Developing Tomorrow’s Talent Today

Jonathan Halls is an expert in leading workplace learning and talent development.

Author of, Confessions of a Corporate Trainer: An Insider Tells All, Jonathan has spoken to thousands of people at conferences and seminars around the globe. His focus is on how to unleash other people’s talent to innovate in tomorrow’s fast changing and agile workforce.  This is the number one skill successful leaders, trainers and talent specialists need to lead change and conquer the demands of tomorrow’s workplace.

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Countries

Led learning and change in Europe, Asia, Middle East and the Americas

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Industries

Worked in media, retail, hospitality, banking, consulting, manufacturing, and government

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Years

Taught, spoken, led, coached and consulted for almost 3 decades

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Books

Written on media, learning, communication, and creativity

Walking the Talk

Jonathan has spoken at conferences around the globe.  Most recently he was the Opening Keynote at ATD’s Core 4 Conference in Anaheim (Mar 2019), and Keynote for the BEST Awards in Washington, DC at MGM National Harbor (Nov 2018).  And a General Session Speaker at HRDF 2018, in Kula Lumpur (Oct 2019).

Jonathan isn’t just a talking head.  After all, anyone can sprout ideas about talent and learning they read on a blog post.  He’s actually walked the talk as a learning executive, training manager, and consultant. And he isn’t a Johny-come-lately who has learned to throw around the right corporate buzzwords.  His academic background in developing talent stretches back decades, equipping him with an optimistic skepticism to ask tough question and the gravitas to help today’s leaders navigate the stormy waters of the future.

Formerly head of the BBC’s prestigious Production Training department, a multi-million dollar a year training organization, he has consulted companies around the world in the areas of leadership, change, media and talent. 

His professional life has been a balance between media and learning. After his time at the BBC, he worked with newspapers across Europe transitioning from the world of paper and ink to digital, designing and delivering training and change management programs.  Jonathan’s career started as a journalist and talk show host and has led him around the globe.  He has been a jury member on WAN IFRA’s Digital Media Awards in Europe, Asia and the Middle East for four years.  And was also a jury member for INMA’s Global Media Awards.

In 2009, he moved to the United States where he focused on corporate learning.  He has been active in the Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training & Development), speaking at many of its conferences and being on the panel for some ATD Awards.  Jonathan also teaches on ATD’s Master Trainer Program.  Jonathan has a masters and bachelors in adult learning, and is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University, in Washington, DC.  He has an office in Leesburg, Virginia, where he is CEO of a boutique training company, Trainer Mojo LLC.

Books and Articles

He’s the author of several books:

Jonathan is a contributing author to:

Jonathan’s articles can be found around the Web. He has written extensively for T&D Magazine,TrainingIndustry.com and The HR Observer, and more.

Personal Interests

Jonathan loves vacation travel, wine and food. In his spare time, he tends to his urban garden, builds furniture and plays the piano. He enjoys reading topics from theology and philosophy to business and leadership.  

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