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| Magazine Articles

“I realize my leadership skills were built and birthed out of adversity. I learned much from trial and error; hence, the reason I am so passionate about supporting the personal and professional development of others...These challenges have made me strong, yet empathetic toward those who are still trying to find their way..”

Dr. Kristal Walker | VoyageLA Magazine

"L&D's Role in Revolutionizing 

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives"

Training Industry Magazine

November/December 2020 Edition

"Leveraging Diversity & Inclusion in 

Virtual Training"

Training Industry Magazine

January/February 2021 Edition

"The Real Unsung Hero: The Training Manager's Role in Building an Inclusive and Equitable Workforce"

Training Industry Magazine

March/April 2021 Edition

| Online Blogs & Podcast

Friendship vs. Leadership Learning

Establishing clear relationship boundaries for effective leadership development. 

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Nov 21, 2019

Internal Bench Strength

Who's up next at bat in your succession planning pool. Have you considered the process?

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Apr 3, 2019

Women Lead the Way in Learning and Development

By now, most of us are well aware that there is a gender gap in both pay and leadership representation. So, how are women faring in learning and development?

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Mar 8, 2018

Career Paths in Learning in L&D

How I earned my place as a Learning & Development Professional.

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Apr 25, 2019

Use What's In Your Hands

Creating an L&D Plan with Lean Funding and Resources.

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Oct 8, 2019

Securing and Internal Champion

A learning leader challenge.

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Aug 12, 2019

The Business of Learning (Podcast)

Career Pathways in Learning and Development.

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May 27, 2019

3 Tips for Creating an L&D Plan that Makes an Impact

Without a proper plan in place, learning and development (L&D) initiatives are just a “drop in the ocean,” unlikely to have any real business impact

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Nov 18, 2019

Embracing Life-Long 


Professional development should also align with your personal growth, and personal growth requires personal accountability.

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Feb 14, 2019

Why Leaders Should Embrace the 

F.L.U. Season

Feedback is the development tool that benefits both the leader and the employee.

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Apr 23, 2018

I Want to Dance with Somebody: 

Effective Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

If organizations want authentic feedback and inclusivity to be the norm, it is imperative to listen to what constituents want.

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Mar 29, 2018

The Black Girl Who Rocks with 

Guitar Center

I had to align myself with leaders who weren't afraid to challenge the status quo, who were confident in their abilities, and who weren't threatened by developing other leaders.

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Jan 15, 2018

New Year, New Leader: Making Coaching and Feedback Part of Daily Leadership

When we make coaching and feedback a part of our organizational cultures, it makes it easier to manage performance.

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Dec 26, 2017

HiPo Hiccups: Implementing Multi-Level Leadership Development Initiatives

Any smart organization will have a plan in place to address leadership vacancies quickly.

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Oct 3, 2017

| Videos & Media

How Do Learning Leaders Select Training Vendors?

Organizations want to hire companies and consultants that will be their partner, understand their mission and help them accomplish their goals.

L&D's Impact on Organizational Performance

Today’s learning and development leaders are more focused than ever on improving their organization’s performance.

Learning and Development Trends

This video highlights what training trends are capturing the attention of learning and development leaders in a variety of organizations.

Helping Associates Find Their Sound

As Director of Organizational Development, Dr. Kristal Walker was responsible for learning and development enterprise-wide.

| Speaking Engagements

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