DISC Personality Test – The Apprentice


DISC Personality Tests

Apprentice Buster!

Do you want to improve your people skills so you can understand yourself and other people more?

And get on with the people you previously found challenging?

Well DISC is a great personality testing system.  By having a DISC test, you will learn what DISC personality style you belong to, understand why you behave in a certain way.

Then you can use your knowledge of DISC to recognise what DISC type other people are. You can then learn to tweak your behaviour to get the best out of other people. Create instant rapport; work more effectively in a team.

DISC is very empowering. Think of The Apprentice television programme (one of my favourite programmes). Here you have a mixture of DISC types.

I’ll look separately at the main characters.

Firstly, Alan Sugar. He is a typical D (direct). Very task oriented, quick to make decisions, he would not like people to talk too much (‘waffle’ he’d call it).

Do you know people like that? Listen to people and hear if you can spot a D character. Do you already know such a character? Perhaps you recognise this trait in yourself.

I’ve even added tips  for personal growth areas for these personality types


General observable behaviours of the different DISC Personality

Observable Behaviours for ‘D’ traits

  • Strong handshake
  • Probably running behind schedule
  • Impatient and impulsive
  • Tries to dominate or take over – very direct
  • Will have a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Will interrupt you while talking
  • Will do something else while you are talking (Read, make a phone call)
  • Will use challenging questions
  • Desk may be untidy
  • Office will be functional rather than stylish
  • Will put paperwork in piles not in files
  • Will give direct, stead eye contact
  • Will lean forward if interested and lean back if not
  • Will use finger pointing gestures to make a point
  • Will be keen to sort out problems immediately 


  • Personal Growth areas for ‘D’ traits
  • Strive to be an active listener
  • Be attentive to other team members’ ideas until everyone reaches a consensus
  • Be less controlling and domineering
  • Develop a greater appreciation for the opinions, feelings and desires of others
  • Put more energy into personal relationships and courtesy
  • Show your support for other team members
  • Take time to explain the why statements and proposals
  • Be friendlier and more approachable

New, revamped coaching website went live today!

I am very excited today as my new, revamped website went live today.
See: www.incrediblechanges.co.uk

I am a fully qualified, accredited personal performance & life coach (International Coach Federation Member) . See me for clarity in all areas of your life, but particularly work-life balance, career and life change. I have had big successes with couple relationship coaching too (a dynamic, solution-focused version of Relate)

I coach face-to-face in Penzance and also do a lot of coaching via the convenience of Skype and telephone.

As well as being a coach and trainer, I am a DISC personality practitioner. I use DISC for individul coaching and business coaching. I help people understand people in seconds and increase their ability to get on with people who they may have previously found difficult to get on with. (Great for families, partners and building teams/recruitment at work)

I am currently a consultant coach, supervisor and mentor for a coach training project that is in the process of being rolled out in Cornwall

Contact me for a free initial 30 minute consultation



Affordable Workshops at St Ives (Tregenna Castle)

Affordable Life Coaching Workshops at St Ives (Tregenna Castle)

The Affordable Life Coaching Workshops at Tregenna Castle are as follows:

Tregenna castle



NEW  DATE!  THURSDAY 2ND JULY  –  Procrastination &  Perfectionism   (How they’re often linked).  Discover how Perfectionism impacts your life. Discussion. One-to-one. Top tips for getting things done.  I’ll email a quiz before the session to create awareness how perfectionism effects your life; this will kick-start  the session, therefore giving you greater value for money.                                                                                      



What is Life Coaching?  Work-Life Balance,  Listening Skills

 ‘NEW YEAR NEW YOU’  What (bad) habits do you want to get rid of?What (good)  habits do you want to develop? Tips for helping you keep your New Year resolutions. Interactive & fun.


 February 26th – Wheel of Life.  Life MOTs!     (See your life as a whole. Get clarity; move your life forward! )    


 March 26th –Personality Tests  (DISC)  For better commumication and self knowledge. Empowering & confidence-building

April 23rd – Procrastination &  Perfectionism   (How they’re often linked). Top tips for getting things done   

Early Bird – pay by Paypal : Just £8 per single session,  £36 for 6 sessions.  £5 Taster session.

£10 on the door




Falmouth radio interview – SourceFM

The interview today Friday 7th November .

 I had my first radio interview today with SourceFM based in Falmouth.

The presenter was Andy Coote, who I met at the business breakfast meeting at Tregenna Castle, Carbis Bay, near St Ives.  He also leads the Falmouth Breakfast Meeting Club.  My slot was for 12.30pm on the 7th November.

I did research on the radio station; I made my notes yesterday and this morning, so I felt very prepared for my interview; quite exited really. Nerves had only started to surface a little on the journey over..

My husband came along for moral support, so we tried to make the day jolly and fun.  We had a cup of tea at The Falmouth Hotel first of all.  I wanted to see what the location was like to meet clients for an initial chat and I was most impressed.  In the bar area, there was lots of comfy sofas and sitting-up table and chairs in cubby-holes. Piano music was playing in the background: very relaxing (and just the right discreet level of ‘noise’ so you could not be overheard by other people in the bar area).

I was also interested/distracted by the array of High Afternoon Tea options …. (Perhaps I should call myself ‘The Cream Tea Coach’ ??)

Once dropped off to the studio, it all seemed a bit surreal. (A bit nervous)

As soon as the interview started, Andy put me at ease instantly. I didn’t think about the people in their homes/offices who may be listening to me. I just thought of me talking to Andy in this small studio.  The film ‘The King’s Speech’ (starring Colin Firth ) came to mind and all the techniques that the King’s Speech Therapist used to stop him from stuttering through a nervous condition ie swearing, (!!)

The interview was for 20 minutes and the time seemed to fly by.  I certainly was asked challenging questions as Andy is an expert in Neuro Linguistic Programming.  He knew what to ask me about coaching.

As far as I know, there’s no recorded copy of the interview, as there’s technical problems.

Here’s what I remember:

Briefly we discussed:

My Personal Development history and qualifications. What made me choose coaching?

I gave a brief background to my Personnel & Training background which started in Bristol after my postgraduate diploma in Human Resources.  How I worked in HR for some time, my first training jobs,  then my training and implementation roles I started troughout the country.  My subsequent courses that followed in NLP and then Personal Performance & Life Coaching. I emphasised my enthusiasm for Personal Development which started in the mid 1980s.

How I help my clients change their lives. (I discussed the type of people I coach who have reached a ‘crossroads ‘in their life. How the coaching process is started and what happens in a coaching session)

The tools I use to discover client’s core beliefs, ie Values Elicitation Test for career & personal relationships. Looking specifically at careers, I’d explore a person’s career history with them to discover what makes their jobs fulfilling. In a nutshell, if the results showed values such as ‘adventure’, ‘recognition’, and ‘belonging’ as being important, it is vital that these values are sought in a new job or at least in another part of that person’s life ie a hobby.

What is the DISC Personality Test about and how has it benefitted my business clients?   – I gave a full description of DISC and how it is used in personal coaching and business coaching.

In personal coaching, DISC is often used as a snapshot of someone’s personality and used for client self-knowledge, vital information for the coach to know about the client and often used as a starting point for the coaching relationship. It could be the client wishes to develop a certain part of their personality which is scoring low on DISC i.e. they may wish to develop the more ‘D’ (Direct) side of their personality, whereas they show higher in ‘I’ (influence), a more people-pleasing, fun-loving characteristic.


How can people with less money benefit from coaching? I talked about my Affordable Life Coaching Workshops (how they started in Penzance 18 months ago and that they are now also running at Tregenna Castle, Carbis Bay, near St Ives. I talked about the possibility of starting such a group in Falmouth). I gave examples of the topics in both locations’ workshops. See link to Coaching Workshops.

Finally I spoke about doing one-to-one sessions in Falmouth. I am currently looking for premises for this.

Coaching Retreats. Dates available



Here is The Old Primary School Cottage where you can have a  Life Coaching Retreat near St Ives, Cornwall

November & January dates available

I have two weeks dedicated to Coaching Retreats in November 2014 and January 2015 .

 Choose dates from

  • 15- 22 November 
  • 1 – 8  January (minimum 3 nights for Coaching Retreats)

Please enquire any time and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.  

Up-to-date availability is on the HomeAway website (use The Old Primary School cottage link above; it takes a little time to load, but it’ll definitely be worth the wait!!)

The Cottage sleeps 2 adults and prices of accommodation in November is £59 per night midweek, £69 weekend . January and February are from £49 per night midweek, £59 weekend (Friday, Saturday or Sunday night). Prices quoted are for 2 people. Here you will see Cornwall at its best – lovely and peaceful, without the crowds of the hotter summer.

You can have as much Privacy and down time as you want as it is Self Contained, Self-Catering Accommodation. Explore the beautiful surounding area as we are 5 miles  from St Ives and 2 miles from Penzance. We are close to interesting beaches, towns, villages, walks,  art and tourist attractions. Eat and drink real ale at our village pub (2 mins walk away), or induldge in ‘foodie’ Michelin Star Eateries at Gurnards Head, Coldstreamers and Victoria.

5 coaching sessions with FREE DISC Personality Test or free coaching session. Other treatments/sports/pampering available

Choose how many coaching sessions you want with your Short Break. Sessions are £40 per hour.  Have 5 sessions and get a FREE  DISC PersonalityTest., or a FREE  Cachin session (the choice is yours)

Other relaxing/pampering/ sports can be arranged, as diverse as surfing, massage or beauty treatments..  Choose what you want and I’ll arange it for you.

Following  sessions from home are conduced by Skype or telephone – whatever you prefer.

Contact me by email stacey@incrediblechanges.co.uk to check availability of the Cottage and to  discuss your Coaching requirements, or please feel free to ring me on 07985 959510

Tregenna Castle, Carbis Bay

Affordable Life Coaching Sessions

Just £8 per single session or £36 for 6 sessions paid in advance. 

Thursday 23rd October – first day for Tregenna Castle Life Coaching group. 1 – 2.30pm

Affordable Life Coaching Group at Tregenna Castle.  23rd October at 1pm – 2.30pm

How is this different from the Penzance group?

  • A different time of the day – the sessions would be in the afternoon (1pm – 2.30pm)
  • A different venue (more convenient for  Carbis Bay/St Ives/ Hayle area)
  • I will be offering the Introduction course first of all, followed by 6 sessions below
  • Like Clarence House in Penzance, there is FREE parking at Tregenna Castle

The schedule for Tregenna Castle now read as follows:

Introduction – Thursday 23rd October

‘Everything you wanted to know about life coaching but were afraid to ask’. A workshop to help you in your day-to-day life ie improve your listening skills, increase positivite thinking, experience ‘light bulb’ moments, learn coaching secrets.

Session 1 – Group Life Coaching           November 27

Session 2 – Work Life Balance               December 25 (reschedule with group)

Session 3 – Goals                                 January 22 (Great for New Year!

Session 4 – Life MOTs Wheel of life         February 26

Session 5 – DISC Personality Tests         March 26

Sesion 6 – Procrastination &   Perfectionism       April 23

Contat me to book your place 07985 959510 or email me

Win a Full DISC Personality Test at August’s affordable & empowering Life Coaching Workshop


” I wish I’d known about DISC before”  – quote from myself – Stacey Halfyard

Enlightening. Very useful to know….

The next Affordable Life Coaching Group will be at Clarence House, Penzance Wednesday 27 August  10.30 – 12 pm.

Here you will have the chance to win a full DISC Personality Test.

l am an Accredited DISC Tester and I’d like to tell you a little about the DISC test.

The test is highly respected and used worldwide in recruitment, business team-building and for use by coaches for all types of coaching ie  personal coaching, business coaching.


  • Yourself and others fundamental personality traits.
  • What motivates and de-motivates you.
  • Your preferred working and social environment.
  • How you like to communicate/be communicated with.
  • Your likely responses to stress.
  • How you like to set goals.
  • Understand your own personal behaviors – and those of others.
  • Your greatest fears, and possible challenges.
  • Areas of helpful personal growth.
  • Decision making strategies (and sometimes why people decide not to decide).

The coach uses information gleaned from the report for increased knowledge about the client to enhance the coaching process.

The DISC test takes 7 minutes and from that the coach  has vital information to produce 3 graphs.


DISC Personality profiling Sales Benchmark Graphs


The information from these graphs is as follows:

GRAPH 1 shows how the client  appears to the general public  (the ‘public face’)

GRAPH 2 shows how the client reacts to stress

GRAPH 3 shows the client’s True Self, how they see themselves – that leads to greater understanding of self  .


The report also gives  tips on  how to get on more harmoniously with  people they may find challenging- very useful information! (I wish I’d known about this when I was younger!!)


The report acts as a basis for coaching – to act as a ‘snapshot’ of where the client is now and what they would like to work on ie becoming more fearless, or be more understanding etc etc

So, to summarise , Personality Tests help you understand your behaviour more and also help you get on better with people you may find challenging ie your boss, or children. The knowledge you and your coach gain from the test can also act as a starting point for change/goals etc

The Affordable Life Coaching Workshop on 27 August will demonstrate DISC as follows:
lncludes background to DISC (informal presentation)
A short DISC test with results
Coaching practice.on your results
The Prize Draw – to find out who has won the FREE full DISC PersonalityTest worth £30  will happen at the end of the session
The cost of just one workshop is £8
Or it is £36 for 6 sessions

Ring me or email me to guarantee your place.

07985 959510