Thank you for stopping by my website and learning more about me and what I do. My career in corporate training started in 2003 when I was a field trainer at Janus Capital Group in the customer service call center. I had the opportunity to work with a small team of three other field trainers to train representatives in the customer service call center.
When I started, I didn’t have much background in training and employee development. This experience as a field trainer left me wanting to know more about being a better professional. With a little (or maybe a lot) encouragement from my mentor, I started graduate school at the University of Colorado Denver. I finished up in 2010 with a master’s degree in Information and Learning Technologies with an emphasis in Adult Learning and Instructional Design. I enjoy developing all types of training, but during grad school, I discovered that my favorite kind of training to develop typically involves technology.
In 2017, I opened my own company Ginger Nichols Design Group, LLC., where I take in contract Instructional Design work. Being a contractor has allowed me to gain experience in a variety of companies outside of financial services. I’ve had the opportunity to see how many different types of companies train their employees and provide advice to companies on how to improve their training efforts. My ideal situation is to have a full-time job, and some contract work as a side business.
One of the things that I love about being an instructional designer is that the profession is constantly evolving. I enjoy learning about learning and innovation within the work. In 2020, I leveraged my constant desire to learn more to obtain the ATD Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) designation.