Helping Employers and Employees Work Better Together


Executive, Management or Group Coaching to help everyone reach their full potential


Specific coaching that has helped many struggling managers become above average leaders


Develop a strategic plan for your business to articulate, reinforce, and implement your vision, mission and goals

About Tyler & Associates

Helping individuals, families, and businesses achieve their full potential

Don’s Bio


Don grew up on a family farm in northwest Indiana, then managed businesses in Illinois before returning to Indiana in 1989 to become a partner in an ag operation. In 1995 Don transitioned out of that partnership to form Tyler & Associates because he saw that his friends and business associates all struggled with employee management and needed professional assistance. He now has clients from North Carolina to Hawaii that include trade associations, agri-business, consulting firms, leadership development programs, hospitals, manufacturers, and schools.


Don provides practical training sessions and presentations on Professional and Personal Development, Personality and Behavioral Styles, Sales and Human Behavior, Family Business Communications and Business Transition, Managing across Multiple Generations, Forward-thinking Adult Learning Strategies, Enhancing Accountability with Family and Non-family Employees, and Understanding the Mindset of People who aren’t like You.


Don and his wife, Peggy, have been married for 43 years. They have three sons—Joshua is a Retired Staff Sergeant in the Marines now working as a military contractor, Jared is a Postal Worker in Anderson, IN, and Aaron is a Corporate Software Developer and Trainer as well as a Private Website Developer. They have 11 grandchildren: Six granddaughters, Arielle, Zoe, Eve, Daisy, Georgia and Iolanthe; and five grandsons, Caspian, Zephan, Julian, Jacob and Pippin.

Skill & Personality Assessments

These are some of the assessments that we can provide.  They can be completed online in about 20 minutes, but the benefit to your company lasts for years.


The most appropriate name for this assessment tool would be, “Here is how to work with me effectively…” This tool provides a basic understanding of the DiSC styles, the individual’s specific profile and how the individual relates to their workplace and their coworkers. It also provides in-depth descriptions of the individual’s priorities, motivators, stressors, how they react to each of the other styles, how their style can be more effective with each of the other styles, how to build more effective relationships, and additional specific information. This report is a very helpful guide for working with others because it includes specific information on all the personality types, not just the individual being assessed.


This tool provides brief, practical and useful information on how two coworkers can understand each other better in the areas of priorities, making decisions, handling conflicts, approaches to problems, tactfulness, skepticism, forcefulness, etc. It provides specific tendencies in each of these areas for both individuals and helps them relate to each other in a much more effective manner. This report provides a coaching guide for maximizing the working relationship between these two individuals. No other coaching tool of this type is available anywhere else. This report can only be run between two individuals who have completed the “Workplace Profile.”


This assessment provides a very detailed, customized report of five key areas of management for this individual, including: Motivation; Management Style; Directing & Delegating; Developing Others; and Working with Your Manager. Each of these five areas includes specific coaching to maximize the manager’s effectiveness in these areas and provide a broad understanding of how the other DiSC styles relate to this individual in their management role. It is a powerful management assessment that focuses on strengths and the application of known strengths and abilities. The Management Profile teaches managers how to bring out the best in each employee. They learn how to read employee styles and adapt their own styles to manage more effectively.


Whether the salesperson is new to sales or a seasoned professional, this assessment tool provides coaching on how to better connect with their customers by understanding their personal DiSC sales style, understanding their customers’ buying styles, and adapting their sales style to meet their customers’ buying styles. The detailed coaching strategies for Better Customer Interactions prove extremely valuable in closing sales, negotiating, and people reading skills. This Profile can also benefit anyone who has to help others make critical decisions such as Consultants, Advisors, Contractors, Marketers, Brokers, CEO’s and other Executives.


This assessment tool for managers and leaders gleans feedback from Direct Reports (employees under them), their Direct Boss, Peers and Others on their particular team. The Profile provides specific information on how to be a more effective leader, their perspective of your strengths, your complete leadership profile, and additional coaching in a variety of areas. This report has been praised for its focus on strengths and its lack of unproductive negative comments or a listing of weaknesses. It allows participants to rate the individual through pre-worded statements, allowing the entire process to be more effective and useful.

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This assessment is a basic profile of the individual’s DiSC style. The report provides the basic information on the person’s motivators, work habits, general behaviors and tendencies. It does not provide the level of detail or the coaching strategies that the other profiles provide, but does offer a good introduction to understanding an individual, and for them to understand themselves.


This new online dashboard provides access to multiple assessment tools with instant coaching advice for individuals, managers and leadership. Gain unique understandings of you and your employee’s core values, motivators and positive character traits. Once assessments are completed, they can access personal coaching advice to improve their communication, performance and self-awareness. Get customized insights on each member of your team to better understand conflict triggers, emotional maturity and growth potential. Managers access strategies for culture enhancement, team building, and developing profiles of the best fit for potential candidates.


Employee Management

For many people, managing employees is a constant struggle that creates frustration and regular distractions. For others, working with employees seems to come naturally. The many programs and services listed on this site provide the specific coaching that has helped many below-average managers become above average leaders.

Don provides customized programs in every area of Employee Management to help employers and employees work better together.

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    Here’s a sampling of Don’s clients
    from across the country