March 2, 2021

The Conference One

Dana James-Edwards is a Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Specialist and has an independent consultancy - - and has been established for almost 6 years.



Twitter @DiversityDana

Instagram @DiversityDana

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Rita Sookrit is a learning strategist and has been working in learning for a number of years in a range of roles and organisations, most recently in Canada but also in Saudi and Belgium. Rita consults with global clients in various industries, helping them shape and foster workflow learning. She brings extensive experience in building, inspiring, and developing high performing L&D teams. Rita is currently collaborating with an organisation to digitise their learning strategy, and help drive employee engagement. She builds partnerships to develop cutting edge L&D solutions that address business and human needs.




Kate Graham has worked in L&D and HR for over 15 years. In her role with Fosway Group, she works with organisations using HR, talent and learning technologies to feed into the research agenda and extend Fosway’s Corporate Research Network. In addition, Kate is social chair of the world's leading L&D event, Learning Technologies, co-host of Learning Now TV and a regular contributor to the Training Journal podcast. She is also a seasoned awards judge and long-time contributor and writer for numerous industry publications as well as co-founder of the #womeninlearning movement.





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February 23, 2021

The Passion One

Jayne Harrison is a qualified executive coach and has over 25 years’ experience in the people development field in mainly leadership and career development.  She is interested in what makes people tick, why they choose the work they do and general wellbeing.  She has just launched the #WellbeingWednesdays series which examines how to stay well (particularly during a pandemic) paying attention to mind, body, soul and work. She has recently qualified in vegan nutrition and in her spare time she’s usually in the kitchen, ‘veganizing’ her favourite dishes.  Food is definitely a passion, as are her dogs and dancing (and sometimes all at once on a Friday listening to Radio 1).


Twitter:  @JayneHarrison3



Lorna set up little tent because she believed that there was a better way for business to work for people and to shape work for herself. Little tent offers coaching and people and change consultancy to organisations and leaders who want to make positive, impactful, change happen. She describes Little Tent as her passion project, livelihood and contribution to making work better for everyone.

When she’s not running Little Tent, she sings a bit – a passion that’s brought more to her world of work and beyond than she would ever have imagined.


Twitter: @reallornaleeson

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Scott Galloway Passion Video -

Cal Newport blog -

Brené Brown -

Judith Glaser Conversational Intelligence -

Susan David -

Marilyn Waring -

Mariana Mazzucato -

Amy Cuddy -

Kim Scott Radical Candour -

Ikigai -

Life Wheel -



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February 16, 2021

The Neuroscience One

Stella Collins MSc FITOL is co-founder and Chief Learning Officer at Stellar Labs, one of the Brain Ladies and the author of ‘Neuroscience for Learning and Development’. She has a clear understanding of the challenges faced by organisations in upskilling and reskilling their people, especially with digital change being so high on the agenda.  

She and her team pragmatically apply principles from neuroscience and psychology to consult, design and build practical performance focused solutions with measurable ROI. She has trained 1,000s of learning professionals in brain friendly principles in more than 20 years in L&D.

Stella is on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Our second guest is Ria van Dinteren. Ria is an established author of six books on neuroscience and has finished a masters at the University of Roehampton (UK). Her central themes are leadership, neuroscience, and innovation. She is head editor of TVOO - the "Journal for Development in Organisations" in the Netherlands . Ria conducts masterclasses on using brain techniques. In 2017 she received a lifetime achievement award for her work as an innovator of learning.


Ria is on LinkedIn and her website is


Our third guest is Margie Meacham. Margie is one of the foremost experts in educational neuroscience and artificial intelligence and takes an evidence-based approach to help organizations filter through the noise. She is also an author and her book - Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience - is a really good read.


Margie is the Chief Freedom Officer of Learningtogo and a recognized leader in the application of neuroscience and artificial intelligence to enhance learning and performance.. She is a recipient of the 100 Most Innovative in Learning award and a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences. She teaches the ATD online course, Essentials of Brain-Based Learning and is a founding member of The Brain Ladies, a consortium of leading experts in applied cognitive science. You can connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter


The 4th of the Brain Ladies - Katelijn Nijsmans - is a neuroscientist in love with the brain and it's endless possibilities. She conducted fMRI research on the effects of change on the brain at the University of Maastricht. You can find Katelijn via the Brain Ladies website.


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February 9, 2021

The Mansplaining One

This week's guests are Anja Hartleb-Parson and Lydia Charilaou.

Anja is a multi-talented professional with over 15 years of experience in diverse business areas and industries. She’s currently applying her passion for data to create and grow people development programs that positively impact the bottom line. You can find Anja on LinkedIn.

Lydia is a people experience professional and Agile HR coach.  She has been part of multiple People and Culture teams over a decade. Her passions include empowering inclusion, diversity and equity. She is driven by wellness and positive people experiences in the workplace. Lydia is on LinkedIn and on Twitter.


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This week’s first guest is a Virtual Classroom expert & the Director of SyncSkills Ltd, Gaëlle Delmas-Watson. Gaëlle works with both British and European organisations to design and implement unique, innovative learning strategies for commercial training organisations and membership bodies. As well as being an award winning certified online facilitator and coach, Gaelle founded her organisation to provide hosting and production services for virtual classrooms and webinars.

You can connect with Gaëlle via LinkedIn.


Our second guest is Coral Condeco-Dunachie, an E-Learning Consultant & Director of Fourth Street Digital. Coral has worked in online learning for over ten years, helping organisations to design and develop engaging and interactive online and blended learning solutions. She has previously worked with the BBC, and a number of UK universities and the HE sector including the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Hertfordshire.

You can contact Coral on LinkedIn or by visiting Coral’s next webinar is on 24th Feb and can be booked via Eventbrite 


The Learning Technologies DigitalExperience is available to book now:


January 26, 2021

The Lifelong Learning One

This week's guests are Sharon Green and Mirjam Neelen.

Sharon is a consultant with her own company Chiara Consultancy. You can find Sharon on Twitter and on Instagram as SharonGChiara too.

Mirjam is Head of Global Learning Design and Learning Sciences at a large pharmaceutical company. She is also on Twitter and her collaborative blog, discussing evidence-informed approaches to learning design, is at 





January 19, 2021

The Marketing One

This week, Manja Horner and Natalie Ann Holborow talk about marketing.

Our first guest is Manja Horner. Based in Ontario in Canada, Manja is an ex-corporate learning and experience designer. As well as having a degree in Marketing, Manja has her own LnD company - BoostLD

You can find Manja across the web:

Our second guest is Natalie Ann Holborow. Natalie is a Writer Editor and Content Marketer of Learning & Development for CDSM Thinqi. Natalie is a published poet, with 2 books out and a co-authored compilation of poetry coming very soon.

You can also find Natalie across the web:





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January 12, 2021

The Video One

This week's guests are two experts in video in learning.

Our first guest is Niki Hobson a Learning Designer who is passionate about Video Learning. You can find Niki via Twitter and her website


Our second guest is Jayne Davids. Jayne has her own video learning consutancy and can also be found on Twitter and her website is


In the podcast, there are tons of links that Niki and Jayne mentioned. They're listed here: (templates) (pictures / videos) (pictures / videos) (pictures / videos) (audio) (audio)


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January 5, 2021

The Mentoring One

This week's episode about mentoring is brought to us by Taruna Goel and Andrea Watts.

Taruna is Learning & Performance Consultant, and Competence Development & Assessment Specialist at North Pacific Training & Performance in Vancouver. The blog we mentioned is at:

Her LinkedIn profile is at:


Andréa is a creative coach and consultant with UnglueYou - the only specialists in using collage as a personal and professional coaching tool:

Andréa's website is:


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December 22, 2020

The Imposter Syndrome One

This is special because it’s not your usual version of the podcast. A typical episode of Women Talking About Learning has two women speaking and sharing. For this episode it is 25 women’s voices sharing their thoughts, feelings, approaches and tactics to Imposter Syndrome.


The star contributors for this episode are:

  • Dr Sara Thompson
  • Jayne Harrison
  • Taruna Goel
  • Stella Collins
  • Joan Keevill
  • Katherina Hill
  • Mersiha Kovacevic
  • Laine Istvan
  • Michelle Parry Slater
  • Coral Condeco-Dunachie
  • Dana James Edwards
  • Michelle Kaye
  • Laura Coulter
  • Karen Bailey
  • Jayne Davids
  • Dr Hannah Gore
  • Tabatha Dragonbery
  • Nikki Hobson
  • Martine Bolton
  • Tammy Matsumoto
  • Krystyna Gadd
  • Gemma Paterson
  • Gretchen Johanson
  • Christine Lior Locher
  • Alex Watson

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