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About Us

Vicki Simmons - President & Founder, Advantage Center Consulting
Vicki Simmons - Founder & President, Advantage Center Consulting

Vicki Simmons is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds certifications in Life Coaching, Leadership Development Coaching, Team Development, Ropes Course Low Elements, The Daring WayTM, Everything DiSCTM, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive TeamTM and Anger Management Facilitation. She has been in practice as a Woman Owned Business since 1988 and a Texas HUB since 2002. For over 25 years Vicki has had the privilege of working with individuals, businesses, organizations, for profit and non- profit institutions. She is passionate about her work and believes that organizations can create environments where people want to come to work and are passionate about what they do.

Her strengths are in creating programs of lasting value utilizing her supervisory, coaching, and leadership skills. In 1988 she founded her company, Vicki Simmons, LCSW, in order to provide training, consulting, coaching and therapy services to individuals, businesses and organizations. In 1996 she renamed her company, Advantage Center Consulting. With specializations in peak performance and communication she has designed programs that build foundations for mastery in the areas of team development, effective management and leadership skills, stress and time management and change management.

Vicki began her career as a psychotherapist and was regularly asked to provide programs to businesses for stress management, time management, conflict management and mediation. Over the past 25 plus years, Vicki has grown her business through listening to her client’s needs and developing programs or advancing their existing programs to help organizations grow and develop their people. Some of the programs that Vicki offers includes the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive TeamTM, Integro Institute's Leadership Development ProcessTM, Leadership Coaching ProcessTM, and Customer Focused CultureTM programs. She incorporates profiles and learning assessments such as DiSCTM, MBTI, Firo-B, The Birkman Method and Trust Inside AssessmentsTM into many of the programs she offers.

An entrepreneurial spirit has kept Vicki on the leading edge of services and programs. She believes that learning is a choice and she chooses daily to engage with people who share a passion for personal growth and relationship growth, building better workplaces.

Solutions

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Behavioral Styles-based

    Based on the work of Patrick Lencioni’s international best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® Powered by Everything DiSC® helps teams apply The Five Behaviors™ model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results to drive team effectiveness and productivity. The program uses Everything DiSC, a tool that helps build effective team communication and relationships, to help participants understand their individual DiSC® style and discover how each style brings value to the team.


    The program includes:

    - Flexible Facilitation: 7 modules with over 40 minutes of video and annotated facilitator reports.
    - Choose the One-Day Facilitation Program or Three-Day Facilitation Program
    - Individual Profiles, participant handouts, take-away cards and activities
    - Podcasts, online resources, and a research report
    - Progress Reports and an Annotated Team Report for the Facilitator

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Personality-based

    Based on the work of Patrick Lencioni’s international best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Powered by All Types™ helps teams achieve greater effectiveness and productivity and understand how individual personalities and preferences contribute to the team’s overall success.

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Powered by All Types is designed exclusively for teams within organizations that apply tools based on Jung’s theory of psychological types, like the MBTI instrument[1], as their preferred indicator of personality. This program creates a learning experience that helps teams understand how they score on the components of The Five Behaviors model: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results, and discover how each individual’s unique personality type brings value to the team.

    Building a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge.

Facilitator Accreditation

Choose a workplace personality assessment:

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by Everything DiSC®

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

  • November 06 – December 11, 2018

    Tuesday live sessions begin November 13, 2018 at 1 PM 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

Showcases

Be my guest at The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team showcase. Take an in-depth look into the program’s organizational impact and experience activities from the program. You’ll also receive an ebook of The Five Dysfunctions of Team. Select a city below to learn more.
 

Featured Skills

  • Team Development
  • Effective Management and Leadership Skills
  • Communication
  • Stress and Time Management
  • Peak Performance
  • Change Management
  • Coaching
  • 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

  • Authorized Partner - The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • Authorized Partner - Everything DiSC
  • Women's Business Enterprise Alliance