You are the expert in your industry, we are experts in training.

We Are Innovators

Together, We Make It Happen

We believe learning and development teams are the heart and soul of organizations. Our mission is to help businesses improve their employee performance through effective training and development solutions, strategies, and custom learning programs.

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We are a close-knit, collective, virtual environment that strives for innovation, quality, integrity, and responsiveness in all that we do.

The business of training is secondary to the business of building long-term partnerships with our clients. We care deeply about accurately incorporating your unique culture, processes, and goals into your learning programs.

96% of our Innovators are based in the United States, and all are 100% proficient in English, so communication is stress-free. No business culture or language barriers here — only clear expectations and seamless project execution!

Experience matters — corporate L&D experience matters more. Your training deserves a repeat-worthy partner, that’s why we hand-select seasoned talent.

ttcInnovations is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise. We’re proud to be owned, operated, and 100% controlled by a female-lead team, offering a diversified perspective to our clients’ learning solutions.

Diversity matters. We are proud to do business with today’s most innovative minds. Diversity of thought, individual experiences, passions and perspectives are highly encouraged and valued.

Voted “Best Place to Work” two years in a row, “Great Place to Work” two years in a row, and one of the “100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in San Diego.”

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Meet the Team

Our Leading Innovators

Founder & CEO

Visionary & “OI” (Original Innovator)

CHRO

Inclusion & Culture Cultivator

Vice President, Operations

Client Happiness Champion

Marketing Director

Wordsmith Wizard

Financial Specialist

Multitasking Ninja

Relationship Manager

Pro Problem Solver

Relationship Manager

Multitasking Maven

Relationship Manager

Tactical Trailblazer

Director of Human Resources

Compliance Queen

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Rockstar Recruiter

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Talent Connoisseur

Human Resources Administrator

Teamwork Titan

Quality Assurance Queue Manager

Collaboration Colleague

Operations Administrator

Studio Singer

Innovation By The Numbers

100%
100% female full-time employee workforce.
103
103 Innovators strong and growing.
96%
96% of our Innovators are based in the United States.
84%
84% of our Innovators are women.
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Over 20 years of innovation.
50+
Over 50 industries served by our Innovators.
150
We complete an average of 150 projects each year.

Meet Our Innovators

We are an equal opportunity employer and are proud to do business with today's most innovative minds.

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20 Years of Innovation

We are continuously evolving to meet our clients where they are

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2001
DW Training and Development, Inc launches as a vision of one from the basement of a modest, split-level home in Kansas City — go Chiefs!
2001
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2003
  • DW Training and Development, Inc. acquires TechnicallyWrite.
  • DBA technicallytraining.com.
  • Established long-standing partnership with Bank of America.
  • Innovators expand to 11 IDs, 3 editors and 2 developers.
2003
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2005
  • Developed our 5 pt QA process.
  • Welcomed Silicon Valley Bank to our ongoing client roster.
  • WBENC-Certified and WOSB-Certified!
2005
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2008
  • Innovators expand to 49 nation-wide.
  • Rebranded to ttcInnovations.
2008
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2012
  • Sponsored ATD (Association for Talent Development).
  • Began offering staff augmentation.
2012
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2015
  • Continued long-standing partnership with Volvo and Mack Trucks.
  • Bye-bye butterfly! Rebranded to a more modern look.
  • Our founder co-launched The Millennial Career Playbook podcast.
2015
A workshop to effectively engage the emerging workforce and to promote a deeper understanding of the opportunities for growth in companies who embrace generational differences
2016
  • Conducted the Millennial Generation Survey.
  • Introduced The Millennial Project.
2016
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2017
A for Awesome! Added Ameriprise and Amazon to our innovative client family.
2017
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2018
  • Employee team now 10 members strong.
  • Awarded Best Places to Work.
  • Hosted industry Mix & Mingle at ATD.
  • Introduced Innovators on Demand®.
2018
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2019
  • Added Danfoss and Grant Thornton to our client list.
  • Named Best Places to Work, again.
  • Certified Great Place to Work.
  • Refined and elevated our ttcInnovations brand.
2019
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2020
  • 103 Innovators strong and growing.
  • Certified Great Place to Work, two-years in a row.
2020

ttcCARES

Prioritizing What Is Most Important

We are proud to support our local communities and prioritize what is important to our Innovators.

Opportunities to share our time and resources to create lasting change beyond our work remains at the heart of ttc. Over the years, we have partnered with our Innovators to support organizations and charities to make a difference collectively.

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The Power Behind Your Company Lies In Your People

True innovation comes not from the tools or methods used, but rather the individuals who dare to question the status quo.

Debbie Wooldridge

CEO & Founder

AKA: Visionary & "OI" (Original Innovator)

Innovating In:

San Diego, CA since 2001

Fast Facts:

Favorite Quote:

“What you do has far greater impact than what you say.”
– Stephen Covey

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Personality Perk:

– hardworking, efficient, can-do attitude!

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Dana Janssen

CHRO

AKA: Inclusion & Culture Cultivator

Innovating In:

Kansas City, KS

Fast Facts:

  • Mom, wife, and grandmama to three
  • Corporate training manager and specialist turned HR leader
  • Third “OI” (Original Innovator)
  • SHRM-SCP with 20+ years experience
  • Serves on the Forbes Human Resources Council
  • Advocates with the SHRM Foundation and Dream Factory of Kansas City

Favorite Quote:

“I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.”
– Lou Holtz

ttcInnovations Dana Janssen - Customized training and development services, leadership training programs, human resources training, instructional design, and Innovators on Demand®

Personality Perk:

– intuitive, focused, efficient!

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Jessica Howell

Vice President, Operations

AKA: Client Happiness Champion

Innovating In:

San Diego, CA

Fast Facts:

  • Momma to one always-happy boy and two pint-sized golden retrievers
  • Founder of a 6-figure social media training company at 22
  • Entrepreneur turned intrapreneur, passionate about marketing and process improvement
  • Mastermind behind strategy that landed our founder on Amazon’s Best Seller’s List, twice

Favorite Quote:

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.”
– Marcel Proust

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Personality Perk:

– creative, visionary, perfectionist!

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Emily Meade

Marketing Director

AKA: Wordsmith Wizard

Innovating In:

Rocky Hill, CT since 2017

Fast Facts:

  • Freelancer turned Innovator with marketing experience spanning a variety of industries
  • Recipient of Best Public Relations Writer within college major
  • Former volunteer in the communications department for A21, an anti-human trafficking organization
  • Dog mom to Mini Golden Retriever, Poppy June
  • Essential oil enthusiast and passionate creative
  • One of seven sisters

Favorite Quote:

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

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Personality Perk:

– collaborative, creative, charismatic!

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Samantha Heyl

Financial Specialist

AKA: Multitasking Ninja

Innovating In:

San Diego, CA since 2018

Fast Facts:

  • Resident of sunny San Diego with my husband
  • Aspiring baker during free time
  • Degree-holder in sociology with a passion for helping others
  • Crafty DIY-er by night

Favorite Quote:

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

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Personality Perk:

– hardworking, efficient, can-do attitude!

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Lesley Lang

Relationship Manager

AKA: Pro Problem Solver

Innovating In:

Central North Carolina since 2007

Fast Facts:

  • Wife and mom to two teenage daughters, and two pups
  • Learning leader with 20+ years experience in diverse learning environments
  • Former financial training project manager

Favorite Quote:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou

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Personality Perk:

– calm, sophisticated, intentional!

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Cheriann Cain

Relationship Manager

AKA: Multitasking Maven

Innovating In:

Jacksonville, FL since 2007

Fast Facts:

  • Wife and momma
  • Volunteer for Girl Scouts and the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville
  • Financial learning manager transitioned into pro project management
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Passion for nurturing relationships through integrity

Favorite Quote:

“You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.”
– Julia Child

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Personality Perk:

– collaborative, creative, charismatic!

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Brady Grover

Relationship Manager

AKA: Tactical Trailblazer

Innovating In:

San Diego, CA

Fast Facts:

  • Happily married and a proud father of two girls and a pup
  • Board member and chapter leader – Pepperdine University, San Diego Alumni Association
  • Staunch artichoke, taco, and iced tea enthusiast
  • Advocate for mustaches and men’s health through the Movember Foundation

Favorite Quote:

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Personality Perk:

– collaborative, creative, charismatic!

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Ryley Stout

Director of Human Resources

AKA: Compliance Queen

Innovating In:

Portland, OR since 2017

Fast Facts:

  • Mom to two toddler boys
  • Canadian citizen with US permanent residency
  • Event coordinator for the largest annual conference in Australia, turned accidental Human Resources professional
  • Resident of Australia for five years
  • Wife of the 11th best coffee brewer in the US

Favorite Quote:

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
– Winston Churchill

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Personality Perk:

– straightforward, inspiring, goal-oriented!

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Cam Jackson

Talent Acquisition Specialist

AKA: Rockstar Recruiter

Innovating In:

Kansas City, MO since 2021

Fast Facts:

  • Married to my beautiful, forever wife
  • Has a twin brother 120 seconds apart
  • Originally from Southern California, but have resided in KC since 2013
  • Loves personal development and reading about leadership
  • Aspires to have a Boys to Men program

Favorite Quote:

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Personality Perk:

– hardworking, speedy, and efficient leader!

Engage On:

Nicole Whitney

Talent Acquisition Specialist

AKA: Talent Connoisseur

Innovating In:

St. Paul, MN since 2018

Fast Facts:

  • Wife and mother to baby girl, Isla
  • Human resources leader since 2012
  • Lifelong advocate of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Mini-goldendoodle lover
  • Avid reader and backyard summer night enthusiast

Favorite Quote:

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”
– Indira Gandhi

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Personality Perk:

– collaborative, creative, charismatic!

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Megan Heisler

Human Resources Administrator

AKA: Teamwork Titan; Collaboration Colleague

Innovating In:

Portland, OR since 2021

Fast Facts:

  • In my free time, I have been learning how to sew
  • I am a lifelong literature and learning enthusiast
  • My favorite sport is walking to local coffee shops
  • I love working with people and am an absolute team player

Favorite Quote:

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”
– Mary Oliver

Personality Perk:

– collaborative, creative, charismatic!

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Emily Wooldridge

Quality Assurance Queue Manager

AKA: Collaboration Colleague

Innovating In:

Los Angeles, CA since 2011

Fast Facts:

  • Serves double duty at ttc as Senior Editor
  • Believes that constant learning is the key to happiness
  • Holds degrees in both English and Professional Baking
  • Loving “dog mom” of two rescues
  • Has visited 10 countries and plans to keep traveling the world

Favorite Quote:

“Nobody cares. Work harder.”
– Cameron Hanes

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Personality Perk:

– detail-oriented, refined, adventurous!

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Doug Wooldridge

Operations Administrator

AKA: Studio Singer

Innovating In:

Los Angeles, CA since 2015

Fast Facts:

  • Dog lover with two pups
  • Singer & songwriter
  • Major Chiefs fan
  • Always has something in the smoker for a game day
  • Married to best friend, Emily Wooldridge (our HR Coordinator!)

Favorite Quote:

“If you’re quiet, you’re not living. You’ve got to be noisy and colorful and lively.”
– Mel Brooks

Personality Perk:

– collaborative, creative, charismatic!

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