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ATD Education works with more than 100 of the world’s best facilitators to deliver our talent development programs. ATD’s facilitators are seasoned practitioners with 10 years or more of experience in their content areas. They draw upon their professional accomplishments and career experiences to deliver personalized learning and valuable insights. You’ll find that many of our facilitators are published authors or popular speakers in their fields of expertise, and they come from a wide range of industries and sectors. They frequently serve as instructional designers, managers, coaches, human performance improvement professionals, and consultants.

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Chief Talent & Diversity Officer | MentorcliQ
Eldersburg, MD, USA
Jenn Labin is the Chief Talent & Diversity Officer at MentorcliQ. For over fifteen years, Jenn has had success working with a wide spectrum of organizations including large private sector businesses, government/military operations, and higher-education institutions. Previously Jenn was the owner of TERP Associates which was acquired by MentorcliQ in 2019. Combining TERP's expertise with MentorcliQ's award-winning mentoring software to expand mentoring content, training and value for customers.

Jenn specializes in implementing high-impact and high-value employee development solutions. Through experiential programs, Jenn creates leadership capability. Jenn has helped individuals achieve greater potential through classroom training, workshops, long-term development programs, online modules, social media, presentations, and individual development plans.

Jenn is the author of Mentoring Programs That Work, a unique approach to building scalable and sustainable mentoring programs. She also authored Real World Training Design, a visual quick-guide for creating exceptional results within tight budgets and timelines. Jenn contributed to the ATD Handbook 2nd Edition and has been published in the Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting journal three times, including her whitepaper on 5 Steps to Engagement: Simple and Practical Methods for Implementing an Employee Engagement Initiative. Jenn's work can also be found in 101 Ways to Make Training Active, How to Write Terrific Training Materials, and the ATD Trainer's Toolkit app. She is a regular presenter at the ATD International Conference and Exposition, ATD chapters and MentorCom.
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Partner | MAS Consultores
Santiago, CHL
Rodrigo F. Lara has more than 20 years of experience in the training industry and is a Chilean expert in ROI and measurement and evaluation. He is CEO of MAS Consultores and the ROI Institute in Latin America. Lara also has been a professor at several universities in Chile and has presented in multiple conferences throughout Latin America and the United States. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in both Psychology and Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Human Resources. He holds the ROI Methodology Certification from the ROI Institute and is a member of ASTD. He was named “Practitioner of the Year Award” by the ROI Institute (Chicago, 2007), and received the “Measurement and Evaluation Award” from ATD (San Diego, 2008). Presentation Rodrigo F. Lara is presenting at the ATD 2014 Mexico Summit on Measuring Learning by Impact on Business Results. Measuring is a big challenge for organizations worldwide. In many organizations, HR areas implement very interesting programs, that maybe get results, but in most of cases there isn't an evaluation strategy; so, there is no evidence to demonstrate the impact on performance or business results. In this session, we will review three case studies that include not only a program but also a comprehensive evaluation. Upon completing this session, participants will be able to: Identify key elements to plan an evaluation using Phillip’s ROI Model Distinguish between a Data Collection Plan and an ROI Analysis Plan Review three different programs evaluated, including Business Impact Discuss how to improve or move forward in Evaluation in their own organizations.
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VP Trng/Prof Svcs | Learning Solutions, LLC
Raleigh, NC, USA
Lynn Lewis is an author and learning and performance consultant who fell onto this path in life by accident. Starting her career in broadcast journalism and newswriting, she taught those subjects at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. During this experience, she realized that she was meant to be a facilitator and consultant when she grew up. Since that time, she has been a corporate trainer, training manager, director of project management and held two vice president positions—one where she was responsible for building a corporate university and the other where she was responsible for building a performance solutions consulting practice and project management office (PMO). After these experiences, she found that the work she loved best was working as a consultant, strategizing with clients, managing projects, designing and developing learning solutions, and helping to mentor and develop these skills in others. Lynn is a certified project management professional (PMP), and a certified professional and learning and performance (CPLP). She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University in New York. Lynn is the author of several books: Ten Steps to Successful Meetings and Ten Steps to Successful Presentations. She also co-authored the ASTD Learning System (a series of 10 books used to study for the CPLP credential). She facilitates the following programs for ATD: CPLP Study Prep Workshop Consulting Skills Certificate Project Management for Learning Professionals Emotional Intelligence for Improved Decision Making She is an independent consultant and works with organizations across many different industries—especially pharmaceutical/biotech, insurance and financial services.  
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Owner | Talent Seed Consulting, LLC
Columbia, SC, USA
As principal of Talent Seed Consulting, Stacy leverages more than 15 years of experience in identifying opportunities and implementing large-scale learning solutions for associates at all organizational levels. She has developed and delivered blended learning approaches, led learning and development teams, selected and implemented learning technology initiatives, and designed and managed leadership and succession planning and development programs.  Stacy is a past president of the Midlands Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD), and served on ATD’s National CORE committee. She served on the advisory board of the 2013 International Conference on e-Learning in the Workplace. She blogs for ATD’s Learning Technologies community and has written articles and publications for ATD as well as Learning Solutions magazine. Stacy is certified to facilitate Achieve Global, GROW Coaching, and ProMax training, regularly speaks at local and national training conferences. Connect with Stacy on Twitter, LinkedIn, or through her company website:
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Learning and Development Consultant
Wilmington, DE, USA
Catherine Lombardozzi is a lifelong learning and development practitioner and founder of Learning 4 Learning Professionals. Her work focuses on supporting the professional development of designers, facilitators, faculty, learning and performance consultants, and learning leaders. Catherine often contributes to professional conferences and journals, and she teaches graduate-level courses in adult learning, instructional design, emerging technologies and consulting. She is author of Learning Environments by Design (2015) and Creativity Boost (2017). With nearly 35 years’ experience in both corporate and academic contexts, Catherine maintains deep interest in modern workplace learning strategies, social learning, self-directed learning, online course design, enhancing creativity, and scholarly practice. Catherine holds a doctoral degree in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University. You can learn more about her background at
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President & CEO | Geri Lopker & Associates LLC
Villa Park, CA, USA

Geri is president and principal consultant of Geri Lopker & Associates LLC. Her international client list includes corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and Fortune 100 companies. Geri has been a performance consultant both as an internal area director of operations for a large healthcare agency, and as an external consultant with clients big and small. Geri has more than 20 years of experience working in the areas of systems, finance, change management, leadership, communication, strategic planning, team building, and customer relations.

Geri earned a master's degree in human resources and organization development from the University of San Francisco. She earned the Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) certification in 2003.She earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) in 2007. She teaches the nationally acclaimed Human Performance Improvement in the Workplace Certificate series. She has also earned the HPI Certificate. She has received the Total Trainer Certificate from OC-ASTD and is senior faculty for the Total Trainer program. Geri is a past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement, Orange County Chapter. She is also a past president of ASTD’s Orange County chapter.

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President and Founder | Sardek Love International
Manassas, VA, USA
Sardek P. Love is president and founder of Infinity Consulting and Training Solutions, a global management and leadership development consulting firm. Possessing over 26 years of expertise, he has worked in 32 countries, inspiring, developing, and educating thousands of managers and their employees to consistently deliver exceptional results.

Known globally for his energetic and thought-provoking style of delivery, Sardek teamed up with Anne Bruce to co-author the updated version of Anne’s best-selling book “Speak For A Living – The New and Expanded Edition” which will be published by ATD in 2018.
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CEO | Excellens
Mexico City, PU, MEX
Margarita is founder and main consultant of Excellens, a Mexican Training and Organizational Performance consulting firm, based in Mexico City. She has been a performance consultant and trainer for more than twenty years in the areas of organizational development, change management, leadership, fund raising, communication, strategic planning, team building, improving performance, learning, emotions management, and customer relations. Margarita holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Tec de Monterrey and Midwestern State University and she is pursuing the doctorate in Education by Competencies. She is professor at Universidad Mundo Nuevo in the master programs of Human Resources and Education. She has presented in several international conferences and virtual summits.She is former President of AMECAP Chihuahua (Mexican Association for Training and Development in Chihuahua State) and was the first President of ASTD Global Network Mexico. She is Director for MOT in Mexico, and ATD Member Network Mexico Advocate supporting ATD in Mexico. Margarita es fundadora y directora general de Excellens, Asesoría y Capacitación Organizacional, basada en la ciudad de México, con más de 25 años de experiencia como generadora de cambios positivos en organizaciones diversas, es reconocida por sus logros relacionados con el incremento en los resultados empresariales y en el apoyo para la institucionalización de organizaciones de la sociedad civil.Ponente con reconocimiento a nivel internacional, ha participado en distintos foros presenciales y a distancia.Posee un Master en Administración de Empresas por el Tec de Monterrey y la Midwestern State University; y actualmente esta cursando un Doctorado en Educación por Competencias. Es professor universitario en la Universiad Mundo Nuevo en el programa de Master en RRHH y Educación.Actualmente es Directora de MOT en México,  y  lider del ATD Member Network Mexico apoyando a la ATD en diversas actividades en en el país. 
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Consultant | Digital Artifex
Atlanta, GA, USA
Cindy Lucas is the owner of Digital Artifex, a creative training agency. Before entering the training field, she worked as a news writer for more than 10 years, covering education, politics, and general news. As a lifelong learner, she has merged her love of writing and technology into a successful training and instructional design career that has spanned more than 10 years.

A creative technophile with a passion for learning and sharing knowledge with others, she has worked as a training consultant, helping organizations build, rebuild, and overhaul training teams, and create, revamp various training programs in a way that adds value and solves problems.

Cindy is also an experienced instructional designer who uses her extensive background in technology to create engaging digital training. As a trainer, she has facilitated hundreds of sessions, training corporate clients and government agencies on instructional design and various software packages, but mainly focusing on her training efforts on new and aspiring instructional designers.

When she's not working, Cindy can be found reading, listening to her favorite rock and metal bands, watching old black and white movies and anime with her son and daughter, or practicing one of three languages she speaks.
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Online Media and eLearning Consultant | Chopeta Lyons Consulting
Willington, CT, USA
Chopeta Lyons has created award-winning print and online learning products during 26 years of developing training solutions. Beginning in 1983 with the design of electronic education software, she has directed teams of designers, writers, programmers, audio talent, graphic designers, and artists to create custom solutions for the training needs of numerous international and national corporations, government agencies and organizations. She is the author of several articles on e-learning and the Graphics for Learning from Wiley/Pfieffer, as well a college textbook, Discover Writing, from Prentice Hall.
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MacKellar Consulting Group LLC
Zionsville, IN, USA
With more than 25 years of business experience on three continents, Lesley MacKellar works with individual leaders and organizations to address their critical business challenges and improve their overall results. These challenges may be with individual effectiveness such as developing a leadership presence, managing time, communicating powerfully, and resolving conflicts, or these may include challenges with organizational effectiveness such as developing strategy, leading change, engaging employees, and developing high-performance teams.

Her background includes having worked at a large pharmaceutical company in global sales leadership development where she created strategies and learning interventions to meet the priority needs of first- and second-level sales leaders worldwide. She has led global teams to develop critical tools to enhance sales capabilities and conducted performance consulting for affiliates across the globe. Prior to that experience, she was a training manager for a Lloyd’s insurance broker in London, United Kingdom, where she designed and helped deliver various trainings to new and existing employees.

MacKellar was born in Zimbabwe and lived in Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom before settling in the United States more than 30 years ago.

Certifications, Education, and Affiliations

• Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation

• Certified Executive Coach and Master Facilitator with the Center for Executive Coaching.

• MBA in Human Resources Management from Indiana University

• BA in Sociology from Rhodes University in South Africa

• Member of Association for Talent Development (Central Indiana Chapter) - Former VP of Programs
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Coaching & Peak Performance Expert | Speaker | Author of Success Dioxide | Freelancer
Kuwait, KWT

Ahmed Magdy. Coaching & Peak Performance Expert, ATD Facilitator, the Author of Success Dioxide & Odyssey of Success books. In his scientific pursuits, he worked with many leading scientific and training schools in the world, such as the University of Cambridge, International Coaching Federation ICF, and the association for talent development ATD.


CPLP,Certified Professional in Learning and Performance - ATD

ACC,Associate Certifeid Coach - ICF

Certified Thomas Assessor - Thoams International


Professional International Trainer in the areas of coaching and management skills. He trained a wide range of calibers in various governmental and private industries and sectors in the Middle East and Gulf Arab Regions.


Professional speaker inspires with his keynotes in numerous conferences and forums. Magdy is known for his distinct practical style, Updated tools and strategies, and his unique interesting experience that he takes his audience through.


Writer and author of “Success Dioxide", a book that combines the success elements in a unique chemical formula for maximum fully lived life, utilizing the power coaching tools that stimulate the mind to find answers to the most important questions of life.



Ahmed Magdy trains, speaks, coaches, and writes with a central mission to enable everyone to discover his authentic self to fly to new heights of success and excellence creating his legacy.

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Learning & Development Consultant | The Empty Lot
Omaha, NE, USA

Denise Marshall, a skilled facilitator and learning development consultant, has over 11 years’ experience helping corporate, higher education, and non-profit organizations review and implement learning development programs to produce real-world success. Clients praise her ability to blend business acumen, technical expertise, and project management experience into sustainable learning opportunities designed for immediate and long-term success. She is recognized for her focus on knowledge transfer, addressing multiple learning styles and abilities, and metric support.

In 2017, after many years of performing contract work outside of her corporate instructional design job, she founded her own company. The Empty Lot, LLC, offers consulting services on improved business development with a focus on defined learning and digital optimization specific to that organization, its employees, and its goals. 

She is the very proud mother of two active boys, who find new ways every day to make her smile and go grey.

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President & Creative Paradox | NWM Consulting
Freeport, ME, USA
Nadine Martin is president and CEO of NWM Consulting, a small independent firm focusing on learning design, development, and delivery to help employees increase business results. She has spent the majority of her career in the technology learning field. She also has been the technology training manager for Northeast Utilities (a New England-based utility company), the IS learning manager for LL Bean and the e-learning manager for Bean. During her corporate career, Martin helped to introduce the accelerated learning methodology at both companies as well as help to redesign the way in which learning was done at the company. She is certified in the usage of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument and has been utilizing technology to deliver learning for most of her career. Martin has bachelor's and master's degrees in education as well as having done post-graduate work in counseling.
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President | Learningtogo
Gold Canyon, AZ, USA
Margie Meacham, “The Brain Lady,” is a scholar-practitioner in the field of education and learning and president of LearningToGo. She specializes in practical applications for neuroscience to enhance learning and performance. Meacham’s clients include businesses, schools, and universities. She writes a popular blog for the Association of Talent Development and has published two books, Brain Matters: How to Help Anyone Learn Anything Using Neuroscience and The Genius Button: Using Neuroscience to Bring Out Your Inner Genius.

She first became interested in the brain when she went with undiagnosed dyslexia as a child. Although she struggled in the early grades, she eventually taught herself how to overcome the challenge of a slight learning disability and became her high school valedictorian, graduated magna cum laude from Centenary University, and earned her master’s degree in education from Capella University with a 4.0.

Meacham started her professional career in high-tech sales, and when she was promoted to director of training, she discovered her passion for teaching and helping people learn. She became one of the first corporate trainers to use video conferencing and e-learning and started her own consulting company from there. Today she consults for many organizations, helping them design learning experiences that will form new neural connections and marry neuroscience theory with practice.

“I believe we are on the verge of so many wonderful discoveries about how we learn. Understanding what happens in the brain is making us better leaders, teachers, parents, and employees. We have no limits to what we can accomplish with our wonderful brains— the best survival machines ever built.”
—Margie Meacham
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Founder & MD | CALM Worldwide (Center for Action in Learning Management)
Dubai, Dubai, ARE
Managing Director and Founder of CALM Worldwide (Center for Action in Learning Management)

Seema Nagrath Menon is an international speaker, an ATD expert facilitator, a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, and a senior learning and development specialist based in Dubai. As a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and a qualified Certificates of Occupational Test Use - British Psychological Society (Level A & B) from Cambridge University, she has been working internationally in the fields of leadership development, learning strategy, and instructional design for more than 18 years.

Currently, she is the head of CALM Worldwide (Center for Action in Learning Management), a dynamic UAE-based management and learning consultancy dedicated to adding value to people and organizations by focusing on highly effective leadership, management, and L&D practices that enable maximum potential and growth.

Seema has also trained as a leadership and emotional intelligence specialist at Yale University and Case Western Reserve University. Her principal area of experience and expertise has been in research, innovation, designing, and managing delivery of interactive developmental learning programs aimed at facilitating the enhancement of targeted skills in her clientele. She is also an expert in the neuroscience of learning.

Using her cross-cultural international business exposure to add value and positively influence the life of her clients in global business, Seema has coached executives and leaders for peak performance. In addition, she has designed, developed, and delivered specialist learning programs on leadership skills, business and life skills, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness for a range of international organizations.
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Chief Executive Officer | Learning Ninjas LLC
Kingwood, TX, USA
Sarah Mercier, partner at Learning Ninjas LLC, has more than 18 years of experience as a facilitator, instructional designer, and learning solution developer. Her primary focus is strategy, design, and development in the area of innovative learning technologies. Sarah founded meLearning Solutions, a mobile learning consulting firm now operating as part of Learning Ninjas LLC. She is a national facilitator for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) for the Master E-Learning Instructional Designer and Mobile Learning Certificate programs, and she designed and facilitates both the Essentials of Mobile Learning and Essentials of Interactive E-Books programs. Her innovative learning solutions have been recognized by industry awards such as Best of Show at FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2017 for xAPI for Interactive E-Books and Best Performance Support Solution at DevLearn DemoFest 2017 for Critical Success Factors Training and Assessment Tool.
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Prinicpal | Keyboard Consulting
Lewes, DE, USA
Nancy Mikkelsen is passionate about the power of being positive and integrating that concept into everything she does. Nancy has over 25 years of experience in training and development in a variety of organizations ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to not-­‐for-­profit organizations. Her attitude, drive and skill at working at all levels within an organization and her ability to design, develop and deliver training has lead to positive results and a better bottom line. Nancy’s technical background led her to become a strong proponent of using the power of technology to transform learning.  In addition to an engineering degree and extensive graduate work in Adult Education, Nancy has also been certified in a variety of educational tools such as the Kouzes/Posner Leadership Challenge and Career Coaching. She is also affiliated with Harvard Business Publishing delivering their Leadership Direct and Breakthrough Leadership Programs.  Nancy is a National Member of ASTD and also served on several local chapter boards during her career. She also serves on several volunteer community boards. She devotes many hours to local community theater in Allentown both on and off stage.
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President | Spark Enterprises INC
Calgary, AB, CAN

Kiran Mohan, a skilled facilitator, leadership consultant and coach, has over 15 years of experience helping organizations implement results and behavioral driven training and development initiatives that address the real needs that leaders and employees face in today’s competitive landscape.  Clients rely on her ability to strategically diagnose training needs, and her inclusive style in engaging executives in development efforts that create customized solutions for their organizations.   Kiran comes highly recommend for her talent in designing and conducting  training, as well as her ability to equip in-house staff to be effective trainers. Kiran’s background includes supporting organizations with culture transformation, as well as strategies to increase employee engagement. Kiran is currently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate for Executive Coaching through Royal Roads University, and obtained EQ-i 2.0/EQ360 Certification from The Emotional Intelligence Training company in 2016.  She is also affiliated with ViRTUS, one of the top leadership development and strategic planning companies in Western Canada.

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CEO & Founder | Momentum Learning Solutions
Oxford, MA, USA
Emmy Monticelli, CPLP, is a certified professional leadership and corporate coach, instructional designer, facilitator and classroom trainer who specializes in the retail sector.  With over 20 years of experience, Emmy has been a corporate trainer, a regional trainer, global content & development manager and a senior sales & training manager overseeing a team of educators.   Although she has enjoyed all of her positions, Emmy is most passionate about designing and developing learning solutions, facilitating learning and coaching & developing individuals and teams. Learning modules that she facilitates the most include: performance improvement, situational leadership, communication, team-­‐building and change management to name a few.  Emmy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications, along with her MBA from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. She acquired her Certified Professional Coach accreditation through iPEC in Marlborough, MA. 
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