Darlene Coker is a Principal at Blueline, leading projects that require innovative design thinking and customization to specific client needs and content. She learns about the client’s business, content, and situations to write creative, engaging learning experiences that produce results. Darlene holds a BA in Journalism and Advertising from Pennsylvania State University and an MA in Organizational Communication from Temple University.
Darlene has worked in L&D her entire career and has over 30 years of experience helping organizations translate strategy into actionable ideas, skills, and behavior. She has led the design and implementation of hundreds of training programs, including a program that was awarded the American Society for Training and Development\’s prestigious Excellence in Practice Award for new hire onboarding at Booz Allen Hamilton. She has also designed and implemented training for the United States Marine Corps, The Smithsonian Institution, Mazda, Honda, INFINITI, McDonald’s Corporation, CDW, Eli Lilly, and other prestigious organizations.
Darlene’s previous roles include Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for an innovative learning simulations and gaming company, as well as Product Director for the industry’s largest and best-selling suite of sales and sales leadership training programs. She also authored the popular book High Performance Sales Organizations.
Her favorite part of her job is learning something new every day as she delves into the dynamics of clients’ businesses.
Darlene lives in Longmont, Colorado. Her family’s passion and hobby is restoring historic homes. She describes herself as a “total dog-lover” and volunteers as Board Chair for the Longmont Humane Society. She has a Chihuahua mix and a Great Dane that “make quite the pair!”
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