I'm Heidi, and I am passionate about all things learning and development!
I have almost a decade of experience designing, developing, planning, and implementing learning solutions and programs. I've worked for companies like NASA, Medical Mutual, The University of Florida, and more across higher education and corporate.
I've had some amazing opportunities during my career, including traveling to every NASA center in the US to do a needs analysis on the Safety and Mission Assurance Technical Excellence Program (STEP); selecting LMS vendors and launching new LMSs; creating and designing professional development, onboarding, sales enablement, and leadership development programs; providing product feedback and guidance for ed tech products; and more!
I'm also in the process of finishing my PhD in Instructional Design and Technology, which allows me to combine theory and practice into practical solutions for the companies I work with.
In 2020, I started a pandemic podcast called the BLOC (Building Learning and Organizational Culture) Podcast to learn from other L&D experts - it's allowed me to grow a huge, amazing network of talented L&D individuals and helped me to focus on what I love to do - help organizations improve their learning culture. Now, I'm ready to work with you!
Here are some of the values I live and work by:
People learn best at work the way they learn best in their personal lives - fewer people than you'd think take e-learning or attend webinars to learn their hobbies!
You can't have a strong learning culture where there is no psychological safety.
Diversity and belonging are critical to an organization's learning strategy and to overall company success.
People will leave jobs where they don't feel fulfilled - it doesn't matter how many pizza parties you offer them.
Everyone is different and has amazing things to offer.
I'm not going to bullsh*t you - if your strategies are trash - I'll let you know in a direct but kind way.