I’m Lucky

February 10th, 2014

VictoryRocks!I like what I do AND I’m good at it. And my clients rock.

I recently attended the Training magazine annual conference and Training Top 125 Award gala in San Diego.

It was an awesome night. 

My clients did very well overall. In fact, some did exceptionally well. Here are some results –

  • #1 – up from #2 (both a small and a giant step)
  • #2 – up from #41!
  • #15 – up from #28
  • #19 – up from #63 last year and #118 the year before!
  • #30 – up from #101!
  • #35 – first time on the list (only one newcomer placed higher)

I was absolutely thrilled by their success, which made me realize a few things –

  1. I know what I’m doing. Like, fer real.
  2. I’m genuinely fond of my clients. They are good people who win me over with their dedication and passion for what they do as well as the excellence they achieve.
  3. My clients seem to dig me, too. One picked me up, spun me around and shouted, “You’re a rock star!” Definitely a top moment of the evening.
  4. I AM LUCKY. All this adds up to me having a pretty good life.

So thank you to all the wonderful people who put their trust in me to help them shine.

P.S. I couldn’t help but put together a slide of all the selfies and photos from that night and drop them into my session presentation the next day. Pretty good proof point.



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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)