Thanks for stopping by and welcome! I’m glad you’re here.
“Who is this Crystal Place anyway? Isn’t that an English football league?”
Close! But no. :]
I am an eLearning 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 that helps others to grow. I now combine my powers to create and manage courses, videos, and projects 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 now find joy and fulfillment in creating trainings and videos 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 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, 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 training, gamification, and thoughtful, theory based assessments. This ensures my courses and projects consistently increase my learners’ knowledge and skills, and most importantly, affect measurable changes in behavior that directly affect my clients’ business goals and bottom lines.
When I’m not instructional designing or producing learning content, I can usually be found planning a community volunteer event of some kind, making a decadent new chocolate dessert, rock-climbing, reading, practicing my amateur photography (note the few photos above), or 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’ve 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 helping to show others theirs.