Extended DISC Story
Extended DISC ©was founded in 1994 by Jukka Sappinen, an MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics who spent his early professional years consulting clients in the use of Psychological tools. A profound understanding of the gap between existing tools and corporate needs enabled Jukka to develop what his clients were looking for: an instrument that combines a range of valuable analyzes, forming a simple, unified system that can be used to generate understandable, integrated information on an individual, team, or entire organization.
The early years of the company, 1994-1997, were spent honing the system in Finland with the cooperation of key clients and experts in Psychology, statistics, HR, consulting, and IT.
In 1997, the company’s first international franchise was set up in the United States, still a major market. One of the top five companies in the field today, Extended DISC International has spread to over 50 countries, with an annual growth rate of 20-50%. The Extended DISC System has been translated into 77 native languages representing 60 countries and was used by over a million people in 2008.
The India operations were launched in 2010 under the banner Extended DISC India by a local business partner – Maanveer Singh
As CEO Jukka Sappinen states: “We recognize that the most satisfied people work at the best companies. Our goal is to provide our clients with the information they need to keep their best and brightest motivated and make the most of their strengths, which helps to ensure a better future for all.”
Here are some of the key markets where we have business tie-ups
Finland – 1994
North America – 1998
New Zealand -1999
Taiwan – 1999
Germany – 2001
Poland – 2003
Brazil – 2004
Colombia – 2004
India – 2010
Mexico – 2011
Chile – 2011
Italy – 2014
Some other notable international markets
We also have business tie ups in countries like Spain, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and some countries in the Middle East too…