Leighanne Lankford

TrainingPros President Leighanne Lankford
President, TrainingPros
Leighanne Lankford lives life outside of the lines. From walking on fire to rappelling down buildings, she lives by the mantra, “playing it safe isn’t good enough.” In her 30 years as a Learning and Development practitioner, thought-leader, and now business owner, Leighanne has always pushed boundaries and done things her way.
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about me
I’ve been in the L&D world since 1992 serving in various roles and continuing my education. I’ve also been serving the Greater Atlanta ATD Chapter as a volunteer off and on since 2003. Here is a quick summary of my background: 
  • 32 years of experience in instructional design, project management, performance consulting, eLearning, and facilitation
  • Specialist in Blended Learning solutions design
  • Held roles as a National Trainer, Instructional Writer, Training Project Manager, Performance Technologist and Performance Development Manager
  • Worked in the following industry sectors: Healthcare, Software Development, Homeland Security, Government, Finance and various Service Industries
  • Founded an eLearning tool company in 2007
  • 17 years in L&D staffing at TrainingPros
  • Areas of specialty include:
    • Client consulting and solution design
    • Designing and developing learning in multiple media formats
    • Designing non-learning solutions for performance improvement initiatives
    • Developing solutions through technology
    • Design of cohort-based leadership journeys

Education and Professional Affiliations

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management
  • Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development
  • 13 years of volunteer work for ATD


  • Three-time Bronze Telly Award winner – for work in training video design and development
  • Georgia State University award for Distinguished Contribution to the Application of HRD in the workplace
  • Led TrainingPros in winning 10 Brandon Hall Group awards, 6 Training Industry awards, 4 Training Magazine Choice awards, 1 CLO LIP award, and 2 Stevie awards
  • Secured WBENC and CPUC certifications for TrainingPros

Publications and Other

  • Learning Elite Awards Judge
  • ISPI Performance Express
  • Brandon Hall Learning Awards Judge
  • Instructional Design Blogger
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what my clients say

Leigh Anne is absolutely amazing. Not only does she find us great talent, but she is so responsive and supportive of our needs that we have built almost our entire team from the contractors she’s found for us. That, to me, is a success story that I would share with anyone who asks me if I “know of a good staffing company for IDs. 

Lisa Edmondson – Infor

I have been working with TrainingPros for 4 years. Leigh Anne provides exceptional, phenomenal, out of this world customer service. She is a miracle worker! The service and responsiveness provided by TrainingPros greatly surpasses anything I receive from other vendors. 

Mitch Weiss – Salesforce

Once again, TrainingPros was able to provide a quality consultant with hard-to-find skills on short notice. I’m very pleased with the results produced under significant time constraints and within budget, and I will continue to consult with TrainingPros for future initiatives. 

Glen Hasling – Equifax

I work with TrainingPros and Leigh Anne on several different jobs. I’ve always found her so wonderful to work with and the professionals that she sends over to work with us are just wonderful. 

– Jodi McClellon – Suntrust

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