Katie Sica

Katie Sica
Katie is a Content Editor at Skye Learning.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Andrea Davenport

Posted by Katie Sica on May 22, 2020 12:49 PM

Andrea Davenport is Human Resource Director for Avedis Zildjian Company, a musical cymbal company and the oldest family-run business in America. Previously, she was Human Resource Manager for Dunkin’ Brands and Director of Human Resources for Ninety Nine Restaurants.

Skye Learning was thrilled to include Davenport in the PHR® Exam Prep Course and in Introduction to Supervision. In addition to her professional background, Davenport has an MS in HR and has earned the PHR® and SHRM-CP certifications.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Daniel Quinn

Posted by Katie Sica on May 18, 2020 11:24 AM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Daniel Quinn, a subject matter expert for Skye’s Certificate in Web Design. Skye was thrilled to feature Quinn, who provides expert commentary and live coding demonstrations in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Daniel Quinn is a freelance end-to-end web designer and developer who creates, designs, and develops websites, with a specialty in WordPress, at DQuinn.net. He delivers websites and services to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and established brands like GLAD.org, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Harvard University Press.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Dax Grantham

Posted by Katie Sica on May 8, 2020 10:44 AM

Dax Grantham is a small business attorney and the owner of Grantham Law in Woburn, MA. Skye Learning is thrilled to feature Grantham as a subject matter expert in Law for Small Businesses.

Grantham provides legal services to business and individuals across eastern Massachusetts, primarily offering general counsel services to emerging small businesses. He also practices in the areas of business/corporate law, personal and business bankruptcy, and business litigation. He has practiced law for nearly twenty years.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Dr. S. Atyia Martin

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 24, 2020 11:14 AM

This week, Skye Learning is thrilled to spotlight Dr. S. Atyia Martin, an expert for the AEM®/CEM® Prep Course (U.S. version). Martin is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) with nearly 20 years of experience in emergency management, public health, intelligence, resilience, and homeland security. She was worked for the government, the private sector, and the nonprofit sector. Currently, she is CEO & Founder of All Aces, Inc., a consulting company that advances racial equity and builds organizational resilience. Martin is a distinguished senior fellow for the Global Resilience Institute.

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Learner Feedback: Introduction to Emergency Management

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 24, 2020 10:28 AM

Skye Learning’s Introduction to Emergency Management course provides an overview of fundamental concepts, including the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. See what a learner has to say about the course:

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Hitendra Patel

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 22, 2020 12:58 PM

Hitendra Patel is an innovative thought leader, keynote speaker, and author. He has taught innovation and strategic growth to over 5000 MBA students, including at Hult International Business School and the University of Toronto. He is also Managing Director of the IXL Center, a global innovation management consulting firm.

What’s more, Patel is Board Director for the Hult Prize Foundation, Board Director and Founder of Pollux Automation, a partner and member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and more. Patel has also published numerous books, including Greenovate!, Connectivate!, and Healthovate!

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8 Job Search Tips for New Grads During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 20, 2020 1:13 PM

Graduating college is an exciting time, but many students report anxiety in the months leading up to graduation. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has heightened this anxiety for new graduates, many of whom are transitioning to online learning and worried about the present state of the economy. Luckily, companies are continuing to hire and adapting to remote work practices.

Are you a new graduate planning to enter the workforce? Read the eight tips below to help you strategize for applying for jobs during the coronavirus pandemic:

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Kim Dawson

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 10, 2020 10:45 AM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Kim Dawson, a business strategist, management consultant, and virtual CFO for small businesses. Dawson’s expert commentary is featured in Skye’s Introduction to Small Business Management.

Dawson has significant experience in the field as former Business Owner of The Wellness company, a fitness studio and consulting practice. She was also Co-Owner of Atalasoft, a software company providing high-performance imaging libraries. Now, through K.Dawson Company, she helps small business owners set financial goals, increase revenue, improve sustainability, and more.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Becca Van Nederynen

Posted by Katie Sica on Mar 20, 2020 11:10 AM

Becca Van Nederynen is an expert in remote management. She is Head of People Operations at Help Scout, a web-based help desk where 100 percent of staff work remotely. Her team focuses on recruiting, hiring, and developing employees who thrive remotely and strives to keep staff well connected in a virtual environment. She has previous experience working in database marketing, product marketing, product management, and user research.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Dani Whitestone

Posted by Katie Sica on Mar 13, 2020 1:55 PM

Dani Whitestone is an accomplished entrepreneur and business coach with more than 20 years experience managing small businesses and mentoring small business owners. She was President and Founder of Musical Resources as well as Co-Founder and Director of Sales and Marketing for TurboLaw Software.

In 2018, Whitestone founded the Women’s Small Business & Leadership Network, where she serves as a small business mentor. This community offers support and mentorship for women small business owners; women interested in participating can join now on Facebook.

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