Elevate Your Leadership Communication to Drive Performance
The DISC Leadership Kickstarter Program is perfect for leaders like you wanting to communicate more effectively with different personalities, eliminate frustrations, and achieve better results—on the fast track.
It’s easy to eliminate the stress and frustration of performance-related conversations, when you have the right tools to manage different personalities in the workplace effectively... including yours.
What Leaders Say About My Training
“(Sylvia) is very truly passionate about performance management, which I think makes all the difference. Not just because it comes across and it makes you more inspired to learn, but because when someone’s passionate about something, they put in that extra effort.”
Dane Crockford, Ph.D.
Incoming Family Health Center Manager
“I love it! As a new supervisor coming into this role, I feel I’m absorbing as much as I can. It’s definitely provided a different perspective for... when dealing with staff with different personalities. “
“I love the workshop that Sylvia has presented! I am very into HR and performance management… I definitely recommend the workshop for anyone that’s struggling to find resources for the problems that they see, and they want to make a change.”
Census Regional Manager
A Message from Sylvia Melena
Hi! I'm Sylvia Melena.
I'm an off-the-charts DISC "D."
If you don’t know what that means yet, don’t worry, you will by the end of this course.
In my early career, I was frequently blunt and sometimes even rude. But I was fortunate to work with people who cared about me enough to give me honest feedback.
I particularly remember a brutally honest reaction from a co-worker like it was yesterday.
I don’t remember what I said to trigger him or how I said it, but I vividly recall the horror on his face and his shocking response to my affront: “Shoot from the hip, why don’t you! Next time, try using a little tact!”
I was stunned, momentarily speechless, and in disbelief. And I’m never speechless.
I didn’t know what he meant. So, I asked him to explain, and he did.
It was such a gift to me, and it made a profound difference in my life. I wouldn’t be here today, teaching others how to adapt their communication approach, if he hadn’t given me that jolt.
Thanks to his honest feedback and the support of others, I had an amazing 20-year leadership career in health and human services. I had the honor of directly managing workforces from about 80 to 300 employees and supporting performance for up to 1,400 in my senior leadership roles.
And most people enjoyed working with me and giving their best.
Yes, I said, "Most."
The truth is, not everyone will enjoy working with you no matter how much you adapt. And that's okay. Not everyone will like you. But that's not your goal anyways.
Your goal is to be the best leader you can be, create a great workplace, promote accountability, and achieve measurable results. These are the things I intentionally worked on to elevate my leadership.
Today, I’m the Founder & CEO of Melena Consulting Group, a leadership and management training, consulting, and publishing company in sunny California. And my passion is helping leaders create great workplaces, promote accountability, and boost performance.
Because of my ongoing journey, I'm a firm believer in the power of positive feedback and supportive accountability to transform lives. But I also know it's hard sometimes.
That's why I'm excited to launch my upcoming online DISC Leadership Kickstarter program. It will give you everything you need to adapt your approach to communicate more effectively with the people on your team.
I hope to see you there!
Yes! I want to join the program.
what you get
Whether you’re working with an overly assertive employee, one that seems too sensitive, or one that simply won't budge—the DISC Leadership Kickstarter Program will help you communicate more effectively.
DISC Leadership Assessment and Report
You'll complete the DISC Leadership Assessment online before starting the course.
The assessment only takes about 10 - 15 minutes to complete and yields a personalized and actionable 55-page report.
If this sounds too daunting, don't worry. I'll break it down for you.
You'll get your link to take your online assessment within two business days of enrolling and paying for the program (or sooner). Then, as soon as you complete the assessment, you'll get your report via email.
Certified by the Assessment Standards Institute (ASI)
As you shop for a DISC assessment, remember that not all assessments are created equal. The DISC assessment I use is certified by the Assessments Standards Institute (ASI) and won't break the bank.
ASI provides verifiably objective testing and reporting that meet the standards established by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). ASI's battery of tests is both voluntary and transparent.
Four Learning Modules
In addition to the DISC Assessment and Report, you get four learning modules totaling 20+ tutorial videos and corresponding workbooks.
What You'll Take Away
In Module 1, I'm going to help you build a strong foundation for success. You'll review the DISC model, the 4 DISC styles, and the DISC assessment. You'll identify the most likely DISC styles of your direct reports using behavioral cues and simple tools.
In Module 2, I'll show you how to interpret the results of your personalized, 55-page DISC Leadership Report. You'll analyze and reflect on your report and identify your leadership strengths, peaks, valleys, and opportunities for growth.
In Module 3, I'll walk you through my step-by-step process for getting three-level feedback—from bosses, direct reports, and colleagues—to evaluate your self-perception. You'll use checklists, tips, and tools to secure, compile, and evaluate vital insights for your development. These tools will also help you relieve the anxieties associated with feedback-seeking—yours and theirs.
In Module 4, you'll uncover the source of conflict between the DISC Styles and master the art of adaptability. You'll walk away with tips, tools, and strategies to adapt effectively and lead more effective and productive conversations with your direct reports.
About Sylvia Melena
Sylvia Melena is the Founder and CEO of Melena Consulting Group and the international award-winning leadership author of Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance. She is also a Certified DISC Trainer and an Association for Talent Development (ATD) Master Instructional Designer™.
Sylvia has coached, developed, and trained hundreds of managers and supervisors in her in-person workshops and impacted thousands more through her work. Her leadership philosophy has been featured by the Society of Human Resources Management HR Today, the Human Performance Association, Entrepreneur, LEADx, Fit Small Business, and other outlets.