Have you ever had a corporate crush? A company or organization that you've admired from afar?
Maybe you think Apple is awesome, or fantasize about giving up your day job to work at Chipotle because you think they're forward thinking and kind of cool.
It's not a romantic thing. It's admiration for a company's style and approach. A sense that maybe you'd fit in with them.
For the past three years I've had a crush on Kineo.
When I first started blogging, I stumbled on the Kineo site and their great free eLearning resources: instructional design tips, audio interviews, book reviews. Their stuff is smart, funny and useful.
My eighth blog post ever was about Kineo. (June 14, 2006)
In the past three years, Kineo has grown from a seed in a few guys' heads to an award-winning company with over 45 employees. In 2008, Kineo was named the e-learning company of the year in the UK by E-learning Age and has won awards for their work in the US, including an Articulate Guru Award.
I met Steve Rayson and Matthew Fox at the eLearning Guild Annual Gathering in Boston in 2007. We've stayed in touch. And, well, one thing has led to another...
Corporate crush, realized.
You got it. I've got a new gig. With Kineo.
Call me a blushing bride. Call me a happy honeymooner. Call me the new VP of Learning Design for Kineo US. Read the press release here.
We've got lots of exciting stuff planned. Stay tuned!
Photo Credit: Sparking a Crush by designbyfront