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We're all about learning!

We launched this blog back in 2011 as the “Energize Learning Blog,” to promote the use of brain-friendly tools in the training room and classroom to our fabulous Trainers Warehouse customers. As our readership grew beyond our loyal base to thousands of managers in countless work settings, we began to appreciate that most learning happens OUTSIDE of the training room. We hope you find inspiration and ideas in the WorkSMART blog.



I’m the author of this blog and the President of Office Images, Inc., a company my father started late in his career. My goal in leading this organization is to do whatever I can to provide customers with great products that will make the experience of growing and learning more fun and effective–whether you’re at school, in a training seminar, or at work.

To this end, I religiously comb through journals, books, web resources, and trade shows, looking for best practices, resources and tools that will enhance learning and performance. I also host a popular LinkedIN group, which has become a popular forum for trainers to discuss and share favorite exercises and activities.

Prior to joining my dad in 1997, I spent several years as a trainer and consultant in the field of negotiation and another couple with a business history consulting company. I got my BA from Yale and my business degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. My now well-known secret is that I performed as a clown for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Over the years, I’ve had articles appear in the Sloan Management Review, Pfeiffer Training Annual, eLearn Magazine, Smart Meetings, Training Magazine, and elearn Magazine.


Trainers Warehouse offers hundreds of effective, innovative and fun products for trainers and educators across all industries. Established in 1993, Trainers remains a family-operated business that develops exclusive new products and searches the world for the best tools to help trainers achieve their goals.

Popular products that improve retention and make training more engaging include game show templates and buzzers, icebreaker and team-building games,”fiddles,” presentation software, debriefing tools, tactile memory joggers, and achievement rewards. Trainers Warehouse, a woman-owned business, is based in Natick, Massachusetts.