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Ineffective Workplace Communication Making You and Others Crazy!?!

Ever meet someone, be it a client, coworker or just a random person and immediately you clicked?  How about the opposite, when you didn’t click?  Aren’t you curious what that’s all about?  Ever worked with or for someone where communication was awkward or maybe even you imagined they didn’t like you – and if it was your boss, you felt like they didn’t even want you on the team?  Well, I most certainly have, and it is not a good feeling whatsoever, that uneasiness can fuel insecurities and foster undesirable behaviors.  Haven’t we all been in meetings where some people hardly ever contribute, while others dominate the meeting and talk way too much, even interrupting others to share their opinions… yet again!?  Oh yeah, that used to be me!  How incredibly annoying!  I sincerely did not have much, if any, self-awareness then, and I’m quite certain I irritated my peers, boss and surely even my own team at times.  My passion and enthusiasm just oozed over into conversations and boardrooms – don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t a mean person, I was just overly excited – truth be told I lacked self-awareness, self-management and perspective!

Gotta Get Some Perspective

Scott Reinert, a leader I liked, trusted and respected, once told me, “You need to get some perspective!”  At the time, it ticked me off, and yes it also kinda hurt my feelings too. I thought he just didn’t understand my passion.  Now, I don’t want to paint a picture that I wasn’t a successful leader, in fact, I was very successful, in spite of my communication blind-spot. You see, that’s what happens when we are successful, it’s easy to hide behind or ignore feedback when we are rocking results in spite of ourselves… and that was me.  I wasn’t just rocking results, I was rocking relationships, and not for the better, especially when it came to my peers.  I was good at managing up, and even better at managing down, but really sucked at playing in the sandbox, when it came to peer-to-peer relationships; my competitive side just got in the way!  Not something I am proud of.  It wasn’t until a couple of years later, I appreciated Scott’s feedback and I finally got it!  Thank you, Scott, one of the many things I always respected about him, was his ability to tell it to me straight – yes, a bitter pill at times, but always valuable, especially once I was open to it.  So, what’s that about, not being open and where does that naturally defensive behavior come from?  Why are some people more open to feedback or challenge than others?  And why do some people struggle to give feedback, almost to the point of experiencing pain or extreme anxiety when faced with doing so, while others like Scott, would find it painful or wrong not to give you feedback?  All of this became clearer to me when I decided I wanted to be a better communicator, leader, team member, and performer, and finally decided to “get some perspective”!  Scott would be so proud, no, not really, much more likely to be rolling his eyes laughing and saying, jeez Baribeau, what took you so long!? – always referring to me by my maiden name, lol.

Stop the Insanity!

A lack of perspective on how we are perceived can lead to many unhealthy dynamics, be it in teams or in life, dysfunctional environments and toxic behaviors, if left unchecked, can thrive, and healthy behaviors will suffer or get snuffed out!  OUCH.  I don’t need to be the one to tell you, this is really bad for you, your team, your organizational health, and your relationships, both in and out of the workplace!  If not addressed, it can ultimately bleed into your client and brand experiences, leading to an uninviting culture and even the ever-popular negative social reviews…all of this, of course, impacts your bottom-line. So, before dysfunction gets the upper-hand, let’s stop the insanity and be like Gandhi and “be the change you want to see!”

If it’s to be, it’s up to ME!

I wholeheartedly believe in the mantra, if it’s to be it’s up to me!  It is actually quite empowering and refreshing, besides, you don’t have to wait for anyone else to fix it!  The really great news is, improving self-awareness is actually an easy problem, challenge, or opportunity to fix, improve, overcome, and/or conquer!   It’s gonna take some personal ownership, yep, back to your trusty mirror, and a healthy dose of perspective to get it!

It’s NOT Complicated

If I’d only had this sooner, I could have saved myself and others unnecessary aggravation and stress; it would have been so much easier and a lot more fun!  It finally became uncomplicated, when I attended an in-depth, in-person Everything DiSC® training shortly after launching my own company.  I tried many other things, unsuccessfully, from self-study books and online training. It wasn’t until this in-person training that it finally sunk in.  This is exactly why I travel all over the U.S. and Canada facilitating DiSC, it truly is an eye-opener and game-changer, when it’s properly leveraged!  Everything DiSC®, can help you change the way your organization and its team members communicate and treat each other. It will provide you with the tools and resources to turn ineffective communication into productive conversations, helping you build better workplace relationships and ultimately better and more profitable organizations.

So, who should attend?

Regardless of your title or role in your organization, and whether you have previously taken DiSC or not, this training will help you build your communication skills, giving you strategies to improve communication, relationships and overall contribute to improving team health. Throughout this training, you will learn how to appreciate the communication and working styles of others. The easiest part is that it all starts with you, and your mirror; we will be taking an in-depth look at how you communicate to understand and appreciate your differences from how others communicate. Before you know it, you’ll be able to notice and self-correct your unhealthy tendencies that could erode trust, and instead foster behaviors that engage others and improve communication, collaboration, relationships; teamwork and lead to improved client experiences, and healthier more profitable organizations.

Hop on the Bus Gus – Reserve your Seat!

MDR Coaching and Consulting is thrilled to be hosting this LIVE Everything DiSC® Orange County Training Event, featuring Michelle D. Reines, CEO of MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc. and Rommel Anacan a Consultant for MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc., as your facilitators; Rommel is an entertaining and talented partner in crime!  Come “gain some perspective”, as Scott would say, have fun learning how to leverage the true power of Everything DiSC®!  You will learn, what’s working for you and also what’s not, and most of all, you will learn techniques to make an immediate impact on your relationships and ultimately your performance.  Knowing how to communicate is absolutely a competitive leadership strength. Invest in your development and improve communication with your boss, peers, direct report, and clients.  Maximize your desired outcomes by adding this to your Professional Development Plan for 2018; take the initiative to invest in your success, reserve your seat today; limited spots available – you won’t want to miss the Final Event for 2018!

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Hop on the Bus Gus Packages (Purchase Tickets):


VIP Hopper    (10 seats available)                       $695 per person*

Includes: 20-Page Personalized Profile Report, Additional Everything DiSC® Management Assessment with 60-minutes  of Executive Coaching ($495 Value), Access to MyEverythingDiSC.com, a mobile-friendly interactive Learning Portal, featuring – Unlimited Comparison Reports, and Customizable Team Views, in addition to Podcasts to learn more about your Style; DiSC Workplace Interaction Guide and DiSC Workplace Style Guide, Needs Tag and DiSC Pen.


Professional Hopper                                             $450 per person*

Includes: 20-Page Personalized Profile Report, Access to MyEverythingDiSC.com, a mobile-friendly interactive Learning Portal, featuring – Unlimited Comparison Reports, and Customizable Team Views, in addition to Podcasts to learn more about your Style; DiSC Workplace Interaction Guide and DiSC Workplace Style Guide, Needs Tag and DiSC Pen.


General Hopper                                                       $375 per person*

Includes: 20-Page Personalized Profile Report, Access to MyEverythingDiSC.com, a mobile-friendly interactive Learning Portal, featuring – Unlimited Comparison Reports, and Customizable Team Views, in addition to Podcasts to learn more about your Style.


Multiple Hoppers                                                   $350 per person*
(5 or more seats same Company)

Includes: 20-Page Personalized Profile Report, Access to MyEverythingDiSC.com, a mobile-friendly interactive Learning Portal, featuring – Unlimited Comparison Reports, and Customizable Team Views, in addition to Podcasts to learn more about your Style.

*Taxes & Fees calculated at check-out


Contact MDR for Discount Code (1-800-351-3129): AAOC Members received a 10% Discount


**Take advantage of an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of 10% for anyone who signs up by September 30, 2018.


Take your team and your business to the next level!

Date:              Friday, November 2, 2018
Time:               8am – Noon
Location:       Apartment Association of Orange County
525 Cabrillo Park Dr. Suite 125
Santa Ana, CA. 92701

Located at the convergence of the 5 & 55 in Santa Ana, plenty of parking.

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Speaker Bios:

Michelle Reines headshotMichelle D. Reines; M.P.P. a.k.a. Maximizing People Performance – “Ingredients for Success”

Michelle is the CEO “Chief Engagement Officer” and founder of MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc., located in Southern, CA.  She is an innovative, results-oriented facilitator, coach and consultative strategist with a coveted reputation of exceeding expectations in a highly competitive, distressed or volatile operational business climate.  Michelle’s portfolio of strengths encompass extensive people aptitudes in leading and developing large and diverse teams; from leadership and sales to multi-faceted business operations.  She possesses over 34 years of intense hands-on leadership, mentorship, organizational and operational expertise.  Her geographical background has been diverse throughout North America, running large scale multi-family vertical operations, in progressive urban settings, to suburban and even seasonal resort markets.  She has an impressive resume of start-ups and turnaround successes, and remarkable sales management competencies, as well as a flair for building cohesive high-performance teams.  Michelle understands the operational BIG picture and has a proven track-record of fostering associate engagement, accountability and development; while simultaneously driving sales and revenue performance upward and decreasing associate turn-over.  Another mission critical passion of hers, is ensuring unique customer experiences that support maximizing overall margin performance and of course building a brand experience that is both memorable and referable.  Michelle is a passionate, fearless leader, advisor and consultant whose leadership methodology supports developing self-sufficient teams, that are resourceful in decision making, problem solving and at anticipating future trends and consequences.  Regardless of the industry or focus, Michelle is able to adapt quickly, develop expertise at enabling teams to produce immediate contributions, regardless of industry or market.

As a facilitator and consultative strategist; Michelle currently travels extensively supporting a variety of industries; she is committed to partnering with her clients to help them develop effective tactics to achieve sustainable performance results both individually and collectively.  Michelle is a straight-forward and articulate communicator whose direct and supportive style helps clients engage and align, to perform at their maximum potential to achieve collective results.

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Rommel Anacan (pronounced “Roh-mel Ana-kin”) is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and organizational strategist. He powerfully impacts people, companies and organizations by providing the clarity, inspiration and education they need to break through their limits and achieve the success they desire.

He founded his company The Relationship Difference in 2011, as a vehicle to share the wisdom and knowledge he’s gained over his lifetime. Rommel has worked with leading companies and organizations such as Flir Systems, Yardi Systems, Sabra Foods, Camden Property Trust, National Apartment Association, Building Industry Association, Manufacturers and Food Service Industry Association, CHMB Inc., Million Dollar Round Table, Building Owners and Managers Association, and many others!

Rommel is excited to partner with Michelle D. Reines at MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc. to bring you this local and very powerful Everything DiSC Training Event!  We look forward to maximizing DiSC in a way that supports moving teams, relationships and organizational performance forward!

When Rommel isn’t traveling around the country as a speaker, he is an officer in the Civil Air Patrol, the civilian Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force; he also an assistant pastor at Father’s House OC church in Huntington Beach, California, and enjoys life in Southern California with his wife, daughter and the family cat.