Dr. Larysa Nadolny
Chief Executive Officer
Lifelong educator, teacher, and trainer that has progressively moved through all facets of education over my 20 year career. Strong emphasis on educational technology, in particular game-based learning (GBL) and gamification.
I stumbled upon GBL about 10 years ago as a professor where I inherited a large introductory higher ed course with poor reviews and attendance (50%). I revamped the course (attendance climbed to 90%, reviews spiked) and have been gamifying learning and development programs ever since.
My work has resulted in over 30 publications that showcase the effectiveness of GBL - specifically on motivation, engagement, and subject matter retention. Simply put, courses and training modules are proven to increase motivation, engagement, and effectiveness when GBL techniques are integrated properly.
Additionally, I led a 10 year content analysis of research articles on GBL. This analysis identified the 6 factors critical for successful design and is the foundation of our approach to gamifying learning and development programs.
Chief Strategy Officer
Strategic thinker who enjoys the customer discovery and 'fuzzy front end' phases of new business and product development with experience working with both multinationals, mid-sized firms and startups. Calculated risk-taker who looks for minimal downside, maximum upside opportunities.
Strong experience in both private and public sector, as well as several roles and industries (executive management and engineering consulting, high volume manufacturing, higher education, polymer processing) allows me to easily understand applications and quickly identify improvement opportunities.
Work hard, play hard personality who enjoys almost all types of games and competition. Former Div I athlete who loves to exercise and sweat. Passionate about learning, innovating and helping others.