DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS (2016 - Present)
“Real” job position: Director of Training & Development, Lane Press
Number of years working in the learning/development realm: 10 years
How did you get into the learning & development world?
The majority of my 28 years in the printing industry had been focused on managing customer service. A decade ago I was given the opportunity to work on expanding the training in our organization and I haven't been able to get enough of it. At the time I also focused on stress management and became a coach so that I could help empower others to be happy, healthy and more resilient. The great thing about L&D is that you learn something new every day. I feel very fortunate to be able to work on it full time now and be truly immersed in it.
What is the must-have book or resource sitting on your desk right now?
Becoming a Resonant Leader by A. McKee, R. Boyatzis and F. Johnston
What is your favorite quote?
"Trust thyself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where can you be found when you're not working?
Outside. Whether it be just hanging out with family, working in my gardens, running, skiing or even playing field hockey, I try to get out every day.