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Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

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Everything DiSC® expert Annie Kirschenmann, M.S., BCC

Are you here exploring how you can build a stronger team? A healthier organization? A more motivated staff? Or perhaps to develop your leaders – current and/or emerging? Help your managers to be more effective? Create a thriving effective sales force? Or maybe it's that profit killer - staff conflict that you'd like to find an effective way to handle?

A.K. A Coach and Company has been supporting the success of businesses like yours for almost 20 years. Our goal is to help organizations thrive by inspiring people to grow, stretch and express their full potential. We're all business about your bottom line - and we also love to have fun in the process, because that makes it easier to come to the office!

We’ve been using DiSC in training, coaching and consulting since the 1990’s (DiSC® Classic); the powerful and impressive Everything DiSC® since it was released. Whether you know exactly what you want or would like to explore, we’ll help you find the right Everything DiSC® program for your company's needs.

Based in North Dakota and Orlando, FL, we work across North America and around the globe.

Your success is our business. You can do this. We can help.

Board Certified Coach: Specialty Executive/Corporate/Business/Leadership Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.
Accredited Facilitator Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, Wiley
M.S. Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy; Hunter College, NY, NY
B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, Magna Cum Laude, with Honors; including certificate from the University of London's Goldsmith's College and the Laban Centre
BC-DMT Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist; American Dance Therapy Association
NCC Nationally Certified Counselor; National Board for Certified Counselors,
Certified Corporate Business Coach; Corporate Coach University
Train the Trainer Certification; Peak Potentials Training
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certified Practitioner Peak Performance Corp & Eastern NLP Institute

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Testimonials For A.K. A Coach And Company

  • Coach Annie is an excellent teacher with loads of real world experience. She showed us in one day loads of very important information that will last a lifetime. I walked away from her class with a new perspective on my leadership abilities and where I needed to improve. Very highly recommended.

    Joey Marino Whipple Auction and Realty, Inc.
  • The DiSC® assessment has helped me to understand and appreciate my own as well as other colleague's styles and has greatly enhanced communication in our workplace.

    Robert Simmons Senior Executive Partner, International Certification Services, Inc.
  • Annie's presence simply ignites collaboration. Her inviting presentation and expert mix of content and experiential application evoke passion and purpose. I love her work!

    Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D Author of Conscious Loving and Lasting Love
  • I really was fortunate to have the time. . . with you working with the DiSC® program. The program and you truly rock. It helped me to grow in ways I did not anticipate and it helped me to understand myself better as well.

    Linda Dammel Rolling Hills Ranch
  • Annie has facilitated several visioning sessions for us. She has artfully assisted us to merge our diverse ideas and perspectives into a coherent vision for the future of our programs. Her skills include positive energy in a group, patience and grace under pressure, and gentle leadership in a non-threatening manner. We offer our recommendation.

    Thomas Cierpka Managing Director, IFOAM


Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

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

  • March 04 – April 01, 2019

    Live session each Monday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • March 04 – April 01, 2019

    Live session each Monday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • May 02 – May 30, 2019

    Live session each Thursday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • May 31 – June 28, 2019

    Live session each Friday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • June 27 – July 25, 2019

    Live session each Thursday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Everything DiSC® 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

  • 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
  • June 25 – June 26, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • July 30 – July 31, 2019

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

Featured Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching and Development
  • Coaching Entrepreneurs
  • Team Coaching
  • Leadership Presence and Brand
  • Communication
  • Change Management
  • Innovation
  • Team Development
  • Strategy


  • 5 Behaviors of Cohesive Team Accredited Facilitator: DiSC and All Types
  • Board Certified Coach: Executive, Business, Corporate, Leadership
  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
  • National Certified Counselor