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Christee Atwood found her way to her current position as a speaker, author, and training and development consultant by the scenic route.
She started with a background as a radio and television host, moved into positions as a newspaper editor and columnist, then a Universal Studios tour guide (yes, she can really point to her left and her right), and she even tried a stint as a stand-up comic.
She was so good at comedy that she swiftly left that profession and found herself in association management, working as an executive director of trade and professional associations.
From there she sneaked into the corporate world and found out that there was something called Training & Development. She discovered that in this career choice, she could talk to groups and not have to dodge vegetables and other projectiles like she did in that comedy profession.
The one common thread in what she calls her “career-induced A.D.D.” was the desire to entertain, enlighten, and connect with others.
And that’s what led Christee to develop her mission for life – Linking Laughter & Learning.
Christee is author of 5 training books for ASTD Press:
• Succession Planning Basics,
• Presentation Skills Training,
• Manager Skills Training,
• Knowledge Management Basics, and
• Ultimate Business Skills: Training the Fundamentals.
Her humorous books have included
• Journal of a Midlife Crisis,
• Three Feet Under, and
• In Celebration of Elastic Waistbands: Episodes of Imperfection, Insanity, and Occasional Enlightenment