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The Accidental Trainer is an ATD podcast, sponsored by Realizeit, 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.

May 11, 2022

The Overnight Trainer’s Sarah Cannistra joins us on the podcast to discuss how she started her own consulting business. Sarah found herself misaligned in her previous corporate role, despite having things she really loved about her job. She shares how she pushed back on advice like “don’t rock the boat”, her...


Apr 27, 2022

Marcus Buckingham, New York Times bestselling author, speaker and business consultant, joins us for an extra long, extra fun episode. We covered a lot of ground here about his new book, Love + Work, how talent development pros and managers can help their employees find meaningful work by discovering their red threads,...


Apr 13, 2022

Director of Learning at Circulo Cara North joins us on the podcast to discuss the need for and how to create customized learning assessments. Cara gives her take on work-based scenario training, personalizing compliance training, long-term learning success and much more. 

Cara North

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Mar 30, 2022

In this episode, crowd-favorite speakers Bridgett McGowen and Rick Lozano join us to discuss why the ATD International Conference and Expo is so important to them and their careers; how the unexpected can happen at any point and time during the conference and leave you with a life-long lasting impression! They...


Mar 16, 2022

Sounding Board CEO and Co-founder Christine Tao joins us for an in-depth look at how coaching can transform leaders and employees. We discuss how the market has changed for leadership coaches and the skill of coaching as well as the biggest myths around leadership coaching. 

Christine Tao

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