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Rebekah Simon-Peter Achieves Accreditation in Specialized Workplace Learning Solution
Casper, WY – March 4, 2016
Rebekah Simon-Peter of Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting, Inc. and creator of the Creating a Culture of Renewal leadership program, has successfully completed the required coursework and examination for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Facilitator Accreditation. This two-year accreditation signifies that she offers expertise in delivering The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program and is dedicated to helping clients clearly define and develop teamwork—the single most untapped competitive advantage.
Wiley and New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni, the leading developers of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program, recognize Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting Inc. for their initiative to deepen their product knowledge and increase their confidence in effectively delivering this proven workplace learning solution.
“Highly skilled and engaging facilitators are essential to organizational learning,” said Barry Davis, Vice President and General Manager of Wiley’s Workplace Learning Solutions Group. “Rebekah’s strategic decision to earn Facilitator Accreditation demonstrates your commitment to improve people’s lives at work and beyond.”
About Rebekah Simon-Peter
Known for teaching leaders how to bring out the best in the people who frustrate them the most, Rebekah Simon-Peter – developer of the award-winning leadership program, Creating a Culture of Renewal – transforms church leaders and the congregations they serve by equipping them with increased emotional intelligence and practical leadership skills.
About The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is the result of the partnership between Wiley 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 collaborative and productive team in the most approachable, competent, and effective way possible. Powered by Everything DiSC® to understand everyone’s priorities and preferences, The Five Behaviors guides teams through the hard work and huge payoff of forming a cohesive, productive team.
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Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting Inc. Achieves Highest Sales Honor
Minneapolis, MN—January 2016
Wiley, the leading developer of Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™-based workplace training and assessment-driven solutions, announced today that local business Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting Inc. was recognized as a 2015 Ruby award-winning Partner. The honor of Ruby Award is the third highest award level.
“Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting Inc.’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 Rebekah and Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting Inc. and are honored to have them as an Authorized Partner.”
About Rebekah Simon-Peter Coaching and Consulting Inc.
Known for teaching leaders how to bring out the best in the people who frustrate them the most, Rebekah Simon-Peter – developer of the award-winning leadership programs, Creating a Culture of Renewal – transforms church leaders and the congregations they serve.
An accomplished author whose books draw upon her life experiences in the Reform and Orthodox Jewish communities, as well as her training in environmental studies she wrote The Jew Named Jesus, Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice!, Green Church Leader Guide and 7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church. Her books have been awarded the “Trusted and Transformational” designation by Cokesbury.
In addition to her recent achievement as a Ruby Award winner, Rebekah holds Certifications as an Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner from Wiley as well as their highest credential for coaches and trainers; as an Online Instructor from the Richard and Julie Wilke Institute for Discipleship, and as a Presenter from the Climate Reality Project. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation.
About Everything DiSC
Everything DiSC is the leading suite of DiSC®-based workplace 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’s 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.
Workshop aims to help Native Americans, allies work ‘for the common good’
Story and photos contributed by Chesie Lee, Director of the Wyoming Association of Churches
May 6 was the first of a large gathering of Native Americans from the Wind River Indian Reservation and a few
allies to learn how to be effective leaders “for the common good.” Rebekah Simon-Peter, founder of BridgeWorks, facilitated the “For the Common Good” leadership workshop for the Wind River Native Advocacy Center, with the Wyoming Association of Churches assisting in giving birth to this new organization to empower Native Americans in Wyoming to have a stronger voice. The workshop is being funded by a generous grant from the Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming to the Wyoming Association of Churches.
The participants were very articulate in answering the first question used as an ice breaker: “What is meant by ‘for the common good?’” Answers covered the large white board at the front of the room. “Working together,” “Equity,” “Harmony,” “Setting aside discontent,” “Healthy families and community,” “Learning about needs and acting to have them met,” “Showing respect,” and “Being fair,” are a few of the phrases I recall being shared.
From our individual profiles prepared in advance, we learned about our unique perspectives and styles affecting our outlook and working together. The differences varied greatly. We learned how sometimes we close people off who have a different way of seeing things. Some want others to be direct. Some want others to know that being quiet does not mean they are not willing to help or do not comprehend. Some are adaptable, but hesitant to try something new until they are sure it will work. Some want to see results and begin trying out new approaches, maybe something never done before. Some want to make sure everyone agrees before taking the next step. Some are great cheerleaders and want to make sure that we have fun while getting our work done.
But what they all agreed is that we want what is for the common good for the Wind River Indian Reservation. I think in the midst of change and conflict, it is easy to miss that. We attach negative labels: “She’s bossy and not a team-player.” “He questions everything to put up road blocks.” “He’s a people-pleaser and gives in to anything just to avoid conflict.” “She wears rose-colored glasses and comes up with unworkable ideas, but expects somebody else to do the work.”
What we learned is that it takes all of us from our different vantage points to make things happen. We learned that we can put positive spins on each of these and recognize that each has something to contribute “for the common good.” We can say, “She wants change to improve our community.” “He wants to make sure we are doing it correctly.” “He wants collaboration and to include everyone in the process.” “She has ideas with fun ways of doing them and inspires others to act.”
May 21 will be the second day of this workshop. On the first day, we learned about our own individual styles and that of others. On May 21, we will learn how we can work effectively for the good of others. In other words, we will learn how to do justice for the common good of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Local Author and Coach, Rebekah Simon-Peter, Achieves Honor
February 2015, Casper, WY – Rebekah Simon-Peter of Casper, Wyoming, will be honored this year as a 2015 Sapphire Award winner by Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions.
Rebekah Simon-Peter is the Founder of BridgeWorks and an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church. She is the author of the popular “Green Church” and “7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church” books, as well as her most recent work, “The Jew Named Jesus.” Through her award-winning leadership program, Creating a Culture of Renewal, Simon-Peter transforms church leaders and the congregations they serve. Her work has recently expanded to accept faculty.
Rebekah was also recently awarded a grant from the Young Clergy Initiative, and will be participating this summer in International Ecumenical talks among Messianic Jews and Jewish Christians through the Helsinki Consultation.
As an Everything DiSC Certified Solutions Provider, Rebekah Simon-Peter is not only well-versed in Everything DiSC assessments and facilitation, she has also proven competency by mastering the theory and most current research behind DiSC®.
“Rebekah Simon-Peter has demonstrated a deep commitment to bringing the Everything DiSC assessment-driven classroom learning solutions to churches, schools, individuals and organizations,” said Julie Straw, Vice President of Inscape Publishing. “The Everything DiSC Certified Solutions Provider credential recognizes her consummate professionalism and up-to-the-minute proficiency in Everything DiSC. We are proud to have Rebekah Simon-Peter as a leader in our Inscape Publishing community.”
Everything DiSC programs are Inscape Publishing’s newest and fastest-growing line of training solutions. They’re designed to help people connect better in the workplace. Each Everything DiSC program features personalized reports, customizable facilitation, video, and follow-up reports to make sure learning sticks.
Rebekah Simon-Peter lives in Casper, Wyoming with her husband, Jerry Gonzales.
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