Local Veteran, Benjamin Light, was injured while serving in the Army. Like many veterans, his injuries and chronic pain had a profound effect on his life when he returned home. Adjusting to life outside the Army was a struggle. But Ben was determined to turn things around. He found Dale Carnegie Training offered classes in Troy, Michigan, not far from his home.
As an injured veteran, Light found that he was eligible for certain benefits that would allow him to further his education. He decided to take the Dale Carnegie Course, where he learned new skills for relating to others and for managing stress and worry, and he found a group of individuals who would very quickly become like a family to him. Through sharing his life experiences in the Dale Carnegie Course, Ben found new ways to connect with people, a skill that had been difficult for him since leaving the Army.
Ben graduated from the Dale Carnegie Course wanting more. He discovered the Leadership Training for Managers Course where he was able to put the leadership skills he had learned in the armed forces to practical use in a more business oriented setting. He dove in. Working in a team atmosphere, improving his listening skills and becoming a better problem solver were just a few of the skills that Ben sites as being life altering for him.
Upon graduation from the LTM, Ben learned that if he completed one more Dale Carnegie course, he would receive the Organizational Leadership Certificate in conjunction with The University of Central Missouri. So Veteran Ben registered for the High Impact Presentations Course where he quickly became a polished and impactful public speaker.
Ben describes each of the courses he took as life changing and encourages anyone, civilians and veterans alike, to take the leap and sign up. But most of all, he wants the other veterans out there to know that there are resources available to help. Because of these resources, Ben was able to take all three of these courses and earn his certificate and college credit. He is incredibly grateful for the opportunity and gives back daily by helping to develop programs for veterans on his college campus and throughout his community.
For more information on this and other programs, please contact Dale Carnegie of Michigan at 248-380-7000 or visit www.dcmich.com. And please take a moment to watch the short videos below to hear what Ben himself has to say about his Dale Carnegie experience.