Author and Curator: J. Miguez

A seasoned strategist, consultant and serial entrepreneur, J. Miguez has spent his entire career driving growth for companies through innovative solutions. He has spent the last 20 years at the intersection of Learning & Development and innovation.  He was the architect and lead consultant for the Forum Corporation’s strategic training assessment offering working with global 1000 companies such as Oracle, Goldman Sachs, E.on, and Natwest Bank. He designed and launched the Training Outsourcing offering by Franklin Covey, later acquired by Mellon. J. has previously held the position of Senior Talent Solutions Architect for Aon Hewitt focused on bringing new approaches, solutions and partnerships to clients. Throughout his career J. has worked with clients around the world on optimizing their learning organizations to meet today’s business challenges of speed, flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness.

J. has also founded two successful startups, was a founding organizer of StartItUpDE (a public-private partnership that launched the Delaware tech ecosystem) and is an advisor to investors, founders and large corporations. He has taught entrepreneurship as part of accelerator and university programs. For the last 7 years he has authored Growing Up, a slightly off-centered blog for startups and innovation. Currently, J. is focused on bringing the best practices used by fast growing startups to Learning & Development functions in large organizations.

Collaborators and Guest Authors

Ed Trolley

Ed Trolley and J. Miguez have been colleagues and collaborators for over 20 years. Edward Trolley is Senior Vice President of Consulting and Advisory Services for NIIT. He is widely recognized for having started the training outsourcing industry when he orchestrated the first comprehensive training outsourcing deal between DuPont and The Forum Corporation in 1993. After joining The Forum Corporation, he continued to advance this outsourcing concept with leading companies such as The Moore Corporation, NCR, Texas Instruments, KPMG Canada, SmithKline Beecham, Irving Oil and other organizations around the globe. Mr. Trolley spent 26 years with DuPont where he held a variety of progressive leadership positions in three of DuPont’s strategic business units and two of its functional organizations.  In his last role, he was head of DuPont’s Training and Education where he oversaw and guided the training and education for the 110,000-person multi-national corporation

In 2002, 2015 and 2016, Mr. Trolley was named as one of the “100 Superstars of HR Outsourcing” by HRO Today magazine and in 2007, he was recognized as one of the industry’s top 20 most influential people in training by TrainingIndustry.com. Mr. Trolley is co-author of the book, Running Training Like A Business:  Delivering Unmistakable Value, published by Berrett-Koehler. He is also a contributing author to three ASTD published books, Building Learning Capability Through Outsourcing, Lies About Learning and More Lies About Learning.