Region Advisor Biography

Dietmar Wagenknecht, DTM, PID

Dietmar Wagenknecht

Location: Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Member Since: 1981
Region Number: 2
Home District: 33
Supporting Districts: 4, 33, 52, 101

Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and district level):

  • 2006-2008 International Director
  • 2011-2013 Region Advisor
  • 2004-2005 District Governor
  • 2003-2004 Lieutenant Governor Education and Training
  • 2002-2003 Lieutenant Governor Marketing

Toastmasters honors and recognition:

  • 2004-2005 Distinguished District Governor
  • 2003-2004 Excellence in Education and Training
  • 2002-2003 Excellence in Marketing

How does your experience relate to Toastmasters and the region advisor role:

During three decades as an active Toastmaster, I have encountered many situations and resolved many conflicts. As a region advisor in Region 5, I proved myself as a valuable resource and was re-appointed for second term. I would like to bring and apply my extensive experience to Region 2.

What is your experience with coaching individuals and/or teams? What key strengths do you bring to the district leaders?

I served for many years as a mentor and coach at all levels of the Toastmasters organization. Presently, I am serving as a personal mentor to many Toastmasters members, as well as a club coach to several clubs. Professionally, I was also a project leader for many international and local projects, serving as team leader in diverse and multicultural environments.

Why are you interested in serving as region advisor?

The region advisor can play a pivotal role in the success of a district by looking at the larger picture, and by applying knowledge and expertise gained through experience.