Lisa Fain – The Power of Cultural Competency

Lisa Fain is the Leadership Development Services’ Vice President and lead in diversity strategy, cross-cultural competency and conflict resolution at the Center for Mentoring Excellence. Her passion for diversity and inclusion work fuels her strong conviction that leveraging differences creates a better workplace and drives better business results. Lisa has trained thousands of employees at a variety of companies, large and small, on how to create a better workplace. Lisa is a life coach and a certified mediator. She graduated with a B.S. in Social Policy from Northwestern University and holds a JD from Northwestern University School of Law.

Jo Cook – The Future of Learning Technology

In her role as Deputy Editor of TrainingJournal (TJ) magazine and website, Jo Cook focuses her time on ground-breaking discussion webinars and speaking at events. TJ is the only independent, monthly print magazine in the UK for learning and development professionals and has 50 years’ experience with the best L&D thought leaders.

Travis Waugh – The Future of Learning

Travis Waugh is an Instructional Technologist at Georgia Institute of Technology. In that role, he’s on the leading edge of learning technology, so he was a perfect guest to indulge my interests in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, computer-aided cognition, smart LMS systems and other exciting topics.

Debbie Wooldridge, Founder and President of ttcinnovations

Debbie Wooldridge is a big idea person who founded ttcinnovations to help organizations improve their operations through effective training strategies and programs. I’ve had the pleasure to work with Debbie and her talented team on several major projects so I can attest to her passion and skill for providing engaging learning solutions. Debbie’s company has helped businesses enhance job performance, improve customer satisfaction, deliver business results and achieve their goals.

Julian Stodd and Leading in the Social Age

I met Julian Stodd, Captain and Founder of Sea Salt Learning at the Training, Learning and Development Conference (TLDC) and enjoyed his take on leadership in the social age. I caught up with Julian recently to learn more about his vision and how leaders can earn the right to be captains of their own community.

LearningBinge Instructor Trish O’Connor – The Spiritual Brain

As we know from neuroscience, there is a powerful urge towards spirituality and meaning, even in folks who may not consider themselves to be particularly religious or spiritual. This hard-wiring helps enrich our lives and brings out the best version of ourselves.

Trish O’Connor is the owner of Epiclesis Consulting, LLC, which provides products and services to enhance communication about issues related to a person’s sense of ultimate meaning, including editorial services, ghostwriting, writing aids, and spiritual retreats. She holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and a Master of Divinity from Aquinas Institute in St. Louis, Missouri.

We got together to talk about her consulting practice and her courses on LearningBinge.