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About Us

Dee Elliott - Headshot 2017
DEC Strategic Mentoring incorporates DiSC and others to make your organization a better place

Dee Elliott is the founder and owner of DEC Strategic Mentoring, a firm specializing in developing Mentoring Programs for corporations and organizations nationwide. DEC Mentoring has been touted as one of the most successful mentoring programs in the country. Dee’s proprietary matching system ensures that each employee pair gets matched based on commonalities and similar values in order to create the most successful mentoring experience. Increased productivity, developing skills for upward mobility, cultural knowledge, and self-awareness are areas employees and management report improvement. Other positive outcomes of the mentoring program are improvement in communication, leadership skills, and collaboration. Dee is certified in DiSC and the 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team as well as does workshops in Critical Feedback, Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management. Each organization determines the area of customized learning they want to achieve for their employees and Dee tailors the program to those needs.

The DEC Mentoring Program has been helping people become their best since 2000 and works with national non-profit companies as well as fortune 500 companies to help employers speed up promote-ability, teach knowledge and understanding of the company culture and increase productivity in their employees. With the DiSC and EQ assessment and training the employees in the program learn how to relate to each other better and where everyone fits in for the organization's success. For more go to www.DECMentoring.com

Testimonials For DEC Strategic Mentoring

  • The Irvine Company has experienced the positive impact DEC Mentoring makes for employee growth and advancement. Our company must develop peak-performing managers and employees to maintain a strong competitive advantage and to meet the needs of our continuous growth. DEC's unique program helps grow a ready talent pool as more leaders are needed.

    Dave Brackett Sr. Vice President, Irvine Company
  • We just launched our third mentoring program with DEC Mentorin. They have truly surpassed our expectations! We believe the investment we've made in this program has been a huge success for the Mentors, Mentees and the organization as a whole. We value training and development and believe our people are our competitive advantage, due to this program

    LaVonne Cate Vice President, Human Resources, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
  • The DEC Mentoring program has been the most incredible development program we have ever participated in. Through a careful selection and matching process DEC provided perfect matches for our group, which helped us “recreate our business goals, clarify our areas for improvement, map out a course of action and get to where we needed to be.

    Sarah Atkinson State Farm Insurance


  • DiSC Solutions

    Everything DiSC

    Everything DiSC® is the leading suite of DiSC®-based corporate training and assessment solutions. The DiSC Profile is based on over 40 years of research and is continuously updated and improved for the highest validity and reliability. We recommend the Everything DiSC model for workplace enhancement, leadership skills, management styles and selling skills. They are designed to provide focused action-based results using adaptive testing technology.

    Everything DiSC solutions help people at any level of an organization or industry effectively understand themselves and others. By establishing a common language that elevates the effectiveness of communication and teamwork, Everything DiSC strengthens relationships which help improve productivity and lead to better workplaces.

    Using adaptive testing and sophisticated algorithms, this assessment tailors questions based on an individual's responses to provide the most powerful, personalized feedback possible.

  • 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 and how everyone works together. Everything DiSC Workplace focuses on:

    Your DiSC® Style
    Others’ Styles
    Building More Effective Relationships
    How to People Read
    And what to know before you meet with anyone of a different style
    Build better relationships and make training stick with Everything DiSC Comparison Reports. These 11-page research-validated follow-up reports can be created for any two participants to illustrate their similarities and differences. Works for all Everything DiSC Application Library programs including Management and Workplace, allowing you to create reports for coworkers and for managers with their direct reports. And participants get unlimited access — at no additional charge.

  • Everything DiSC Management Styles and Everything DiSC Work of Leaders

    Everything DiSC® Management Profile teaches managers how to bring out the best in each employee. It’s the most in-depth easily customizable DiSC®-based management training solution available. Everything DiSC Management increases effectiveness using personalized learning to help managers develop their management styles; improve communication; and increase employee engagement.

    Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders™ is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Based on best practices, Work of Leaders connects to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action. Using the framework of Vision, Alignment, and Execution, Work of Leaders encourages leaders to understand their own leadership behaviors and how they impact their effectiveness. Rich, compelling narrative adds depth to the data and strong visuals support the learning process .

  • Everything DiSC Sales

    Everything DiSC® Sales teaches salespeople how to connect better with their customers. Everything DiSC Sales increases sales effectiveness using the power of DiSC. Salespeople learn to communicate better and improve their sales relationships by: understanding their DiSC sales style; identifying and understanding their customer’s DiSC buying styles; and adapting their DiSC sales style to meet their customer’s needs.

  • Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders

    Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders combines the best of 360° feedback with the simplicity and power of DiSC®, plus three strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. The result is a 360 experience that’s more productive and satisfying. Using CommentSmart, raters choose from pre-written, highly-tested comments, giving feedback that’s focused, balanced and constructive. Clear visuals and a conversational narrative style make the profile easier to use and understand. Plus, leaders get their next steps with the three things they can focus on now for improving leadership effectiveness. Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders is meant for anyone who wants to use 360° feedback as part of their leadership development, whether they’re an emerging high-potential leader or an experienced executive.

  • DEC Strategic Mentoring Program with DiSC

    The DEC Strategic Mentoring program pairs Executives with high profile and/or strong diversity candidates that the company wants to grow quickly. The 9-month program starts with a proprietary matching system with a 96% success rate to be sure the pairs are the best fit for learning and development. Included in the program are workshops on Everything DiSC Workplace and others as well as Emotional Intelligence, Critical Feedback and Conflict Management. DEC oversees the mentoring and adds coaching of the pairs to ensure they are following the DEC guidelines for success. DEC also measures proficiencies that they develop with the company's vision so that growth in these areas can be targeted.

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
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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

  • Organizational Development
  • Professional Mentoring
  • Conflict Managent - TKI
  • Emotional Intelligence


  • Trainer and Facilitator