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.
One of the most rewarding things I’ve experienced as a learning consultant is being able to plant the seeds of new best practices and watch them bear fruit in so many unexpected ways.
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.
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.
I’m thrilled to introduce you to Anna McGrath, the founder of Wonder Works, a leadership development firm that brings insights on the brain science of consciousness to her work. She’s also one of our Founding Members of LearningBinge, our new online learning space for learning professionals like you.
The first mentees in Marshall Goldsmith’s “15 coaches” program are gathering to begin an amazing experiment. Dr. Goldsmith is teaching a group of leaders, teachers, trainers and coaches everything he knows. And as the most influential coach of our time, that’s a lot of free sharing. The only catch is that everyone has to pay it forward and spread the enlightenment.
As we contemplate Thanksgiving here in the states, I thought you might want to replay my interview with Dr. Paul Zak. Neuroscience is teaching us that our emotions are part and parcel of our conscious and unconscious lives. As we say in this interview, all learning is emotional.
Science journalist Erik Vance has written a fascinating and informative book on how your brain can affect the way you perceive, remember and feel about the world around you. Perhaps one of the most important points he brings out is that so-called psychological effects, such as placebos, are physiologically real – there are actually physical, chemical and molecular changes taking place in your brain that product these effects.
We recently caught up and talked about Bruce’s research into this important development in the workplace and how learning professionals may be able to reverse the increasing loss of professional skills at work. In Bruce’s book, you’ll learn more about what skills employers are missing and how we can re-train new and future employees in the basics we used to learn at home.
Elizabeth Jameson is an artist who specializes in the intersection of art and science. She creates with the intent of transforming how people view the human experience of disease, allowing room for celebration of the imperfect body. Her practice emerged after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Undergoing numerous brain scans to track the progression of the disease, she developed a deep fascination with the architecture of the brain.