build on their strengths, navigate obstacles, and meet their mission. We carefully select our clients and we thrive on working with individuals and organizations that help us to strengthen organizations and build healthy communities.

Our Solutions

  • Organizational Development

    Organizational Development is the creation of a change process designed to lead to the desirable positive impact for all stakeholders and the environment. The Pivotal Group works with organizations to devise a plan to increase an organization’s relevance and viability. We use research and evaluation to provide the core and constant evidence upon which strategy and action are built. We believe the path to organizational success depends on the strength of a well-developed and followed plan of action. This can include organizational development plans, strategic plans, and individual leadership development plans.

  • Leadership Development

    THE FIVE PRACTICES OF EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP® MODEL. Leadership is not about personality; it’s about behavior—an observable set of skills and abilities. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model continues to prove its effectiveness as a clear, evidence-based path to achieving the extraordinary—for individuals, teams, organizations, and communities. It turns the abstract concept of leadership into easy-to-grasp Practices and behaviors that can be taught and learned by anyone willing to step up and accept the challenge to lead.  As measured and validated by the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)—one of the most widely used leadership assessment instruments in the world—ongoing studies consistently confirm that The Five Practices and the assessment tools are positively related to both the effectiveness of leaders and the level of commitment, engagement, and satisfaction of those that follow. There are five core practices common: they Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, C

  • Executive Coaching

    The Pivotal Group is committed to improving the overall performance of the clients we serve, as well as helping them focus their priorities and fulfill their goals. Our executive Coaching is personalized and tailored support that directly involves people in a process of identifying and building on their strengths. 
We work with executives, upper management, and board members in business, non-profit, and government sectors. We facilitate strategic thinking with organizational leadership and set realistic goals that are attainable and translate those gains into individual growth and successes for their organization.

  • Board Governance

    Strong leadership and effective operations are both important components to organizational success. We work directly with organizational leaders to design specialized solutions to meet the needs of each organization and their boards. We help identify board responsibilities and priorities ensuring that the organization’s mission is clearly stated and advanced ensuring adherence to legal standards and ethical norms along the way.

  • Strategic Planning

    The key to organizational effectiveness and longevity is an emphasis on strategy. We implement a strategic planning process that allows organizations to achieve optimal efficiency in operations and outcomes. Our consultants assist new and seasoned organizations in leveraging their assets and available resources by identifying opportunities for capacity building and growth, ultimately helping them reach their goals and increase their impact to their community. We assist with the creation and the implementation of strategic plans, identify and increase funding sources, maximize revenue, and strengthen long-term planning.

  • Research & Evaluation

    Research and evaluation are a critical part of every step in an organization’s evolution. The Pivotal Group understands the importance of data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operations are occurring and desired outcomes are being met. Evaluation must both inform current decisions and position those decisions to take an organization into a changing future. The Pivotal Group uses data to create accurate analysis and decision metrics that provide the core and constant evidence upon which strategy and action are built.

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

Featured Skills

  • Organizational Development
  • Assessments
  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Governance
  • Community Health
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Training Facilitation
  • 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 of a Cohesive Team®
  • The Leadership Challenge Certified Facilitator
  • BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer