President and CEO
Dale Carnegie Training of Central Ohio
Bob Allen has been associated with Dale Carnegie Systems® for over 25 years. He is a multi-certified trainer and is President and CEO of Dale Carnegie Training of Central Ohio.
Bob Previously served as Vice President of Sales and General Manager where he was personally responsible for leading training consultants for the Pennsylvania, Ohio, NY and WV Regions of JR Rodgers & Associates, Inc., that region’s exclusive Dale Carnegie Systems® provider.
Bob is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard having served on the Helicopter Rescue Team. He holds a BA in Communication Education and a Master’s in Communication Research from West Virginia University.
Prior to his involvement with Dale Carnegie Systems®, Bob served as a senate and legislative lobbyist for the coal industry and as a management consultant for the 3M Corporation in Minnesota.
As a Performance Coach, Bob has worked with many major corporations throughout central New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. His experience and technical facility have made him particularly adept at designing and presenting customized training programs aimed specifically at enabling organizations to meet the needs and challenges of today’s ever-changing business environment.
Some of his recent presentations have included Taking Customer Focus to a Higher Level, World Class Customer Service, Attitude Towards Ourselves and Others, Time Management, Understanding Diversity, Vision, Mission and Values, Leading Effective Teams and Embracing Change and Managing Stress in the Workplace. His Specific forte’ is enhancing the sales skills of sales professionals of all disciplines. He has trained thousands of sales executives in public and customized sales programs including The Cold Calling Seminar, The Sales Advantage Program, How To Sell Like a Pro, Sales Success and The Sales Management Series.
Bob currently leads a team of performance coaches attaining the distinction as one of the fastest growing Dale Carnegie franchises in North America! In his free time, Bob enjoys running, racquetball, martial arts and reading. Bob and his wife Laura, live in Columbus, Ohio.