Ripp Leadership LLC

Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Mara B Vernon
Certified Everything DiSC Facilitator & Leadership Consultant

Mara B. Vernon is a certified leadership coach, facilitator, and consultant who has spent more than 20 years in leadership and development roles in corporate and higher education industries. Her roles ranged from director of training, to director of operations, to director of career & alumni services, to leadership coach. She is passionate about empowering others to consciously live the lives they desire.

Mara launched Ripp Leadership LLC, which embodies her life purpose, to radiantly illuminate passionate possibilities, in 2013.

Mara is certified in emotional intelligence, is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through The Coaches Training Institute and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF) with more than 2,500 hours of coaching. She is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown including curriculum for both The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong. Mara is also a Strengths Mentor and Advisor through Gallup, and a What Motivates Me Certified Consultant through The Culture Works.

Mara is also an authorized partner and certified facilitator for DiSC, a behavioral assessment designed to increase communication and relational effectiveness, and an authorized partner and certified facilitator for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. Mara holds a master’s in communication studies from UNLV where she taught interpersonal communication and speech , a bachelor’s in journalism from Northern Arizona University (Go Lumberjacks) where she taught photography and photojournalism, and trained in coaching and leadership through the Coaches Training Institute.

Mara is active in her community through recreation and volunteerism with Colorado Young Leaders where she is a Board Member, The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s where she is a member of the Victory Crew, and Habitat for Humanity where she spent years training other volunteers in coaching skills and where she’s built locally and internationally in Guatemala. Mara is always looking for opportunities to leverage her talents with organizations to make a difference in the world.

Testimonials For Ripp Leadership LLC

  • "I co-led a hiring panel that unanimously selected Mara for a large, lengthy and in-depth RFP. Mara contracted with my organization to design and facilitate a transformative workshop series on many different topics. She exceeded our expectations over the course of 7 months and continues to inspire us."

    Andy Coco Education & Training Coordinator, Boulder County
  • "Mara brings a fantastic style and depth of knowledge to work she does with groups and individuals...Leaders in our organization expressed that working with Mara, both in teams and as a coach, gave them additional confidence, skills, and leverage to effectively run their organizations."

    Brett Rogers Organizational & Employee Development Director, University of Colorado, Boulder


  • DiSC Authorized Partner, Coaching, and Facilitation

    Mara utilizes the original and research-backed Everything DiSC behavioral profiles to coach and lead group workshops with the goal of improving communication, teamwork, and effectiveness.

    Everything DiSC® profiles use the third-generation of the DiSC®assessment—a research-validated learning model—to create a highly personalized learner experience. Each profile is topic-specific, with in-depth information, including tips, strategies, and action plans to help learners become more effective.

    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
    Learn how to adapt your own style to get along better with others
    Foster constructive and creative group interactions
    Facilitate better teamwork and minimize team conflict
    Develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to customer styles
    Manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities o

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

  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Development & Management Development Training & Facilitation
  • Leadership & Executive Coaching
  • Communications
  • Strengths Based Leadership
  • Team Motivation
  • The Daring WayTM


  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Partner
  • Everything DiSC Certified Facilitator
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Accredited Facilitator
  • Certified Daring Way Facilitator
  • Professional Certified Coach
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
  • Emotional Intelligence Certified Trainer