About Dale Carnegie's New Jersey Office

Founded in 2000, Dale Carnegie Training of Central & Southern NJ boasts a vibrant team of 2 full-time and 5 part-time instructors, allowing for involvement and guidance in every phase of a project. Courses are offered in English, and the office's Vice President, Client Engagement and Corporate Trainer is additionally fluent in French.

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Anita Zinsmeister

President

Anita Zinsmeister is the President of Dale Carnegie Training of Central & Southern NJ.  She started her career as a Training Consultant with Dale Carnegie in 1988 where she worked with client organizations in addressing critical training and coaching needs.

As a Trainer, Anita works directly with clients adding value and maximizing their ROI.  Her experience in training ranges from communications, presentation skills, executive leadership, management, customer service, team building and sales.

Anita has conducted training for clients as wide-ranging as Bank of America, BMS, Campbell Soup, Celgene, Cisco, Deborah Heart & Lung Center, Eastern Union Funding, Educational Testing Service, ImClone, Joint Base McGuire*Dix*Lakehurst, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, PSEG Nuclear, ShopRite, Verizon, and Virtua Health.

Anita’s expertise in Customized Corporate Solutions has been called upon by headquarters to provide training for the Dale Carnegie® organization, including delivering a keynote address at the International Convention.  She received the Sponsor Rookie of the Year in 2001, the Founder’s Club Award in 2003, and is a 15-time member of the prestigious Millennium Club which is comprised of the top 20 Dale Carnegie offices in the world.  She was also one of the first recipients of the Product Innovation Award.

Anita has a BA degree from UCLA in Communication Studies, specializing in Interpersonal Relations.

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Bob Zinsmeister

Vice President

Bob is Vice President of Dale Carnegie Training of Central & Southern NJ.  He is responsible for the operation of the organization and oversees the financial and administration functions.  Bob also delivers training for select clients.

Bob started his career with Dale Carnegie in 1998 in customer service and support of key corporate accounts, where he was committed to exceeding his client’s expectations.  He moved into the Operations arena in 2000.

As a trainer, Bob has the ability to build rapport with his participants to help them be more successful.  He has facilitated team building events with clients as diverse as the FBI, ShopRite, Johnson & Johnson, Joint Base McGuire*Dix*Lakehurst, Village Supermarkets, and Global eProcure.

Prior to working at Dale Carnegie Training, Bob managed a 200-acre farm grossing annual sales of $500,000.  He was responsible for bottom line results; through motivating his employees and using his business acumen, sales increased 43% annually over a four-year period.

Bob has a BS degree from The University of Miami.

 

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Andy Zinsmeister

Trainer & Consultant

Andy has been a Corporate Training Consultant since 2014.

His first experience with Dale Carnegie Training was as a student in the Generation.Next program.  He went on to coach for the program and helped drive the youth leadership business for the Central & Southern NJ team.  Currently, Andy has received Global Sales Awards for being a top performing Rookie, Corporate Training Consultant, and Digital Sales Producer.

Andy is passionate about building confidence in others.  His experience working with emerging college graduates to executives of Fortune 500 companies drives his belief that everyone, regardless of industry or responsibility, can effect positive change in their environment through increased confidence and influential communication.  Andy’s mission with his clients is to bring that philosophy to life to help them reach their specific goals.

Andy has an AS in Business Administration from Mercer County Community College and is earning his BS in Organizational Leadership from Thomas Edison State University.  He is also a Certified Trainer of the Dale Carnegie Course.

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Radia J. Carr

Vice President, Client Engagement & Corporate Trainer

Radia has been a corporate training professional and consultant since 2008.

She has been a top performer in sales for Dale Carnegie in all 10 years.  She has consistently been ranked in the Top 5-10 in the US and globally.  Some of her clients are in various industries such as R&D, Food, Financial, Manufacturing, Pharma and more.

Radia is passionate about coaching professionals to high levels of performance and seeing them transform in their personal and professional lives.  She also works closely with her clients to help them increase engagement & reach higher levels of performance.

She is passionate about helping others and raising money for MS, involved in the Rotary Club of New Brunswick, NJ and other causes.  Radia has a BA degree from Rutgers University and is a graduate of the Somerset County Police Academy.  She is fluent in English & French.

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Don Warkentin

Director of Training

Engaging, enthusiastic and passionate are attributes often used to describe Don’s presentations.  Don Warkentin is the Director of Training for Dale Carnegie Training of Central & Southern New Jersey.  He has been a corporate training professional for over 20 years and has deep experience in leadership development, change management, and executive presentation skills.

Don has a prestigious roster of clients including Johnson & Johnson, Wakefern, Bank of America, Colgate-Palmolive, Hapag-Lloyd, Celgene and Bristol-Myers Squibb, to name a few.  Don has a unique ability to connect with audiences of all levels and inspire them to be even more engaged.

Don worked with General Electric’s Healthcare division delivering leadership programs and served as a leadership development liaison.  He also worked for Shiseido America fulfilling regulatory development training needs and helped them certify to ISO 9000/14000 standards.

Don has a BS degree from The College of New Jersey.

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Fred Walker

Corporate Training Specialist

Fred Walker has been a Dale Carnegie Trainer for 25 years.  In that time, he has delivered training for hundreds of companies in central and southern New Jersey.  Certified in the Dale Carnegie Course, High Impact Presentations, and Leadership Training for Managers, this full-time instructor hails from central New Jersey.

Fred’s primary area of expertise is in the Leadership Training for Managers program.

Fred is author of the motivational book Jump Out of Your Boat and enjoys addressing audiences with ideas to help them be more successful.

As a professional magician Fred often incorporates a little magic into his training presentations.

Fred has a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University.

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Wendy Off Gonzalez

Corporate Training Consultant

Wendy has been a Corporate Training Consultant since 2009 and has been a top sales performer at Dale Carnegie since 2010.  She works with clients in various industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Communications, R&D, Food, Financial, Manufacturing, and more.

Wendy is passionate about helping professionals transform their personal and professional lives.  She works closely with her clients to help them increase engagement & reach higher levels of performance within their organizations.  She also collaborates with our Trainers to design solutions targeted to the goals and objectives of her clients.

She is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Sales Training program, the Dale Carnegie Course: Skills for Success, Strictly Business: The Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar, and the High Impact Presentations program.

Wendy has a BS degree from The College of New Jersey.

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Nash Warfield

Trainer

Nash is a professional motivational speaker and trainer known for his high energy and interactive presentations that have reached over 750,000 people.  He is a certified trainer for Dale Carnegie Training, teaching people to develop greater self-confidence and enhance their leadership skills.

Nash attended college on a full academic scholarship to Morgan State University.  He graduated with honors, was valedictorian and #1 in his business school class.  He received his MS in Speech Communication from New York University, where he also graduated #1 in his class.

Nash has worked for top organizations such as Procter & Gamble and BLACK ENTERPRISE Magazine.  As owner of his own company, New Jersey Student Success, he delivers keynotes, workshops and seminars on the topics of leadership, diversity, and communication skills.  Nash has co-authored the book, Unleash the Winner Within You – How to Achieve the Success You Deserve.

Nash currently resides in Jersey City, NJ with his wife and daughter.

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Andre' Hewitt

Trainer

Andre´ has been a Trainer for Dale Carnegie & Associates since 2001.   He is certified to teach the Dale Carnegie Course®, Dale Carnegie’s Leadership Training for Managers, the Advanced Dale Carnegie Course and Seminars.  Andre´ is a highly skilled program facilitator and has trained individuals and companies globally and nationally with one of the top records for client satisfaction.

Andre´ is a certified civil trial attorney with experience in organizational management, national and international sales and marketing, litigation (subject matter expert), and company litigation management.  He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the College of Staten Island teaching public speaking and has conducted a few courses as a Guest Instructor, both domestically and internationally at various colleges.  Additionally, Andre´ taught social studies with the NY Board of Education in 1999.

Andre´ holds a BA degree from the University of Michigan and a JD degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

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Cathy Gregory

Trainer