Strategic Consulting Lead
I've always been a precocious instructional desigNERD. Starting in grade school, I would come home and re-write the lessons my teachers delivered, and then pilot them on my stuffed animals. Imagine my giddy delight when I discovered a field of study dedicated to the design of learning! And then imagine my ungainly (but ultimately successful) entrance into a field that demands a renaissance approach.
I began my actual career designing learning for real, live learners, when I was 19. I helped a wonderful woman -Kira King, PhD- create a course on managing depression in hepatitis C patients. We used actual illustrators and created a virtual mentor (in the 90s! And much more helpful than Clippy!). Under her tutelage, I absorbed, practiced, ate, drank, and slept instructional design.
Shortly thereafter, I moved to military training, then government training, then private consulting, and ultimately on to consulting with Fortune 500 companies who seek to change their culture, create employer brands, and move from the 70:20:10 rule into the new world of social sense-making.
My special skill sets include global-scalable initiatives, story-based learning, simulations, change management support, culture and brand support, induction support (speed to proficiency), and mentorship and development programs. Though what clients have most often valued is my thought leadership and holistic partnership to identify their real organizational pain points and connect them directly to my solutions.
The world of instructional design has let me work with amazing people at amazing companies. I've been so fortunate as to be welcomed to teams at McDonald's, Pfizer, Microsoft, Cigna, Toyota, Eli Lilly, the USMC, Duke University, Rolls-Royce, Bank of America, Amway, the VA, SABIC, HSBC, and countless more. I've also been so fortunate as to win Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning awards, including a Gold in 'Best use of mobile learning' back in 2010 when it was fairly new, and be acclaimed as Elliott Maise's Top 30 under 30 in 2011.
I can't wait to keep going. I hope I get to work with you some day soon.
United Kingdom office
My journey at LEO Learning started in 2011 working alongside a team of Technical Support Specialists where I helped our Moodle and bespoke LMS clients use their platform to its full potential and effectively manage their end users.
I transitioned from this technical role in 2014 when I joined the Account Management team, where I've stayed and evolved into a Solutions Consultant. I now work alongside the wider team at LEO Learning helping our clients bring learning to the heart of business strategy through a consultative approach towards bespoke learning technology initiatives.
The past few years have been very exciting for myself and everyone else at LEO Learning. We've grown enormously to become a market-leading learning solutions provider and an AIM-listed firm under Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG). This has provided the opportunity to work alongside other best in class learning technology companies, each with their own unique area of expertise from high-end games for purpose to talent management portals.
Throughout this journey I've had the opportunity to work alongside clients such as Ferrero, London Stock Exchange and King Entertainment.