Motto:“Say yes and you’ll figure it out afterward.” – Tina Fey
Hobby: Finding my zen through hot yoga
Favorite Client Moment:Learning how to fence with members of the US Olympic Fencing team. We had the gear, the equipment…everything. And when you are in a bout with a leader, it can get feisty.
Carolyn Valentine-Rapp has over 22 years’ experience in training operations, training development and design, instructional design, consulting, and delivery.
Carolyn’s creative perspective has contributed to successful training, performance improvement, and communication solutions in a variety of industries, including government, financial, insurance, higher education, health care, manufacturing, and high tech. Her latest projects have focused on developing solutions for classroom delivery using iPad and tablet technologies. Carolyn also thrives on the challenges of bringing innovative, experiential learning to the development arena.
In addition to her work in leadership development, Carolyn has designed financial advisory curriculum for clients such as Allianz Life, Thrivent, and Wachovia. She also designed peer coaching workshops for Adidas in South America.
Prior to working with Peak Seven, Carolyn designed and implemented end-user training solutions for ERP clients at Oracle Corporation, with a focus on financial systems and process documentation. She designed and developed several web-based learning modules around Oracle HR and Purchasing applications. She has experience with many aspects of user performance solutions, including communications and marketing, change management, training, assessment, leadership development, and courseware design.
Her clients have included Jet Aviation, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, AB InBev, Canon, Arrow Electronics, Technicolor, Cochlear, Aperian Global, ConAgra Foods, Fidelity, American Express, Novartis, Checks Unlimited, Jeppesen, Sylvan Learning, Age Wave, Vanguard, Aviza Technology, Ford, the USDA, Abbott Laboratories, Intrado, Ingersoll Rand, Dallas Independent School District, Atlanta Department of Aviation, US West, Quantum, Boeing, Oregon Health Sciences University, ICG Communications, EchoStar, Cymer, Rockford Fosgate, Ventana Medical, Amkor and Agilent Technologies.
Ms. Valentine-Rapp has a BFA in acting and directing from Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio.