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The Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast featuring bimonthly interviews with industry experts who share stories and tips about how to grow your training career. Hosted by Lisa Spinelli, The Accidental Trainer covers trends, strategies, and actionable information for talent development professionals.

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The Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast featuring bimonthly interviews with industry experts who share stories and tips about how to grow your training career. Hosted by Lisa Spinelli, The Accidental Trainer covers trends, strategies, and actionable information for talent development professionals.

    Mike Kunkle Discusses Flipping to Virtual Training

    Mike Kunkle Discusses Flipping to Virtual Training

    Sales enablement and training expert Mike Kunkle joins us to discuss how to flip in-person training online and goes over the importance of a buyer-centric approach for sales professionals. Developing personas, getting to know your clients really well and actually caring about your customers are just a few of the topics we cover. (https://www.sparxiq.com; https://www.td.org/user/content/MikeKunkle; https://sell.td.org/)

    • 34 min
    Tamar Elkeles' Top Five Tips to New Trainers

    Tamar Elkeles' Top Five Tips to New Trainers

    Tamar Elkeles, Ph.D, CHRO at XCOM,  joins us for this episode to discuss the current state of learning strategies. Tamar gives out five top tips for those entering into this industry. She also imparts great advice gaining alignment with your business’ goals and culture, learning from failure and her new book. (https://www.td.org/books/forward-focused-learning; https://www.td.org/user/about/TamarElkeles; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0750679255/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0)

    • 25 min
    Brandon Carson on L&D as a Strategic Pillar in Your Business Operations

    Brandon Carson on L&D as a Strategic Pillar in Your Business Operations

    In this episode, Brandon Carson, director of learning at Delta Air Lines, discusses his playbook on how to turn your learning and development department into a strategic pillar of your organization. We also discuss the three needed acumen to make sure you are successful in this career path and his new nonprofit initiative L&D Cares.  (https://www.td.org/user/about/BrandonCarson-000003; https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandoncarson; https://www.ldcares.org/)

    • 30 min
    The Four Sets of Mindsets with Ryan Gottfredson

    The Four Sets of Mindsets with Ryan Gottfredson

    Mental success coach, leadership consultant and author Ryan Gottfredson, PhD, joins The Accidental Trainer for this riveting episode on mindsets. Gottfredson relays his findings on the four sets of mindsets needed for career success as well as positive and negative desires and how they all play into leadership development. (https://ryangottfredson.com/; https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryangottfredson/; https://www.td.org/user/about/RyanGottfredson)

    • 27 min
    Britt Andreatta on Memory and Why You Need a VR Strategy

    Britt Andreatta on Memory and Why You Need a VR Strategy

    Author, doctor and speaker on the brain science of success Britt Andreatta joins us for this fact-packed episode of The Accidental Trainer. She discusses priming and episodic memory and why trainers need to know these important aspects of memory. We also talk about why all learning and development professionals need a virtual reality strategy today. (https://www.brittandreatta.com/; https://www.brittandreatta.com/download-free-chapter-of-wired-to-grow/ ; https://www.td.org/user/about/BrittAndreatta)

    • 31 min
    Deliver Effective Online Learning with Will Thalheimer

    Deliver Effective Online Learning with Will Thalheimer

    Research-based consultant and speaker Will Thalheimer joins us for a very informative episode on effective presentation science and delivering learning online. We cover how trends like emotion-based learning might be over-emphasized, going beyond the four levels of learning evaluation and entering into the Trigger Zone. (https://www.worklearning.com/; https://www.learningdevelopmentconference.com/)

    • 25 min

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Great interviews, actionable takeaways

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Insightful guests and thoughtful topics!

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