The Role of the CLO with Researcher Sarah Kimmel


Talent Champions with Diana Thomas brings you relevant and engaging discussion focused on issues facing the world of HR and talent development. Your host, Diana Thomas, is a prominent leader in the talent development space, not only as a seasoned talent VP for McDonald’s Corporation, but also as an executive coach and advisor to high-potential leaders.

How can learning leaders stay on top of everything they need to succeed today and tomorrow? Diana discussed that question in depth with Sarah Kimmel, VP of Research for Human Capital Media, a division of MediaTec Publishing, which publishes Chief Learning Officer, Talent Economy, and Workforce magazines.

Sarah was the lead researcher on an unprecedented report called "The Role of CLO: What's next?" Even our talent champions in HR without direct responsibilities for learning will want to hear Sarah's great insights.  

Do you want to get in touch with Sarah? Find her on LinkedIn.

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About the Author

Diana Thomas

As a proven successful executive, Diana brings decades of experience, expertise and education to her coaching with business executives, teams and learning/talent leaders to increase their impact, inspire committed followership and engagement, and build strong diverse teams that pull together to achieve Winning Results. In addition to coaching, Diana is a partner and trainer with Clean Language for Coaches Resource Center. She is the co-author of the 2018 strategic leadership book, Be More Strategic in Business: How to win through Stronger Leadership and Smarter Decisions. Diana began her career as a McDonald’s restaurant crew member in 1979, and rose to become Vice President of Training, Learning & Development for McDonald’s USA. In this role, she led all aspects of training and development including the restaurant training curriculum at Hamburger University, McDonald’s global training center of excellence.

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