Carolyn Braden's Predictive Index Reference Pattern: Creative Analytical

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Carolyn J. Braden: Elevator Speech

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Carolyn Braden's

Professional Resume

"I help people solve problems using my creativity."

Professional Profile

Program/Project Management

Instructional/Graphic Design

Graphic Designer/Artist


Artistic Program Coordinator

Creative Consultant

Core Competencies

·      Team Engagement

·      Program Assessment

·      Learning Strategies

·      Creative Consulting

·      Organizational Development

·      Technical Agility

·     Program/Project Management

·      Relationship Building

·       eLearning and Graphic Design

Experienced, innovation-focused, and creative consultant with experience leading implementations for research-based solutions that improve organizational results. Strengthen outcomes through consulting on strategic professional development programs that enhance team-wide performance. Excel in advancing consumer experience initiatives.

Expertise in hands-on, classroom, and web/technology-based eLearning methodologies. Manage end-to-end project stages from planning through launch both as a collaborative, accessible team-player and independent contributor. Initiate and sustain client and associate relationships globally to enhance project builds and completions.

professional experience

HUMANA Inc. – Louisville, KY

Chosen for key role providing advisement and leading strategy implementation to optimize results for organizational development technologies and solutions.  

Learning Consultant, Instructional Designer and Facilitator – 7/2014 to present

Consult with stakeholders and cross-functional business segments and operations to design, develop, and evaluate learning strategies through innovative technologies that support organizational development. Team with leadership and colleagues to research and analyze learning needs based on gap analysis. Create technology-enabled learning solutions including digital content, implement instructional methodologies (SAM, ADDIE, Thiagi’s 4 Door Method, etc.) into learning, create digital and multi-media presentations, eLearning programs, and other professional development strategies. Facilitate training classroom and virtual based sessions with learners as well as train the trainer sessions with internal and vendor/global facilitators. Manage, and assess results; measure program effectiveness through creating evaluation and assessment strategies and technologies; report metrics to senior decision makers. Engage with associates to build performance. Support ongoing success through building strong professional relationships.

Key Achievements:

Applied strong combination of technical knowledge in web-based environments as well as hands-on instruction to design creative and effective solutions

Optimized program performance and results through designing and developing customized (ensuring inclusion for those that experience disabilities), creative, blended eLearning programs. This includes graphic design, storyboarding, scripting, voice-over, facilitator guides, learner guides, assessments, presentations and more.

Skillfully managed projects from concept through launch and across all program stages to meet corporate performance objectives

Resourced talent across organizational levels to create programs for leadership development and learning methods including, but not limited to, collaborating with learning groups to implement a new learning management system (company-wide) and create End-User LMS training, as well as creating Talent Center Profile professional developments for leaders and associates,  working with Trendbenders and behavioral health program efforts.



Implemented industry standards to create highly effective curriculum programs to increase students’ educational success.

Artistic Programs Coordinator/Teacher, Resource Teacher/Mentor/KTIP Advisor/Coach , 1/2006 to 7/2014

Facilitated professional development for leadership and colleagues. Provided high-level program development and execution to increase student knowledge base and performance levels. Communicated with students, administrators, and colleagues to develop strong relationships supportive of continued performance growth. Performed data analysis; oversaw forecasting; managed budget. 

Key Achievements:

Developed and implemented effective methodologies to prepare students to excel.

Leveraged strong communication talents to deliver customized curriculum for diverse audiences.

Effectively liaised across all professional levels to develop strong organization relationships including mentoring new educators via the KY EPSB

Composed and received numerous grants including the Target Foundation and the VSA KY grant

Built talent for coordinating artistic development programs and specialized presentations.

Developed showcase events to highlight positive impact of specialized programs designed to enhance success of individuals and programs. An article I wrote about a project was also published in SchoolArts Magazine.


Education and credentials

University of Louisville, KY -

Master of Arts in Teaching, 2005

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY -

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2002

Educational Professional Standards Board, Louisville, KY - Kentucky Teaching Certification, 2005

The Intuitive Connection, LLC, Louisville, KY - First and Second Degree Usui Reiki, 2017

volunteer, Professional Organizations, and creative


Louisville Ballet Partners, eLearning Guild, Association for Talent Development (ATD), Cosmetology, Event Planning, Culinary Arts, Interior Design, Web Video Production for social media platforms, Social Media and Public Relations, Published Writer, Character design, Voiceover (including character voices)



Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

MS SharePoint, MS Outlook

Adobe Suite including a concentration on the following: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Fireworks, Captivate 8, 9, Articulate Storyline 2, Camtasia, Audacity, NearPod, LMS (KMX, Cornerstone OnDemand, Moodle), WebEx, Lync, Skype for Business