S04 E08 Olimpia Mesa on How People Learn. Turning passion into business. How to build your subject matter expertise?
How People Learn | Subject Matter Expert | Learning & Development | Passion | Entrepreneur | Learning | Book to Courses | Learning Design | Instructional Design | Thought Leader |
Olimpia Mesa is a leading expert and consultant on brain-based learning design. President of Instructional Design Ltd., a company behind hundreds of successful corporate and educational programs, both online and in-person, delivered in various languages.
Olimpia designs and consults with organizations on learning projects for leadership development, transformational change management, coaching, and the development and implementation of learning strategies. Olimpia’s broad industry experience includes banking, insurance, retail, real estate, technology, and manufacturing.
In addition to consulting Fortune 500 organizations on learning projects, she is the founder of Book to Courses™ Online School, whose primary goal is to consult authors on how to transform a nonfictional book into online academies or apps.
In our interview, we discuss the career path of an instructional designer, what it means to teach people how to learn and what a successful career looks like. Olimpia opens up about her challenges in starting a company and shares the learnings that helped her turn her passion into a business.
She is the author of "How People Learn" book: https://howpeoplelearnbook.com/
Follow Olimpia on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olimpia-mesa-45345310/
Learn more about Olimpia's mission: https://olimpiamesa.com/
00:30 Thank you note from the Femme Lead team.
02:40 What does it mean to work with learning and instructional design systems?
06:10 How did you start working with instructional design?
10:30 What is the focus of the ‘hoe people learn’ concept?
13:55 How can we best integrate learning experiences?
20:45 Are there ways to learn faster?
25:40 How can people build subject matter expertise?
29:55 What are the steps to ensure the learning efforts work?
33:11 Changes when starting a business: the entrepreneurship life.
37:38 One key piece of advice.
42:40 Final 5 Fire Questions.