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Jim Geffert

Jim Geffert

President / CEO

Phone: (864) 233-5995 or (843) 884-4871
Departments: Trainers, Training Consultants, Sales, Speaker Bureau, Executive Coach


Our speaker has been with Dale Carnegie Trainingâ for 40 years. As a salesman, he was in the top 10% of Carnegie salespeople in the world for his first 20 years. He bought the Dale Carnegie franchise for South Carolina and Augusta, GA in January, 1993. His biggest account is Milliken & Company, Malcolm Baldridge Award winner in 1989, where over 7,000 employees have attended Dale Carnegie programs. Jim and his staff work with hundreds of statewide organizations helping engage the minds and hearts of their associates to improve business outcomes. This resulted in reducing cycle time, waste, mistakes, improving efficiencies, process improvement, and increased sales, revenue and customer loyalty. Jim’s instructional team has won numerous national awards based on customer satisfaction scores from their clients. Jim was recently recognized as being in the “Top 35” Dale Carnegie instructors in North America. Jim has spoken at international conventions in Hawaii and England. He also has been a speaker at the Dale Carnegie International Convention. Jim received his BA degree in Education from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Jim is currently an “Honorary Commander” for the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston and a past member of the National Air Mobility Command Civic Leader’s group. Jim is on the board of directors of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, a past member of the MUSC Digestive Disease Center Advisory Board, and the Advisory Board of the Coastal Carolina Boy Scout Council. He is a member of the Executive Association of Greater Charleston, the Charleston Defense Contractors Association, AFCEA, the Rotary Club of Charleston, and Seacoast Church. He is a speaker’s coach for the 2014 TEDxCharleston event this coming April.

Jim is a past Board Member of the Dale Carnegie Franchisee Association, the Rotary Club of Charleston and Trident United Way. Jim has been on the Campaign Cabinet for Trident United Way in charge of training for the last 18 years. Jim and his staff have donated hundreds of hours of training to United Way volunteers teaching them how to be more effective public speakers and how to ask for money. Last year, this training helped our community raise over $11,300,000. The best campaign ever.

Jim and his family, moved from Columbia, SC to Mt. Pleasant, SC in 1998. He and Arlette have been married for 38 years. Jim enjoys reading, golfing, working on projects at Seacoast Church, and spending time with his two sons, daughter-in-laws, and his “two new loves,” grand-daughters Ansley (4) and Harper (18 months

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