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Lorna Riley

Advisor Greater San Diego Area, US

CEO, Chart Learning Solutions. Previously CEO, American Training Association.

CEO, Chart Learning Solutions. Previously CEO, American Training Association.

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CEO Chart Learning Solutions June 2009 - present
CEO American Training Association May 1986 - May 2009
Sales Director QED Publications June 1983 - May 1986
Executive Coorespondent Transamerica January 1980 - May 1983


Plymouth State University Education-work in progress 1976 - 1979
University of Hartford English Literature and Education 1966 - 1971

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Customer service • Training • Change Management • Employee Training • Leadership Training • Online training • Woman's leadership training • Leadership Development • Employee Engagement • Sales Development • Professional skill development

Key Accomplishments

Provider of multiple award-winning blended learning solutions, combining
state of the art learning technology with live coaching.
"Best Use of Blended Learning" "Best Results from a Learning Program"
PEAK Award

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Always looking for people passionate about helping others advance their careers and effectiveness through employee skill development.

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Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE
They're my friends  •  VP Training, Integrative Neurohumorist, SYNERGY and CEO,
Lorna is one of the most successful entrepreneurs I know. She has been successful at numerous endeavors, the most recent being building an o ... nline training company. She is highly focused, tenacious and dedicated to her work and at the same time has been a generous teacher and mentor. I admire Lorna greatly and do highly recommend her.
Peter Horwing
We worked together  •  Head of Chart Learning Solutions International, CHART Learning Solutions International and Owner, Hörwing Consulting AB.
Lorna has 30 years of experience in the training/education field and has an insight in how to excel in the training/education market. She wi ... ll succeed as an entrepreneur due to her analytical and intelligent mind, hard working and having an exceptional will for succeeding. She has also launched new breakthrough solutions into the market and received several awards which proves her ability.
Jeff Salz Ph.D., CPAE
We worked together  •  Founder, Courageous Speaking and Founder, President, Way of Adventure, Inc..
Lorna is brilliant, gracious, generous and a superb communicator! I am beyond 'proud' to vouch for ... I am honored she asked me! All who kn ... ow Lorna will agree she is the 'best' of us!
Dana Bristol-Smith
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Leap to Success and President & Founder, Speak for Success.
Lorna has developed a fabulous learning platform. She is a terrific relationship builder and has worked with dozens of top organizations ove ... r the years. She stands for high quality and integrity in all of her business endeavors.
Eileen McDargh
We worked together  •  Founder of The Resiliency Group (A Division of McDargh Communications, The Resiliency Group. University of Florida grad.
Lorna spent years crafting the most amazing online learning system that covers everything from sales skills to leadership to customer servic ... e. It is being used in Europe and she recently has become involved in a huge learning project in South Africa.
Sheryl Roush
They're my friends  •  Book Publisher, Sparkle Press and President/CEO, Professional Speaker, Sparkle Presentations, Inc,.
As a colleague through the National Speakers Association for over 25 years, I have witnessed Lorna's numerous cutting-edge innovations, prog ... rams and concepts, come to fruition. Anything she puts her mind to, she activates and elevates. She's talented and brilliant, joyful and passionate, with integrity in all she does. Lorna is ideal for your program; I recommend her highly!
Dr. Janet Lapp, CSP, CPAE
We worked together  •  Founder, ChangeFit™ Labs for Change-Ready People, ChangeFit™ Labs and Professional Keynote Speaker, National Speakers Association.
Self motivated resourceful very bright
Colette Carlson, CSP
They're my friends  •  Columnist, Administrative Professionals Today, Business Management Daily.
Lorna has the experience, energy and discipline coupled with the high emotional intelligence required to grow relationships, revenue and res ... ults.
Ruprecht von Buttlar
Member, University Copyrights & Patents Committee, SDSU Research Foundation and Vice President, Business Creation & Development, CONNECT.
Lorna is a great advisor because of her entrepreneurial experiences.
Arden Bercovitz, PhD CSP
They're my professor  •  More Imagination at Work - Inspired when people think like they never thunk before!, Einstein Alive. Washington State grad.
Lorna has the track record to validate her entrepreneurial chops. She has the communication skills to share and delivery valuable insights. ... She also has an exceptional knack for staying focussed on opportunities and practical immunity to unproductive distractions. Lorna is a resource for resourcefulness.

Peter Horwing
We worked together  •  Head of Chart Learning Solutions International, CHART Learning Solutions International and Owner, Hörwing Consulting AB.
Peter is a brilliant balance of all that's required to succeed in business--a rare combination of agile tenacity, energetic calm, charismati ... c determination, uncanny business acumen, and professional street smarts. From his past experience as a VP of Global Sales, he makes juggling every aspect of building a global business not only look easy, but fun! It is a privilege to be able to work with him.

Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE
VP Training, Integrative Neurohumorist, SYNERGY and CEO,
Karyn is the most inspirational, warm-hearted and flat-out funny person I am fortunate enough to call a friend and professional speaker coll ... eague. She gets right to the meat of a topic while presenting in a way that's both engaging and memorable. She feeds my need to learn and laugh all at the same time. I could listen to her for days!

Shep Hyken
President 2014-2015, National Speakers Association.
Shep is an incredibly savvy entrepreneur. He notices undiscovered patterns towards success, then not only does he implement them, but then h ... eads straight to the top of the A list. I am honored to know him and am inspired by all that he does to not only build his business, but keep people engaged in continuous learning. Way to go Shep!

Nicholas Neises
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Michael Haupt
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Dana Bristol-Smith
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Leap to Success and President & Founder, Speak for Success.
Dana started her non-profit Leap to Success with little more than a vision and passion for making a difference in women's lives. She is dete ... rmined, highly focused, and has the ability to surround herself with the right talent to make her vision a reality. Through her highly successful women's leadership and communication programs, she has helped hundreds of other women not only find their voice, but their confident place in the world as contributing, happy members of society. I am honored to call her my friend.