We are very excited to welcome Brigitte Bright to the Skilljar team as an Account Executive!
Before Skilljar, Brigitte worked closely with schools and teachers to provide them with their curriculum. At Skilljar, she will bring that experience and her knowledge of educational materials to new organizations looking to easily scale their training programs!
Welcome to the team Brigitte!
Q: What three words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Resourceful, Adventurous, Compassionate
Q: What’s your favorite place to visit in Seattle?
A: Discovery Park
Q: Tea or coffee?
Q: What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Q: What inspires you?
A: Brave people who stand up against social injustices
Q: How did you first hear about Skilljar, and what interested you about the company?
A: In May, I ran into to Bill Lawler when I was setting up for a Women in Tech event and as Bill says it was a "blast from the past." (He was my director at Dell when I was an inside sales rep on the Boeing account). Bill mentioned he was working on a "side project" at a startup with so much enthusiasm, I needed to know more! I have been part of the Seattle New Tech Meetup group for 3.5 years and the people in the startup community really inspire me! After learning more about Skilljar from Bill and meeting members of his team, I knew it was the company for me!
Q: Describe your last experience with online learning.
A: I recently worked for a publishing company selling Spanish language curriculum in print and online to K-12 schools. The online curriculum was housed in several different learning management systems like Schoology, Blackboard and Canvas. I assisted in training teachers on how to use Schoology as a teacher and a student.
Q: If you were going to offer a course online, what would it be about?
A: As a former technology teacher, I empathize with the non-tech savvy that are afraid to ask for help when navigating a computer or the Internet. Since Apple no longer does 1x1 workshops and I don't know if a PC manufacturer ever offered anything similar, I would offer an online course for senior citizens on how to use technology tools like computers, smart phones, tablets, and printers. Additionally, the course could include "how to use the Internet efficiently and effectively" (do NOT click on pop-ups), "why you want to use social media and how", etc.