The team.

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Beau Garrett

Managing Partner, Consultant & Trainer

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Beau has nearly 20 years of experience in sales, negotiation, leadership, innovation, turn-around, training, coaching, and business development. His previous employers and experience include Accenture Consulting and Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). Accenture is a leading global consulting firm where Beau specialized in large system consulting and implementation. BI is the world’s largest privately held pharmaceutical company where Beau spent 15 years in numerous roles.  He has led several organizations including units of over 100+ personnel while delivering revenue of $275 million. Beau has a deep understanding of Dale Carnegie training and has implemented many Carnegie training programs across various organization sizes. Beau embodies a passion for understanding clients’ current state, developing the strategic plan for improvement, and then executing that strategy to attain exceptional results. Beau has been the recipient of several top sales and sales leadership awards as well as being named to account executives best-of-the-best lists. Beau is a certified trainer.

He blogs biweekly at zalent.io.


Matt Norman

Partner, Consultant & Trainer

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As President, Matt has led his organization to consistently be the largest Dale Carnegie franchise in North America. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named Dale Carnegie a top company in its Best Places to Work awards for several consecutive years. Matt has been named to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under Forty list. Prior to Dale Carnegie, Matt was a top consultant for Accenture where he worked with global clients. Matt is a certified trainer and coach and a contributor to Training Magazine

He blogs weekly at mattnorman.com.


Mike Scott

Partner, Consultant & Trainer

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Mike is the General Manager and Executive Vice President of Dale Carnegie in the North Central US. As a certified trainer, he trains over 1,000 people per year with Carnegie and addresses a variety of mission-critical leadership and development needs for the firm’s Fortune 500 clients including General Mills, Pentair, and Boston Scientific. At the enterprise level, Mike’s areas of expertise include workplace collaboration, salesforce transformation, leadership without authority and cross-functional-matrix organizations, HR-business alignment, organizational redesign, and change readiness. Mike has won the National Sales Award twice and the Top 5 Sales Manager Award. As a member of the executive team, Mike and his colleagues have earned the Board of Directors' Award five consecutive years.


Nan Drake

Consultant & Trainer

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As an International Carnegie Master for Dale Carnegie, the highest honor, Nan trains global course leaders for the Carnegie organization. Nan has been part of numerous curriculum development teams with Dale Carnegie developing new products and trainer certification processes. Nan 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. Nan skillfully uses a blend of accelerated learning techniques to coach employees to lead, supervise, build teams, manage conflict, communicate effectively, train others, make presentations, and create winning customer service. Nan has worked with over 3000 corporate clients spanning all industries. International clients include John Deere, Rondo, Cargill, Hormel, Lawson, 3M, General Mills, Eaton, ING, Petronas, Pentair, Eaton, Hilton Corporation, and The US Federal Government among many others.


Pat Griffin

Consultant & Trainer

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Pat is the Vice President of Training and Impact for Dale Carnegie in the North Central US. He is an International Carnegie Master, the highest designation awarded by the corporation, and one that qualifies him to develop and certify Carnegie trainers throughout the world. Pat has been recognized by Dale Carnegie as a top global revenue producer and top global trainer. The main focus of Pat’s training and consulting effort is to equip people to drive measurable improvements in their organizational results. He has worked with clients in manufacturing, engineering, education, and healthcare to improve the effectiveness of their leaders, sales people, and team members. Prior to joining Dale Carnegie, Pat accrued 14 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing management in various roles from Design Engineer to Director of Assembly to Plant Manager.


Maureen Tubbs

Consultant & Trainer

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Maureen is the Client Strategy Director with Dale Carnegie in the North Central US. As a certified trainer, Maureen works with leaders to help them become more effective agents of culture and grow their organizations through optimizing talent. Maureen specializes in coaching individuals in fast-growth companies to influence without formal authority and communicate with impact. Having coached and performed improvisation for over a decade, Maureen encourages others to uncover trust in the moment to navigate change. She is also a certified employee engagement specialist. Before joining Dale Carnegie, Maureen worked in marketing, sales, and training for Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and American City Business Journals.


Karen Boardman

Consultant & Trainer

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Karen is the Director of Client Experience at Dale Carnegie in the North Central US. She leads and collaborates with consulting teams to engage their clients to the highest level. Karen manages Dale Carnegie’s public offerings for several geographic areas. During her 14+ years with Dale Carnegie, Karen has held several positions. She started on the Operations Team then progressed to Director of Operations, Finance Director, and Client Development Consultant. Karen is a certified trainer. She embodies a passion to support and develop people to exceptional levels.


Patrick Finnegan

Consultant & Trainer

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Patrick is Senior Market Director of Dale Carnegie in the North Central US. In his role with Dale Carnegie, Patrick provides executive coaching, consulting and training in sales, sales management, leadership, business partnering, and customer service to customers in health care, IT, and government. Patrick has won multiple awards from Dale Carnegie, including the Rookie Club Sales Award, the National Sales Award, and the Government Achievement Award. Prior to Dale Carnegie, Patrick worked as an account manager for Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories. Patrick also was an acute account manager for GE Healthcare IT. At GE, he was awarded the GE Healthcare Service Sales Revenue Award and Ambulatory Monitoring Revenue Award, and was certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt. Patrick has published multiple works related to leadership development. Patrick is a certified trainer.