Adele Sommers, Ph.D

Adele Sommers, Ph.D – Director E-Learning and Product Development

Recognized by colleagues and clients for her ability to efficiently identify core issues with deep insight, compassion, and enthusiasm, Adele Sommers, Ph.D. has spent over two decades helping small companies to large aerospace firms boost their profitability through improved human and business results.

Adele holds a Doctorate in Education with a focus on Human Performance Technology, as well as a Certificate in Human Performance. She has also served as president of the San Luis Obispo Technical & Business Communicators (formerly, the San Luis Obispo chapter of the Society for Technical Communication) since 2002.

Adele continues to help organizations “discover and recover” hidden potential through innovative uses of optimizing learning opportunities, designing effective information, removing obstacles to success, and supporting community engagement.

  • E-learning, online training, and on-the-job performance support
  • Presentation design, presentation consulting, and multimedia design
  • Strategic business planning, business coaching, and workshop facilitation
  • Process redesign, and technical communication
  • System architecture, interface design, testing, and iOS mobile app development

Adele designs e-learning, instructor-led, and blended training for organizations in a variety of industries. The domains include manufacturing, financial and insurance services, project management, leadership development, trust building, presentation design, process improvement, quality assurance, and various technology-related fields. To this end, she focuses on requirements analysis, project management, problem solving, and more.

Adele’s has worked with large corporations, such as GM-Hughes, Hewlett-Packard, CUNA Mutual Group, BHP Billiton, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; international business and training consultancies, such as the Reina Trust Building® Institute, BankersLab, and Strategic Profits; and California Central Coast organizations, such as Pacific Gas & Electric, Pacific Capital Bancorp, and Platinum Performance.

An expert meeting facilitator and workshop leader, Adele designs presentations and customized programs based on client needs. As an internationally recognized business author, her articles have been translated and extensively reprinted, appearing in publications from the U.S. to Singapore to Dubai, including the PI Journal of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).
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