Hadiya Nuriddin is an accomplished learning and development professional with 20 years of experience in learning strategy, instructional design, e-learning development, and learning facilitation. She owns Focus Learning Solutions in Chicago, a full-service learning and development consultancy. She is also the author of StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories that Connect, published by ATD. Before starting her own company, Hadiya worked in both corporate and academic environments at all levels, from specialist to manager. She has also taught training and development at both the undergraduate and graduate level and teaches instructional design courses for ATD. Hadiya has an MEd and an MA in writing and publishing, and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. She is a frequent conference speaker, having presented at the ATD International Conference & Exposition, the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions conference, and Training magazine’s Training Conference. She is also a contributor to several training publications.