Member Spotlight

Each month we take a moment to recognize a Chapter Member and share a little bit about them.  We hope you find their stories engaging!


  Name: Brianne Mance

  Position and Employer: Training Manager with Hills Bank

  How long have you been with your employer and/or in your                position? I’ve been with Hills Bank for 21 years.  I’ve been in Learning          and Development for 11 of those years and in my current role since 2014.  

  How long have you been a member of ATD Hawkeye Chapter? I’ve      been a chapter member since 2018. 

  What is a typical workday like for you? Every day is different!  I’m not    teaching directly as much as I used to.  A lot of my time is spent coaching      my team of amazing Trainers.  They have a wide variety of experience and    are definitely the most rewarding part of my job.  I love seeing them grow    as Trainers and develop new skills. 

  What do you enjoy most about ATD Hawkeye Chapter? The people!      I’ve met some amazing people who have the same passions that I do.  I love sharing ideas with them and brainstorming how to accomplish things.   

What piece of advice related to talent and development has made a significant impact on you and your work? I had a wonderful mentor/boss who was an amazing listener.  She was always available to talk through any challenge I was facing even though she was busy and had too much on her plate.  She always made me feel like a priority to her.  What was unusual was that she patiently listened as I would unload the situation, but then would pause and ask for what I thought should happen next or what my solution would be.  She helped me find a solution rather than jumping in to save the day.  She truly modeled this advice in the way she lived and this is something I strive to do every day.  

What is your favorite part of the learning and development field? I love that you never stop learning and growing.  There are always new techniques or methods to try and this field pushes us to do so.  And ultimately, we’re here to help others learn and grow too.  

What are your hobbies or favorite things to do with your time? Most of my time away from work is spent playing with my dog (a chocolate lab named Kona) – she has been a welcome comfort while working from home the last several months.  My husband and I also enjoy hiking and discovering local coffee shops.  





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