LeadYourShip, LLC

Building and Leading a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®

About Us

Michelle Harcha, DVM, MA
Emotional Intelligence, Communication, and Leadership Training and Coaching

Michelle Harcha, DVM, MA founded LeadYourShip, LLC to share her passion and knowledge of communication and leadership skills with healthcare professionals to help them learn techniques that provide the best work environment for their colleagues, and the most positive experience for their clients and patients.

Michelle leads small groups through half-day or full-day workshops designed for their specific challenges to create opportunities for growth. She presents assessment tools to help healthcare professionals achieve a new level of personal awareness, which in turn enhances their abilities to communicate with colleagues, clients, and patients. Professionals who complete her workshops demonstrate improved communication and emotional intelligence skills that offer a more positive work environment for all employees that translates to a better experience for clients and patients.

Her passion for communication training began with her entry into clinical veterinary practice at the beginning of her career. While working as an emergency veterinarian, she became certified in Everything DiSC® and witnessed the positive changes in her veterinary healthcare team through the use of this remarkable assessment tool. In addition to clinical practice, her 30-year career in the veterinary profession included 10 years leading and expanding the professional development curriculum and communications training for veterinary students at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, she participated and helped develop inter-professional education for the seven health sciences colleges at Ohio State.

Throughout her career, she has continued her education in communication, leadership training, and emotional intelligence through specialized workshops, certifications, and graduate study.

Contact her to learn more about creating a well being workplace and providing the best client and patient experience.


  • Leadership - LeadYourShip™

    How do you define leadership? Leaders create a shared vision for organizations that drive team members to engage in achieving success.

    LeadYourShip! Leadership begins with you. You have to understand yourself well before you can lead others. Leadership includes understanding and managing self, developing social awareness and emotional intelligence, and handling conflict productively.

    The success of any organization depends on the leadership skills of everyone on the team.
    One solution for creative leadership can be found in utilizing the Everything DiSC® Workplace® Profile. This assessment provides leaders with an understanding of their leadership style. In addition, it demonstrates how to adapt their leadership style to manage teams and communicate more effectively.

    In addition, MyEverythingDiSC.com offers people access to insights about their DiSC® style and the styles of others. This includes comparison reports and strategies for applying DiSC® to real work situations.

  • Communication

    Communication skills are an essential – and often under-developed - business skill set. They provide a foundation for an effective work environment with staff and colleagues, as well as a way to enhance the client and patient experience.

    In addition to utilizing the Everything DiSC® Workplace® Profile, I focus on eight core communication skills that help teams develop better relationships within their team and with their clients and patients. The eight core skills include: 1) open-ended questions; 2) reflective listening; 3) empathy; 4) non-verbal communication; 5) pausing; 6) chunk and check; 7) sign posting, and 8) summary.

    I can help your team learn to work more effectively with each other and enhance your clients' experience.

  • Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional intelligence explores the relationship between understanding yourself and understanding your social networks as a crucial means of achieving success in life and work. The Everything DiSC® Workplace® Profile can enhance individuals’ understanding of themselves as well as offer a way to understand others. Team members must begin with understanding and managing themselves, demonstrating empathy, and then communicating with others.

    As Deepak Chopra says, “I cannot change what I’m not aware of.” The Everything DiSC® Workplace® Profile can help increase the emotional intelligence of individuals wherever they work .

  • Productive Conflict

    Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. How you handle it makes all the difference. The Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict profile helps people improve their self-awareness around conflict behaviors and provides techniques to curb destructive behaviors and effectively respond to conflict situations. The program features an exploration of DiSC® in a conflict context, provides an opportunity for participants to explore their destructive conflict responses, and offers them a method for making more productive choices in their response to conflict.

    In a Productive Conflict workshop, participants learn their own DiSC styles and how to interact in conflict with people with different DiSC styles. They will explore common destructive responses to conflict and why they and others might react this way. In addition, participants practice stepping back from and reframing their unhealthy thought patterns, allowing them to choose more productive responses to conflict.

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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Featured Skills

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication Training
  • Leadership Training and Development
  • Emotional Resiliency
  • Career Transitions
  • Individual Coaching
  • Public Speaking
  • Teamwork Training


  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
  • Everything DiSC Workplace Certification
  • Five Behaviors Authorized Partner
  • Five Behaviors Accredited Facilitator