Aimee Lantzy becomes SweetRush’s newest Solution Architect, strengthening the company’s unique team of highly qualified consultants
San Francisco, Calif., October 7, 2018 — SweetRush’s Client Solutions team recently increased its consulting capabilities with the addition of accomplished learning professional Aimee Lantzy, who joined as a Solution Architect (SA). One of the features that makes SweetRush unique is its SAs; when clients first make contact with SweetRush, they are put into the hands of a consummate expert whose main focus is proposing creative solutions to solve business challenges. Aimee’s background and current doctoral efforts have a focus on storytelling, which SweetRush and its clients are finding highly effective in creating training products that connect with today’s learners.
Aimee’s unorthodox path to a rising career in Learning and Development (L&D) has included a strong focus in the study of storytelling and playwriting, achieving an MFA from Columbia University. This foundation in the power of story helped Lantzy succeed in one of the most challenging roles L&D has to offer: transforming notoriously dry compliance training into engaging learning.
“I realized how much overlap there was between instructional design and playwriting,” she recalls. “As a writer, you’re constantly looking at things from different points of view, getting into the mind of your characters, inventing new settings, and developing content into an arc. All of that ties in really well with instructional design, and it’s ideal for L&D.”
Motivated by the desire to work with teams that innovate and look for ways to make L&D engaging and effective, she naturally gravitated to SweetRush.
Aimee’s addition to the Client Solutions team adds even more strength to SweetRush’s one-of-a-kind approach to up-front consulting and business development. The company takes pride in knowing that, right from the get-go, clients will be working with a group of high-performing, business-savvy L&D experts.
“Our SAs are at the front line of our services and need to be people who have a passion for discovering and addressing clients’ needs,” says Andrei Hedstrom, SweetRush’s CEO. “But it’s not just about being smart and creative. We’re also looking for people with good hearts, who have true empathy for the challenges of our clients. That’s what Aimee is all about. It’s an honor to have her on board.”
Aimee lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband. They have two little boys, and are expecting a third child. She’s currently working toward a doctorate in education, specializing in the study of narrative and how our brains gravitate to story. At night, she still finds the time to keep working on one of her new plays.
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