I began #LifeAtD2L in 2012 on the Teaching and Learning Strategies team with the amazing Ken Chapman, VP, learning innovation advocacy. I loved the work I was involved in and was able to evolve and grow into other sales support positions over a five-year span. When I left D2L, it had nothing to do with D2L, and everything to do with taking a risk.
Fast-forward to February 2021 when I would re-join D2L and find my way back home. Yes, home. Over my tenure at D2L, I have experienced a sense of belonging that I never found elsewhere. When I had to endure chemotherapy in 2015, my D2L family was right beside me cheering me on from afar. When I lost my mother in August of 2021, I had the same support as I did during my original tenure.
Many companies speak of their culture. D2L walks the walk and doesn’t just talk the talk. D2L embodies a commitment to inclusivity, accessibility, wellness and growth. I have experienced their commitment to all of these throughout my journey at D2L. So, when I greet a new hire with “welcome to the D2L family,” I truly mean it.
D2L has provided opportunities for me that exceeded my expectations. Originally, I was hired to support teaching and learning as my background was rooted in education and leadership. However, I was also able to grow my skill set in sales, marketing, strategy and so much more during that time. Since I returned and joined the sales enablement team, I have been given the freedom to leverage my instructional skills in my new role to create a comprehensive sales onboarding program.
When John Baker says that D2L wants to make learning accessible to everyone, he means it. Whether you are an employee looking to grow or a student across the globe trying to access equitable learning opportunities, D2L is committed to helping make those dreams a reality.
As the saying goes,“(D2L) how do I love thee? Let me count the ways,” and there are so many.
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Barbra is a sales enablement manager located in Indiana (“Go Colts!”). She is passionate about all things learning. Outside of work, you will find her reading a book, spending time with friends and family, or traveling with her daughter.