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Impact Group Receives Award


Local Business Achieves Sales Honour

Minneapolis, MN

Wiley, the leading developer of Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team-based corporate training and assessment-driven solutions, announced today that local business Impact Group was recognized as a 2014 Opal award-winning Partner. The honor of Opal Award is the fifth-highest award level—in 2014, less than 7% of Authorized Partners earned this esteemed award.

“Impact Group’s dedication in bringing the Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors solutions to their clients has been an inspiration to see,” said Barry Davis, Vice President and General Manager of Wiley’s Workplace Learning Solutions Group. “Their deep product knowledge and excitement to help their clients succeed serves as a model for the professionals we seek to work with. We are excited to continue our partnership with Impact Group and are honored to have them as an Authorized Partner.”

About Impact Group

Impact Group is a business coaching and marketing firm specializing in small businesses. They pride themselves on having the skills within their business to cover all marketing requirements from branding to web design to facilitation and training.

Founded in 2002 by Craig and Cheryl Manness, they have grown into a business of energetic marketing/coaching professionals with a focus on client relationships, intuitive design, and customized training. They work at an in-depth level with their clients to assess their needs, develop solutions, and execute plans to build on their success.

The services they provide are a logical evolution of their client relationships and their specific customer needs. Impact Group is continually talking with clients’ customers to ensure they stay relevant and connected to the markets they serve.

About Everything DiSC

Everything DiSC is the leading suite of DiSC®-based corporate training and assessment solutions. These advanced applications combine online assessment, classroom facilitation, and post-training follow-up to create powerful, personalized workplace development experiences. With a global network of nearly 1,800 independent Partners, Everything DiSC solution-focused products are used in thousands of organizations, including major government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.

About The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is the result of the partnership between Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions and best–selling author Patrick Lencioni. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team creates a learning experience that helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent, and effective way possible. Powered by Everything DiSC® to bring together everyone’s personalities and preferences, the Five Behaviors guides teams through the hard work and huge payoff of forming a cohesive, productive team.

About Wiley’s Workplace Learning Solutions Community
Wiley’s professional development business creates products and services to help people become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success. We bring the ideas and best practices of thought leaders to life—serving workplace communities worldwide.


Yay for the Fitbit!

We have started another step challenge at Impact Group and a few of us have gotten Fitbits to help us through it.

First of all, having a new piece of technology is always motivating in the quest towards fitness. This first time I felt the Fitbit’s triumphant vibration on my wrist telling me that I completed my goal, I felt as though someone, somewhere was watching me and rooting for me to succeed (that is not meant to creep you out). I know that the Fitbit isn’t powered by a person hiding behind a screen, but encouragement from an outside source is always helpful.

Second of all, this particular piece of technology, although it doesn’t work with my lowly iPhone 4, is built with the user in mind. Not only does it inform you of how close you are to your goal with light-up dots on your wrist, it also is accompanied by an app that keeps you updated with everything going on with your body. Awareness is the best thing when trying to be healthy, so seeing the statistics of your day on your phone only helps to provoke you to try to harder.

And there are options for multiple colours!

I’m not one to endorse technology, but I think the Fitbit is a great step for mankind.


Jenny Flaman