Diana L. Howles, MA is an award-winning speaker, global virtual facilitator, award-winning author, and master trainer who brings 25 years of experience in the learning industry. A virtual and hybrid training expert, she has designed and facilitated live online, hybrid, and blended learning programs for organizations since 2000 in more than a dozen countries. As a professional speaker, she has addressed hundreds of audiences, and has trained Fortune 100 and 500 companies, government agencies, and academic institutions on a variety of professional business skills. Currently, she is CEO and co-owner of Howles Associates, LLC. Her articles on learning have appeared in publications such as TD, Learning Solutions, Training magazine, and trainingmag.com. Her book, Next Level Virtual Training: Advance Your Facilitation won the distinguished 2023 Silver Medal from Axiom Business Book Awards. She is also a contributing author to the #1 international best seller, Resilient Women in Life and Business (2023). Diana earned her master’s degree from Colorado State University and is a sought-after speaker at international in-person and virtual conferences and events.