Irvine Nugent & Associates

Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Irvine Nugent, Ph.D., PCC
Everything DiSC Expert Irvine Nugent, Ph.D., PCC

Effective communication is the glue that binds strong teams and is the key to effective leadership. Everything Disc is a cutting edge tool which is proven to help organizations dramatically improve their communication effectiveness.

Dr. Irvine Nugent is an ASTD credentialed Master Trainer and is a seasoned public speaker. As an executive leader, he was called upon to be the main company spokesperson, making frequent radio and television appearances. He has offered seminars nationwide on leadership and management topics such as business communication, body language, presentation skills, and resilience.

As an executive coach, Irvine offers a unique combination of experience and skills to assist leaders and individuals reach the next level and fully realize their inner potential. Through active listening and observation, Irvine quickly gets to the heart of the matter with clarity and compassion. Using a combination of various assessment tools, coaching and training techniques Irvine helps leaders develop their emotional and vocal intelligence, business presentation skills, resiliency, and body language to more effectively manage complex and rapidly changing business environments and lead with confidence and influence.

Dr. Nugent holds a B.Soc.Sc. in Social Policy and Administration from the University of Manchester in England, an MA and M.Div in Preaching from St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary and a Ph.D in Management from Capella University in Minneapolis. He is also a graduate of Georgetown University’s Executive Leadership Coaching Program, an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified program. He is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and is committed to ICF’s high ethical and professional standards.

Testimonials For Irvine Nugent & Associates

  • I have attended 3 workshops and several speaking engagements by Irvine. He embodies leadership presence and delivers very effectively for clients, coaches, and audiences of all kinds. Heartily recommend.

    Adam Smith, MBA
  • I was part of a presentation skills seminar that Irvine offered. It was two of the most enjoyable days I have at a training session. I admit that I am a little cynical and feel I have heard everything before but I must admit Irvine was able to keep a high level of engagement and teach this old dog some new tricks.

    Chang Matthews
  • Irvine is a natural speaker, leader and trainer. His ability to connect with his audience and those around him both personally and professionally is highly impressive. He is a valued asset within our organization at Science of People, and I am honored to know him.

    Vanessa Van Edwards Science of People


  • Everything DiSC® Assessment and Training

    Have you ever wondered why some people just don’t get you? Or ever thought “I cannot even begin to know what my boss needs—even when I ask her, I still don’t know.”

    Most of us have felt that way at one time or another! The good news is there’s a simple tool designed to help you understand yourself AND other people too. Everything DiSC® helps you build more effective working relationships based on an understanding of different behavioral styles.

    The DiSC® model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviors with others. This can be within a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships

    DiSC® profiles help you and your team:
    Increase your self-knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress and how you solve problems.
    Facilitate better teamwork and minimize team conflict.
    Develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to customer styles

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: To facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals and their organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team. The Five Behaviors profile, which provides both individual and team feedback, is grounded in the model described in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, the internationally best-selling leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni. With this program, participants will learn how, as a team, they score on the key components of the model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Additionally, the program is powered by DiSC®, a model that helps individuals to understand themselves and others better. Using these results, participants will be able to create a better, stronger team.

  • Presentation Skills Intensive Workshop

    Strong presentation skills are essential for leadership success. Poor speaking skills can ground a rising star. This intensive program will help participants deliver presentations that motivate, hold the attention of the audience and ultimately get results. The Speakers Training Camp® has a proven record for dramatic success and has been used by Fortune 500 Companies such as Nike, Xerox, Boeing and Ritz-Carlton. This program is a hands on dynamic experience which puts theory into practice immediately.

    Program Highlights
    Identify the three essential components of a presentation
    Create an introduction that will grab the attention of your audience
    Organize your information in a clear and concise manner
    Develop a presentation in half the time using the Applause Presentation Planner©
    Develop a way to understand your audience needs ensuring your presentation is always well received.
    In-depth analysis of your voice, body language, and eye contact

  • Body Language Training For The Workplace

    Program Highlights

    Master how to use body language to build trust and rapport with others.
    Learn how to decode the hidden messages in other people’s body language.
    How to align your body language with your message.
    Increase your confidence through the power posing technique.
    Grasp the seven universal facial microexpressions to give you a leadership advantage in negotiations, sales, hiring, and employee satisfaction.
    Improve your networking skills and how to work a room.
    Learn nonverbal techniques to help you speak with greater impact.
    Become a human lie detector and be able to read hidden emotions.
    Dramatically improve your elevator pitch to grab the attention of others.
    Learn the elements which make up your vocal power.
    Change any negative nonverbal communication your commonly use.
    Leave with a body language development plan to dramatically improve your nonverbal communication and give you a cutting edge in the workplace.

  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i 2.0®) Training

    Businesses are challenged to operate and thrive in an environment of increasing complexity and constant change. Success is increasingly determined by their ability to find, keep and motivate their employees. It is not surprising therefore that much has been written about the importance of Emotional Intelligence as a critical factor in helping businesses compete and outperform their competitors. BMW, Eli Lilly, FedEx, Hilton, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Motorola, Shell, Toyota, and the US Navy are a few of the household names who have utilized Emotional Intelligence testing to better position themselves and their workforce.

    Emotional Intelligence assessment will really make a difference in:
    the TRAINING and DEVELOPMENT of your employees,
    the development of your LEADERS, and
    the SELECTION of highly qualified future leaders to your organization

  • The Leadership Circle 360

    Now you can see the whole picture.
    While most 360 degree assessments tell you only what is or is not contributing to a leader’s effectiveness, the Leadership Circle Profile also tells you “why” this is so. It gives the leader causational insight into what is happening beneath the surface. This powerful difference puts The Leadership Circle Profile in a class of its own. The Leadership Circle Profile is the only 360 degree profile that measures both competency and underlying assumptions.

    Reveals to the leader what is going on beneath the surface and what may be keeping them stuck in outdated modes of behavior.
    Evokes deeper personal awareness. Change can only happen when awareness changes.
    Enhances the value of executive coaching and saves time. The coach instantly sees an integrated picture, which reveals insights very quickly.
    Aids in developing teamwork and alignment within management teams

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

  • Body Language
  • Presentation Skills
  • Executive Presence
  • Leadership Communication
  • Team Communication
  • Keynote Speaking


  • Certified Body Language Trainer
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team (Authorized Partner)
  • Certified World Class Speaking Coach
  • National Speakers Association
  • Emotional Intelligence EQi 2.0 Certified Practicioner
  • The Leadership Circle 360 Certified Practicioner
  • Professional Certified Coach
  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner