On this week’s episode of Humanize Your Workplace, we are joined by Theresa Hummel-Krallinger. She is a well-respected senior training professional and performance consultant, but it is her work as a humorist and motivational speaker that sets her apart. Known for her lively and interactive presentation style, she is a frequently requested speaker on topics of employee morale, professional development, performance improvement and workplace communications. Her experience as a professional stand-up comedian enables her to add fun and humor to her consulting and training work.
No stranger to the corporate world, Theresa brings over 30 years practical business experience. She has held executive leadership roles in both the financial services and pharmaceutical industries. She is highly regarded for her ability to help organizations put in place meaningful performance enhancement processes that improve employee engagement and achieve financial results. She graduated from the prestigious leadership development organization, Women Unlimited in New York City, where she has served as a mentor to rising female leaders. With certifications in Human Resource Management, Behavior Styles training/coaching, Instructional Design, Adult Learning, and Technical Writing, Theresa has a broad array of business tools and educational experience from which to draw.
She is on the non-credit faculty at Temple University, where her popular course, “What’s Your Point?” is a key requirement for their Project Management and Leadership certificate programs. Theresa is the Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ATD (Association for Talent Development) and is the Past President for a local club of Toastmasters International.
She was appointed to serve as a member of National Advisors for Chapters in ATD. She has been a featured speaker at numerous regional and international conferences for ATD, SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), DIA (Drug Information Association), Training Directors Forum and others. She facilitates the monthly “Meet the Author at the Pyramid Club,” which has been named to the top 10 best networking associations in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal. She won an Emmy in 2019 for her work on PBS39’s talk show, “Counter Culture.” You can connect with Theresa on Facebook and LinkedIn. We chat about:
- Assessing training needs
- How to have a proactive training department
- Zoom fatigue
- Designing workshops and webinars