Gail Chaffee

I was laid off from my ID job at a well-known retailer after 33 years of service.

I didn’t have enough confidence in myself or my ID skills to get back out there, so I took four years off—including three back in retail, where I said I’d never work again.

Another ID recommended Kathy’s courses and mentorship to me last year, and in just a few short weeks, I was soon doing things I didn’t know I was capable of!

Yes, I knew about things like the ADDIE phase and about the importance of colors, fonts, visuals, etc., but after working with Kathy, it became evident that what I knew was just the tip.

I realized being “good ID” was just not good enough.

Thanks to Kathy’s hands-on, easy-to-understand (very patient!) style, I have really upped my instructional design game.

She jokes about her casual teaching style, but I personally love it!

After a few months of working together, I was offered a position as an Instructional Designer at a company where I’ve now worked for nearly a year.

Not only do I make more than I did in my previous ID role, but I also enjoy it a lot more!

Most importantly, I also have my confidence back, which is HUGE.