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Hi! I'm JD - founder of LearnGeek. I help organizations reimagine their approach to learning and performance so every employee has the support they need to do their best work today while developing the skills they'll need to be successful tomorrow.

Over the past 20 years, I've worked with some of the world's most dynamic brands, including Disney, Kaplan, AMC, Brambles and Axonify. Today, I'm the world's foremost expert on frontline training and enablement as well as a prolific author and speaker in the global workplace learning community.

My research is focused on high-impact modern learning practices, including artificial intelligence, ecosystem architecture, personalization, digital transformation, knowledge sharing and microlearning.

"JD simplifies the complex to make learning accessible to anyone who wants it."

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Pre-order my new book.

The Modern Learning Ecosystem is my practical and humorous take on the role L&D must play in building disruption-ready organizations. 

This isn't just another L&D book. This is my story - how I learned to help organizations navigate nonstop workplace change during my 20+ years in operations and talent development with companies like Disney, Kaplan, AMC and Axonify.

Pre-order now via ATD or Amazon
Available: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

"The Modern Learning Ecosystem perfectly encapsulates the current state of our field in a unique, thought provoking and, dare I say, fun style. "

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Watch my talk show.

In The Know w/ Axonify is my 25-minute LinkedIn Live show that explores the biggest topics impacting today's workplace.

Join me every other Wednesday for insightful conversations with the smartest people in learning and performance. The show is shorter than your next meeting, half as long as that other webinar and a whole lot more fun! 

Follow Axonify on LinkedIn for show announcements. Watch recorded episodes on YouTube or listen to the podcast on your favorite player app.

"In my 30 years in L&D, that was the best presentation of ideas I've ever seen."


Attend an upcoming session.

I deliver keynotes, education sessions and workshops to global audiences. Check out my full Event Schedule to see where I'll be sharing proven practices and real-world stories next.

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Download my app.

LearnGeek+ provides access to all of my digital content - right on your device home screen. 

  • Read my latest articles and blog posts.
  • Binge watch past episodes of In The Know.
  • Browse my upcoming event calendar.
  • Listen to The 80 Percent podcast archive.
  • Reference my comprehensive L&D dictionary.

LearnGeek+ is the only place where you can find everything I share!


Let's work together.

Get in touch to partner with me on an upcoming project or event.

  • Speaking

    Schedule a LearnGeek presentation for your next event.

  • Advising

    Collaborate with LearnGeek on your performance strategy.

  • Insights

    Publish LearnGeek content to your channels.

  • Hosting

    Engage your audience with activities hosted by LearnGeek.

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