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Meet the Team

Leadership Team

Delivery Team

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Jordan Wang

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Jordan is passionate about creating a scalable business with a highly engaged team, and complimenting the unique Dale Carnegie principles and development methodology with data driven strategy and quantifiable ROI for clients.

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William Farmer

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William Farmer has been involved with Dale Carnegie since his early 20’s. His major focus today is strategic development with CEOs and General Managers with a desire to move their organisations to a new level using the most powerful tool they have - their people.

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Graham Dobbin

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Graham has been working with companies such as Google, Indeed, OFX and BMW in Australia, USA, and the UK over the last year on how to engage, motivate and lead their remote and hybrid teams.

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Jessica Gopalan

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As Marketing Manager for Dale Carnegie Australia, Jessica oversees the strategy and execution of our marketing initiatives.

Jessica is well known for her exceptional eye for detail, creativity and appetite for development and improvement.

Her love for helping others has led her to also become certified as a Dale Carnegie trainer and producer, supporting the training team when she's not rolling out marketing campaigns.

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Emily Lane

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With a background in Organisational Psychology, Emily has over a decade's experience in training and delivery management as well as over five years experience in digital delivery.

Her vast background working with various industries gives Emily an edge in delivering high quality and contextualised outcomes for her clients. Emily is well known for her high energy and excellent ability to coach individuals to reach their maximum potential.

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Graham Dobbin
Certified Senior Trainer

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With over 10 years’ experience as a certified Senior Dale Carnegie Trainer and Executive Coach, Graham knows how to engage a range of different audiences and has worked with clients ranging from small businesses to multi-national corporate C-Suite. From a young age, he has always been naturally inquisitive - and it is this curiosity that fuels him to explore what makes people, teams, and companies really tick.

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Emily Lane
Certified Trainer

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With a background in Organisational Psychology, Emily has over a decade's experience in training and delivery management as well as over five years experience in digital delivery.

Her vast background working with various industries gives Emily an edge in delivering high quality and contextualised outcomes for her clients. Emily is well known for her high energy and excellent ability to coach individuals to reach their maximum potential.

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Duncan Yelds

Trainer & Digital Producer
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Duncan has almost 40 years of experience in property, business, marketing and facilitation of domestic and international events. Duncan's passion and excitement for empowering his clients and delivering results is not surprising given his own personal vision to build others' wealth with happiness.

 

He thrives in an ever changing marketplace due to his ability to keep up with the latest in market research, technology, business and investments.

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Anne-Marie Sage
Certified Trainer

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Anne-Marie has been a trained facilitator for more than 15 years in her own business as a qualified psychologist.

Her speciality is in working on behavioural shifts to help people achieve breakthroughs in their personal and professional lives, which then transcends into higher performance in business.

Anne-Marie is a strong presenter, and one of the most enthusiastic individuals you will meet, with a passion and zest for life which exudes through her personality.

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Jessica Gopalan
Certified Trainer

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Jessica has a diverse background in Psychology, Marketing, and International Business. Her journey has taken her from IT and Technology to Tourism, Healthcare, and Education, where she's been a trusted advisor, shaping communications strategies and authentic brand narratives.

 

Since 2018, Jessica has been collaborating with organisations across the Asia Pacific, empowering them with transformative training programs in communications, leadership, and people skills.

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Brook Anderson

Trainer & Digital Producer
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Brook's passion for Dale Carnegie stems from a deep-seated desire to help organisations increase productivity and revenue by boosting their bottom line.

 

His dedication to people comes from nearly a decade in professional development and engagement specialist training where he works with leaders and organisations to implement people development initiatives. Based in Queensland, Brook works with our digital delivery team to service clients nation-wide.

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Brian Anderson

Trainer & Digital Producer
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Brian’s specialties lie in Leadership, Presentations, Coaching and assisting participants to create employee engagement.

Brian facilitates both public and inhouse programmes with clients from all industries and sector types and is known for his high energy and enthusiasm in the coaching role.

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Katie Folkening

Digital Producer
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Based in the United States, Katie wears many hats including driving business growth and revenue through her role as a sales representative and as a marketing liason. She is passionate about growth and learning and always puts the customer first. As part of our delivery team, she supports our multinational and global clients in delivering a quality online training experience.

Sales Consultants

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Rachael Brian
Enterprise Development Manager

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Rachael has Bachelor of Marketing and Media and a background in sales. Her dedication and drive for the highest quality make Rachael invaluable to any client she works with.

She seeks to understand customers the client need, then work alongside them to develop and implement outcome-focused people development frameworks and she is passionate about building learning journeys that incorporate sustained results and return on investment.

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Tom Williams
Business Engagement Specialist

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As a Business Engagement Specialist, Tom is likely to be one of your first points of call with us. 

He found a passion in  providing opportunities for others to pursue personal and professional growth. His calm demeanour and curious nature comes from years of experience of working with people from many different walks of life allow him to have quality conversations with any customer that comes his way. 

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Eric Hsieh
Organisational Engagement Strategist

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Eric is a cornerstone in nurturing an environment conducive to growth both on an individual and organisational level.

 

His calm and considerate nature makes him a trusted advisor for those seeking personal advancement, and a strategist for organisations keen on enhancing team performance. By lending an attentive ear to the nuanced needs of individuals and teams alike, Eric embodies the essence of meaningful engagement. His approach is rooted in a genuine desire to understand and facilitate pathways and build trusted relationships with clients.

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Emma Henry
Partnerships Manager

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Working with a wide range of organisations, industry bodies and individuals, Emma prides herself on creating meaningful partnerships and high impact results for her clients.

 

 From partnerships with Industry Associations and Chambers of Commerce, launching Australia's first Youth Program (Generation Next) to rolling out an extensive Live Online training offering for our clients, Emma is the driving force behind some very exciting initiatives and innovations.

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Laurie Ward
Corporate Consultant

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Laurie manages Ward Associates, a consultancy that works in partnership with its clients to help re-align and grow their businesses.

As a corporate consultant with the Dale Carnegie team, he brings his experience from working in different industries, including Information Technology, Financial Services, Government, Retail and Renewable Energy. His experience, in conjunction with his big picture approach, are ingredients for the best possible results.

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Russ James

Client Advocate
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Russ has been an advocate of Dale Carnegie's Principles for over 30 years. With a detailed background in sales and leadership, Russ has championed Dale Carnegie's teachings through his own successful businesses. His dedication to his clients has seen him work with individuals from varied corporate backgrounds to develop confidence, leadership and human relations skills.

When he isn't delivering excellence to his clients, Russ can be found spending time with his family in Coonabarabran and working on community engagement projects.

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Lineea Aciu
Learning and Development Associate

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Always having been in people-facing roles, Lineea brings a natural affinity for fostering good relationships as she navigates the realm of organisational learning.


With a knack for understanding individual needs and a heart full of enthusiasm, Lineea not only guides learning pathways but also builds bridges of trust and cooperation, making her an emerging force in nurturing partnerships that are set to leave a lasting impact.

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Ela Staniak
Corporate Consultant

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Marketing and Administration

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Jessica Gopalan
Regional Marketing Manager

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As Marketing Manager for Dale Carnegie Australia, Jessica oversees the strategy and execution of our marketing initiatives.

Jessica is well known for her exceptional eye for detail, creativity and appetite for development and improvement.

Her love for helping others has led her to also become certfied as a Dale Carnegie trainer and producer, supporting the training team when she's not rolling out marketing campaigns.

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Angelina Navitskaya
Digital Marketing Specialist

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Jodrich Apoderado
Operations Coordinator

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Jodrich brings a strong customer service background to his role as sales support coordinator. Managing the internal systems and processes that support our sales and marketing team.

 

He is also responsible for spearheading the implementation of IT and software rollout projects, Jodrich has quickly become known as the MacGyver who can fix just about anything. 

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