HCMx Radio 53: HCM Excellence 17 live interview with Deb Arnold


Deb Arnold, Global Learning Awards Expert, Chief Winning Officer at Deb Arnold, Ink.


Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer and HCM Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group


About Deb Arnold

A 25+ year marketing communications veteran, Deb Arnold helps top learning leaders spread great ideas, empower teams and build brands through industry recognition.

Deb’s near-perfect client win record of 90+ awards includes: #1 on the Training Top 125 (three times), CLO LearningElite, ATD BEST and Learning! 100; CLO of the Year; dozens of Brandon Hall HCM Excellence, CLO Learning in Practice, ATD Excellence in Practice and more.

Skilled at storytelling and business analysis with a drive to succeed, Deb helps clients win with expertise in writing and editing applications as well as unique resources like award-readiness assessments, “Learning Awards 101” and other training, coaching packages, downloadable DIY tools and more.

In addition to awards, Deb works with clients to secure recognition through conference speaking engagements and published thought leadership.

Based in Seattle WA with global clientele, Deb has helped win recognition for learning leaders like Accenture, ADP, Best Buy, BNSF, Hilton, Jiffy Lube, Keller Williams, SAP, Walgreens, and YUM! Brands. Deb began her writing career in the ad department of a start-up horseracing newspaper.

Deb has lectured on business communications at the University of Washington and Washington State University, and has advised local non-profits pro bono. Other volunteer activities include consulting to, and riding in, the Ireland-based Cycle Against Suicide and helping grassroots refugee efforts in France. A lifelong choir nerd, Deb loves food, travel and design. She earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA cum laude in International Relations from Tufts University.

To listen to our interview, you can download the podcast anytime at the HCMx Radio site.

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Hall Group @RachelCCooke

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