Welcome to Dale Carnegie Central Texas

We believe in our heart of hearts that LIFE = RELATIONSHIPS! We live intentionally, through trust, integrity, fun, and teamwork to ignite our customer’s enthusiasm to achieve their personal and professional best. We improve the performance of organizations by improving the performance of their people.!

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The Transformation Team

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Dave Wright

CEO

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Beckie Wright

VP of Operations; D.O.F (Director of Fun)

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Zhen Wu

COO

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Diandra Marquez

Director of Training; Master Trainer

 Diandra is a dynamic multi-course trainer and account manager at Dale Carnegie Training of Austin and Houston. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with numerous community associations around the Austin area in helping these groups understand the importance of human relations and communication in the workplace. She has also provided corporate solutions training for Dell, VMware, Round Rock Independent School District and more in leadership, communication, presentations, and stress management.

She is also a certified Master Trainer. She helps trainer candidates through their training certification. And she supports current trainers in using their own style to deliver high-quality training to their participants. She is instrumental in making sure all trainer quality is consistent and providing transformational experiences.

Diandra received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at Texas Woman’s University where she also was on the women’s basketball team. During her time there she was able to commit her time to different volunteering opportunities. She also has a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication at Texas State University.

Diandra is also the Social Media Manager for the Ellevate Network, which is an organization that strives to help women advance in the workplace. She has helped mentor and coach women to be their authentic selves and communicate their value effectively.

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Hee-Jung Cranford

Global Account Manager; Certified Trainer

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Shelby Wright

Account Manager; Certified Trainer

Work Experience

  • Account Manager for small-medium size businesses and individuals
  • Trainer Certifications: Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Communications & Human Relations, and High Impact Presentations Program

Client Experience 

  • McAfee Security
  • E.R Carpenter LP
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • NMG Workspace Solutions
  • Local Texas Independent School Districts
  • University of Mary-Hardin Baylor
  • IGT • Dell Technologies
  • JD Abrams LP

Industry Training Experience

  • Engineering • Technology
  • Retail • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Youth
  • Education

Education and Certifications

  • BA in Mass Communications/Public Relations
  • Certified curriculum areas: human relations, conflict management, leadership, presentation skills, communications, change management, employee engagement, stress management, time management, generational engagement
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Chris Wright

Account Manager; Certified Trainer

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Marie Ringler

Master Trainer

Work Experience

Worked as a nurse in Washington DC for two years

  • Trainer for Dale Carnegie since 1984
  • Sales professional for 4 years for Dale Carnegie
  • Online Training Manager for Dale Carnegie Digital for3 years

Education and Certifications

  • S. in Nursing from Duke University
  • 34 years as a trainer and is now certified to develop and endorse other Dale Carnegie Trainers
  • Certified in the following curriculum areas: human relations, conflict management, leadership, sales, presentations skills, communications, change management and online delivery.

Governmental Experience  

  • JAG –Judge Advocate General
  • Defense Finance & Accounting Services (DFAS)- Department of Health & Human Services
  • Navy Family Medicine Bremerton, WA
  • SPAWARS –Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
  • Defense Commissary Agency
  • Department of Threat Reduction

Client Experience

  • Stihl
  • General Motors
  • Dell
  • Mersk
  • Samsung
  • Siemens
  • Tecnico
  • Hourigan Construction
  • Visa
  • Canon ITS
  • Maryview Hospital-Bons Secours facility
  • Dell

Industry Training Experience

  • Manufacturing
  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Federal Government
  • Technology/IT
  • Medical
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Kim McCorkle

Trainer

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Phil Pollack

Trainer

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Leslie Pollack

Trainer

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May Leong

Trainer

Current Role or Position: 

Chief Of Staff in International Product Support and Customer Quality Management organization. Partner with executives to plan and successfully execute critical customer impacting initiatives,  creating new process awareness with Marketing, Sales, Technologists, Safety and Regulatory orgs via newsletter, PODCAST, and quarterly forums.  Received Winning Together Cheers award.  Led historical customer issue inspection and cross-sharing of quality, security and safety opportunities with IT, Validation, Regulatory, Marketing, Sales and Engineering teams. Influenced organizational eagerness to compliance trainings, improved travel budget management and weekly staff facilitations, organizational management and product quality reviews. Her expertise in project and program management includes the institutionalization of a rigorous project management framework that successfully implemented critical strategic projects. She also manages global project pipelines, while ensuring compliance in the ISO 9001 and TL 9000 quality adherence.

Trainer Certification:

Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc. – Graduate Assistant and Trainer Candidate in the Dale  Carnegie Course®, Human Relations and Communications, trained in High Impact Presentation, trained in Leadership Training for Managers, PMP PMI certified,  Effectiveness, Leadership/Management,  Process Improvement

 
Corporate Training Experience:
Trained employees on Business Process Improvement methodologies, in both class room settings and small team environments.  Currently in the training process to be certified as a Dale Carnegie trainer for the Human Relations and Communications program.
Industry Experience:

May has been in the project and program management industry for over 10 years in a high technology organization, using every opportunity she can get to train on process improvements and project management methodologies.  Prior to that, May managed licensing operations in the computing industry.  Before that, May’s experiences include sales, account team management and business development.

Client Experience:

May’s experiences started from inside sales with consumers to local and state agencies.  She extended her experience to behind the scene operational aspects of the business, including identifying vendor and customer partnership opportunities.  She customized customer monthly licensing acquisition specific to the education customers.  May developed a passion for continuous process improvement and project management for multiple customers.   Currently, she leads key strategic initiatives that ensure high quality standards for a high technology organization.

Language Fluency:

English

Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Washington

Master of Business Administration from Seattle University

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Varun Arunachalam

Trainer

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Mann Kavehkar

Trainer

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Jacob Burlingame

Marketing Coordinator