DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS (2016 - Present)
What is your “Real” job position?
Director of People and Development
How many years have you been working in the learning/development realm? 12 years
How did you first get into the learning and development world?
I moved from directing customer service to helping create and train not only the customer service people but our customers as well. Now I oversee training and development for the whole company.
What’s a favorite quote that gives you inspiration and keeps you going?
“Trust thyself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is the must-have book or resource sitting on your desk right now? Seasons of Leadership by Susan M. Palmer
How did you get involved with VT Chapter ATD?
Needed to learn everything I could when I first stepped into a training role and ATD was full of resources.
Where can we find you when you’re not working?
Being outside, any season. From gardening to skiing to enjoying some rest on the back deck.
Can you share your favorite Vermont ATD moment?
Hearing people participating in our workshops say “I belong here. These are my people.”
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone just entering this line of work?
Never stop finding new connections to build your network.