My name is Shannon Tipton and I am the Chief Learning Rebel!
What does being a Learning Rebel mean?
It means helping businesses and learning professionals see L&D from different perspectives, and providing a guiding hand to break out of the comfort of status-quo training.
There are three key elements to being a Learning Rebel, a deep curiosity about the industry, having the strength to challenge the status quo, and having the courage of conviction to advocate for people within businesses. When these three things align, we create business value.
I have been in the industry for over 25 years, and have seen many shiny new tools and practices come and go. I remember being new to operational leadership and wondering if there were a better way to help people be smarter, better, faster — people shouldn’t have to struggle to do their jobs.
This is when I knew that workplace learning was the career for me. I pride myself on being a skilled learning strategist, who can advocate for both people and business needs while building learning infrastructures and ecosystems for businesses across North America and Europe.
My main passion is working with people and organizations to make learning matter again. Together, how can we make learning relevant, make it stick, and make it add business value?
It’s not about continuous training, it’s about building a culture of continuous learning.
As the author of “Disruptive Learning,” I frequently speak at conferences across North America and Europe. In 2019, I traveled enough to circle the globe 2.5 times, that’s a lot of people to meet and from which to learn! The people I meet along the way become my inspiration for discovery (and admittedly, feed my curious brain toward all things technology-related).
Opening up your network to different voices and opinions can only lead to better ideas, creativity, and innovation.
I was honored to be named in the top 100 elearning “Movers and Shakers” in 2018 and 2019 by the eLearning Industry with my blog “Learning Rebels” being in the top 100 elearning blogs. '
These attributes are not mine alone, they are built with the support of others in the Learning Rebels network, as it truly takes a village to move the “workplace learning” needle.
Need a Speaker?
I welcome coming to your organization or off-site meeting to share with your teams:
- The importance of driving engagement and collaboration to improve business results.
- How "Working Out Loud" can improve employee engagement and communication.
- How empowering learning curiosity can change the scope of organizational culture.
Social sharing is a priority
Recently ranked as one of the top 100 L&D influencers on Twitter
Learning Rebels is ranked as one of the top 100 L&D blogs
Regularly contributes articles to the Association of Talent Management
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