Inspiring People with Practical Solutions for Positive Change

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About Us

Inspiring Solutions Team
Meet our inspiring team: Michele Matt, CSP, Stephanie Stranko, Dana Annear

Today’s businesses require both strategic leaders and motivated employees. They need hands-on tools and simple strategies to address complex situations. Since 1984, Michele Matt, CSP has inspired thousands of people each year throughout the world…providing them with practical solutions for positive change – to get R.E.A.L. through Results, Engagement, Accountability and Leadership.

Since 1991, Inspiring Solutions has been an award winning Authorized Partner with Wiley Publishing to bring you The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, DiSC® Classic, Everything DiSC® and many more products Wiley has to offer. Professional speaker, corporate consultant, and bestselling author Michele Matt is a dynamic and highly effective presenter. Since 1989, Michele has specialized in the healthcare, insurance, banking and a variety of service industries.

She has provided leadership for the National Speakers Association and the Association for Talent Development. Michele is a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation earned by fewer than 10% of professional speakers worldwide.

Stephanie has been working with Inspiring Solutions behind the scenes since 2012. In 2016, Stephanie took on the full-time role of Solutions Specialist with Inspiring Solutions. Stephanie is a Certified Facilitator of Everything DiSC and Everything DiSC Workplace.

In 2016, Dana Annear became as a Solutions Specialist with Inspiring Solutions, she has a strong desire to make a positive impact on people and their lives. Dana is a Certified Facilitator for Everything DiSC and Everything DiSC Workplace.

For the past 25 years, Dana has focused her career on exceptional customer service and marketing.

Testimonials for Inspiring Solutions

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team training made me award of my behaviors and how others perceive them and has allowed me to take that into consideration before conveying my thoughts or opinions.

    Exec Dir - Holton Community Hospital
  • Your confidence in your presentation of the Service Excellence material was empowering not only in encouraging a positive attitude, but also in presenting the material to colleagues in the near future.

    --Beaufort Memorial Hospital
  • We want to thank you for presenting at Summit! You were very engaging with the audience and delivered a great message. I know these things take time and energy so it was greatly appreciated, and wonderful to have you here. Thanks for contributing to a fun day for NAWBO.

    --NAWBO Women’s Summit
  • “I have engaged the professional services of Michele Matt over the past several months to provide guidance and support for our ongoing efforts to enhance employee engagement, reduce clinical turnover, and improve the patient experience in our 15 hospitals located in North Florida and South Georgia. Michele’s depth of knowledge of the healthcare ind

    Ric Shriver, SPHRHospital Corporation of America
  • I have known and worked with Michele for almost 15 years. Her expertise on workplace attitudes (and how to positively deal with them) has really helped me over the years. I give her “Attitude: The Choice is Yours” book out to colleagues and clients all of the time. Thanks for keeping us positive!

    Jon G.Sollah Interactive

Solutions

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ - Keynote or Training

    How do you help your team do better? Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preference to form a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge – for individuals, the team and the organization. This process is as unique as your own team. It’s an assessment-based learning experience grounded in the model described in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, an internationally best-selling leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni. Through this program, participants will learn how, as a team, they score on the key components of the model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Additionally, the program is powered by Everything DiSC®, a model that helps individuals to understand themselves and others better. Using these results, participants will be able to create a better, stronger team.

  • Everything DiSC® Profiles – Training

    Everything DiSC® profiles use the third-generation of the DiSC® assessment - a research-validating learning model - to create a highly personalized learner experience. Each profile is topic-specific, with in-depth information, including tips, strategies, and action plans to help learners become more effective. All Everything DiSC profiles include access to unlimited free follow-up reports. Everything DiSC helps you build more effective working relationships based on an understanding of different behavioral styles. Each topic platform comes with it's own customized facilitation program.
    - Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders
    - Everything DiSC® Management
    - Everything DiSC® Sales
    - Everything DiSC Workplace®
    - Everything DiSC Work of Leaders®

  • Let's F.A.C.E. it: You Are in $ales - Training or Keynote

    Are you in sales? Regardless of your position, everyone is in sales. You sell yourself, you sell your ideas, and you sell your company’s brand and products. This customer-focused sales training program is appropriate for face-to-face as well as over-the-phone situations with customers.
    During this program, you will learn how to:
    • Understand your DiSC® style
    • Recognize and understand customer buying styles
    • Adapt your sales style to your customer’s buying style

    Each participant will complete the NEW Everything DiSC Sales Profile® to learn how to connect better with customers based upon these eight priorities and preferences:
    • Action
    • Enthusiasm
    • Relationships
    • Sincerity
    • Dependability
    • Quality
    • Competency
    • Results

  • Taking Time to Manage Your Time - Keynote or Training

    Too much to do and not enough time to get it all done? Basic to managing individual and organizational performance, setting priorities and managing time effectively is key. This program develops a strategy designed to address individual needs for meeting the daily challenge of managing professional and personal responsibilities.
    After participating in this program, you will be able to:
    • Discover your time management strengths
    • Develop new skills for improved performance and efficiency
    • Focus on your priorities
    • Increase your productivity at work and at home
    • Get more done with less stress

    AGENDA:
    Using the Time Mastery Profile®, this program provides people with practical tools and techniques for getting more done with less stress. Program explores over 125 strategies to improve your use of:
    • Attitudes
    • Interruptions
    • Goals
    • Meetings
    • Priorities
    • Paperwork
    • Analyzing
    • Delegation
    • Planning
    • Procrastination
    • Scheduling
    • Time teamwork

  • Staying Positive in a Negative World - Keynote or Training

    It is believed that your ATTITUDE, not your APTITUDE, determines your ALTITUDE in life. Experience an inspiring program that has delighted audiences throughout the country. By participating in this program, you will discover how influential your attitude is to your happiness, success, and the results you get on the job, in your career, and with other people at work and at home.

    After participating in this dynamic program, you will be able to:
    • Appreciate and enjoy the benefits of a positive attitude
    • Analyze how good, bad, and ugly attitudes are communicated
    • Adjust your attitude using five “attitude adjustment” techniques
    • Maintain a positive attitude in a “negative” environment

    Agenda
    • Attitude Awareness – How does your attitude impact your life?
    • Attitude Analysis – How are attitudes communicated?
    • 5 Attitude Adjustments – How can you eliminate “stinkin thinkin’?
    • 5 Attitude Maintenance Strategies – How can you stay positive in a negative world

  • Strategic Planning Pro-treat – Consultation

    A recent Gallup Poll survey sited U.S. executives consistently spend 39% of their time strategic thinking and planning. Strategic planning challenges leaders to learn from the past and assess current situations to plan for future success. During our pro-treat, leaders within an organization participate in an organized process to make decisions on strategies for moving forward and operating pro-actively for future success. To help with the successful implementation of the plan, quarterly reviews are held to discuss progress and results made on achieving the organization’s goals.

  • Inspirational Leadership Series – Consultation

    This highly participative, leader-centered curriculum provides a solid, consistent set of essential skills to engage and inspire today’s workforce, while managing a culture for Service Excellence. Each training module is four hours of instructor-led education along with pre-work and assignments to transfer the application of the knowledge to their immediate position. This certification will develop and enhance the effectiveness of both new and experienced leaders while strengthening the overall leadership team.

  • Bad Apples™: Coaching Difficult People & Attitudes - Keynote or Training

    Are you working with, serving, or even living with someone who has a bad attitude? Like the cliché “One bad apple spoils the whole bunch”, one person with a bad attitude can have a negative impact on the entire team! Just being around someone who complains, whines, or just doesn’t do or say anything can cause people to feel frustrated, angry, or even helpless. In fact, studies show that 68% of people (employees and customers) quit or leave a company because of one employee’s bad attitude. Bad attitudes in the workplace can deteriorate morale, lower productivity, and increase costs. It doesn’t take much for a co-worker, manager, or customer to feel the negative effects from someone with a bad attitude.

  • PXT Select™: Hiring Made Simpler & Smarter - Consultation

    Employee selection is the process of placing the right person in the right job by matching organization requirements with the skills and qualification of candidates. There are many factors to consider when hiring someone, and there’s a lot at stake. Thus, many organizations take the selection process very seriously. Using the latest innovations in assessment technology, PXT Select™ takes hiring and development to the next level. Combining 20 years of research with cutting-edge computer adaptive testing, PXT Select gives you a meaningful edge to hire the right candidates.
    Gain an understanding of how the comprehensive PXT Select assessment:
    • Fills the gap between the resume and interview.
    • Equips organizations with actionable data to interview better and hire smarter.
    • Gives a clearer picture of the ways candidates’ thinking style, behaviors, and interests impact success.
    • Uses an innovative suite of reports for selection, onboarding, coaching, and team development.

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

  • 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

  • Leadership Development
  • Team Development
  • Sales & Customer Service Training
  • Attitude Awareness & Improvement
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Employee Hiring and Coaching
  • Strategic Planning
  • Attitude in the Workplace Certification
  • Inspiring People
  • 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

  • Five Behaviors Logo
  • PXT Select Auth Partner
  • Everything DiSC Auth Partner
  • Based upon Attitude: The Choice is Yours book
  • ATD Member
  • CSP - Certified Speaking Professional