Kimberly Devlin

Kimberly Devlin, CPTD, transforms information overload and time crunch into innovative and actionable systems that improve outcomes, productivity, and time management. Bringing a fresh, pragmatic point of view to topics that everyone needs to master, her books are not just filled with great ideas, but actionable solutions and tools intentionally delivered for readers to easily understand and implement. She brings practicality, humor, and 20+ years of in-the-trenches experience to build game-changing leaders and organizations. Kimberly is a dynamic communicator, passionate about productivity, and on a mission to change the way we learn and work... because your time is too precious to waste.  

Her most recent book is Focus on This, Not That: How to Engage Employees, Manage Performance, and Get Results (2019). She has also authored Don't Waste My Time: Expert Secrets for Meetings That Inspire, Engage, and Get Results (2019); Same Training, Half the Time: Delivering Results for Busy Learners (2018), and two titles in ATD's best-selling Trainers Workshop series: Customer Service Training (2015) and Facilitation Skills Training (2017).

In physical and virtual training rooms, her focus is on supporting each learner in meeting their specific learning goals. She achieves this through engaging and interactive learning that is purpose-driven, enjoyable, and immediately applicable with a healthy dose of real-world examples and stories. As a seasoned organizational development professional with a Masters Degree from the University of Miami, she was among the first in the industry to attain ATD’s CPLP certification. Kimberly facilitates ATD's Master Instructional Designer Program, Instructional Design Certificate, Microlearning Certificate, Coaching CertificateIntroduction to Training, Introduction to Instructional Design, and Training Certificate

She has been a contributor to the ATD community both locally and nationally for over a decade, serving on boards, presenting conference sessions at ICE and ALC, and volunteering time for ATD initiatives.  Her experience extends to city, county, and state government agencies as well as Fortune 500 firms in the US, South America, Asia, and Europe.  You may have seen her in T&D -- now, come learn with her!  

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