Three Steps to Launching a Peer Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program

It’s no secret: growing organizations grow their people. The surprise is ‘how’ and ‘where’ you find and build the ‘personal growth culture’ for your organization. Your organization’s ‘personal growth culture’ is in the people you currently employ. Enabling your people to learn one-on-one creates a culture of learning. This happens today, often informally. All you […]

Democratizing Coaching at Shopify

Democratizing Coaching

How Shopify built and scaled Coaches Corner, with René Moortgat Shopify has one of the most democratized internal coaching programs. Unlike executive coaching at other companies, anyone at Shopify can sign up for coaching at any time. To enable this at scale, Shopify has a team of full-time coaches. René Moortgat, Talent Development Operations Specialist […]

How to spin up and scale up learning in your organization

How to Spin up and Scale

Learning is a means to removing impediments and helping people have the right skills at the right time so they can get the job done. As we look for problems to solve and issues to address, we’re able to give our employees the right set of tools to learn and grow in their fields, empowering them to get the job done.

How to get experts to share their knowledge

Sharing Knowledge

People naturally want to share their skills with fellow coworkers. Often, they don’t think they know how. It’s the equivalent of the blank-page syndrome that causes the writer’s block. It turns out that a bit of a system can help. Here’re a few ideas:

Empowering the organization with Nazhat Salim of Credit Karma


Nazhat Salim, Talent Development Specialist at Credit Karma, shares how the Talent Development team created and continues to evolve Credit Karma University. A centralized learning program that includes classroom teaching, mentoring and coaching, the goal is to empower the organization and equip teams and individuals with the knowledge and tools they need — not just to do […]

Applying positive psychology to business with Keith Gatto of UC Berkeley

Keith Gatto

Positive psychology, the scientific study of strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive, is a field that you might associate more with personal development than with leadership and business. Here Keith Gatto, The Positive Psychology Fellow for the Fung Institute of Leadership at UC Berkeley, describes how he has applied his research in this area to […]

A new approach to leadership development with Victoria Sevilla of VMWare

Victoria Sevilla

In an ever-changing business environment, leadership development is more important than ever. Victoria Sevilla is responsible for Leadership Development on the Global People Development team at cloud infrastructure and business mobility software company VMware. She describes how her team is changing the way that leadership development is carried out, and the success of their award-winning Genius Maker […]

How L&D can learn from marketing with Ceil Tilney

Ceil Tilney

L&D professionals today face a number of challenges within a fast-evolving business landscape. They need to create consistent, up-to-date and high-quality content that engages learners, while demonstrating the value of their training and getting executive buy-in — all with shrinking budgets and small teams. Ceil Tilney, whose career spans learning roles from Microsoft to Bersin by Deloitte, […]