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Our Story

Take Flight Learning reinvented how individuals learn about themselves and others. Through engaging training programs and by linking the classic DISC styles to Eagles, Parrots, Doves, and Owls, participants remember the styles and incorporate them into their daily world.
After leading training programs for thousands of small and mid-sized companies, more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100s, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

How it all began…

In 1991, Merrick Rosenberg and Jeff Backal founded Team Builders Plus, one of the world’s first team building companies. By creating a range of fun and transformative programs, they laid the foundation for the team building industry we have today.

In 1994, it became clear that conflict often arose from people not understanding each other’s needs. Team members and managers needed to learn how to communicate and work with people of all styles. Organizations needed to create engaging work environments if they wanted to retain their people. By infusing the interactive team building approach into DISC training programs, Team Builders Plus quickly rose to become one of the largest DISC training providers in the country.

In 2012, Merrick Rosenberg breathed new life into the age-old DISC model by linking the styles to Eagles, Parrots, Doves, and Owls in his first book, Taking Flight!. With the combination of fun activities with the four birds, Take Flight Learning was born.

Take Flight Learning Today

Unlike most DISC providers who have a single DISC training program, Take Flight Learning offers a variety of training programs, products, and services based on the four styles. Our ecosystem of DISC-based (or shall we say bird-based) programs transforms individuals and instantly becomes a part of your organizational culture.

The Taking Flight with DISC training program teaches people how to incorporate the four styles in their lives. We know that learning is not an event, it’s a process. So, follow up that initial session with the world’s first style-based movie, BirdBrains, Inc. From there, leaders can learn how to incorporate the styles into their daily behaviors in Chameleon Leadership and salespeople can take Chameleon Selling. Keep the learning going with Taking Flight with EQReDISCovering Conflict, and Innovating IDEAs. In addition, coaches can advance their skills with Coaching in Style.

Take Flight Learning can lead sessions for you, or you can get certified to deliver your own engaging and impactful style-based training programs. Our certifications go beyond interpreting graphs. You will learn how to conduct activities to make the training an experiential experience. You will receive PowerPoint decks, facilitator and participant guides, reminder cards, desktop birds…everything you need to be a rockstar trainer.

And if you’re looking for a keynote speaker, Merrick Rosenberg has literally written the book on the four styles. You will laugh and learn as you discover the Eagles, Parrots, Doves, and Owls.