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DISCy Chicks

Cindy Jacoby and Martha Forlines

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We are two chicks that focus our business around the DISC communications assessment in the workplace for coaching, hiring, teaming, personal development and more. We want to teach YOU to understand the benefits of using DISC in your workplace too.
 
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Show notes: Title - Welcome Sunny Dellinger with the Better Business Bureau of Metro Atlanta Sunny is the Director, Administrative Services with the BBB. Cindy has been working with Sunny to train all of their employees in DISC Behaviors and Driving Forces during the pandemic. Listen as Sunny shares how they have invested in their employees with th…
 
DISC Behaviors assessment measures how you show up and the Driving Forces (your motivators) measure why you do what you do. So how do each of the behavior styles demonstrate their primary Driving Forces? Listen up as the DISCy Chicks walk you through six of the Driving forces through the eyes of the dominant, influence, steady and compliant styles.…
 
The DISCy Chicks re-introduce Driving Forces to demonstrate the power of speaking to your employees' primary motivators. What does this mean? When your employees exceed your expectations on projects or unexpected crises, you want to immediately reinforce these results. Using the language of their primary driving forces is a powerful tool to accompl…
 
The DISCy Chicks wrap up this four part series tailor made for those of you with a high compliant behavior style! How do you get along with a high dominant, influence, steady and another high compliant? We take you through the behavior style match score and share tips of how you can best get along with all the styles that are different from your ow…
 
Cindy and Martha continue the Playbook series...this time for the "steady" behavior style or High S. Listen and learn about the behavior style match between the steady style and the dominant, the influence and the compliant styles! How boring would it be if we all behaved exactly the same?? All four styles are unique and get along with each other d…
 
This week's podcast takes on the high influence style as it applies to how they get along with styles different from them! What is their behavior style match with the other three predominant styles? With their fast pace, gregarious, fun way of being, the other three styles have very different responses to the high influence behavior style. Remember…
 
The DISCy Chicks break down the dominant style as it applies to how they get along with styles different from them! We refer to this as behavior style matching or BSM. With their fast pace, decisive, results oriented ways, the other three styles have very different responses to the dominant behavior style. Remember we all adapt our behavior style a…
 
Did you know each primary DISC style has a primary emotion? Cindy and Martha will deepen your knowledge on the emotions for each DISC style in this episode of the DISCy Chicks! Yes, emotions are one of the most observable behaviors of DISC. The more important thing that they reveal is what is the "fear" behind each of these four emotions are. As le…
 
How to read others' nonverbal behaviors using your own power of observation The DISCy Chicks share tips on observing the behavior of others at work or out in the community to identify their predominant style. Take a few notes so you can test the recommendations shared in this podcast today at your next Zoom meeting or at the grocery store line. You…
 
The DISCy Chicks give you more to chew on as we dish out the details of the powerful strengths that EACH style brings to a team. You will discover how and why having all four styles on your team creates a rich environment for diverse thought for effective problem solving and decision making. For example, all four styles, the dominant, influence, st…
 
We're BACK from our summer break and ready to help you as employees begin reporting back into the office! Listen in as the DISCy Chicks talk about the "re-boarding" process ... what it is and why it's important to get it right. The Chicks have been helping their clients re-orient and re-engage their employees to return to the office. Some are excit…
 
Cindy and Martha continue the conversation about the last three Driving Force Domains of people, power and methodology. You'll learn the strengths of each motivator and those things to be more self-aware of that can negatively affect how you lead. So, the answer to the question again is yes...you can be very effective with any combination of the 12…
 
The DISCy Chicks hear this question quite often from their clients. Listen and learn as Cindy and Martha talk you through the first six driving forces in the context of leading others. You'll learn the strengths of each motivator and things to be mindful of that can negatively affect how you lead. So, the answer to the question is yes...you can be …
 
Listen to Adrienne's real life story about her me-me conflict To wrap up the month of May's DISC behavior me-me conflict topic, the DISCy Chicks have a special guest, Adrienne Johnston, owner of her own presentation design business. She has the DISC pattern of a high influence and high compliance, which certainly creates internal conflict for her o…
 
Listen up as the DISCy Chicks talk about the last DISC behavior "me-me" conflict behavior pattern...the Dominant & Steady primary style combination! Cindy and Martha rarely see this pattern in their coaching and consulting practices which is why they agreed this is the true unicorn profile out of the three patterns they have discussed this month! T…
 
Cindy and Martha continue the conversation about intrapersonal or Me-Me conflict for those of you that have the influence and compliant behavior style combination. The high influence style is all about relationships, being affirmed and influencing others, while the compliant style is all about data, information and seeking quality or better put per…
 
Listen and learn as the DISCy Chicks discuss a "me/me" conflict. Yep, there is such a thing. We're talking about intrapersonal conflict due to a DISC style that causes inner turmoil for you. Think about it...if your profile is a high dominant and a high compliant, the dominant style drives results, moves at a face pace and gets tasks done as quickl…
 
The answer is . . . YES! Any style can be an effective leader if the motivation is there! Listen in and hear about all four DISC styles's strengths and limitations, as it pertains to being an effective leader. The DISCy Chicks talk you through the high and the low styles for the dominant, influence, steady and compliant tendencies. Any leader with …
 
The DISCy Chicks dive back into the 12 Driving Forces and speak to the impact the pandemic has had on your motivators and what you can do to take care of yourself and your team members. Everyone's motivational profiles are so very different and when you don't get these needs met you can become disenchanted with your work or even in your personal li…
 
Just when you thought you knew everything! There are many misconceptions about the DISC assessment and our guest Stacy Axon sets the record straight. The DISCy Chicks welcome Stacy Axon, a business development consultant with TTISI (our assessment vendor) and also an entrepreneur with her own coaching and training business, Aspire and Thrive based …
 
Last week the DISCy Chicks gave you the low down on using DISC behavior style to communicate up to your boss to get what you need to be successful. This week they cover the same topic, but using the 12 Driving Forces, or motivators. Listen in as they discuss 8 of the driving forces and how to use them to connect most effectively with your manager r…
 
Listen in as DISCY Chicks Cindy and Martha share with you the best way to "communicate up" using DISC behavior styles. If your boss is a high dominant (results driven with a high sense of urgency) you will ask for that raise very differently than if she is a high compliant (detail oriented and analytical)! These are easy, practical tips for you to …
 
But I've never met this person! Listen up as Cindy and Martha help you interpret DISC styles from emails you receive from your customers, clients, employees and vendors! Yes, each DISC style has a distinct way of showing up in emails. The DISCy Chicks have too much fun sharing what to look out for as well as how to respond in kind to those all impo…
 
Subject: Another testimony to the power of DISC Behaviors and Driving Forces This week the DISCy Chicks bring you another guest, Christie Gribble, Executive Director at the Fannin County Development Authority in Blue Ridge, GA. Martha introduced Christie to the assessment solution with her employee Cady to figure out how they could work more effect…
 
Has COVID fatigue impacted the engagement of your employees? If so, listen as Cindy and Martha share the many ways assessments can unlock employee engagement! Here are the outcomes you can create within your own organization! 1. Communication is the foundation for building trust and engagement. Learning your own communication preferences and how ea…
 
We are delighted to welcome Diane Bogino to the mic for this week's DISCy Chicks Podcast. Little did we know that she has the notoriety of being the original “Eggplant Parmigiana” Mom. Diane has a unique life story that lead to her eventually becoming a successful entrepreneur and President of Performance Strategies Inc. She is another accomplished…
 
We were so happy that Buddy Hull, CEO of The Advisory Board in Atlanta, GA could join us for this DISCy Chicks Podcast! Buddy works with small business owners to improve their overall business performance, which of course includes managing employees and keeping them engaged on the job. He has used the DISC tool for many years and shared with us man…
 
Job benchmarking enables successful hiring and onboarding Join the DISCy Chicks now to hear how the job benchmarking process and assessments enable you to select perfect additions to your team! The data the Gap report gives to you makes that difference. Based on the job profile you and your subject matter experts created, a list of behavioral inter…
 
Cindy and Martha walk you through the benchmarking process in order to understand the value of two reports you can use to make your best hiring decisions. The first report is called the gap report, which compares your candidates' assessment results to the job profile report created from the benchmarking process. The report identifies where your can…
 
The DISCy Chicks admit that while DISC is our go-to assessment, we also use a companion assessment that beautifully complements the DISC behaviors assessment ...the 12 Driving Forces. This assessment measures a person's hidden drivers or what intrinsically motivates a person in life. Is it pursuit of knowledge, helping others, making money or one o…
 
Swim with the DISCy Chicks as we dive into the job benchmarking process. Together we cover step by step the benchmarking process using the DISC Behaviors and Driving Forces assessment. Below are the primary steps of the job benchmarking process: The Who? Human resources professionals Key executives in the business Hiring Managers Recruiting firms W…
 
We are delighted that Josh Hickock, CEO of Work Empowered was able to join us and share some of his career coaching secrets on how to get noticed and land the perfect job. Josh spent the first 15 years of his career as an executive recruiter in the banking and finance world. Eventually after years of feeling unfulfilled with that work, he decided t…
 
Avoiding Bad Hires in Your Business The DISCy Chicks understand the pain of miss-hiring! Listen in as they define a bad hire, why it happens and the hidden and not so hidden costs of hiring mistakes. They reveal the collateral damage these mistakes have on your business. Get the guide "1 assessment used 6 ways in hiring" This week's session is the …
 
A BIG Welcome 2021, The DISCy Chicks thank you for listening and learning about the DISC Behavior Style Assessment in 2020! They provided a recap of the top 3 most listened to podcasts from last year which were 1. Size Up Your Prospects With DISC, featuring our guest Cynthia Matheny. Cynthia claims that DISC was life changing for her while she was …
 
Learn and Apply DISC Watching Your Favorite TV Shows! Watching the characters in your favorite TV shows is a great way to practice identifying DISC styles. The DISCy Chicks changed things up a bit and came up with our favorite examples of DISC styles straight from our favorite TV shows and movies, Want to learn how to translate people's behavior us…
 
We all show stress in different ways. Understanding DISC can help you manage your own stress and the stress of your team members at work. Remember, DISC is the science of observable behavior. If you want to better understand your stress and how you impact your staff (for better or worse) tune in as the DISCy Chicks reveal the primary stressors for …
 
The DISCy Chicks are excited to present Holly Firestine, Chief People Officer at Ethos Veterinary Health as our guest this week. Ethos operates a national network of emergency and specialty animal hospitals in 25 locations in the U.S. Holly’s early business experience was in operations. She gravitated over time to the people side of the business in…
 
"For me, the introduction to DISC was life changing!" Cynthia Matheny The DISCy Chicks wrap up their Selling with DISC series with special guest Cynthia Matheny, president and founder of The Inspired Mind. In her early career, Cynthia was exposed to DISC while working in the real estate business. Her company used DISC in the hiring process for job …
 
Selling is the life blood of any company and COVID has drastically changed the sales environment. The DISCy Chicks interview CEO of Growth Dynamics and sales training expert Ty Swain. Listen-in, as Ty shares the trends he has encountered transforming sales teams making major adjustments in order to sell through a pandemic. Ty answers questions like…
 
September is for Selling!! The DISCy Chicks look at behavior style matching (BSM) when it comes to sales. Did you know that each type of sales professional will naturally be able to sell more easily to certain types of prospects. What about the other types? You could be leaving money on the table if you don't know how to adjust your approach to dif…
 
The DISCy Chicks have set aside September for Selling with DISC. All our casts this month with feature how to use DISC as a selling tool. Today's guest on the DISCy Chicks Podcast is Dave Molenda- entrepreneur, author, coach, mentor and master sales professional and is the founder of Positive Polarity. Dave shares his secrets to selling using the s…
 
Ever notice your DISC report contains two graphs- Your Natural Style and your Adapted Style? Adapted Style is how you behave at work when you feel you need to adjust your communication style to fit the environment. Take our free assessment (DISCy Chicks Podcast on FaceBook), pop some corn, and follow along as we go through each factor. Look and see…
 
The DISCy Chicks talk about our favorite version of the DISC assessment- and believe us, there are many! We introduce you to our hero and favorite psychologist/professor, William Marston to show you how all of this got started. Yes, Marston established the principles of the DISC behavioral dimensions but that's not even what he is famous for. Liste…
 
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