Team Insights

Beaver Creek/Vail Destination Team 2022

Updated April 26, 2022

Team DISC

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Extrovert
People
Introvert
Task

Decisiveness

How team members tend to approach problems and make decisions

Higher D Styles

Tend to solve new problems very quickly and assertively. They take an active and direct approach to obtaining results. The key here is new problems such as those that are unprecedented or haven't happened before. There may also be an element of risk in taking the wrong approach or developing an incorrect solution, but those with a High D score are willing to take those risks, even if they may be incorrect.

Lower D Styles

Tend to solve new problems in a more deliberate, controlled, and organized manner. Again, the key here is new and unprecedented problems. The Lower D style will solve routine problems very quickly because the outcomes are already known. But, when the outcomes are unknown and the problem is an uncertain one, the Lower D style will approach the new problem in a calculated and deliberate manner by thinking things through very carefully before acting.

Interactivity

How team members tend approach to interacting with people and display of emotions

Higher I Styles

Tend to meet new people in an outgoing, gregarious, and socially assertive manner. The key here is new people whom one hasn't met before. Many other styles are talkative, but more so with people that they've known for some time. The Higher I scores are talkative, interactive and open even with people whom they have just initially met. People scoring in this range may also be a bit impulsive. Generally speaking, those with the Higher I scores are generally talkative and outgoing.

Lower I Styles

Tend to meet new people in a more controlled, quiet and reserved manner. Here's where the key word "new people" enters the equation. Those with Lower I scores are talkative with their friends and close associates, but tend to be more reserved with people they've just recently met. They tend to place a premium on the control of emotions, and approach new relationships with a more reflective approach than an emotional one.

Stability

How team members tend to approach the pace of the work environment

Higher S Styles

Tend to prefer a more controlled, deliberative and predictable environment. They place a premium on security of a work situation and disciplined behavior. They also tend to show a sense of loyalty to a team or organization, and as a result, may have a greater longevity or tenure in a position than some other styles. They have an excellent listening style and are very patient coaches and teachers for others on the team.

Lower S Styles

Tend to prefer a more flexible, dynamic, unstructured work environment. They value freedom of expression and the ability to change quickly from one activity to another. They tend to become bored with the same routine that brings security to the Higher S traits. As a result, they will seek opportunities and outlets for their high sense of urgency and high activity levels, as they have a preference for spontaneity.

Cautiousness

How team members tend to approach standards, procedures, and expectations

Higher C Styles

Tend to adhere to rules, standards, procedures, and protocol set by those in authority whom they respect. They like things to be done the right way according to the operating manual. "Rules are made to be followed" is an appropriate motto for those with higher C scores. They have some of the highest quality control interests of any of the styles and frequently wish others would do the same.

Lower C Styles

Tend to operate more independently from the rules and standard operating procedures. They tend to be bottom-line oriented. If they find an easier way to do something, they'll do it by developing a variety of strategies as situations demand. To the Lower C scores, rules are only guidelines, and may be bent or broken as necessary to obtain results.

Team Values

Very Low Low Average High Very High
Aesthetic balance, harmony and form
Economic economic or practical returns
Individualistic stand out as independent and unique
Political be in control or have influence
Altruist humanitarian efforts or to help others altruistically
Regulatory establish order, routine and structure
Theoretical knowledge, learning and understanding

Alyssa Pritchard

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Alyssa Pritchard:

  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Alyssa Pritchard:

  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.

Andreas Ford

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Andreas Ford:

  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Andreas Ford:

  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.

Ashley Rasnick

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
LowTheoretical Less concerned with the big picture or knowledge for knowledge sake.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Ashley Rasnick:

  • Get to the point quickly and don't ramble.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Don't get off the track and talk about other issues or items.
  • When agreeing, support the ideas and potential results, not the person.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ashley Rasnick:

  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on anyone personally.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with the team or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.

Beth Robinson

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Beth Robinson:

  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Beth Robinson:

  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.

Delaney Hendrix

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Delaney Hendrix:

  • Get to the point quickly and don't ramble.
  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Don't get off the track and talk about other issues or items.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • When disagreeing, take issue with the methods or procedures, not with the person.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Delaney Hendrix:

  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on anyone personally.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.
  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.

Devon Turnbull

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Devon Turnbull:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Devon Turnbull:

  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't be dogmatic.

Emily Mackson

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Emily Mackson:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Emily Mackson:

  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't legislate or issue edicts.

Eric Stevens

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Eric Stevens:

  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some agreed upon action steps for all involved.
  • Use the words of the discussion to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Do your homework and be prepared with goals, objectives, support materials, etc., but don't plan on using all of them. Have the material with you as support.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Eric Stevens:

  • Avoid being overly task oriented.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't be aloof, cold, or seem disinterested.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't be dogmatic or authoritarian.
  • Don't legislate or dictate goals or activities.

Harrison Fleecs

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Harrison Fleecs:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Harrison Fleecs:

  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.

Jessica Geiger

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Jessica Geiger :

  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jessica Geiger :

  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.

Jody Della Donna

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Jody Della Donna:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jody Della Donna:

  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.

Kathie Michelin

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
Very LowTheoretical Doesn't get bogged down in details and minutia.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Kathie Michelin:

  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Take your time to be precise and thorough.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the project.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kathie Michelin:

  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.

Katie Morris

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Katie Morris:

  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Katie Morris:

  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't push too hard.

Kaylee Liddle

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Kaylee Liddle:

  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kaylee Liddle:

  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't legislate.

Kristin Turner

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Kristin Turner:

  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kristin Turner:

  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position; provide some time to warm up to the ideas and for mutual ownership.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.

Kurt Johnson

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Kurt Johnson:

  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be prepared to handle some objections.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with agreed upon action steps for all involved.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kurt Johnson:

  • Don't 'dream' too much with Kurt or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • When agreeing, don't reinforce with "I'm with you, Kurt."
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.

Lia Byram

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Lia Byram:

  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Lia Byram:

  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.

Meghan Del Sole

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Meghan Del Sole:

  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Meghan Del Sole:

  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.

Nicole Tisma

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Nicole Tisma:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Nicole Tisma:

  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.

Ryan McNamara

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Ryan McNamara:

  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ryan McNamara:

  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.

Vicki Shook

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Vicki Shook:

  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Vicki Shook:

  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.

Victoria Sabates

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Victoria Sabates:

  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Victoria Sabates:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt in your delivery.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position; provide some time to warm up to the ideas and for mutual ownership.
  • Don't legislate or issue edicts.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.