Skip to content

About Us

Dr. Jaimie Hoffman, Co-Host & Co-Founder

Dr. Jaimie Hoffman is the Sr. Director of Learning & Development with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. She has deep experience leading learning and development initiatives in both the corporate and academic sectors. She has designed and implemented programs that bridge the gap between academic theory and practical application, fostering an environment of continuous learning and development, and creating performance improvement through learning.

With over 20 years of experience in higher education, Jaimie spent the first 15 years of her career in student affairs/services which serves as the foundation for her experience and passion for making a difference in higher education. She has also been a full-time and adjunct faculty member in face-to-face, blended, and online (using synchronous and asynchronous technology) modalities. Jaimie is a co-editor for two volumes of books about online education (published by Emerald Publishing): International Perspectives in Higher Education: Supporting and Engaging Online Learners, and International Perspectives in Online Instruction and four volumes about International Perspectives on equity and Inclusion. In 2022, after serving as the inaugural Vice President for Student Support & Engagement at Noodle, an online program management company (Ed Tech), Jaimie pivoted to a leadership role in learning and development at Edward Jones where she worked for a little over year before moving to the non-profit sector. Jaimie also loves crafting and CrossFit. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two young girls, and two Goldendoodles, a maltipoo and a mutt.

Jaimie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from California Lutheran University, her Master’s of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University, and her Doctorate of Education in Leadership from the University of California Los Angeles.

Jaimie specializes in helping folx reflect and identify their next career pathway and helping them get there.

Connect with Jaimie:

Check out Jaimie’s Book, Exploring New Paths: A Workbook for Educators Consider Career Pivots to get started on your pivot!

Dr. Tom Studdert, Co-Host & Co-Founder

Tom Studdert was destined to be in education from the time he was a child. Both his grandmothers, parents, and younger brother all have teaching backgrounds. From the time he was a toddler, Tom wanted to be a teacher, too. While in college, he discovered Student Affairs and eventually started working that career path, eventually becoming an Assistant Dean of Students. During his time in education, Tom was focused on first-year student programming and was passionate about understanding how student development (in particular student transitions) contributed to persistence and retention. After 20 years working in a university setting, Tom pivoted to working in a learning & development role in a tech firm based in the Pacific Northwest. Since then, Tom has overseen employee learning & development, sales enablement, customer onboarding and education, and customer implementation. Outside of work, Tom is an avid swimmer, usually swimming 4-5 times a week. While he has family in Phoenix, Arizona and Houston, TX, he currently resides in Texas.

Tom earned his Bachelor of Secondary Education degree with an emphasis in history from Arizona State University, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California.

Tom loves working with clients who generally know where they want to go and helping them get there.

Connect with Tom:

Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial
Follow by Email