Gee Wiz LLC

Everything DiSC® Solutions That Make You Say WOW!

About Us

Shelley Gaynes
Shelley Gaynes, MBA, Founder of Gee Wiz, LLC

Shelley Gaynes is the founder of Gee Wiz, LLC – a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC). She works with a wide range of clients including Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, start-ups, small business owners, and individuals.

Over twenty-five years of experience in sales, marketing, management, training, and coaching along with a track record of success, excellent communications skills, and high energy, makes Shelley a dynamic resource.

She is highly skilled at:
• coaching for improved performance & results,
• course facilitation in the classroom as well as via Adobe Connect and WebEx,
• interpreting a wide variety of assessments, including Everything DiSC® and Five Behaviors of a
Cohesive Team™,
• creating dynamic coaching and training materials, and
• consulting with organizations on training effectiveness and sustainability.

She is an ACC Certified Coach – an elite coaching credential awarded by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Shelley also holds the advanced Corporate Coach U Graduate (CCUG) designation. She is an award-winning Authorized Partner for Wiley Workplace Learning . She is a past Board member of the ICF-Georgia Coach Association and a past Field Editor for ATD’s (formerly ASTD) Links newsletter.

Shelley holds an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta. She achieved this degree through the rigorous Executive MBA Program and was among the youngest “executives” to participate in the course at that time. Her Bachelor of Arts is in Psychology from Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans. Also, she attended the University of Madrid, Spain, during her Junior Year of College.

Creating balance between work and personal life is a priority to Shelley. She makes time to walk her rescue dog, visits family in Colorado, bikes around Atlanta, volunteers with a variety of non-profit organizations, entertains friends, travels to places near-and-far, takes care of the many elders in her life, and enjoys the company of her husband and three children.

Testimonials For Gee Wiz, LLC

  • Over the years, Shelley has helped both our women partners and the firm's associates build their strengths around effective networking and gave them specific steps they could take to turn conversations into new business.

    Kate Pearch Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer - Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
  • Shelley conducted fun, fast-paced training for our managers and corporate staff, using Everything DiSC® as a foundation. She's professional, patient and persistent, without being pushy.

    Steve Lovig Director of HR - HomeStar Financial
  • Because Shelley always delivered such honest, specific and useful feedback, everyone—from sellers and sales support to our company's VPs—trusted and respected her.

    Shelley Stiles Former Director of Sales Strategy - Cox Media

Solutions

  • Everything DiSC Workplace®

    Engage every individual in building more effective relationships at work!

    Everything DiSC Workplace® is a classroom training and personalized learning experience that can benefit every person in the organization—regardless of title or position, department or function—in building more productive and effective relationships at work. It teaches participants to understand themselves and others, while learning to appreciate different priorities, preferences, and values each individual brings to the workplace. With personalized insights and actionable strategies, participants learn how to adapt to the style of others, ultimately improving engagement, collaboration, and the overall quality of the workplace.

    Participant Takeaways:
    • In-depth self-discovery
    • Appreciation for differences in work styles
    • Strategies for successful interactions

    Videos

    Everything DiSC Workplace® Introduction
    An Introduction to MyEverythingDiSC®
    DiSCOVER THE POWER OF WE™
  • Everything DiSC® Management

    Teach managers to successfully engage, motivate, and develop their people!

    Everything DiSC® Management is a classroom training and personalized learning experience proven to increase the effectiveness of anyone in a management role. Participants deepen their understanding of themselves, their direct reports, and their own managers using the DiSC model, while learning how their management style influences their approach to decision-making, time management, and problem solving. Participants walk away with concrete strategies to help them adapt to the styles of their direct reports, enabling them to bring out the best in their people.

    Participant Takeaways:
    • Discovery of personal management style
    • Insight into directing, delegating, and motivating
    • Strategies to support long-term development

    Videos

    Everything DiSC® Management: Intro
    People Reading
  • Everything DiSC 363® For Leaders

    Elevate leadership effectiveness with our dynamic 360-degree feedback tool!

    Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders combines the best of 360-degree feedback with the simplicity and power of DiSC®, plus three strategies to put into action immediately. It uses clear visuals and a conversational narrative style to interpret and explain the data, making the report easy to understand and use. Whether an emerging high potential or an experienced executive, participants incorporate critical feedback from direct reports, peers, and bosses into a development plan that is both productive and satisfying, ultimately elevating leadership effectiveness.

    Participant Takeaways:
    • The tendencies that shape participants’ leadership approaches
    • Focused, balanced, constructive feedback
    • Three actionable steps to elevate effectiveness

    Videos

    Everything DiSC 363® : The Model
    Everything DiSC 363® :The Assessment
  • Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict

    Harness the power of conflict by transforming destructive behavior into productive responses!

    Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict is a classroom training and personalized learning experience that increases self-awareness around conflict behaviors and helps participants effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, it offers personalized techniques to curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace relationships and results.

    Participant Takeaways:
    • Self-awareness around reactions to conflict
    • The impact different conflict responses have on others
    • Steps to change responses from destructive to productive

    Videos

    An Introduction to Productive Conflict
    Automatic Thoughts in Conflict Situation
  • Everything DiSC Work of Leaders®

    Create impactful leaders through the process of Vision, Alignment, and Execution!

    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® is a classroom training and personalized learning experience that connects unique leadership styles to real world demands. It brings together best practices from 300 experts in over 150 organizations, the important work of the most prominent scholars, and over four years of additional research and development to provide participants with an actionable path toward more effective leadership. With one unified model of leadership—Vision, Alignment, and Execution—it helps leaders understand their own leadership styles and how their tendencies influence their effectiveness in specific leadership situations.

    Participant Takeaways
    • A simple, compelling model of leadership
    • Personalized insights to leverage strengths and overcome challenges
    • A clear path for improvement

    Videos

    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders®: Intro
    Effective Alignment
  • Everything DiSC® Sales

    Provide salespeople with the skills to adapt to customers’ preferences and expectations!

    Everything DiSC® Sales is a classroom training and personalized learning experience designed to help salespeople successfully create customer-centric interactions that improve results. Participants learn how to stretch beyond their natural Sales style to more effectively adapt to their customers’ preferences and expectations—regardless of the customer’s unique buying style. The experience is sales-specific with in-depth information, including tips, strategies, and action plans to help salespeople become more effective.

    Participant Takeaways:
    • Discovery of personal sales style
    • Recognition of customers’ differences
    • Strategies to adapt sales approaches to customer needs

    Videos

    Everything DiSC® Sales: Introduction
    Everything DiSC® Sales: Customer Mapping
  • Everything DiSC® Essentials

    With a range of powerful solutions in the Everything DiSC® suite, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your organization. The Everything DiSC® Essentials course can help!

    Everything DiSC Essentials provides foundational DiSC® knowledge and an overview of the Everything DiSC suite of reports to help you select and facilitate the best DiSC solutions that meet the needs of your organization. This self-directed learning course contains 2-3 hours of online, engaging activities. With flexible access to the online Everything DiSC Training Center, you can work through the course at your own pace.

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Powered by Everything DiSC®

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Powered by Everything DiSC® helps teams understand how to apply The Five Behaviors™ model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results to their work culture. By utilizing Everything DiSC, a tool that helps build effective team communication and relationships, this program allows participants to learn about their own DiSC style — D: Dominance, i: Influence, S: Steadiness, and C: Conscientiousness — and discover how each style brings value to the team.

    Videos

    An Introduction to The Five Behaviors
    Patrick Lencioni on Teamwork

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

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 03 – December 04, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • January 28 – January 29, 2020

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • February 25 – February 26, 2020

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • March 24 – March 25, 2020

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
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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

  • January 02 – January 30, 2020

    Live session each Thursday from 3:00 – 4:30pm CT
  • February 05 – March 04, 2020

    Live session each Wednesday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • February 05 – March 04, 2020

    Live session each Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
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Showcases

Be my guest at a Everything DiSC® showcase. Take an in-depth look into the program and discover how you can use Everything DiSC® in your organization. Select a city below to learn more.

Featured Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • Management Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Team Facilitation
  • Sales & Negotiation
  • Train-the-Trainer
  • High Potential Leadership
  • Motivation & Engagement
  • Emotional Intelligence

Credentials

  • Associate Certified Coach
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council
  • Everything DiSC Workplace Certification
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation
  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
  • Wiley Ruby Award Winner Since 2013