llayne J. Geller, Ph.D., has over twenty-five years of experience in the training, organizational development, and leadership development fields with a proven track record of increasing employee effectiveness in the accomplishment of corporate goals.
llayne's abilities to establish and foster trusting relationships with senior management and staff, achieve customer-focused results and solve organizational issues in a practical and bottom-line oriented approach are the key contributors to her success.
Ilayne started her own company, Linkages, Inc. in 1996. At that time, she was a seminar leader and designer for the American Management Association (AMA). These national public seminars included "Training the Trainer," "Managing the Training Function", "ROI for Training" and "Achieving Professional Excellence." Ilayne and a client presented a case study, "Using Soft People Skills to Overcome Hard Business Realities," at the 68th Annual AMA Human Resources Conference & Exposition.
In addition, llayne was featured in the article, "Trained to Sell" in the March 1998 issue of Selling Power and wrote an article for the November 1999 issue of Perspectives, a publication of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) Dallas Chapter.
In 2004, Dr. Geller became associated with VitalSmarts®, a highly regarded and award-winning training company. She is an authorized associate and VitalSmarts® Certified Master Trainer®. She has trained thousands of participants in their programs across dozens of industries and consistently receives high evaluations.
In August of 2008, Ilayne's book, The Manager's Conflict Resolution Handbook was published. Thousands of copies have been purchased by organizations in a wide variety of industries including healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, finance and government.
Before starting her own consulting firm, Ilayne was an internal organizational development consultant for an international telecommunications company, a senior director of organizational development for a national health care alliance, a training director for a health care supply company and a trainer at a premier cancer center.
Prior to entering the organizational development and training fields, Ilayne was an adjunct professor and managed an instructional television facility at a major university.
llayne received her Ph.D. in culture and communications and her M.A. in instructional design and technology from New York University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. from Queens College in New York.
Ilayne is a member of the American Society for Training and Development, the local chapter of the Organizational Development Network, and is a volunteer at Operation Kindness, a no-kill animal shelter.