At GP Strategies, we don’t just preach continuous improvement, we pursue it for ourselves. We have an Advisory Board made up of five industry experts who represent the voice of our customers when it comes to designing business initiatives, innovating services, crafting corporate strategy and leading our industry into the future. The more we know, the better we can do for you.
Lisa Doyle is a principal at Winning Results, LLC and is passionate about coaching, teaching, and
developing the next generation of leaders. She is an experienced executive with an award-winning record of driving innovative results and architecting enterprise strategies that optimize talent. She is a servant leader recognized for cultivating cultures that are purpose-driven and promoting leaders as teachers.
Energized by her entrepreneurial spirit, Lisa has built and sustained exceptional training organizations in the public and private sectors.
Lisa served as head of retail training at Ace Hardware Corporation, where she provided leadership, inspiration, and strategic direction essential for training over 100,000 team members throughout the world (in over 5,000 stores domestically and 60+ countries) to deliver on their brand promise of “being the most helpful hardware store.”
As vice president of learning and development at Lowe’s Companies, Lisa led the company’s talent and leadership development strategies for a workforce of over 260,000. Doyle developed a purpose-driven leadership development strategy focused on engaging employees to deliver a differentiated customer experience and help customers love where they live.
Lisa built and led a professional academy at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to transform how they acquire and manage the supplies and services essential to its vital national mission. She launched the “Warrior to Workforce” program to repatriate disabled veterans into the workforce.
As executive director at Acquisition Solutions, Inc., Lisa built a successful training institute and business line devoted to expanding the knowledge, effectiveness, and results of the federal acquisition workforce. While there, she developed an Acquisition Fellows Program dedicated to growing the next generation of professionals. She also created and co-authored Acquisition Solutions’ pre-eminent executive leadership program to develop and coach seasoned leaders.
Lisa was named Chief Learning Officer of the Year in 2011 by CLO Magazine, Inc. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Hood College, is an Editorial Advisory Board member for Chief Learning Officer magazine, a faculty member for Media Tech’s Chief Learning Officer Accelerator Class, a council member for Excellence in Government Fellow, and a Federal Executive Institute alumna.
Kimo Kippen, president of Aloha Learning Advisors, is a thought leader, speaker, and advocate for life-long learning and talent development. A native of Hawai’i, Kimo is the former chief learning officer at Hilton, recognized by CLO Magazine as Chief Learning Officer of the Year (2015), and the former vice president of learning at Marriott International. He has been creating life-long learning solutions for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Kimo served as chairman of the board for the Association for Talent Development (formerly, American Society for Training & Development) and is currently a board member of the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Board of Visitors. He is also chairman of the board for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), serves as advisor to Study.com, GP Strategies, the Executive Advisory Board for Skillsoft, and is program director for The Conference Board Talent & Organizational Development Executive Council (TODEC).
A passion for learning, facilitating, and teaching has drawn Kimo into the academic world as an adjunct professor at Catholic University of America, George Mason University, and at Columbia University Teachers College, where he serves on the Talent Development Advisory Board. He is also lead facilitator for iVentiv HR Executive learning events (London, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York City, etc.).
Kimo has a master’s degree in career and human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii, and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s postgraduate program. His home base alternates between Washington, DC, Warsaw, Poland, and Honolulu, Hawai’i, where Kimo and his spouse, Dorota Kowalska, regularly spend quality time.
Nigel Paine has been involved in corporate learning for over twenty-five years. In April 2002, he was appointed as head of the BBC’s learning and development operation. Under his leadership, the team transformed the learning function and put it on the corporate map. He left the BBC in September 2006 to start a company focused on building great workplaces by promoting creativity, innovation, values-based leadership, and learning and exploring the link between them.
Nigel teaches in the CLO Doctoral Program at the University of Pennsylvania and has written two books, “The Learning Challenge: Dealing with Technology, Innovation and Change in Learning and Development” and “Building Leadership Development Programmes That Work.” He is currently working on a new book on building and developing a learning culture.
Nigel also presents a monthly TV series (Learning Now TV) and hosts a weekly podcast with Martin Couzins called “From Scratch.” He regularly speaks at conferences and writes articles for magazines and journals about development, technology, and leadership.
Carol Pledger is an independent consultant with a background in human resources and management consulting.
Prior to establishing her consulting business, Carol served as a managing director and group head of talent and development at UBS in Zurich. Her responsibilities included executive development, succession planning, performance management, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and employee engagement.
Carol also worked for Goldman Sachs in New York for 13 years where she served as managing director and global head of talent management. Her responsibilities included running Goldman Sachs University, succession planning, performance management, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, and employee engagement. She also served as the head of human resources for Operations, Finance, and Corporate Services for 3 years.
Before Goldman Sachs, Carol was a management consultant for Accenture in London and Johannesburg for 13 years. She was an associate partner in the Change Management consulting practice serving large corporate and government clients. She also has experience with strategy and technology consulting.
Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and a master’s degree in information systems from the University of Brighton. She previously served on the Board of City Harvest in New York and currently serves as vice president on the Board of the Hudson Area Library.
Kevin Wilde currently serves as an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He recently concluded a 34-year corporate career in leadership and talent development at General Electric and General Mills.
During his time at General Mills, the organization was consistently recognized for its innovative development work, highlighted by Fortune’s #2 ranking as one of the best companies in the world at leadership development, #1 listing by Leadership Excellence magazine, #1 Global Learning Elite ranking, and Training magazine’s “Hall of Fame” designation as a top company for employee development. In 2007, Chief Learning Officer magazine selected Kevin as CLO of the Year.
Kevin continues to be an active contributor to the leadership and talent development profession with business advising and writing. His advisory work includes the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), Study.com, Pathgather/Degreed, and GP Strategies.
In 2011, his first book, “Dancing with the Talent Stars: 25 Moves that Matter Now” was published by Human Capital Media. In 2015, he served as editor of “A CLO Leadership Reader: Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Best for Today’s Learning Leader.” His writing on talent management received a national award for editorial excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. His work has also been published in over a dozen books, including “Coaching For Leadership” and the “Pfieffer Annual on Leadership Development.”