Cutting-edge Organizational Development That Propels Human Capital

About Us

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Provider of cutting edge tools and support needed to propel human capital

I am very proud and fortunate to be representing arguably the greatest organizational tools available to help organizations of any size and nature become more robust, lively and thriving through employee development.

Many people in the field of organizational learning and development have formal training in the field or a background in communications, education, psychology, etc. whereas, mine is from engaging people directly as a business owner, sales director, consultant, technician and salesperson. Not to diminish the credentials of my very capable colleagues but, the difference is that in absolutely every aspect of my professional background I was fully accountable for tangible results. With a background in DiSC® that goes back to 1983 and with the overall appreciation of the complex strategic, financial, technical and people issues that any organization must deal with successfully day-in and day-out to remain viable; I focus all my energies on delivering the same level of results for my clients that I have expected of myself for 30+ years.

Hands-on experience across a broad range of consulting, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, retail, engineering and creative industries have all made incredible and varied contributions to my knowledge and, empathy for everyone who struggles with being better and happier at what they do.

The bulk of my efforts go into guiding my clients to self-deliver results using Everything DiSC®, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® and Wiley’s outstanding selection/succession planning program, PXT Select. This approach is because I believe those within the organization should have a high level of involvement with these programs to insure effective continuance long after the introductory session to yield the best results and to embed the principles firmly in their culture.

Serving clients from small clinics and churches to large-scale non-profits and multi-national organizations with 20,000+ employees; I look forward to helping you realize that a well-led, engaged workforce is your true competitive advantage.


  • An Empowered Workplace by Everything DiSC®

    Operational improvements are great and always welcome but, getting people to really dig into their work with enjoyment, overcome conflict or disengagement and, to collaborate enthusiastically with others is really the “secret sauce” for a success-filled business. I help organizations do just that. It’s simple yet, challenging to accomplish and though it takes time and perseverance; the results are well worth the effort.
    Knowing that it all starts with a strong self-awareness of your own behavioral DiSC® Style is the key and you can’t really get started without the Everything DiSC® Workplace assessment program. Strong knowledge of the four basic DiSC® styles along with an appreciation and respect for others with different styles than your own paves the way to better engagement, greater working efficiencies, higher quality and improved retention.

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

Featured Skills

  • I come into the field of organizational learning & development from business ownership


  • Everything DiSC Train the Trainer and support
  • Five Behaviors Train the Trainer and support
  • Pxt Select, Profiles International Support and training