The DISC Assessment is one of the tools I use to guide clients toward conflict resolution. Last year, I added that certification to my mediation certifications and began incorporating it into my services. Since so many people around me are struggling to navigate the constant changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, I decided to offer several of these for free and see if it will help cause some breakthroughs in everything from job searches and financial management to work from home and relationship management.
What is the DISC Assessment?
The DISC Assessment is a personality test. It is not the only one. You might have heard of or taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator questionnaire, the Enneagram test, or any number of these. I have taken many of them and always gain new insight to help me through a challenge, but I use the DISC Assessment because it is relatively easy for clients to understand and apply immediately. We discuss how the assessment–like all assessments–simply gives some guidance about how a person might respond to certain situations. As a lawyer, mediator, and coach, I am well aware that no one’s actions align 100% with their personality types. I also remind clients that people are always growing and changing. Nevertheless, the assessment determines which of four personality types is the default for an individual:
- Dominant – Process-focused; highly driven
- Influential – People-focused; very social
- Steady – People-focused; deeply supportive
- Conscientious – Process-focused; detail-oriented
How Can the DISC Assessment Benefit You?
I used DISC Assessments when parties to mediation exhibit interest in maintaining and improving their relationship. Each person completes the assessment, which I review with them privately. With their consent, we can also discuss how personality traits, deepest fears, and default stress behaviors might be driving the conflict(s) they came to me to resolve. This can be especially helpful in: a) employment, b) business, and c) creative projects.
The DISC Assessment is part of the Eaglet Coaching Package I offer through Author Dan Miller’s 48 Days Eagles Community. I like the insights it brings clients in a variety of life areas, so I incorporate it wherever I see a potential benefit to a client, colleague, or loved one. For example, I offered the assessment to a small business owner whose sales had plateaued. She discovered she had High C tendencies, and her perfectionism was keeping her from launching the products she really wanted to sell. Similarly, an employer whose employees were unreliable and sometimes hostile is learning to manage his High S tendencies, which have him being so supportive that he is often taken advantage of.
How Can You Get Your DISC Assessment?
If I sent you a coupon, I will be following up with you. Something I learned through my own DISC Assessment is that I am a SCI, or a blend of all the personalities, except dominant. I focus on people first. Although I am driven, and I love good processes, I have wasted a lot of time and money on mass marketing that doesn’t work with my personality. I prefer fewer and deeper connections. So, I will be contacting you individually. However, I also respect your time and preferences. I promise to only give you the information you need and a gentle nudge, in case you’re interested but too busy to take advantage of the assessment right now.
If you were not one of the 30 people who got coupons, you can get your DISC Assessment and review with me in one of three ways:
- Schedule a mediation ($750.00 to $1,200.00)
- Purchase the Eaglet Coaching Package ($250.00)
- Request a coaching session ($300.00)
Nance L. Schick, Esq., is a workplace attorney, ethno-religious mediator, and conflict resolution coach based in New York City. Her goal is to keep you out of court and build your conflict resolution skills so everyone has a better work experience. She helps managers and business owners have empowering conversations about emotionally-charged issues such as gender, race, religion, and disability. She is creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, author of DIY Conflict Resolution, and an award-winning entrepreneur acknowledged by Super Lawyers (ADR, 2018 & 2019), the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Finalist, Best for NYC 2015 & 2016), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards).