Inspiration by Design, We will help you meet your needs!

Make a difference at any level of your organization with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Steve Whiteside
Steve Whiteside PhD, PCC

Communicator, Relationship Builder, Strategic Thinker, Community Leader, Speaker, Facilitator and Executive Coach.

Steve is a successful entrepreneur who owns three Academy of Learning locations, Steve has worked in the Private College industry for 29 years and is passionate about the training. Steve has sat on the board of the Private Career Training Institutions Agency and is past President of this Government Board. Steve was instrumental in building this organization and helping to create the By-Laws and Regulations that ensured a high quality of education to all British Columbia students, local as well as international. Steve has served on the board of the British Columbia Career College Association and is past president of said association.

Steve is the owner and president of the Zappa Media Consultants DBA Inspiration by Design and Fire Walking Now, where he is working with organizations to help build stronger and more effective relationships. Steve is also an Executive Coach and uses his experience and knowledge to help others maximize their organizations full potential as well Steve facilitates strategic planning, team building and leadership so organizations can experience growth and meet their goals and expectations they set for themselves. Steve is also intimately involved in other business endeavors such as Results Canada as a Business Execution Specialist. Steve is also a TEC Canada Chair.

Steve earned his Master’s degree in leadership at Royal Roads University and a second Master Degree in Human and Organizational Development as well as his PhD in Human and Organizational Systems at Fielding University located in Santa Barbara California. This allowed Steve to not only study the latest theories on leadership, Human and Organizational Systems and Development but it allowed him to do his own research on Leadership and relationships so he could discover how to put the theories he was learning into practice. Steve admits “Theory alone cannot accomplish anything, but when you combine theory with research and over 30 years of practical experience you have tools that are so powerful you can accomplish just about anything.”

Steve is also active in the Community, having served as President of the ALS Society of BC. Steve was on the Executive of the ALS Society of Canada as Treasurer and Vice President. as well as serving on the board of the Jewish Community Center. He is also a proud Shrine Clown.

Testimonials For Inspiration by Design

  • Steve Whiteside is an awesome speaker who has a clear and concise message that’s delivered with a great stage presence. Steve excels at developing a real, deep and emotional connection with his audience. Through this connection he then delivers an inspiring message that’s easy to understand, follow, and implement into your life.

    Alex Read; 1-800-GOT-JUNK? New Jersey
  • Steve provided me with the opportunity to work one on one to improve my sales performance. The sessions were tailored to my specific learning needs and gave me the opportunity to explore other avenues of growth and development.

    Wendy J Scott, Nurse Next Door Franchisee
  • I was looking for a WOW speaker to mix up my event from the same old speaker and Steve blew the mark out of the water. I couldn't even imagine what his fire walk must be like. Steve held a captivating and inspiring talk that built up the room to a bubbling simmer of energy. if you would like a quality person in your business circles - call Steve

    Calvin Johnson,
  • I have got such a lot out of coaching with you, I'm proud of my newly discovered ability to 'think bigger' and set great goals that are tailor-made to my lifestyle and values. I enjoy my successes and look forward to work on my challenges.



  • Communication only works if everyone is listening and understanding!

    With the tool of Everything DiSC, we will work to find out who is listening and more importantly who is understanding each other. We will aim to teach each team member to be more open and understanding to each other's way of being. When you can get your team listening and understanding each other you can have them work together to accomplish almost anything.

    The goal is for each team member to understand that they are individuals and that they must work to understand and be understood. we will show the team not only how to do this but the benefits of doing this. The goal at the end of our work is to have the team settle for nothing less then working together to meet and exceed their goals together.

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

  • Communications Specialist
  • Emotional Intelligence Specialist
  • Leadership Specialist
  • C-Suite Consulting
  • Executive Coaching
  • Speaking
  • Once in a lifetime events


  • Professional Certified Coach
  • Earned PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbra
  • Everything Partner and Trainer