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Monica Goodale


Known as a highly effective leader for more than 35 years, Monica Goodale holds a doctorate in education, specializing in organizational leadership from Pepperdine, where she later served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer. Her career spans military and civilian experiences, and she was profiled by the research group Bersin & Associates as a Best Practice Leader. Monica regularly speaks and teaches at professional conferences, including ATD, International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), and APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center). She was invited to lead a preconference workshop on designing leadership development programs at the 2014 ASTD International Conference and Expo.

Most recently, she has been working with the California agricultural community, including the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) and American Pistachio Growers. Monica has also supervised dozens of doctoral dissertations related to leadership development, organizational development issues, and bridging school-to-business needs. She is known for transforming traditional training and development teams into competitive assets and aligning learning efforts to directly support an organization’s business goals. Since 2011 Monica has been leading the national learning and development function for a specialty workers compensation insurance firm.

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