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Hi! I'm JD - founder of LearnGeek. I believe everyone - regardless of role, tenure, location or background - deserves a chance to do their best. So I help organizations rethink how they enable employees in the modern workplace. 

Over the past 20 years, I've worked with some of the world's most dynamic brands, including Disney, Kaplan, AMC and Axonify. Today, I'm the world's foremost expert on frontline learning and engagement as well as a prolific author and speaker in the global HR and L&D communities. My research focuses on high-impact learning and enablement practices, including ecosystem strategy, knowledge sharing, microlearning, digital storytelling and AI-powered solutions.

Let's partner to unlock the potential of your people and organization!

"JD simplifies the complex to make learning accessible to anyone who wants it."

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Read my book.

The Modern Learning Ecosystem - A New Mindset for the Ever-Changing Workplace is my practical, personal, humorous take on the role L&D must play in building disruption-ready organizations. 

This isn't just an L&D book. This is my story - how I learned to help organizations navigate nonstop workplace change during my 20+ years in operations and talent development with companies like Disney, Kaplan, AMC and Axonify.

The Modern Learning Ecosystem is available now anywhere awesome business books are sold. Grab your copy today!

"JD is a snarky oracle. He can uncover the truth of a situation in a unique and undeniable way." 


Watch my talk show.

In The Know is my 25-minute LinkedIn Live show that explores the biggest topics in workplace learning and enablement.

Join me once per month for insightful conversations with the smartest people in L&D, HR and EX. ITK is shorter than your next meeting, half as long as that other webinar and a whole lot more fun! 

Subscribe for show announcements and reminders. Watch recorded episodes on YouTube or listen to the ITK podcast on your favorite app.

"In my 30 years in L&D, that was the best presentation of ideas I've ever seen."


Attend an upcoming session.

I deliver keynotes, education sessions and workshops to global audiences. Check out my full Event Schedule to see where I'll be sharing proven practices and real-world stories next.

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Download my app.

LearnGeek+ provides access to all of my digital content - right on your device home screen.

  • Read my latest articles and blog posts.
  • Binge watch past episodes of In The Know.
  • Browse my upcoming event calendar.
  • Access my presentation materials.
  • Listen to The 80 Percent podcast archive.

LearnGeek+ is the only place where you can find everything I share!


Let's work together.

Get in touch to partner with me on an upcoming project or event.

  • Speaking

    Schedule a LearnGeek presentation for your next event.

  • Advising

    Collaborate with JD on your performance strategy.

  • Insights

    Publish LearnGeek content to your channels.

  • Hosting

    Engage your audience with activities hosted by JD.

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