Welcome to our Spotlight Series featuring interviews with instructors, trainers and staff members of Dale Carnegie Training of North Dakota.
For the month of February, we interviewed Katie Munion, who has been involved with Dale Carnegie North Dakota for over five years.
How long have you been with Dale Carnegie Training?
I’ve been assisting with Dale Carnegie programs for the past 5 years. Recently, I’ve started focusing on Dale Carnegie more full-time and I’m absolutely loving the transition.
What industry do you work with the most?
My background is in professional and financial services and have experience in the fitness and technology industries. I’ve also been able to work with manufacturing, heavy equipment, and various other industries within our Dale Carnegie programs which is very interesting and exciting to me!
Are there any current industry trends that are different, changing or exciting?
Especially in North Dakota, we continue to have very low unemployment. With my transition to Dale Carnegie we are offering human resource and training consulting services to serve our clients in areas, where they may have not been be able to find talent or have the bandwidth to take on extra, but necessary projects. Some of the trends I see throughout organizations and across all industries is the need for developing organizational talent management strategies, coaching clients through interview, hiring and onboarding processes and building a succession plan for top talent. Succession planning is a hot topic for organizations of all sizes and is a critical component to developing and preparing individuals to step into bigger roles and larger opportunities as other employees retire or move on from organizations.
What have been some of your favorite or best results within a particular industry in the franchise?
I’m currently working with Dale Carnegie on the 9 week Effective Communication and Human Relations program. It’s been really fun working with the participants and learning more about the agriculture and manufacturing industries. It’s inspiring to see participants step outside their comfort zones, enhance their communication skills, and strengthen relationships with others. Truly seeing them blossom is one of my most favorite parts of working with Dale Carnegie.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Dale Carnegie Training?
The amount of people that I’m blessed to be able to interact with. My co-workers are so inspiring and motivating, and it’s truly just an amazing place to work. Then to have the opportunity to have a positive impact on so many peoples’ lives is truly exciting. It’s fun to be able to help others be the best version of themselves!
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Passionate, determined, quick-witted.
What’s one interesting fact about you?
I have been teaching group fitness on the side for over a decade. Over the years, I’ve taught everything from step, kickboxing and Pilates to Les Mills programs like BodyPump and CXWORX. In the last year, I trademarked a Pilates program called Soulates™. It’s Pilates for the soul and is a unique mix of mat-Pilates, mindfulness, visualization and affirmations designed to improve body composition, enhance core strength and flexibility, and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. It really brings all of my worlds together!
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