About Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles

Serving Southern Los Angeles County area including Greater Long Beach, San Gabriel Valley, South Bay, and Westside

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Meet Our Team and Trainers

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Sabrina Kay

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Sabrina Kay serves as Chief Executive Officer of Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles, Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of Fremont College, and Fremont Private Investments. She founded Art Institute of Hollywood, formerly known as California Design College, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until its sale to Goldman Sachs. Sabrina is also the founder of Premier Business Bank, Fashion Umbrella, Sabrina Kay Charitable Foundation, and Chairman of After School All Stars. She has served on numerous boards, such as Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, International Medical Corp, Golden State ScholarShare Program, Los Angeles City Planning Commission, USC Alumni Association Board of Governors, and California Fashion Association. She has been a member of YPO (Young President’ Organization) Bel Air Chapter. Sabrina received her Doctorate in Work-based Learning Leadership at the Wharton School, Masters in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and MBA at the University of Southern California. She is the life member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

Dave Stachowiak

Senior Vice President and Trainer

Since joining Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles in 2004, Dave has served many successful organizations in the area, including the Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, ExxonMobil, and American Honda. He has a management background in the education industry and a passion for helping individuals be more effective in the workplace. Dave’s clients have rated him as one of the top twenty Dale Carnegie instructors in the world. Dave believes that the Dale Carnegie principles are more important today than ever. He says, “We’re all trying to keep up with amazing advances in technology and information in the past decade. Yet, it is the strong connections with our colleagues and customers that will ultimately drive our success and the success of our organizations. It all about relationships.”

Mark Deo

Senior Vice President of Corporate Solutions

For the last 15 years, Mark has been active as a senior instructor for Dale Carnegie Worldwide, the largest training organization in the world. He has worked directly with senior-level leaders to help them profitably grow their business in nearly every industry sector including aerospace, automotive, bio-tech, construction, consumer products, electronics, financial, high-tech, home-improvement, manufacturing, medical, training and many service-based businesses. For 10 years, Mark hosted the CBS radio show, “The Small Business Hour” and in 2003 was voted “Journalist of the Year” by the Small Business Administration. An organizational psychologist, he is a graduate of Rowan and Rutgers Universities and Keller Graduate School of Management.

Gary Byron

Vice President of Performance Development

Gary has presented to over 40,000 people from ages kindergarten to adult. He has been in sales and sale management his entire career, and has an MBA in Management, from Loyola Marymount University. When he got bored, he did standup comedy, wrestled an alligator, and coached little league baseball. The hardest was little league baseball. He’s the sales manager and training manager for his Dale Carnegie office, and is a certified Dale Carnegie Senior Trainer.

Nancy Santarelli

Vice President of Performance Development

One of Nancy’s greatest joys is working directly with individuals and leaders, and witnessing their transformations.  Prior to joining Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles in 2004, she excelled throughout a 20-year career with Delta Air Lines. There she specialized in customer relations and employee-recognition programs.  She also succeeded as an In-Flight Manager for 13 years managing the overall performance of flight-attendant groups. In 2000, she was promoted to Learning Manager, where she regularly developed management teams.

 In 2004, specializing in aerospace, her Dale Carnegie career highlighted her passion to influence individuals to perform optimally.  Technical experts from various STEM professions, including many Boeing and Northrop Grumman managers, have benefited from Nancy’s relationship-building coaching, and her ability to help people effectively present.  Her 13-year client experience led her to work with over a thousand Dale Carnegie graduates.

 She holds a Master’s degree in communication, and is trainer-certified in the Dale Carnegie course and the High Impact Presentations program.  Using her expertise, she specializes in developing and delivering Dale Carnegie seminars for lead generation, motivation and inspiration.

Jean Morgan

Senior Trainer

Jean Morgan is energized when empowering people and businesses for success through training. He has in excess of 20 years training experience, providing one-on-one and large group training. He is a skilled “hands-on” leader, trainer, and motivator with effective interpersonal skills at all organizational levels. His breadth of experience includes domestic and international experience. He developed a school in Greece, and regularly taught training sessions to provide strong leadership and team building skills for future leaders. Although a trainer for many years, once he was introduced to Dale Carnegie in 2009, he was “hooked.” Mr. Morgan is a Certified Trainer in the Dale Carnegie, Leadership Training for Managers, and High Impact Presentations programs.

Jerry McConnell

Senior Trainer

Jerry’s professional expertise includes more than 15 years of hands on corporate training and development with a variety of organizations.  Specialties include leadership development, team building, communication skills, professional selling skills, performance effectiveness, change management, succession planning, conflict management and more.

Jerry has led thousands of programs ranging from half day workshops to twelve-week time phased courses.  He has worked with more than ten thousand participants from a wide array of industries and employment levels.  Based on Kirkpatrick evaluations, Jerry’s track record of success includes 95% “exceeded expectations” with verifiable ROI.

Jerry’s passion and ability to engage participants in business relevant learning enables participants to self-discover new skillsets in many areas of personal and professional effectiveness.

George Cassar

Performance Consultant and Trainer

George’s passion is helping develop a company’s greatest asset – its people. George has just come out of an illustrious career at Raytheon for 28 years, working as a Systems Engineer in developing and testing Tactical Radio System for the US Army as well Training and Development in the Systems Engineering and Engineering organizations at the Space Airborne Systems. George has just recently transitioned from Raytheon to Dale Carnegie, having obtained his Trainer certification in the Effective Communications and Human Relations program.

Vicki Childs

Certified Trainer

Before joining Dale Carnegie, Vicki ran her own coaching business and also worked in a wide range of corporate positions in the fields of talent acquisition, training, and leadership development. With a background in psychology she is not only qualified in various cognitive and behavioral training and assessment techniques but has in-depth knowledge of the key psychological tools and processes required to enable individuals to thrive and achieve incredible results both for themselves and for their organizations.

Brian Kim

Director of Operations

Before joining Dale Carnegie and Fremont College, Brian had a 13-year career as a senior manager at Asiana Airlines, managing marketing and business development. Brian’s results-driven leadership style and project management capabilities have allowed him to successfully transition to the education industry and make key enhancements in systems-driven HR and communications.

Pricilla Niode

Operations Coordinator

Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, Pricilla Niode joined Dale Carnegie and Fremont College with a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and over 9 years of experience as Marketing Manager in the translation & localization industry. Although a newcomer in the education industry, Pricilla is a fast learner and is confident that her unique mix of skills and experience will prove herself to be a valuable member of the Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles team.