Special Guest Daniel Menden

Today, Brent Schlenker speaks to Daniel Menden about his career, working at Harley-Davidson and being in the industry for over 25 years. Dan is an international speaker, trainer and consultant with over 20 years of success in helping organizations improve their performance.

Show topics:

  • Introduction & Announcements
  • Daniel’s backstory
  • Starting at Harley-Davidson to working in Harley’s L&D
  • Analyzing learning challenges in employee training
  • What worked in the Leadership program
  • Measuring success & implementing long-term learning
  • What bike Daniel has
  • Lessons learned from the program on people skills for supervisors and outcomes
  • Contributing to books, being an author
  • Moving on up from Individual Contributor to a Leadership role
  • Being intentional about your personal brand
  • From corporate to consulting
  • Thoughts on Technology-based training over 25 years

Links in the chat:

Site – https://tldc.us/

Membership – https://tldc.us/membership/

Slack channel – http://TLDChat.us

Podcast – https://media.zencast.fm/tldchat


Special Guest Laura Sanchez

Today, Toddi Norum speaks with Laura Sanchez about being an independent contractor and consultant. Laura is a Senior Learning Consultant at Rook Strategies. Laura is focused on strategic learning management, instructional design and eLearning development. She will also be on the Women in Learning and Development panel at TLDC.

Show topics:

  • Introduction & Announcements
  • Laura’s backstory and transition into consulting
  • Difference between consulting and contracting
  • Discussing unrealistic expectations in contracting
  • Steps to prepare to become an independent contractor
  • How and what to itemize on your taxes
  • Dealing with companies with a Temporary Employment Contract
  • Addressing reasons people don’t leave their jobs to consider contracting
  • Face-to-face time and having co-workers
  • Past mistakes made
  • Allow yourself to have multiple income streams
  • Maintain networks when looking for work
  • What a support structure looks like for a contractor

Links in the chat:

Site – https://tldc.us/
Membership – https://tldc.us/membership/
TLDC19 Conference – http://www.tldc19.com/
Slack channel – http://TLDChat.us

Wednesday TLDCast Guest: Andrew Hughes – Nick Taylor – DesigingDigitally

Today, good friend of TLDC, Andrew Hughes joined us for another great conversation about how DDInc creates, how they work with clients, and how they create a successful work culture. This was Nick’s first time on TLDCast and it was great to meet him for the first time. Andrew and Nick also gave a “first look” at their entry into the upcoming DemoFest. And just before we ran out of time Andrew handled the lightning round of questions with perfection.

  1. Introducing Nick Taylor
  2. How does Andrew Create a Successful Company Culture
  3. Demo of Project submitted for DevLearn’s DemoFest

Links in the chat:


Watch the Playback:


Tuesday TLDCast Guest: Hadiya Nuriddin – StoryTraining

Tuesday was so much fun. If you’ve never worked with Hadiya Nuriddin, then you should get to know her and her business by listening to today’s episode. She is the author of StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories that Connect. And also, the owner of Focus Learning Solutions.

  1. Introducing Hadiya
  2. Hadiya’s Origin Story
  3. What is StoryTraining

Links in the chat:


Watch the Playback:


Special Guest Clive Shepherd Talks About Pure Learning Perspectives

Today we have special guest Clive Shepherd.   He brings over 30 years’ experience in many capacities including his expertise  (1) as a senior learning and development manager within a large corporation; (2) as co-founder of a multimedia development company providing content development services to major organisations across the world; and (3) as a consultant looking to share my expertise with organisations interested in transforming their approach to learning in the workplace.  This triangulation of experience makes Clive’s insights and historical L&D perspectives something you don’t want to miss.  Listen to this replay now to learn more about:

  • Clive’s history
  • Clive’s rock star aspirations
  • The most interesting project Clive is working on
  • The biggest problem with the skills gap
  • How digital learning design is involving

Links in the chat:




Watch the Playback: