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Is your organization all it can be in this world of cataclysmic change?

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Barbara Thomason - LeaderShift LLC
Barbara Thomason, President

Barbara Thomason is proud to own LeaderShift LLC® a training & consulting firm serving organizations navigating important changes.

Barbara holds a BA in Psychology with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Management specializing in human resource development from Houston Baptist University. She wears an alphabet soup of certifications including the CCE, Certified Chamber Executive, the IOM, from the US Chamber of Commerce and the PCED, the Professional in Community and Economic Development from the Community Development Institute.

In 2016, she became certified in the Everything DiSC© programs and in Patrick Lencioni’s Leadership programs, enabling her to administer assessments, coach and train in these valuable formats. She has delivered programs to Chambers of Commerce, to builder association CEOs with the Texas Association of Builders, and to other non-profits.

She previously served as the dean of corporate and continuing education with Lone Star College developing customized programs for business and industry. Prior to joining the college, she owned her own franchise business, Gymboree, and worked in training and development for the American General companies.

In 2015, Barbara was named as a Woman of Excellence by the Women’s Business Forum and in early 2016, she was honored as the 2016 Distinguished Volunteer by Leadership North Houston. In 2019 she was presented the John Pickelman Fellow and one can find her name in the U.S. House Congressional Record. Her passion is leadership development and mentoring others to stretch themselves.


  • Creating Team Effectiveness Through a Common Language

    A manager seeks to build a diverse team of talent, but that diversity can result in conflict and wasted negative energy. LeaderShift LLC has brought Everything DiSC ® assessments and follow-up workshops to the table to allow the team members to understand that the unique differences between their team members are to be valued and their needs met in order for team harmony and open communication to proceed. Having the language of DiSC puts the team on the same page and allows them to "lighten up" about each others' behavioral tendencies and to have respect for their needs.

  • Non-Profit Board Development

    The non-profit Board is a unique animal in that it does not function like an intact team and after a year or two, its composition changes. But its work is no less important. It is critical that this group be coaxed into a harmonious working team quickly and then moved into the strategic planning mode. Our solution is called StrategyShift ©. This process defines the process and then through clearly defined exercises, guides the group to plan their Strategic Priorities, Goals, Timelines and Accountabilities for the coming period. We have implemented this successfully in several settings with positive results!

Everything DiSC® Certification

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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

  • June 27 – July 25, 2019

    Live session each Thursday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • July 26 – August 23, 2019

    Live session each Friday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • August 30 – September 27, 2019

    Live session each Friday from 8:00 – 9:30am CT
  • September 19 – October 17, 2019

    Live session each Thursday from 1:00 – 2:30pm 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

  • 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
  • August 27 – August 28, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 24 – September 25, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • October 29 – October 30, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • December 03 – December 04, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Featured Skills

  • Team Development
  • Non-Profit Board Development
  • Non-Profit Executive Staff Search, Placement & Interim Executive Fulfillment
  • Public Speaking


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