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“Who is this Crystal Place anyway? Isn’t that an English football league?”
Close! But no. :]
I am an Instructional Designer (a.k.a. Learning Experience Designer) and Content Producer who has been creating training videos and other visual content for more than 17 years. Over that time, I honed my skills and found a passion for creating content and learning experiences that help others to grow. I now combine my powers to create and manage eLearning courses, videos, assets, vILT sessions, and blended learning experiences that do just that.
I use instructional design to solve real world problems. Using the skills I honed over those many years, along with my knowledge and training in instructional design and development, I find joy and fulfillment in creating trainings and content that are highly effective, visually pleasing, and provides measurable results for my clients. I’m also passionate about the subject, so am always reading a new book, watching a video, or taking a class on the side to learn more. The truth is, there’s always more to learn for all of us – which is great, because I’ll never run out of work to do!
Following the ADDIE process (with formative and summative evaluation), I utilize adult learning theories in all of my analysis and design, as well as other proven tools, such as Action Mapping, purposeful segmenting, scenario-based learning, gamification, and thoughtful, theory based assessments. This ensures my courses, projects, and learning experiences consistently increase my learners’ knowledge, skills, and confidence, and affect measurable changes in behavior that directly affect my clients’ business goals and bottom lines.
When I’m not instructional designing or producing content, I can usually be found planning a community volunteer event of some kind, making a decadent new chocolate dessert, rock climbing, reading, enjoying nature somewhere, practicing my amateur photography (note the few photos above), or my favorite pastime – swing-dancing (lindy-hoppin’ to be precise).
I thrive in creative settings where I’m constantly learning and having a meaningful impact every day, and I most enjoy helping others to recognize their own potential to learn and grow. I’m a firm believer that growth = happiness, and have always loved Mr. Ralph Emerson’s quote, “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.” Isn’t that great? We all have potential, and I love growing mine and helping to show others theirs.
➥ To learn more about my work background – hop on over here.