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.
Bringing out the best in human beings so businesses can achieve their highest potential.
Julia Price moved from Wellington to Christchurch, and is grateful to have two places she calls home. She has a BHLSc from Massey University, is a recipient of NZ Fitness Leader of the Year, and has been the Managing Director of Dale Carnegie Training since 2016.
Good at juggling multiple babies (mother of triplets), but not so good at gardening, Julia is however an expert at growing people. She worked for Canterbury Police for nearly 8 years and had first-hand experience witnessing people performing under the most trying of circumstances during the 2011 earthquakes. Drawing from her experience as a Health and Safety Manager, First Aid Tutor for NZ Red Cross and Exercise Professional she has a diverse set of tools to understand people and knows what it takes for them to perform at their best.
Passionate about human health and psychological wellbeing, the move to Dale Carnegie was a logical one, and has given her the vehicle to not only help individuals overcome obstacles, but helps business grow their most value able asset: their people. Dale Carnegie’s principles of human relations aren’t rocket science, they are common sense, and Julia has made it her mission to make them become ‘common practice’ in the workplace. She also practices as a Wellness Coach, specialising in Sleep Education and Fitness for Work.
In her free time, she likes to play tennis, play piano, drink coffee, walk (a.k.a. struggle to contain) her Retrodoodle, and invariably work on perfecting the garden.
Amber is a Performance Coach at Dale Carnegie Training. Dale Carnegie is more than a corporate training organisation – our corporate culture is fueled by a compassion for people and a desire to help others. It’s built upon the timeless knowledge of human nature that Dale Carnegie has instilled in all of us.
We are committed to being a professional resource and to adding value to local business communities – a strategic partner. The research undertaken by Carnegie over the last 100 years benefits our clients so when they work with us, they gain personal performance shift which in turn supports a culture shift in their organisation.
People and organisations operating at optimum performance, results in bottom line improvement – this speaks to the banker in her. Amber loves that improvement in a person’s human interaction with others translates directly into business improvement and performance. A win/win for all involved and she is delighted to be part of it.
Peter Couchman epitomises the “real world” experience required under the Dale Carnegie® philosophy, which states that we must earn the right to share our knowledge. Peter’s “real world” traverses government organisations and private sector roles where he was involved in governance, compliance and performance criteria having coached over 400 clients to differing success. As evidence of his business acumen, Peter has led a team of eleven FMCG sales professional team and was responsible for circa $20 million per annum.
Peter attributes his success to understanding the importance of self-awareness, having an appreciation of others, and to developing the leadership skills that encourage others to follow. He is currently Chairperson of the Martinborough Business Association, and spends his time living in sunny Martinborough and trains extensively throughout New Zealand.