Creating places where people WANT to work!

Creating places where people Want to work!

About Us

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Nancy A. Pettigrew, Founder

The Healthy Workplace, Ltd. is a people skills company dedicated to the human side of work whether in business, education, non-profits or government agencies. People are the soul of your organization responsible for all those contributions to successful operations that technology, strategies and systems cannot produce alone. The spirit of the organization lives in the hearts of its people.

Since 1989 we have been helping organizations build cultures of clarity, effective communication and collaboration that attract and retain talented people who help the organization grow its capacity to serve its customers. When people know how to contribute their talents and feel valued for those contributions, everyone benefits ~ the organization, the employees and those you serve.

We use a variety of assessments and coaching approaches to help you and your employees gain personal and team skills that help you fulfill your organization’s purpose. Our goal is to support you in building a culture where people truly believe and live “together we are more.” At the core, this means building trusting relationships where people feel safe to express themselves and at the same time have a genuine interest in listening to others.

Knowing that "how people feel is how they engage", a core part of our work focuses on emotional intelligence as the foundation of healthy relationships. As Peter Drucker, one of the early pioneers in management and leadership said, “Success at work and in life is due to 15% technical skills and 85% people skills.” People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Our goal is to help you engage in meaningful conversations where you can discover your best solutions and innovations. We want to help you move beyond any habits of thinking and behaving that might inhibit your success and turn your conversations and relationships into catalysts for unleashing talents that build your positive reputation among those you serve.

About the Everything DiSC Resources
A Client's Story and Testimonial


  • Effective Communication ~ The Lifeblood of an Organization

    Effective communication means people are connecting with one another in sharing information and ideas. When people are left out of the loop, effectiveness, morale and relationships can suffer. Often this breakdown occurs at a basic level of people having different styles of communication. HOW we communicate can either invite people to tune into our conversations or tune us out.

    The Everything DiSC Workplace Profile® is one of our resources for helping people build bridges of understanding that promote appreciation of how people approach their work as well as discovering insights for optimizing the talents of your team. Each team member receives personalized strategies for adapting his/her communication in a way that positively impacts collaboration in achieving your desired outcomes.


    Intro to Everything DiSC Workplace® & more
  • For Managers and Supervisors - Building Employee Engagement and Retention

    Time and again we hear that employees don't leave companies, they leave their managers because they do not feel valued or understood. So what tools are we giving managers and supervisors for their critical roles of helping their employees succeed?

    Everything DiSC Management® is a key that opens the door for managers and supervisors to understand their roles as mentors and coaches. It provides personalized insights for creating a culture where each employee's work behaviors and priorities are taken into consideration to help them contribute their talents to serving your customers. This practical resource presents information and tips for the everyday essentials in operating your business ~ delegating, directing, providing a motivational environment and developing employees. Employees who feel they can grow will stay with an organization and not be tempted by the next incremental raise in pay. Help your leaders become your Staff Retention Champions!


    Intro Everything DiSC® Management & more
  • The Work of Leaders - Champions of Vision, Alignment and Execution

    Memorable leaders are those people who inspire us to do our best because they help us craft visions that expand our imaginations. They build alignment around those visions so that we believe in and care about the vision. And they stay with us throughout the journey offering the feedback and coaching to keep us on track for achieving our goals.

    What are the best practices that create these experiences and resonance among employees that make the powerful difference between mediocre, perhaps even good leaders and our memorable leaders? The Work of Leaders book published in 2013 provides the research and stories of people who are leading their teams to greatness. The Work of Leaders Profile® provides a wealth of information for developing skills in crafting a vision, building alignment around that vision and championing execution of the vision along with coaching tips for individuals and leadership teams in creating cultures of innovation and success.


    Into - The Work of Leaders & more
  • Productive Conflict – A Catalyst for Unleashing Talent and Innovation

    Just the word, conflict, can bring up unsettling responses for people from fight to flight to freeze. When we have misunderstandings with even our closest companions, addressing those differences can be very uncomfortable, which is why we call it conflict. It feels like we are on opposing sides that could interfere with our hopes, dreams, desires, goals and relationships.

    The truth is as human beings living and working together, we are bound to disagree on some things. If we can find ways to talk about them productively, we can build better understanding, AND discover innovative solutions as we explore our differences with genuine interest.

    The Productive Conflict Profile® lays the groundwork for meaningful conversations by helping us see how our stress in conflict can create mindsets and behaviors that destroy relationships. It then guides us through making healthy choices for achieving understanding and resolution. As we build our skills, Conflicts can be Productive!


    Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict & more
  • The Art of Positive Influence ~ Selling as the Path to Helping Others Succeed

    The Everything DiSC Sales Profile® used in this workshop is a hidden gem. For many people, the word "sales" is a turn-off as we think of people who seem to want to push their products on us using approaches that make us want to run for cover. They seem only interested in the sale.

    The truth is that many of the things we enjoy in life can be attributed to working with a person who genuinely understood our needs, knew how we like to make decisions and then served as our guide in finding those things that fulfilled our interests. That is how we define sales excellence and see it as an art where these people can have a positive influence on our lives.

    Every person who has ever tried to influence a person to his or her way of thinking is actually in sales. We use the Everything DiSC Sales Profile® to help you develop your inner artist where you know your strengths and challenges and can adapt your approach in a way that builds satisfied and loyal customers.


    Intro - Everything DiSC® Sales & More
  • 363 for Leaders® - A 360 Resource for Coaching and Career Growth

    Reflective leadership where we step back to understand the impact we are having in promoting successful outcomes for our colleagues, customers and organization is a key practice of great leaders. That practice is even more helpful if we have asked those we serve to tell us how we are doing and where we might improve. Those conversations can be awkward, especially if we are not sure exactly what to ask.

    That is where the development of 360 instruments entered the workplace to help gather this information for us. However, the nature of the instrument and how it is used can either promote a culture where people see this as an opportunity for growth or they avoid it out of a fear of what it might say.

    Wiley's 363 for Leaders® is our preferred coaching resource as it not only presents the feedback in proactive ways, it emphasizes both strengths and challenges while removing some of the elements people may dread. Why 363? At a glance, you will know your 3 top growth priorities.

  • The CL.E.A.R. Responsibilities of Leadership© - Building Clarity, Confidence and Competence

    “The CL.E.A.R. Responsibilities of Leadership”© is a practical guide for supervisors and managers in providing the four key elements that promote employee engagement, satisfaction and retention. The challenge of staff retention rides on the shoulders of your leaders. When CL.E.A.R. becomes your cultural brand, everyone benefits – managers, employees, clients and the entire organization.

    Being CL.E.A.R. means providing “Clear Expectations” as the foundation for accomplishing all tasks and goals, “Empowerment” that develops ownership of the work, “Accountability” that shows genuine interest in helping employees succeed while ensuring desired outcomes are accomplished and “Recognition” that expresses gratitude for employee contributions in a way that reinforces the behaviors and mindsets that create your cultural brand.

    If you are looking to become a best place to work, consider CL.E.A.R. as your compass for
    building employee and organizational success.

  • Up Your Maslow ~ Helping People Navigate Change©

    Change happens all of the time. It has been accurately said the only real constant in our lives is change. Yet, change can be extremely difficult because it alters our personal compass points. All of the things we have used as our reference points to feel safe, confident and competent in knowing what we are doing have shifted. Even minor shifts can disorient us.

    Navigating change is a journey from fear and doubt to confidence and trust. In essence, it is the human side of change that makes the ultimate difference in how well an organization with all of its systems, operations, programs and marketing can remain viable and vital into the future.

    In our workshop, we incorporate Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to provide insights and action steps for leaders to help their employees move from survival to belonging to becoming valuable contributors to an organizations ongoing growth and development.

  • Emotional Intelligence - Essential Skills for Leadership

    Our emotional intelligence (EI) impacts how we see ourselves, what we notice and think about others and what we do with that awareness that either creates resonance and harmony or dissonance and distrust. According to Goleman in Emotional Intelligence – Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, “EI is the response factor that determines how we use our intellectual capacities and talents. It encompasses the needs, drives, and values that guide all overt behavior.”

    Research shows our level of EI is the primary indicator of our success in our families, our work and our communities. It begins with an awareness of our own feelings, managing those feelings appropriately, noticing and having empathy for the feelings of others and then being a supportive, caring person in our relationships. Without those qualities, relationships are not sustainable.

    The good news - unlike IQ, EQ can be developed and improved with mindful attention and experiential learning. Please call us for more information

  • Talking So People Will Listen and Listening So People Will Talk

    Genuine listening that creates real value in our relationships and outcomes is a skill that goes beyond the practices of active listening. Listening may seem like a passive act, however the way we listen promotes either trust or distrust in others that leads to how willing and interested people are in working with us. When you reflect upon any of your quality relationships, both professional and personal, feeling cared about and understood are key.

    In this workshop, we incorporate the Personal Listening Profile® to understand our habits of listening, our preferences in what we listen for in conversations and how to adapt our listening styles to meet the needs of the situation and the communication interests of our colleagues. The Team Listening Profile provides insights regarding the listening styles of the entire team and how that can impact your team’s effectiveness within the team and beyond. Genuine listening is good business.

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
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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

  • 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
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Workplace Certification


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Featured Skills

  • Creating healthy workplaces where people WANT to Work.
  • Retreat and Meeting Facilitation
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Creating Cohesive Teams as Your Competitive Advantage
  • Organizational Development
  • Coaching for Facilitators and Consultants


  • Certified and the research and application of Everything DiSC Workplace®
  • An experienced facilitator and resource for all Everything DiSC® Resources
  • Authorized to provide all Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® Products and Services
  • Successfully completed Facilitator Training and Exam
  • Completed training in the research, application and delivery of PXT Select ™ Resources
  • Authorized to provide all PXT Select Products and Services