Our mission is to develop emotionally intelligent leaders who bring out the best in their people.


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About On the Up®, LLC 

Authorized Provider and Ruby Award Winner of Everything DiSC® by Wiley Publishing

Awarded Wiley’s Everything DiSC Ruby Award in 2022, On the Up, LLC has been recognized for our important achievement and commitment to building a better workplace.

As an Authorized Provider, On the Up, LLC brings the power of assessment-based learning experiences to every engagement. We deepen self-awareness, inspire appreciation of others, and foster effective collaboration in the workplace.

We are committed to partnering with you to discover how the Everything DiSC program can be customized to meet the unique needs of your leaders, managers, and teams.

On the Up, LLC is a woman-led, small business headquartered in the greater Kansas City area.

About Erin Fajen

Founder & CEO

For 20 years and counting, I have facilitated learning experiences for managers and leaders who share my passion for developing others. While traveling extensively for the first half of my career, I have observed a vast world of behavior styles people use as they relate to one another in the workplace. These experiences inspired me to dedicate my career to developing leaders in my community and beyond to bring out the best in each other. Along the way I have grown to appreciate the common workplace cultural influences that accelerate – or stall out – even the most well-meaning learning initiatives. Now I work with organizations to leverage the power of culture to build better workplaces. 

From start-ups to international scientific institutes, I’ve consulted with a wide range of organizations from various industries, creating comprehensive leadership development programs and change management strategies. Named by Training Magazine as a Top Young Trainer to Watch, I am a regular speaker on leadership development for organizations such as Madam President Camp, Association for Talent Development, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

A learning and development expert, I have worked in every aspect of designing and delivering effective learning programs including instructional design, training delivery, measurement design, program management, coaching, change management, event management, and speaking engagements.

I was an early member of the Association for Talent Development in Kansas City and was honored to receive Excellence in Practice Awards for my work in Coaching and Mentoring as well as Career Development.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & International Business from Kansas State University. From there, I went on to complete my Master of Education degree at Clemson University with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Human Performance Improvement. Even well into a rewarding career, I continue to gain knowledge through my own entrepreneurial journey, independent study, and enthusiasm for travel. A Kansas City native – I am a well-rounded product of having studied, worked, or lived in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. 

I live in the greater Kansas City area and can be found enjoying the park with my family, simplifying our home, or planning a trip to see the ocean on my birthday.

About Everything DiSC

The Original DiSC Developer with Over 40 Years of Expertise

Everything DiSC is the premier adaptive behavioral style assessment used by over 45 million people globally. Unlike other DiSC assessments, Everything DiSC is the original DiSC developer with over 40 years of expertise. We offer a proven, scientifically validated assessment with a 90%+ accuracy rating from learners worldwide.

Learners respond to behavioral statements on a five-point scale to measure their preferences and tendencies based on the DiSC model—a simple, yet powerful model that describes four basic behavioral styles: D (Dominance), i (influence), S (Steadiness), and C (Conscientiousness).

The results of the assessment are translated into a proven solution that actively develops those hard-to-learn social and emotional skills—all through the lens of each learner’s unique DiSC style.

Founder Erin Fajen

“After leading teams for 20 years, I’ve seen how the DiSC experience helps team members bring out the best in each other.”
Erin Fajen

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