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About Us

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Annie Kirschenmann, Accredited Facilitator 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

Are you here exploring how you can build a stronger team(s)? Help your leadership to be more effective? Create a healthier corporate culture?

Pat Lencioni has said that “Genuine teamwork remains as elusive as it has ever been”. Using The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, we help empower leaders / organizations to overcome workplace challenges and create positive, innovative change; with the ultimate aim of being cutting edge competitive in your industry.

A.K. A Coach and Company has been supporting the success of businesses like yours for almost 20 years. Our goal is to help organizations thrive by inspiring people to grow, stretch and express their full potential. We're all business about your bottom line - and we also love to have fun in the process, because that makes it easier to come to the office! 

Based in North Dakota and Orlando, FL, we work across North America and around the globe.

Your success is our business. You can do this. We can help.

M.S. Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy; Hunter College, NY, NY
Board Certified Coach: Specialty Executive/Corporate/Business/Leadership Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.,
Accredited Facilitator Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, Wiley,
B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, Magna Cum Laude, with Honors; including certificate from the University of London's Goldsmith's College and the Laban Centre
BC-DMT Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist; American Dance Therapy Association
NCC Nationally Certified Counselor; National Board for Certified Counselors
Certified Corporate Business Coach; Corporate Coach University,
Train the Trainer Certification; Peak Potentials Training
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certified Practitioner Peak Performance Corp & Eastern NLP Institute

Testimonials for A.K. A Coach And Company

  • Annie's presence simply ignites collaboration. Her inviting presentation and expert mix of content and experiential application evoke passion and purpose. I love her work!

    Kathlyn Hendricks, PH.D The Hendricks Institute, Author of Conscious Loving and Lasting Love
  • Coach Annie is an excellent teacher with loads of real world experience. She showed us in one day loads of very important information that will last a lifetime. I walked away from her class with a new perspective on my leadership abilities and where I needed to improve. Very highly recommended.

    Joey MarinoWhipple Auction and Realty, Inc.
  • In working with Annie, she introduced a concept that was completely new to me - structure that supports. When Annie brought this idea into our coaching, it was like a huge lightbulb went off...Annie brings amazing insight and tools into all that she does, both individual coaching as well as groups!

    Marilou Butcher RothOwner at The MBR Group/Group Realtors
  • MSU-Bottineau has had the opportunity to work with A.K. A Coach and Company, and its CEO, Annie... I have been impressed with the group’s thoroughness, knowledge base, timeliness, and customer focus. They delivered the quality product we needed when they said they would! Annie was named North Dakota’s Entrepreneur of the Year for good reason.

    Dr. Ken GroszCampus Dean, MSU Bottineau
  • Annie has a vibrant personality that skillfully kept us all attentive and on task. In addition, I was very impressed with her ability to assess questions on the spot with solutions that could be immediately utilized. Her seminar "Left Brain Meets Right Brain" in Business was engaging and very applicable to a wide range of business issues.

    JoDee Rasmusson, Executive DirectorJamestown Chamber of Commerce

Solutions

Facilitator Accreditation

Choose a workplace personality assessment:

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

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The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

  • July 11 – August 18, 2017

    Tuesday live sessions from 1:00-2:30 pm CT
  • October 12 – November 20, 2017

    Thursday live sessions from 1:00-2:30pm CT.
Take the next step!
Accreditation

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by All Types™

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

Take the next step!
Accreditation

Featured Skills

  • Team Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching and Development
  • Team Coaching
  • Leadership Presence and Brand
  • Change Management
  • Innovation
  • Communication
  • Strategy
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

    Five Behaviors
  • A productive, high functioning team
    • Establishes Trust between team members
    • Engages in Conflict around ideas
    • Commits to decisions
    • Holds team members Accountable
    • Focuses on achieving collective Results
    • Is more fun to be on!
    Five Behaviors
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

  • A productive, high functioning team

    Establishes Trust between team members Engages in Conflict around ideas Commits to decisions Holds team members Accountable Focuses on achieving collective Results Is more fun to be on!

Credentials

  • 5 Behaviors Accredited Facilitator
  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
  • Board Certified Coach: Executive / Corporate / Business / Leadership
  • Nationally Certified Counselor