Market Director-NW Minnesota
Rick Cole is an area manager with Dale Carnegie Training in the North Central States. Dale Carnegie Training is represented in all 50 of the United States and more than 80 nations worldwide.
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Rick brings more than 30 years of business experience in sales, management and training to Dale Carnegie Training clients in central and northern Minnesota. His overarching goal is to help organizations improve the bottom-line performance of their key employees. He has led Dale Carnegie Training sessions to more than 3,000 individuals in public, customized and online training programs, seminars and workshops. Rick’s specialty areas of expertise include human relations, leadership training for managers, sales, and the people side of process improvement.
Prior to Dale Carnegie Training, Rick worked as director of sales for the In-Fisherman Communications Network, where he negotiated with national and international sponsors, ad agencies, and cable and broadcast programmers to generate revenue. Rick also formerly owned Minnesota Guide Maps, a provider of GPS fishing maps to bait stores and retail fishing outlets.
Rick graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in organizational management and communications from Concordia University in St. Paul.
In the community, Rick is a commissioner for the Brainerd Planning and Zoning Commission. He also works with several chambers of commerce and service clubs, and was inducted into the Minnesota Jaycee Hall of Leadership.