Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD
In Confessions of a Corporate Trainer, Jonathan Halls shares real stories about the good, bad and ugly of corporate training, drawing from his highly-rated train-the-trainer workshops and hundreds of conversations with like-minded trainers. As he pokes fun at the profession that he’s been an active part of for more than twenty-five years, he also celebrates the value that training and talent development offer today’s organizations and the transformational opportunities that learning offers every person.
Jonathan Halls helps trainers and talent professionals help other people become amazing at what they do. With close to thirty years’ experience in media and training in 25 countries, he was formerly a learning executive at the BBC. Deeply committed to evidence-informed approaches to corporate learning based on the latest research, he balances deep skepticism of today’s easy fads with an excitement of how the world of talent development and training can help others become awesome at what they do.
Halls is today based in Washington DC where he runs a practice focused on coaching and workshops for trainers and consulting and strategic support for learning managers and directors. He also runs workshops in digital media for learning and is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University. He has worked with thousands of people in hundreds of countries around the world.