Education: Mr. Sandel has a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University. Since graduation, he has amassed a number of highly specialized certificates in Human Performance Improvement, Training, Leadership Development, Coaching and recently completed a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology.
Experience: Don’s expertise is in the field leadership development and how being happy, optimistic and positive links to higher performance. He is a sought after speaker on the topic, often speaking at national and global conferences, and has been published nationally. He is currently the Founder of GoPositiv, but has spent a quarter century leading talent development for such companies as Astellas Pharma, Allscripts, and United Airlines. He has also consulted for such organizations as Wintrust Bank, Chicago Historical Museum, Uptown National Bank, Profitability, DX Learning, and Rhythm Pharma.
Professional Affiliations: Don is active in ATD, CCATD, and the Executive Learning Exchange and is on the board of the Liautaud Institute. Don is also a volunteer with his church, community, and an avid reader, often found reading books about neuroscience.