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Our Mission

Enhancing organizational and emotional intelligence by providing tailored professional development solutions and leadership training.

Dale Carnegie of Orange County, owned by Business Empowerment, Inc – a certified Woman Owned Small Business, has been improving the performance of Orange County Businesses by improving the performance of their people for over a decade. Our focus is simple “Quality First!” This is exemplified in that our trainers are ranked in the top tier of the Dale Carnegie network winning the “2017 Highest Trainer Quality Award”.

Our proven training techniques give Orange County businesses real transformation in the core areas of Leadership, Executive Image, Presentations, Interpersonal Skills, Employee Engagement, Team Building, Sales and Customer Service.

Training is delivered through a variety of options such as customized corporate solutions, public programs, and live-online workshops depending on your learning style, your schedule, and your location.

Geri Cerkovnik and Steve VerBurg are the current owners of Dale Carnegie of Orange County. Throughout the 10 years of operations, we have impacted various industries such as, manufacturing, automotive, technology, insurance, retail, sports apparel, hospitality, and finance.

Partnering with the local community is a high priority and a core value of our team. Some of these partnerships include:

  • Girl Scouts
  • Girls, Inc
  • i5 Freedom Network
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Goodwill
  • Boy Scouts
  • The Lighthouse Group (Glennwood Foundation)
  • As well as many scholarships for local military and under privileged teens.
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