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At Wilson Learning, our commitment is helping people and organizations.

We assist executive sales and leadership teams with employee engagement, salesforce development, leadership development, strategy alignment, business transformation, and workforce upskilling.

This requires a disciplined and dynamic approach in assessing, developing, delivering, reinforcing, and sustaining learning solutions.

Performance with Fulfillment

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The only way to achieve sustainable high performance over time is through employees who find a sense of purpose and meaning in their work, believing they are creating value for themselves and the future success of their organization, community, and society.

Our passion for helping people and organizations achieve Performance with Fulfillment began over 50 years ago and continues with fervor today. Only through both Performance with Fulfillment will employees commit their energy and talent to perform in a way that increases their ability to do their work themselves.

Tried. Tested. Trusted. Proven. Industry Leader.

Our cornerstone value of “Win-Win Problem-Solving” shows up in the DNA of our time-tested principles and in our client relationships, defining and differentiating us.

Our experts around the world have partnered with national, multinational, and global organizations to identify performance gaps and develop transformational learning solutions that are recognized, reinforced, and sustained—producing real results.

Trusted Resource

14,000+Lives Touched Each Month
50Countries
30Languages
225Consultants Globally
55Years in Sales & Leadership Development

Helping Clients Advance Their Business

Industry Awards

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Global Presence

Wilson Learning is a global company with an extensive network of experienced consultants and facilitators who work and live in over 50 countries. We understand the complexities involved in implementing a global training initiative and have successfully partnered with Fortune 1000/Forbes Global 2000 companies in providing consistent learning solutions, translated and transferred to fit local customs and cultures, down to the level of the local office.

Our global presence is represented through our people who live in the countries in which they work—they speak the language, they live the customs, and they know what it takes to run a successful business in their part of the world.

The Wilson Learning advantage is felt in our understanding and willingness to tackle what can be the enormity of developing and deploying a learning solution with organizational global impact—and doing so effectively and efficiently.

Worldwide Leadership Team

Global perspectives. Valuable experience. Widely published.
Meet our leadership team that is strategically and operationally responsible for the Wilson Learning global footprint. Their tenures are long, and their experiences are rich. Our leaders not only lead Wilson Learning, they act in a dual role to shape the industry by authoring best-selling books, speaking at international conferences and forums, and authoring articles and papers for prestigious print and online publications.

Shozo Mori

CEO/Chairman of Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc.

Shozo Mori, CEO and Chairman of Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc., is responsible for investor relations and providing overall strategic direction to Wilson Learning’s global organization, while upholding the company’s mission to provide solutions that inspire, develop, and transform organizations around the world. Mori San has been an intricate part of Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. for more than 35 years, having served as President, CEO, and Chairman. His background and experience has been instrumental in Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc.’s growth and development.

Tom Roth

Chief Operating Officer, Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. (U.S.)
President, Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. (Japan)

Tom Roth is Chief Operating Officer of Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. (U.S.) and President of Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. (Japan). With more than 40 years of experience developing and implementing human performance improvement solutions, Mr. Roth is responsible for the strategic direction and business performance of Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. operations. In addition, he leads the global marketing services and R&D solutions group, which is responsible for the research and development of all solutions and position papers. Mr. Roth assists global executive leadership teams with issues related to employee engagement, leadership development, strategy alignment, and business transformation. Before assuming his current role, he was President of the global R&D and solution development groups and also served as President of Wilson Learning Corporation.

Mr. Roth has extensive experience developing and implementing human performance improvement solutions. He is coauthor of the book Unplugged: How Organizations Lose Their Energy and How to Get It Back, coauthor of the book Creating the High-Performance Team, and is published in numerous business publications. Mr. Roth is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and client events, presenting on a wide variety of issues including leadership, employee engagement, change, and strategy implementation.

Ed Emde

President, Wilson Learning Corporation

Ed Emde, President of Wilson Learning Corporation, is responsible for business strategy and operations in the Americas. Ed’s tenure at Wilson Learning Corporation includes serving as Executive Vice President where he was responsible for sales, marketing, and learning services operations for Wilson Learning Americas. Earlier in his Wilson Learning career, Ed managed business development and implementation services for key client relationships in the Midwest United States.

Ed has more than 25 years of experience working directly with senior level executives in linking human resources development, organizational development, training, and education initiatives to strategic imperatives and business outcomes. He has held executive and leadership positions, including serving as President and CEO, with a number of leading training and organizational development companies. He has managed several successful turnarounds, as well as the acquisition, merger, and integration of several businesses. Ed is published in numerous print and online business publications, including CLO Magazine and Training magazine.

David Yesford

Senior Vice President, Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc.
Managing Director, Wilson Learning APAC

David Yesford, Senior Vice President of Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. and Managing Director of Wilson Learning APAC, has more than 30 years of experience developing and implementing human performance improvement solutions around the world. He brings valuable experience, strategic direction, and global perspective to his work with clients. Mr. Yesford is an active member of the Wilson Learning Global Executive Board, with current responsibility at a global level. Over the years, he has held strategic roles in our core content areas of sales and leadership, as well as e-learning and strategic consulting. He has also held managing director positions in both China and India.

Mr. Yesford is the contributing author of several books, including Win-Win Selling, Versatile Selling, The Social Styles Handbook, and The Sales Training Book 2. He has also been published in numerous business publications throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Mr. Yesford frequently speaks at international conferences and summits, focusing on issues such as sales and sales strategy, leadership, employee and customer engagement, brand, and strategy implementation.

Richard Chappell

Managing Director, Wilson Learning Europa Limited

Richard Chappell, Managing Director of Wilson Learning EMEA, is responsible for overall business strategy and operations within Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He leads an internal team and manages the Authorized Distributor network throughout the region. Richard has more than 20 years of experience in leading customer-centric sales teams within the learning and development space and is passionate about creating high-performing sales organizations.

Prior to Wilson Learning, Richard managed the EMEA region of a global technical training company, including responsibility for their partner businesses. Richard also served in the military for five years and started his commercial career as a graduate trainee within the pharmaceutical industry.

Vivek Chandramohan

Managing Director, Wilson Learning India Private Limited
Vice President, Wilson Learning APAC

Vivek Chandramohan, Managing Director of Wilson Learning India Private Limited and Vice President of Wilson Learning APAC, is responsible for overall strategy and operations across India. In this role, he regularly meets with business leaders to provide sales, consulting, and leadership development guidance. Vivek has been an integral part of Wilson Learning for ten 10 years, having served as the Wilson Learning India Private Limited Sales Manager and a program facilitator and consultant.

Vivek has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of information technology (IT), information technology enabled service (ITES), sales, and sales management. Through his industry involvement, Vivek has gained extensive knowledge and experience in sales and consulting, customer service, process transition management, global solutions, and leadership development.

Strategic Partners

Let us introduce our award-winning strategic learning partners. As we strive to build strategic learning partnerships with our client organizations, we have built strategic learning partnerships over the past many years with authors, experts, thought leaders, and status quo disrupters. Our strategic partners fuel the proven, research-based concepts and constructs of our human performance learning solutions for advancing your leaders, equipping your salesforce, and upskilling your workforce. We are pleased to introduce them to you.

Dr. David L. Bradford

Dr. David L. Bradford is coauthor (with Dr. Allen Cohen) of the book Managing for Excellence. In the late 1980s, Wilson Learning worked with both Drs. Bradford and Cohen to develop the program Managing for Excellence; this program was revised and relaunched in the mid-1990s as Leading for Growth™. Wilson Learning maintains an ongoing relationship with Dr. Bradford.

Dr. Steve Buchholz

Dr. Steve Buchholz is the President and Founder of Emergence—a company dedicated to “helping discover the potential in people.” He is a recognized leader in the field of change management. Dr. Buchholz, along with Dr. Harry Woodward, coauthored the business best seller Aftershock: Helping People Through Corporate Change. Dr. Buchholz also wrote The Positive Manager and Creating the High-Performance Team.

Dr. Buchholz’s prior experience includes serving as Vice President of Wilson Learning Corporation where he was responsible for researching business trends and translating the findings into learning interventions for corporations. He was a founding partner of The Inventure Group, a company focused on leadership and life coaching. Wilson Learning maintains an ongoing relationship with Dr. Buchholz.

Dr. Allen Cohen

Dr. Allen Cohen’s relationship with Wilson Learning began in the late 1980s. Dr. Cohen is coauthor (with Dr. Bradford) of the book Managing for Excellence. Wilson Learning worked with Drs. Cohen and Bradford to develop the program Managing for Excellence, which has since been revised and relaunched as Leading for Growth™. Wilson Learning maintains an ongoing relationship with Dr. Cohen.

Dr. William Miller

Dr. William Miller began working with Wilson Learning in 1992. Dr. Miller’s relationship with Wilson Learning led to the creation of Innovation Styles and Tools, a one-day program focused on individual creativity, and the Innovation in Action series, a program focused on company issues. The latter program combined Innovation Styles and Tools with additional modules on The Creative Journey, Taking Initiative, and Strategic Innovation Management.

Dr. William L. Ury

Dr. William Ury has partnered with Wilson Learning for many years. Dr. Ury is a cofounder and Distinguished Senior Fellow of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation. He is coauthor of Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, a 15-million-copy best seller translated into more than 35 languages, and author of the award-winning Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations. The negotiation techniques in these books serve as the foundation for Wilson Learning’s Negotiating to Yes and Getting to Yes offerings.

The Innovator Company

The Innovator Company develops strategic focusing products and provides consulting services in all industry segments. The Innovator uses voting software and wireless handheld keypads to focus strategic group dialogue by quickly and anonymously prioritizing issues and ideas.

Quarto Consulting LTD

Wilson Learning and Quarto Consulting LTD have been business partners for over 25 years, collaborating to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate large-scale programs/interventions. Quarto has provided invaluable content and design, specifically in Wilson Learning’s programs Consulting with Clients and Turning Information into Sales.