Katie Sica

Katie Sica
Katie is a Content Editor at Skye Learning.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Keisha O’Marde

Posted by Katie Sica on Jan 10, 2020 9:56 AM

Keisha O’Marde is Head of Human Resources at Symmons Industries. She has earned her SHRM-CP® and PHR certifications and has an M.A. in workforce development and training. She has also worked domestically and internationally for organizations ranging from small start-ups to mature and global companies.

With her many years of experience in HR and her PHR certification, O’Marde is an excellent contributor to Skye’s aPHR Exam Prep Course.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Erika Wentworth

Posted by Katie Sica on Jan 2, 2020 12:02 PM

Erika Wentworth has spent over 15 years as an educator, writer, editor, and digital curriculum designer. Currently, she works with nonprofits and education technology leaders as an independent curriculum developer and consultant.

Skye Learning is excited to feature Wentworth as a subject matter expert in the Certificate in Online Learning, available now on Skye!

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Ronald Couming

Posted by Katie Sica on Dec 19, 2019 10:43 AM

This week, Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Ronald Couming, an expert in search engine optimization (SEO) and digital marketing. He’s also a subject matter expert who appears in numerous courses within Skye’s Certificate in Digital Marketing.

Couming is CEO and Founder of RCS Online Solutions, which helps business owners and entrepreneurs find, convert, and retain clients. He also hosts a weekly radio show called Internet Marketing and Business Solutions with Ronald Couming. Learn more at RCS Technology Solutions.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Deb Pontes

Posted by Katie Sica on Dec 13, 2019 11:03 AM

This week, Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Deb Pontes, an Agile Transformation Coach at Fidelity Investments. Pontes is a subject matter expert for Skye’s Integrating Agile Into a Waterfall Environment

Pontes has significant experience as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, project manager, and program manager. She’s passionate about innovation-based change as well as making information easily consumable and readily available. Pontes is an OSA-Certified Trainer and co-author of the OpenSpace Agility Handbook™.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Chris Williams

Posted by Katie Sica on Dec 5, 2019 12:56 PM

Chris Williams is an enterprise cloud consultant at GreenPages Technology Solutions in Kittery, ME. According to his LinkedIn profile, Williams holds “too many certifications.” In fact, he is a certified AWS Solutions Architect Professional, an AWS Community Hero, a VMWare Certified Implementation Experty, a VMware vExpert, and more.

Williams is an expert in digital transformation who assists customers in deploying cloud solutions. He is also a subject matter expert for Skye Learning, appearing in Introduction to Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity.

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3 Steps to Improve Your Business Writing

Posted by Katie Sica on Nov 21, 2019 9:24 AM

For many people, grammar is something we absorb over time through reading and listening. We reflect our grammar knowledge in our writing without necessarily knowing why we're correct (or incorrect)—and oftentimes, that's enough to get by.

However, communication is key in the business world. Miscommunications slow down timelines, waste resources, and strain relationships. On the flip side, well-crafted emails, clear presentation slides, and effective business reports help you and your company succeed.

You don't have to be a grammarian to improve your business writing. Here are three strategies to better communicate in the workplace:

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Cindy Hale

Posted by Katie Sica on Nov 15, 2019 12:09 PM

Cindy Hale is a transformational leader in the healthcare industry. She is Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Engagement at Walden Behavioral Care (WBC), a mental health system with 15 hospitals and clinics. Prior to her role at WBC, she held numerous senior-level positions in marketing at organizations like KHJ Brand Activation and Boston Children’s Hospital.        

Skye Learning is excited to feature Cindy Hale in its Certificate in Leadership for Women in Business. The courses within this certificate investigate body language, communication, leadership, management, negotiation, networking, mentorship, and work-life balance through a women-centric lens.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Kadesh Simms

Posted by Katie Sica on Nov 8, 2019 10:11 AM

Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Kadesh Simms, a subject matter expert for Skye’s aPHR™ Exam Prep Course. Simms has an MBA in human resource management, the SHRM-SCP credential, and over ten years of experience working in HR, project management, education management, and urban education.

Simms is Associate Vice President of Human Resources at IvyGate International Education Group. Her HR department serves more than 50 employees in over 15 U.S. states. She also collaborates with IvyGate’s global headquarters in Beijing, China.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Debbie Nguyen

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 25, 2019 10:47 AM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Debbie Nguyen, a subject matter expert featured in Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations, available now on Skye!

Debbie Nguyen has nearly a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. Currently, she is Director of Planning & Operations for Foster America, Youth Leadership Program Director for ASPIRE: Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence, and a grants writer for Positive Tracks. Through ASPIRE, Nguyen helps mentor and tutor Asian-American high school girls. Prior to this, as College Success Director at Let’s Get Ready, Nguyen served hundreds of low-income high school seniors preparing for college.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Jim Stewart

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 18, 2019 10:38 AM

Jim Stewart, PMP® and CSM®, is a project manager with over twenty years of experience who has overseen multi-million dollar international programs. A consultant, trainer, and mentor, Stewart helps organizations incorporate best practices, set up project management offices, run project planning workshops, and more.

Stewart is also a subject matter expert for Skye Learning’s PMP® Exam Prep Course and CAPM® Exam Prep Course, which prepare learners to pass the exams while providing all required professional development units (PDUs).

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