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“Who is this Crystal Place anyway? Isn’t that an English football league?”
Close! But no. :]
I am a Learning Experience Designer (a.k.a. Instructional Designer) and Content Producer who has been creating training experiences, videos, and other impactful content for more than 18 years. Over that time, I honed my skills and found a passion for creating learning experiences that help others to grow. I now combine my powers to create and manage learning experiences of all kinds, including corporate workshops, eLearning courses, videos, vILT sessions, and blended learning experiences that move the needle on real measurable outcomes.
I use instructional design and adult learning theory to solve real world problems. Using the skills I honed over these many years, along with my knowledge and training in instructional design and development, I find joy and fulfillment in creating workshops, trainings and content that are highly effective, visually pleasing, and provide 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 course on the side to learn even 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 designing learning experiences or producing content for my clients, I can usually be found planning a community volunteer event of some kind, rock climbing, making a decadent new chocolate dessert, reading, enjoying nature, animal training (I just love training!) or my most beloved 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.
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