Holmes Connections

Make a difference at any level of your organization with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Kathy Holmes
Everything DiSC Authorized Partner, SHRM-SCP, GPHR

I have a broad HR background and a desire to positively impact the way organizations engage with and develop their employees. I believe that HR needs to get much better at bringing humanity to the workplace and supporting management with common sense, employment-related solutions. Leadership teams need to listen more and talk less, even when listening is uncomfortable and challenges conventional policies and practices.

I have spent a majority of my career working in HR compliance, administration, and employee relations. I have come to understand that success isn’t about the policies companies write (which are often senseless and condescending), but sincerely listening to their Human Asset’s feedback in a vulnerable, authentic way, then moving decisively in a manner that incorporates that feedback.

I am inspired by a vision of promoting humanity in the workplace by reducing nonsensical policies and encouraging both leadership and employees through relationship building, easing idea flow, and getting the right people in the right jobs. This ultimately improves the organization’s performance, creativity, and agility.

Solutions

  • Holmes Connections works with startups, small to medium sized businesses in 3 key areas:

    Mentoring Employees responsible for HR in Your Organization:
    Through Holmes Connection’s expert training in employee relations issues, these individuals can increase the organization’s focus on people and the success of all Human Assets.

    Constructive Team Conflict Development:
    Getting to the best possible answers for organizations takes listening - not complaining, finger-pointing, or drama. Through greater understanding of varying points of view and motivators, we can move teams from unproductive gridlock toward producing results that benefit organizational performance. As an Authorized Everything DiSC partner and builds cost-effective programs to improve team dynamics.

    Culture and Policy Development:
    Companies often struggle with developing Cultures and Policies that align. We can address this by asking tough questions that help your company development good human asset governance that fosters good employees relations, builds trust, and aligns your employees with your vi

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

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

  • 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

Showcases

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Featured Skills

  • Organizational Development
  • Recruiting
  • Team Development
  • Employee Relations

Credentials

  • GPHR
  • SHRM-SCP