Fitting together all the puzzle pieces (requirements, people, time, locations, etc.) to make the most impactful and interactive learning solution.
Her Professional Experience
Emily has worn many learning hats over the years. She started out as a classroom trainer before becoming a training and quality manager in a service center. She then took those experiences and transitioned to an instructional design and learning strategy position where she found her calling!
How She Makes a Difference
Emily assists with a youth choir that has traveled to complete service missions in Chicago, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, and Washington D.C. They have served the homeless, sorted food and other goods for families who lost their homes in natural disasters, spent time with veterans, sung to those suffering from AIDS, delivered meals to home-bound seniors, and painted homes and schools. While the work was often hard (and hot!), the kids always gave 110%. Emily says it’s amazing to work with kids who are willing to give up some of their summer vacation to support those in need.
An Unlikely Path
Emily has a degree in business administration and began her career as a mutual fund trader. When she went through new hire training, she decided right away that she would do whatever it took to be as knowledgeable as possible (and to have as much fun at work as the trainers did). That passion for learning and fun started Emily on her path to become a classroom trainer.
Emily and her husband were friends in college and reconnected randomly in Cincinnati many years later—one week before she was moving away! The two dated long distance for over a year and then both moved back to Cincinnati to be in between their extended family. Emily and her husband now have two kids, who they adopted in 2017, and one 90-pound fur baby. In the spring and fall, you can always find the family on the soccer field!
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou. Emily says this quote explains exactly why she chose to be part of TiER1.