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Kelly Pounds

Kelly Pounds

VP, Learning Solutions

Kelly brings more than two decades of experience in education, training design and development, organization development and executive coaching to the IDEAS team. Her multi-dimensional career includes roles as teacher and facilitator, as well as innovative strategist and instructional design expert for the Disney University and Hard Rock Cafe International. Her work with IDEAS has brought much needed attention in the production community to the power of merging well-executed instructional design with effective storytelling and entertainment.

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Kelly is the co-creator of TeacherStudio and has also been instrumental in projects for Spaceport AmericaBooz Allen HamiltonGrand Bahama IslandFlorida Division of Emergency Management, and the U.S. Navy to name a few. When not determining what needs to be measured in a client’s message, Kelly likes to pop down under – the ocean that is. Kelly is an avid scuba diver.

A born teacher, Kelly is both entertaining and instructional when she speaks. Topics include the integration of storytelling into the instructional design process, innovative e-learning design, leadership, cultural transformation, integration of technology into the curriculum, and storytelling in the classroom.

Kelly has been a featured speaker at many conferences and meetings including the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), the National Education Computing Conference (NECC), the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) International Conference, the Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT) Conference, the U.S. Navy sponsored Learning Strategies Consortium Conference, and the Food & Beverage Training Summit, a local affiliate of CHART (Council for Hotel and Restaurant Trainers).

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