Hi, I’m Tina!

Hey there! I’m Tina (Redd) Gates and I love learning and solving problems! For me, it’s not just a career, it’s a passion!

I am a learning strategist and instructional designer. Not many professionals can call themselves learning strategists, but I can because I have a penchant for analyzing organizational challenges from the top down. I help remove these obstacles and help build confident and knowledgable professionals.

I have extensive experience and expertise in several learning and development fields, based on my time launching training functions responsible for building partner development programs as well as providing learning experiences that improved the client’s experience. For a visual representation of my experience, view “The Tentacles of My Experience“.

I began my professional career as a software engineer, becoming a lead developer and technical subject matter expert on a team of seven. From there, because of my previous experience developing learning experiences, I accepted the opportunity to build a training department from scratch. That was the beginning of my learning journey.

Since then, I’ve designed many successful learning experiences and have consulted leaders to develop efficiencies with their processes and improve operations. With my 20 years of experience in technology and learning, I have independently consulted training professionals at various points in their careers and training and learning entrepreneurs. My expertise has been featured by such organizations as Purdue UniversityStanford University and the Association for Talent Development.

My blog, Edugrammer, showcases tidbits from my varied experience in software development and education to help guide professionals at all stages in their development. It’s also full of “Tina-isms”, like “4 C’s of Successful Training Programs“ and “6 Ed-Tech Commandments“ because I love to make things easy for learners to retain.

I love speaking on my experience because it is unique. My passion for education led me in the opposite direction of many professionals – from technology to education. The journey has been very rewarding along the way! I am eager to use what I’ve learned along my journey to help others.

Contact me to let me know how we can work together to achieve your goals!