The best places to work come down to one thing: PEOPLE.
When a person's talent is discovered and developed, they experience a sense of purpose; they are fully engaged, and they take ownership of their success as well as that of their peers and the entire organization.
As experts in a full spectrum of learning solutions, our mission is to generate this level of high performance and fulfillment, whether working with executive leadership, managers, or new talent just starting to learn the ropes.
We're committed to helping decision-makers make informed decisions and provide learning solutions that "stick" and reach all aspects of their talent pool wherever and however they work.
As your partner, we're here for you at all stages of the ever-changing talent development journey, including:
We'll help you generate high-caliber, evidence-based insights that provide clarity on leadership, employee performance and company culture. The quality and credibility of this intel will point you in the right direction and gain buy-in from both stakeholders and participants.
We'll help you provide learning solutions that are relevant, memorable, accessible and readily applied on-the-job.
Like you, we're also very interested in providing experiences – whether offline or online – that win the praise, respect and enthusiasm of all program participants.
Organizational talent often includes audiences with differing schedules, office logistics and learning styles. We can help you leverage next-generation formats and delivery methods that increase the accessibility, engagement and impact of your professional development offerings.
Our team provides you the expertise of experienced professionals in leadership and talent development, diagnostic methodologies, curriculum design, facilitation, coaching and multi-media production.
Meet a few of our team members who are ready to partner with you.
Robert brings over 35 years’ experience to the continually evolving organizational development field. As an executive at General Electric, Computer Sciences Corporation and PerkinElmer, Robert led enterprise growth on a global scale. At these organizations, renowned for innovation, his capacity as a leader of people was continually expanded through the business world’s most esteemed management programs. Passionate about these invaluable developmental experiences, Robert brought his acumen to groundbreaking training organizations where he led expansion and business development on a national scale; developed programs that became the cornerstone for leadership practices and “universities” at several Fortune 100 companies; and directly imparted learning through program facilitation and mentoring. Bob holds a BSEE and an MBA and has been a featured speaker at the Wharton School of Business.
A professional business educator, author and coach, Ken has imparted learning through over 3000 engagements at leading organizations including Amgen, Disney/ABC, Merrill Lynch, Nestlé USA, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Ritz-Carlton, and Viacom, among others. As a content developer, Ken authored curricula that served as the cornerstone for Toyota University, Lexus College and other corporate-managed leadership and training platforms. Working with Strat Learning's research and learning dynamics team, Ken develops programs on newly emerging topics and leads the production of blended learning experiences leveraging digital platforms and media. Ken is also author of Tapping Potential, Front & Center and The Bamboo Principle, books which bring to life lessons and practices concerning his principal areas of expertise. Ken began his career as a founding member of the consultant training corps at what is now Franklin Covey for 15 years before launching his own learning and education firm and ultimately joining Strat Learning to bring new dimension to our offerings.
Marci has over 25 years of experience as an organizational development consultant in the professional services industry. She works with groups and individuals to enhance workplace productivity through coaching, consulting and managing change. She helps organizations optimize their performance by skillfully applying behavioral sciences to the work setting and translating business challenges and talent concerns into actionable plans. Marci's projects have involved work with Nestlé, City of Hope, Kaiser-Permanente, Staples Nokia Center, Westfield, Amgen and Disneyland, among others. Marci previously led organizational development strategy in corporate roles, including Vice President at Great Western Bank, where she established the Organization Development department, and Vice President, Training and Development at First Interstate Bank, where her department was awarded the prestigious “Golden Torch Award” by the American Society of Training and Development. Marci has published articles in The OD Practitioner, Pfeiffer and Associates and the Commercial Law League of America and has presented at the Conference Board’s Work/Family and Diversity conference and the UCLB Women’s Leadership Conference.
Vallery's unique perspective on talent development arises from decades of leadership experience in the Media & Entertainment Industry. Early in her career, Vallery joined RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video as VP of Marketing and was quickly promoted to General Manager of the company’s Mass Merchant Division. Subsequently, at Republic Pictures, she became the first woman to be appointed president of a home video company. Vallery’s success then brought her to Time Warner where she served as Vice President of Video Market Development for Warner Music Group. A dedication to mentorship and developing collaborative team culture has been central to her career at every stage, including several roles she has held in non-profit governance. Her hands-on understanding of leadership, management and communication make her an invaluable asset to clients looking to achieve more with their talent.
Craig has over 30 years' experience in the Human Resources Development arena. He has lead leadership development initiatives at Northrop Grumman, Georgetown University, NASA, Metals USA, PennDOT, the Port Authority of NYNJ, NAVSEA and others. In addition to leading Change Management efforts in several large state agencies, Craig has successfully managed major corporate initiatives, including the design and implementation of a management practices series for 5500 employees in Saudi Arabia. Craig has conducted organizational assessments in many public and private organizations; contextualized and localized in-depth programs concerning leadership, change and culture; and coached numerous senior leaders on ways to improve their style and practices.
Kevin brings 20 years’ experience as a strategist to SLP, where he designs and delivers programs addressing organizational performance and culture. Leveraging our proprietary, HBS-derived assessment tools, he merges quantitative data and qualitative interviews to develop insights and curricula that guide clients through critical phases of change, including: business transformation; leadership restructuring and mergers. His experience includes consulting and strategic advisement at AIG, Aramco and Wells Fargo, among others. Kevin also brings his experience as a former client partner at Franklin Covey, where he facilitated professional development programs for Aetna, Merck and QAD, and contributed to documentation programs supporting hospitals with JCAHO compliance. As a partner with SLP, Kevin additionally brings perspective gleaned from consulting projects with both startups and leading brands. He is also active in humanitarian philanthropies and has served in board and governance roles with nonprofits. Kevin graduated from Yale College, summa cum laude, and completed advanced studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Design Thinking and Social Entrepreneurism, areas of personal passion.
Emanuela enables professionals to achieve more through effective written and spoken communication. As a consultant, coach and facilitator, she brings an expertise developed through 20 years’ experience working with both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, including Acura, CNN, the City of Claremont, Hilton Hotels, Honda and the LA Philharmonic, among others. She has also worked at some of the public relations industry’s top international agencies, including Golin and MSL Group, as well as consumer and B2B technology PR agencies, The Bohle Company and EDGE. Through these agencies, she has developed and implemented communications strategies for Amazon, Disney, Dole Foods, Mattel, Nestlé and Nintendo. The breadth of these experiences has honed her understanding of an array of communications challenges and effective ways to solve them with all levels of talent. Adding to her ability to connect with others, Emanuela is fluent in English, French, Romanian, Armenian and Spanish.