About JD

A bit more about me …

JD Dillon headshotI’m a learning and performance geek who lives in Orlando, FL (originally from Philadelphia, PA). Why L&D? I just really like helping people do what they do – better. I’m also a naturally curious person who is typically the first to pull out their smartphone to research a topic when a question goes unanswered. I apply that same sensibility to my everyday work.

For the past 15 years, I’ve spent my 9 to 5 working with global brands like The Walt Disney Company, KaplanBrambles, and AMC Theatres. Today, I’m the Principal Learning Strategist with Axonify, where I work to boost employee knowledge and solve business problems through a truly human approach to learning and quite possibly the best software platform the corporate training world has ever seen. It’s THAT good! I’m also the founder of LearnGeek, a consultancy that helps organizations assess and strengthen their learning and performance ecosystems.

I consider myself a learning and performance generalist based on my experience supporting a variety of workplaces, industries and use cases. However, I have spent considerable time focused on a few specialty topics during the past few years, including:

  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Learning Ecosystems
  • Microlearning
  • Video/Audio
  • Digital Networking

Check out my resume or LinkedIn profile for more on my professional experience.

Now that the formal stuff is out of the way, here are 5 things you need to know if you want to really GET me:

  1. I can recite the dialogue from Back to the Future from beginning to end.
  2. I’ve never ridden a bicycle (seriously).
  3. I bleed orange and black. Let’s go Flyers!
  4. I’ve played the roles of a 1930s Chicago gangster and a bank-robbing wild west cowboy (during my time with Disney).
  5. I’m an Apple fanboy.

Feel free to connect with me via Twitter, LinkedIn, carrier pigeon, or just walk up and say HI …

JD OUT LOUD is my dedicated spot for sharing thoughts and experiences from the work I do every day. Thanks for checking out my website, and I hope my ramblings can pique your curiosity!  JD

If you need my formal professional bio …

JD Dillon has spent 15 years designing and implementing learning and performance strategies for respected global organizations, including The Walt Disney Company, Kaplan, Brambles, and AMC Theatres. With his practical approach and unique ability to integrate science, technology, storytelling, and pure common sense, JD delivers modern solutions that enable employees, improve organizational performance, and drive business results.

In his current role with Axonify, JD works with an award-winning team to boost employee knowledge and performance for leading organizations through the application of modern learning practices and cutting-edge technology.

JD is a popular conference speaker who is known for his high-energy, humor-filled delivery style as well as his relatable stories and practical examples. He also shares ongoing insights on his Just Curious Learning + Performance Blog and writes a monthly column for Learning Solutions Magazine titled ‘In Real Life.’

You can find JD on Twitter via @JD_Dillon or online at jddillon.com.