KimLoan Tran

KimLoan Tran, PhD is an award-winning senior executive and organization development (OD) psychologist who specializes in advancing organizations through the journey of complex change, learning, and talent development. Her expertise is in creating and executing large-scale business transformation initiatives—both across industries and within top consulting firms such as Deloitte and Accenture.  She serves as vice president and head of talent management for Allstate, a Fortune 100 company, and is a frequently sought-after consultant, conference speaker, panelist, and researcher.

Her body of work spans creating, executing, and facilitating strategic planning and vision setting; business and digital transformation; talent management, leadership and employee development; organizational change management and effectiveness; and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  

Collaborative and social learning are central to KimLoan’s teaching philosophy. She believes the breadth and diversity of her real-world experience coupled with the rigor of research and data will encourage a learning agility mindset and guide participants to take on a systems-thinking approach to how they solve challenges for their respective organizations and teams.

KimLoan serves as an advisory board member for Research Institute (Learning Engagement, Solutions, and Platforms), Corporate Learning and Development Institute (CLDI), Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Exchange, Corporate Learning Network, the University of Denver’s Communication Management Program, Consero L&D Forum, and OnCon Senior L&D Council.

She completed a BS at Grand Valley State University, an MA in social sciences at the University of Chicago, and a PhD in organizational leadership at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Chicago and the University of Denver, teaching graduate students topics such as inclusive leadership, managing organizational change, and managing learning in organizations.