For over a century, Dale Carnegie has been improving individual and business performance around the world. While our training techniques continue to evolve, our core principles remain true to a single vision: real transformation begins within. Our multistep process is designed to get to the heart of what your organization needs. Centered on workforce training that provides measureable results, we help in guiding our clients to outpace their competition time and time again.
Marla, Certified Instructor and Area Sales Representative for Dale Carnegie Training, has been involved as a Dale Carnegie instructor for over 20 years to help business professionals increase their abilities in communications, human relations, selling skills, attitude management and effective leadership. She joined the sales team with Dale Carnegie Emerald Coast in 2013 after a long-term career in property management with companies such as Tanger Outlet Centers, Inc. and The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL.
David Balmer is the Area Manager for Emerald Coast Dale Carnegie Training, the Dale Carnegie franchise for NW Florida, South Alabama, SW Georgia and SE Mississippi. He manages the eastern portion of the franchise as the personal sales producer and training facilitator. David has been a certified trainer for Dale Carnegie Training® for over 26 years. He is certified in several programs including the Dale Carnegie Course, Leadership Training for Managers, the Sales Advantage, and related workshops.
He began working with Dale Carnegie as an avocational instructor in Tampa, FL where he received recognition as Instructor of the year in 1990, 1994 and 2002. He has worked with many major organizations in Florida including the US Navy, Publix, Jabil Circuits, Rooms to Go, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Prior to joining Dale Carnegie, David worked in the Radio and Television Industry holding several senior sales positions and managing sales teams. He has worked for such companies as CBS Radio, Meredith Broadcasting, the EW Scripps Co., Sinclair and Gray Television.