Owner and Chief Disruptor
Valary With A WHY
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Valary Oleinik: is half artist and half geek, and 100% committed to finding ways to help people develop and deliver more engaging and effective learning experiences. Her innovative approach as a speaker and consultant on gamification of learning and creative problem solving has earned her the titles of “maven of new thinking” and the “MacGyver of training.” Throughout her decades of experience in workplace learning and development and professional development of higher education staff, she has been on a quest to level up learning experiences because “learners deserve better” than boring, irrelevant, and ineffective training and instruction. Valary wears many hats: a Project Manager at the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; the Owner and Chief Disruptor at her consultancy DandeLearn LLC, where she offers one-on-one coaching, as well as workshops and keynotes; and a Director at USDLA (United States Distance Learning Association) where she currently chairs both the Advisory Board and the Conference and Events Committee. Valary is also a certified facilitator of The BOX Experience, a proven methodology for those times when thinking out of the box is not enough. Throughout her endeavors, she is assisted by her cat and bunny who are lousy typists but great at shredding papers.