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Ellen Valudes

Ellen brings over 20 years of experience working with organizations to engage and develop their people, meet business demands, and align culture with strategic goals.  As Vice President of the Dale Carnegie Franchise in the Philadelphia region, Ellen is focused on providing strategic talent management solutions to her clients. She’s known for her ability to partner with all levels of leadership to support business initiatives such as cultivating an engaged workforce and inclusive culture, developing leadership, leveraging talent to foster innovation and improve business outcomes.

As the only global training company with ISO 9001:2015 certification, Dale Carnegie offers solutions that create consistency in training and talent management offerings for regional, national and global organizations.

Ellen has consistently been recognized for her contributions to the global Dale Carnegie network. As a multi-course certified Dale Carnegie Trainer, she has been coaching professionals for over 18 years with a particular interest and expertise in communication & relationship skills and public speaking. Throughout her career, she has worked with professionals that represent regional and global companies from sectors including Financial Services, Healthcare, Engineering, Transportation & Logistics, Retail, Legal, Higher Education, Non-Profit and Public Works.

Ellen supports her business and civic community through involvement with the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and The POWER  of Professional Women. She is a member of the President’s Council for Cranaleith Spiritual Center where she provides council and support for their programming and organizational priorities. She is frequently invited as a guest speaker and presenter for a diversity of organizations including the International Dale Carnegie Convention, POWER events, local affinity groups and professional associations.

Ellen lives in the Wissahickon neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA.  She enjoys gardening, photography, woods hikes with her dog and DIY projects in her spare time.

Ellen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin and Marshall  College in Lancaster, PA; she is a certified multi-course Dale Carnegie Trainer.