Sandie Morgan, PhD, RN


Sandie Morgan is recognized globally for her expertise on combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. She began her anti-trafficking work in Athens, Greece where she served on the Board of the Athens International Nurses Association. She has also served as the Administrator of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) before returning full-time to Vanguard in order to extend global impact and build capacity for research, education and advocacy directly related to the exploitation of women and children. She partners with the Ministry of Higher Education in Baghdad, Iraq to build capacity for women in Higher Education Leadership.  She also continues to provide resources for community and law enforcement training on human trafficking and violence against women in northern Iraq. For five years she has produced the bimonthly “Ending Human Trafficking” podcast which was recognized by The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth, Dept. of Health and Human Services as a great way to “get up to speed on human trafficking.” As Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ), she oversees the Women’s Studies Minor as well as teaching Family Violence and Human Trafficking. She launched a 12 unit Anti Human Trafficking online Certificate program in 2016 to prepare professionals who are already on the frontline and prepare students with best practice principles and knowledge. She also serves on Foreign Affairs Chair Congressman Ed Royce’s Anti Human Trafficking Advisory Committee.

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Dave Stachowiak, EdD


I founded Coaching for Leaders in 2011. I was named in Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015 and have also been featured in U.S. News & World Report. I’ve found myself at the intersection of business and education throughout my career.

I am a Senior Vice President with Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles and have led training programs for top organizations like the Northrop Grumman Corporation, The United States Air Force, the Boeing Company, and the University of California system. I aim for practical authenticity in all my work.

I’ve been recognized multiple times with international business awards by Dale Carnegie Training. My credentials include a doctoral degree in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University, senior instructor certification with Dale Carnegie Training, and a Coach U graduate. I’ve taught years of graduate courses in leadership and education at Vanguard University and serve on the board of the Global Center for Women & Justice. I also co-host the Ending Human Trafficking podcast with my friend Sandie Morgan.

I’ve also been passed up for promotions, failed at launching my first business, and still fight through an occasional fear of speaking to people.