Elaine Biech, CPTD Fellow, is a consultant, facilitator, and principle author of the TDBoK. She authored The Washington Post #1 best seller, The Art and Science of Training, and 85 other published books. She’s been called “a titan of the training industry,” and is the recipient of numerous awards including 4 national ATD awards: 2020 Distinguished Contributor, 2006 Bliss, 2004 Torch, and 1992 Staff Partnership Awards. She is a lifetime ATD member, serving in volunteer roles since 1982. A brief sample of her volunteer experiences includes being a member of the national ATD Board of Directors and its executive board, member of NAC, 2000 ICE design chair, and SW Wisconsin Chapter President. She initiated and chaired Consultant’s Day at ICE for 7 years and designed ATD’s first training certificate program. Elaine was the first CPTD Fellow Honoree from ATD's Certification Institute. She has presented at ICE 36 consecutive years.
Elaine served on the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL’s) Board of Governors, its Executive Board, and CCL’s editorial committee. She was honored with the Wisconsin Women Mentor Award. She serves on the ISA Board of Directors and is the recipient of the 2022 ISA Thought Leader Award, 2012 ISA Outstanding Contributor, and 2001 ISA Spirit Award. She was the past worldwide curator for Berrett-Koehler’s Advances in Leadership and Management. Elaine is a dedicated lifelong learner who believes that excellence isn’t optional. She is a consummate TD professional who has been instrumental in guiding the talent development profession throughout her career.
Elaine designed 100s of training courses and apps including the first process improvement programs for The Newport News Shipbuilding Company and McDonalds and the first creativity and innovation program for Hershey Chocolate. She’s been featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Management Update, Washington Post, and Fortune Magazine. Elaine facilitated one of the world’s first virtual training sessions in 1986 for NASA. Elaine’s passion is to help you find your passion.