Barbara J. Dandro, M.B.A., specializes in helping leaders, managers, and employees in small to medium-sized businesses achieve improved results through action-based team-building strategies, goal achievement, customer service and satisfaction, diversity appreciation, personal branding to reflect professionalism, and POSITIVE ATTITUDE development. Clients include nonprofit organizations, health care companies, and small service-oriented businesses.
As an affiliate of Resource Associates Corporation - one of the top training and development organizations in the country, Ms. Dandro focuses on attaining Improved Results in areas such as getting and keeping customers/patients/clients, accelerating productivity with team-building, and handling change for positive growth. She enables her clients to use their skills and knowledge in a more efficient and effective manner, thereby using time well for more productivity and greater profitability. Her varied thirty-year career includes accomplishments in management, sales, marketing, university-level workshop facilitation, and professional writing.
Barbara Dandro's enthusiastic approach toward developing skills can help your organization, your team, and/or your career to grow from "doing the job" to "dynamic drive!"
Ms. Dandro's first book is now available: Thriving with Positive Attitudes: the women's positive guide to logical decisions and rational insights in an emotionally-charged, professional world [Paperback] Barbara J. Dandro MBA (Author) https://www.createspace.com/3855188
Industry Expertise (3)
Health and Wellness
Areas of Expertise (3)
Thriving With Positive Attitudes
Using Time Strategies for More Productivity
Being Truly Effective in Team Communication
Board of Directors: Board Secretary/Treasurer (professional)
Suncoast Epilepsy Association: Board of Directors, Board Secretary/Treasurer, 1995-2002
Toastmaster's International (professional)
Toastmasters: Member, ATM-B, Past Vice President of Membership, Vice President Education, 2000-2005
National Speaker's Association Speaker's Academy (professional)
NSA (National Speaker’s Association) Central Florida Speaker’s Academy: Graduate, 2002-2003
Chamber of Commerce (professional)
Central Pinellas Chamber: Member, Ambassador, 2008-2009; Women in Business Council, 2008 - 2012
Board of Directors: Board Treasurer (professional)
Disability Achievement Center (formerly CASCIL): 2010 - present
Board of Directors: Past Director and Past President (professional)
St. Petersburg Exchange Club: Member, Past Director, Past President, 1987-2002
University of South Florida: BA, English/Creative Writing
Dickinson College: BA, Art History
University of South Florida: MBA, Business Administration 1986
Specialized research in Effective Business Communication
Marci Sadorf, RN, CMC, Director of Business Developmen | Bayshore Health & Homemaker Services
"Barbara was instrumental in working with our office staff in improving communication within the organization.Our staff continually utilizes the tools Barbara shared with them. Thank you Barbara for improving our staff and customer relations!!"
Sue Miller, General Manager | TMS Management Group, Inc.
"Got the whole room involved. (Barbara) could see what areas needed work."
Brant Spence, Executive Director | Regency Oaks
"Barbara's attitude is contagious, and you will walk away with lasting, positive behavior changes."
Paula Roberts, External Affairs | Disability Rights Florida
"Fresh and creative way to look at managing our time whether personal or professional."
Kickoff session audience, Attendees and staff | Kickoff Session: Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged 20th Annual Best Practices and Training Workshop in Orlando, Florida
“Best Part: Breakfast, positive message, interaction with audience, liked side show skit, liked Robert singing and John dancing, good illustrations, excellent presenter, enjoyed session, good ideas/well presented, handout appreciated, upbeat and fun, great, very entertaining, Robert needs to shimmy more, liked the skit, the collaboration of the audience/speaker brought everyone together, applying goals to everyday situations; example of real life quality; good reminder to business to know/review the vision, mission and goals of the organization.” Audience Comments from the Kickoff Session: Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged 20th Annual Best Practices and Training Workshop in Orlando, Florida
Event Appearances (8)
Results-Oriented Customer Service - Communication Sensitivity
Training and Development with Call Center Employees Clearwater, FL
Personal SWOT Analysis
Chamber of Commerce Group - Young Professionals Meeting Largo, FL
Results-Oriented Strategies for Sales Success
SHP Health Care Services Retreat Lake Port Square 701 Lake Port Blvd, Leesburg, FL
Time Management and the Power to Say NO!
Disability Rights Florida - Staff Retreat Tampa, FL
Sensitivity Training Overview
2011 Transportation Summit Clearwater, FL
Group at Central Florida College Clearwater, FL
Customer Loyalty for Challenging Times
Chamber of Commerce Workshop - Area Business Owners Largo, FL
Strategic Thinking & Business Planning
Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged 20th Annual Best Practices and Training Workshop General Opening Session: Kickoff Presentation Orlando, FL
Sample Talks (1)
Strategic Thinking & Business Planning
The best way to tackle the future is to “create it” in line with the organization’s purpose, values, and goals and by turning challenges into opportunities. I. Strategic Planning is a process that determines the most profitable opportunities II. Questions and steps for optimal strategic thinking & planning III. The implementation plan determines the strategy IV. Understandable and Measurable Results with a stronger strategic direction
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training