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Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

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Everything DiSC Expert Lori Gorrell, PCC, MSM

Upward Solutions Coaching and Consulting offers the full suite of Everything DiSC® products to provide exceptional tools to move you and your company Upward! Lori believes that given the proper tools and guidance you can have achieve excellence with more ease.

Lori is a PCC certified professional coach with the International Coach Federation and a soft-skills trainer using the Everything DiSC® suite of products. Lori founded her professional development company in 2009 to offer solutions that support measurable improvements in performance for individuals and organizations that want to make lasting and meaningful changes.

Contact Lori to discuss what Solutions would fit the best for you and your organization!

Everything DiSC Workplace Certification
Everything DiSC Introduction
Work of Leaders Carhartt

Testimonials For Upward Solutions Coaching and Consulting

  • Lori, Can’t say enough positive things about your work with the Engineer’s Office! Your positivity has been infectious on all of us and the content of your message and facilitation in helping people find their styles and learn and grow with that understanding has been an invaluable resource for us.

    Frank Antenucci, Esq. Administrator Geauga County Engineer's Office
  • The workshop that you facilitated for our board helped me to get to know the people better in a very efficient manner versus trying to read them for a year or two worth of meetings. You have a natural gift for this sort of thing. I believe it will absolutely have an impact on our ability to communicate effectively and improve efficiency!

    Christopher Pierce
  • Lori has a unique skill set that includes an in-depth knowledge of DiSC® and dynamic presentation skills. This combination makes her a significant asset for an organization with a desire to improve their performance through individual assessments and action plans

    Steven Peter


  • Everything DiSC Workplace®

    Everything DiSC® Workplace can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace.

    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® Management

    Everything DiSC® Management teaches managers how to bring 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® SALES teaches salespeople how to connect better with their customers.

    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 includes access to unlimited Customer Interaction Maps.

    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® Work of Leaders

    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.

    Based on best practices, Work of Leaders connects unique leadership styles to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action.

  • Everything DiSC® 363

    Everything DiSC® 363 for Leaders isn’t just any 360! It combines the best of 360s with the simplicity and power of DiSC®, plus three personalized strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. The result is a 360° experience that’s more productive and satisfying.

    A key differentiator for 363 is CommentSmart! It saves time, reduces stress and is an exclusive selectable comments feature that allows raters to choose from highly-tested, behavior-focused comments to give more richness, context, and depth to their feedback. This also allows for more anonymity for the raters and more focused, balanced, constructive feedback—that the leader can actually use. Contact us to learn more about what makes 363 different!

  • Executive Coaching

    Go from where you are to where you want to be!

    Do you want to take your career to the next level?
    Do you want to improve your working relationships?

    Say YES! to finding your personal excellence!

    Understanding what makes you tick is a key component to achieving your goals, sharpening your strengths and bringing light to your blind spots so you can get to your next level of personal and professional excellence.

  • Coaching Skills for Managers

    Managers who have a firm grasp of cutting-edge coaching strategies will have a competitive edge in the field of management. The only problem is that, to date, most managers have not been given these coaching skills.

    In North America, 33% of respondents from the 2016 (ICF) Global Coaching Study said they use coaching skills in their work.

    Would your managers would benefit from …
    Learning creative ways to motivate your team and invigorate productivity?
    Improving the effectiveness of communication within and throughout your company?
    Empowering employees to increase engagement and make solid decisions?
    Successfully managing their team through change and growth?

    Attendees will gain tools, principles and skills to empower themselves and others to succeed in the areas of collaboration, communication and goal achievement. They will learn to create and sustain powerful alliances with their colleagues and team members to move your company to the next level.

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

Everything DiSC Management® Certification


Everything DiSC Management Certification is an online-blended learning course that empowers learning and development facilitators to inspire cultures of great managers and get the most out of the Everything DiSC Management solution. This four-week course is accessible anytime from a home or office computer and offers the flexibility of self-paced learning paired with live, virtual classroom sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

With Everything DiSC Management Certification, participants will:

  • Become an expert in Everything DiSC® and Management key concepts
  • Gain confidence and competence in facilitating the Everything DiSC Management program, going beyond the Facilitation Kit to spark behavioral change among manager participants
  • Learn how to customize and apply the Management program to meet the needs of the modern-day manager, team, or organization
  • Navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session
  • Consider strategies to promote a DiSC-based management culture

Upon successful completion, participants will receive the credential of Certified Everything DiSC Management Facilitator.

Program Components

  • Four weeks of self-directed online work (approximately 2-3 hours of online coursework to be completed per week)
  • Active participation in three live 90-minute virtual sessions (instructor-led)
  • Active knowledge checks to help understanding and improve learning and retention
  • Project team presentation and final certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Inspire a culture of great management with an Everything DiSC Management Certification today!

Upcoming Classes

  • December 23 – January 20, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on January 6, 13 and 20 from 2-3:30 PM Chicago (8 - 9:30 PM London)
  • February 10 – March 10, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on February 24, March 3 and 10 from 1 - 2:30 PM Chicago (7 - 8:30 PM London)
  • March 30 – April 27, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on April 13, 20 and 27 from 9 - 10:30 AM Chicago (3 - 4:30 PM London)
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Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification


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

  • November 17 – December 15, 2020

    Live, virtual sessions on December 1, 8 and 15 from 2 - 3:30 PM Chicago (8 - 9:30 PM London)
  • December 22 – January 19, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on January 5, 12, 19 from 9 - 10:30 AM Chicago (3 - 4:30 PM London)
  • January 14 – February 11, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on January 28, February 4 and 11 from 2 - 3:30 PM Chicago (8 - 9:30 PM London)
  • January 15 – February 12, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on January 29, February 5 and 12 from 9 - 10:30 AM Chicago (3 - 4:30 PM London)
  • February 18 – March 18, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on March 4, 11 and 18 from 1 - 2:30 PM Chicago (7 - 8:30 PM London)
  • March 10 – April 07, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on March 24, 31 and April 7 from 9 - 10:30 AM Chicago (3 - 4:30 PM London)
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Everything DiSC®
Workplace Certification

In Person

The in-person, Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification begins with online, self-directed learning and culminates in two days of practical application facilitated by Wiley's expert trainers. With Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification, participants will:

  • Gain expertise in the Everything DiSC® model and supporting research
  • Discover how to apply the Everything DiSC Workplace reports to daily interactions
  • 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® and discover how to utilize it as an ongoing development tool
This course is held at the Education Center in Minneapolis, MN or in London, England.

Upcoming Classes

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Featured Skills

  • Employee Engagement
  • Executive Coaching
  • Team Engagement
  • Facilitation


  • Certified Facilitator Everything DiSC
  • Authorized Distributor Everything DiSC
  • Accredited Facilitator Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • PXT Authorized Distrutor
  • PCC Professional Certified Coach
  • Power Presentations Certified Consultant