Sr Vice President of Training
Nan Drake is Senior Vice President of Training for Dale Carnegie Training in the Twin Cities area. Nan joined Dale Carnegie as a trainer in 1980 and is responsible for assisting individuals, groups, and organizations to increase their effectiveness through executive coaching, consultation and workshops. She supports organizations in facilitating change, increasing productivity, and improving quality. Ms Drake has trained thousands of individuals in the skills they need to be more productive and successful in their lives and their careers. Nan skillfully uses a blend of accelerated learning techniques as she teaches employees to lead, supervise, build teams, manage conflict, communicate effectively, train others, make presentations, assert themselves and create winning customer service.
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Nan has been part of numerous curriculum development teams with Dale Carnegie & Associates since 1990. In 2000 - 2001, she project lead the process for Norman & Associates, Dale Carnegie franchise for Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, and western Wisconsin to become ISO-2000 certified.
Nan is an International Master Trainer for Dale Carnegie & Associates. In this role, she trains global course leaders for the Carnegie organization. She has been recognized with many training awards, including Outstanding Trainer of 1999; Silver Medal for Master Training in 2004 from the Dale Carnegie Organization as well as other awards in the past twenty years. She is a charter member of the Trainer Quality Advisory Council with Dale Carnegie. This global organization is the quality board making recommendations to the Dale Carnegie organization for trainer quality and client satisfaction. In 2007, she was recognized as one of the top 25 trainers worldwide to receive the highest participant evaluation scores on the Dale Carnegie Trainer Quality Index Rating.
Nan holds a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from the College of St Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. She started her career in education in Montessori and was certified by the American Montessori Society. She is a mentor with the University of the South School of Theology and has a certificate in Theological Education for Ministry from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
She is active in the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota; serves food on a regular basis for "Loaves and Fishes," annually participates in the spring American Cancer Society "Daffodil Days," and judges speech competitions for the Young Business Professionals of America.