Team Insights

Life’s Food South Carolina Team – April 21st

Updated November 3, 2021

Team DISC

D
I
S
C
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

Adriane Parsons

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.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
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.
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 Adriane Parsons:

  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Adriane Parsons:

  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.

Allen Johnson

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.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
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 Allen Johnson:

  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Allen Johnson:

  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't legislate.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.

Alyssa Byars

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.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
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.
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 Alyssa Byars:

  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Alyssa Byars:

  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • 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.

Amy Connaughton

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.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Amy Connaughton:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as they may not verbalize them.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Amy Connaughton:

  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't patronize or demean others by using incentives or subtlety.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • 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 and for mutual ownership.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.

Bethany Goodrich

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.
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.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
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 Bethany Goodrich:

  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Bethany Goodrich:

  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.

Blanche Jean Jusoy

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.
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.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Blanche Jean Jusoy:

  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Blanche Jean Jusoy:

  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.

Blesila Cinco

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.
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 Blesila Cinco:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Blesila Cinco:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.

Brandon Chapman

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.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
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.
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 Brandon Chapman:

  • Provide specifics about probability of success or effectiveness of options.
  • Begin with a brief but personal comment or icebreaker.
  • Support the results, not the person, if you agree.
  • Provide details of the problem or issue in writing.
  • Be clear, specific, brief, and to the point.
  • Watch carefully for early signs of disagreement or dissatisfaction.
  • Ask specific questions, preferably focusing on 'what' and 'how' issues to draw out his opinions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Brandon Chapman:

  • Don't force him to respond quickly to your objectives.
  • Don't pretend to be an expert if you are not.
  • Be disorganized.
  • Leave things open for interpretation.
  • Don't ask rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't patronize or demean.
  • Don't be demanding or domineering.

Caroline Allen

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
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.
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 Caroline Allen:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Caroline Allen:

  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • 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.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.

Casey Hardee

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.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
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 Casey Hardee:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Casey Hardee:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • 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 use quick manipulations of ideas.

Christina Cooney

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
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 Christina Cooney:

  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Christina Cooney:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.

Christopher Torbit

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.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
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.
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 Christopher Torbit:

  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Be prepared to handle some objections.
  • When disagreeing, take issue with the methods or procedures, not with the person.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Christopher Torbit:

  • Don't be casual, informal, or loud.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on others personally.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't be disorganized or confused.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.

Courtney Nash

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.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
Very LowPolitical Tend to be non-competitive and demonstrate a higher service orientation.
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 Courtney Nash:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Courtney Nash:

  • 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 be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't legislate or issue edicts.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.

Felicia Douglas

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 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.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Felicia Douglas:

  • Assure others that there won't be unexpected surprises.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to explore opinions.
  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the project.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Felicia Douglas:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't push too hard.

Gharrye Commander

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
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.
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 Gharrye Commander:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Gharrye Commander:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.

Isiaha McLeod

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.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
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.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Isiaha McLeod:

  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Show sincere interest in him as a person.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams, and goals.
  • Use his own words to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Isiaha McLeod:

  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't stick coldly to the business agenda.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't patronize or demean him by using incentives or subtlety.
  • Don't be curt, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.

Jennifer Sowinski

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
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 Jennifer Sowinski:

  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jennifer Sowinski:

  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.

Julia Geoghan

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
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 Julia Geoghan:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Join in and talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Julia Geoghan:

  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't be dogmatic.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.

Kelly Ervin

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.
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 Kelly Ervin:

  • Provide specifics about probability of success or effectiveness of options.
  • Stick to business, let Kelly decide if he wants to talk socially.
  • Support the results, not the person, if you agree.
  • Present your case logically and be efficient.
  • Be clear, specific, brief, and to the point.
  • Do your homework. Come prepared with objectives, requirements, and support materials in a well-organized package.
  • Ask specific questions, preferably focusing on 'what' and 'how' issues to draw out his opinions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kelly Ervin:

  • Don't force him to respond quickly to your objectives.
  • Don't come with a ready-made decision, and don't make it for him.
  • Be disorganized.
  • Don't over-direct or command.
  • Don't let disagreement reflect on him personally.
  • Don't ramble on or waste his time.
  • Don't ask rhetorical questions, or useless ones.

Kevin somoza

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.
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 Kevin somoza:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kevin somoza:

  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.

Marjorie Gumapac

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.
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 Marjorie Gumapac:

  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Marjorie Gumapac:

  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't be curt, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with her or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't make decisions for her.

Romelyn Lugod

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.
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.
Very LowTheoretical Doesn't get bogged down in details and minutia.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Romelyn Lugod:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Romelyn Lugod:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • 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 quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.

Rosela Brown

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
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 Rosela Brown:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Rosela Brown:

  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process until you have buy-in.

Skylar Curles

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
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 Skylar Curles:

  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Join in and talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Skylar Curles:

  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't be dogmatic.

Tiffany Smith

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.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
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 Tiffany Smith:

  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Provide options for others to express their opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some agreed upon action steps for all involved.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Tiffany Smith:

  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't be aloof, cold, or seem disinterested.
  • Don't be dogmatic or authoritarian.
  • Avoid being overly task oriented.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.

Troy Codero

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.
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.
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 Troy Codero:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • 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.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Troy Codero:

  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.

Tyler Endsley

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.
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.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Tyler Endsley:

  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Tyler Endsley:

  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.