Wins: Deb’s Unmatched Record

On Deb’s record of 100+ wins are the most prestigious awards in learning and development. Her clients have won the top spots on every ranking award as well as CLO of the Year.

She even helped one Fortune 200 company win 17 awards in 15 months. That was her first award client.

What’s the secret to Deb’s success, other than a fierce drive to win and serious writing chops?

  • Talented, amazing clients – they’re natural winners who know how to make an impact
  • The right stuff – programs win because they’re great
  • Measurable impact – almost always, ya gotta prove it to win
  • Phenomenal storytelling – clear, compelling and entertaining
  • Practice – makes for a near-perfect win record

See the full list of awards Deb’s clients have won at right. Each win represents her clients’ hard work, dedication, innovation and impact – on the program and the award application.

Contact Deb to find out more about her awards services that can help your organization join the list of winners.

  • Awards I’ve Helped Clients Win

    Deb Arnold's Clients Have Won
    These 135+ Awards

    Top Wins on Top Ranking Awards

    Training Top 125: #1 (6x), #2 (3x), #3 (2x); 10 Best Practice Awards, 9 Outstanding Initiative Awards

    ATD BEST: #1, #2

    CLO Magazine LearningElite: #1 (2x), #2 (2x), #3 (2x) plus 6 Editor’s Choice Awards

    Learning! 100: #1

    Plus dozens of other awards listed below.


    CLO Magazine, CLO of the Year

    Elliot Masie's Learning, 30 Under 30

    ATD Excellence in Practice
    Coaching and Mentoring
    Leadership Development (x3)
    Learning Technology
    Managing the Learning Function
    Organizational L&D (x3)
    Sales Enablement (x3)
    Technical Training
    Training Management

    Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning
    Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy (Gold)
    Best Custom Content (Gold)
    Best Leadership Development Program (Gold x2)
    Best Learning Measurement Approach (Gold)
    Best Learning Strategy & Governance (Gold)
    Best Innovation in Learning Technology (Silver)
    Best Unique Learning & Development Program (Silver, Bronze)
    Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management (Bronze)
    Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy (Bronze)
    Best Use of Games for Learning (Bronze)

    Brandon Hall Excellence in Talent Management
    Best Engagement Model (Gold)

    Brandon Hall Excellence in Sales & Marketing
    Best Sales Onboarding Program (Gold)
    Best Leadership Sales Training (Silver)

    Brandon Hall Excellence in Leadership Development
    Most Unique or Innovative Leadership Development Program (Gold)
    Best Advance in Coaching and Mentoring (Gold)
    Most Unique or Innovative Leadership Development Prog. (Silver x2)

    Brandon Hall Technology Excellence
    Best Advance in Emerging Learning Technology (Gold)
    Best Advance in Gaming or Simulation Technology (Gold)
    Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology (Gold)
    Best Advance in Social Learning Technology (Gold)

    CLO Magazine Learning in Practice
    Business Impact (Gold, Division 1)
    Innovation (Gold, Division 1)
    Technology Innovation (Gold, Division 2)
    Business Impact (Bronze, Division 2)

    Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Training Managers Council
    ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards (ATMC)

    Bersin Learning Leaders*
    Organizational Management Excellence, Technology Excellence, Leadership Development Excellence (x2), Leadership Development Strategy Excellence
    *Preceded WhatWorks


    National Diversity Council, Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

    Stevie Awards for Women in Business, Female Executive of the Year – Business Products (Gold)

    Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, ATHENA® Award for Outstanding Woman of the Year

    Silicon Valley Business Journal, Women of Influence

    YWCA Silicon Valley, Tribute to Women

    Women Business Owners, Women Business Owner of the Year (Finalist)

    Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service
    Sales Distinction of the Year – Computer Software (Gold)
    Sales Operations Team of the Year (Gold)
    Best Use of Technology in Sales (Gold)
    Sales Process of the Year (Silver)


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Learning Program and Team Awards 2009-2014


ASTD Excellence in Practice

Technical Training Award
Training Management Citation (for new programs)
Learning Technology Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Leadership Development (x2) Award, Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Onboarding Citation
Sales Enablement Citation

Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning

Best Custom Content Gold
Best in Learning Strategy and Governance Gold
Best Leadership Development Program Gold
Best Innovation in Learning Technology Silver
Best Leadership Sales Training Silver
Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management Bronze
Best Use of Games for Learning Bronze

Brandon Hall Technology Excellence

Best Advance in Social Learning Technology Gold

CLO Magazine Learning in Practice

Technology Innovation Gold, Division 1
Innovation Gold, Division 1
Business Impact Gold, Division 2
Business Impact Bronze, Division 2


Learning Organization Ranking Awards


American Society for Training & Development

ASTD BEST #1 (up from #32 in one year)
#2 (up from #37 in two years)

ELearning! Media Group

Learning! 100 #1 (first year on list)

Chief Learning Officer Magazine

LearningElite #1, #4

Training Magazine

 Training Top 125 #1, #2 (up from #41 in one year)