Kristin Brookins Costello Wins Silver Learning in Practice Award from Chief Learning Officer

October 21, 2022

SAN DIEGO, CA—October 21, 2022—Kristin Brookins Costello was named winner of the Silver Learning in Practice Award in the Strategy Award category on October 17 during a live webinar hosted by Chief Learning Officer. Costello is the Chief Human Resources Officer at The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a global leader in management training, consulting, and coaching.

The Strategy Award is presented to learning executives who have demonstrated exceptional business acumen combined with forward-looking vision to develop and execute a comprehensive learning strategy that clearly aligns employee development with broader organizational strategy. Costello and her team initiated a standardized process to drive more meaningful conversations between leaders and direct reports at a time when the organization was experiencing a rapid transformation. The results included increases of more than 7 percent in internal promotions and 16 percent in positive engagement scores in one year.

“It’s an honor to receive this award for not only positively impacting the employee experience at The Ken Blanchard Companies, but also supporting a very rewarding human experience with the learning and engagement programs we put into place. This initiative has helped us retain and grow our top talent,” says Costello.

About The Ken Blanchard Companies
The Ken Blanchard Companies is a global leader in management training, consulting, and coaching. For more than 40 years, Blanchard has been helping organizations develop inspired leaders at all levels and create cultures of connection that unleash talent and deliver extraordinary results. Blanchard’s SLII® powers inspired leaders and is the leadership model of choice for more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. Blanchard also offers a suite of other award-winning leadership development solutions through flexible delivery modalities to meet the specific needs of its clients. Learn more at

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