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LWCA Facilitators and Coaches
Leading With Courage® Academy's facilitators and coaches

Leading With Courage® Academy designs and facilitates measurable development programs that transform organizations by helping their leaders and managers more clearly understand themselves and how how others see them. This leads to them moving from blind spots to action and making a bigger impact, sooner.

A prerequisite for working with the Leading With Courage Academy is having the courage to ask others "what do you think?" A great client is one who has just completed an M&A transaction that involves merging two cultures or groups of employees and needs to pre-empt the dysfunctional behaviors and culture clashes that prevent 70% to 90% of M&A deals from realizing their full potential.

LWCA's experience, tools, and insights lets their clients:
** Be more aware of their strengths and blind spots,
** See their situations in fresh and more revealing ways,
** Discover data-driven insights that drive growth
** Identify opportunities they didn’t realize they had, and
** Develop and implement results-oriented action plans based on their new learnings and insights.

Testimonials For Leading With Courage\u00AE Academy, LLC

  • (The Leading With Courage Academy) is one of the BEST leadership training and coaching programs around. I will be proud to refer you to relevant organizations.

    Recruiter of mid- and senior-level IT executive
  • I attained valuable takeaways that I will be implementing in my role at my organization. I read the provided book, which was helpful to reinforce the presented concepts – I marked a number of pages for future reference as I continue to work on goals with my team and enhance my department’s value to the organization.

    Director, at a national association of physicians
  • I am excited to share with you that (my bosses) complimented me on working with you and building upon my executive presence. They both said they can see changes already. Thank you for giving me the focus and courage to work on these! It’s true that feedback is a gift and the fact that I am trying has earned points. You were totally right about that

    Chief Marketing Officer at a Top 25 CPA firm
  • Thank you so much for an inspirational and educational hour! It was fun, creative and a great way to learn some leading practices about leadership!

    Manager, Advisory, People & Change at a Big Four CPA Firm


  • Nine Behaviors of Leading With Courage® Workshop

    This leadership development program is based on Lee Eisenstaedt's Amazon best-selling book "Being A Leader With Courage." The motivation for writing it was understanding why 40%-50% of C-level executives fail in the first 18 months in the job.

    This Workshop is designed for high-potential / high-performing individuals who want to be:
    • More aware of their leadership strengths and blind spots;
    • Better prepared for more complex, demanding roles;
    • The leaders they and others want to work for; and
    • More likely to make a bigger impact, sooner

    Participants in the program have told us 82% of what they’ve learned can be applied immediately on the job, so attendees can be assured the takeaways are practical and pragmatic. The best candidates for the program will have:
    • At least 7-years of work experience
    • Responsibility for managing the performance of other people
    • The courage to ask others “what do you think?”

    This program is often paired with EVERYTHING DiSC Workplace.

  • Engagement Multiplier

    Engagement Multiplier is an elegant platform for measuring and visualizing employee engagement. Employee engagement is a leading indicator of the impact a program such as DiSC is having on the organization, as well as the progress of the integration of merger or acquisition.

    Click on the link that follows to view a short video on EM: https://vimeo.com/149039960

  • Leading With Courage® Client Loyalty Assessments

    Designed for professional services firms -- CPA firms, law firms, etc. – that are:
    • Frustrated by partners who have become complacent and satisfied with the status quo,
    • Interested in organically growing their practices,
    • Surprised by the departure of key clients who they thought liked them, and/or
    • Tired of their services being perceived as a commodity.

    Our client loyalty assessments identify with certainty and specificity who will refer the firm onto others, what additional services clients need, and which client relationships need to saved or strengthened.

    They reveal gaps in perceptions between clients and the partners and staff serving them and discover why clients retained the firm in the first place and stay with it for the long term.

    The only pre-requisite for this service is having the courage to ask your clients “what do you think?”

  • Everything DiSC Workplace® Solution

    Objective: Create more effective and productive working relationships

    Uses: Team building, employee communication, conflict management, motivation, productivity, career development

    Best suited for: ANYONE in the workplace, regardless of role or title

    Key take aways:
    • Gain insights into your own behavior and that of others.
    • Understand and appreciate the styles of the people you work with.
    • Learn how to communicate and persuade more effectively.
    • Create strategies for overcoming challenges when working with people of different DiSC® styles.

    Other information:
    • On-line assessment takes 15-20 minutes to complete.
    • You’ll receive a personalized, 20-page workplace-specific report that focuses on your priorities and strengths as well as those of others.
    • Facilitated on-site half-day to full-day interactive program to introduce, practice and reinforce Everything DiSC® concepts

  • Everything Disc Work of Leaders® Solution

    Uses: Leadership development, executive coaching, career development, increasing the likelihood for success

    Best suited for: ANYONE leading a group or organization, regardless of their level

    Key take aways:
    • Discover your DiSC leadership style
    • Understand how your tendencies influence your effectiveness in specific leadership situations.
    • Learn a simple process to help you approach the fundamental work of leaders: Vision, Alignment, and Execution.
    • Create strategies for overcoming challenges when working with people of different DiSC® styles.

    Other information:
    • Based on best practices and four years of developmental effort
    • On-line assessment takes 15-20 minutes to complete.
    • Receive your personalized leadership-specific report to help break down the work that leaders do into intuitive, actionable components—over 20 pages.
    • Full-day interactive program to introduce, practice and reinforce Everything DiSC® concepts

  • Who We Help & How We Help

    The attached PDF shows the situations that are a good fit with LWCA's skills and experience and the tools we use to help clients.

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
  • May 05 – May 06, 2020

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
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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

  • October 29 – November 26, 2019

    Live session each Thursday from 8:00 – 9:30am CT
  • 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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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 date below to learn more.

Featured Skills

  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • EVERYTHING DiSC assessments
  • Preparing high potentials / emerging leaders for more demanding roles
  • Employee engagement
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leading With Courage® Client loyalty assessments
  • Keynote addresses on leadership and client loyalty


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  • Engagement Multiplier
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