Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson



Corporate Training Manager

Trainer and Technical writer with 17 years experience providing technical writing, training products and services to Fortune 500 company, International Coaching company and International Retail Solutions company. Expert in the delivery and design of cost-effective, high-performance training solutions in support of rapid national growth.  Skilled in all phases of the adult education, from initial training analysis and conceptual design through implementation and enhancement.  Effective at building diverse, team-centered trainers, with excellent training process and strategy development skills.  Customer-centric with the ability to initiate corporate profitability.  Key core qualifications include: Training and Develop Assessments/Seminars/Presentations Spearheaded and executed business educational development/ e-learning/ webinars Orchestrated many successful product introductions  Training Skills Gap Analysis & Performance Optimization Successfully trained, mentored and motivated implementation teams An energetic, resourceful and highly dynamic in Business Development Consistently surpassed all personal targets within deadline & budget

Work History

Work History

Customer Service Manager

New Horizons Computer Learning Center Of St. Louis

Managed the front desk staff where we registered and processed hundreds of students a day. I did all the training manual ordering and receivables. I managed the facility staff. I also did training on the Microsoft products, Internet, email systems both in house and onsite training.

Training Manager

I scheduling and managed about 15 trainers. I did the scheduling for hundreds of classes each quarter. I did lots of classroom training on subjects such as Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, HTML, FrontPage, Internet, and others. I also did onsite training at the customers’ offices. I worked with the Sales team to make sure we were meeting customer needs for training. I received my Microsoft Office User Specialist Certificate.

Corporate Training Manager

D.R. Horton America's Homebuilder

I was the Training Manager. I created documentation for Microsoft products and trained home builder staff on those products. I built a team of trainers and a documentation specialist. We trained the home builder staff on proprietorial products such as HSA, SAMAC, and Lotus Notes programs. I created videos for self training. Built a website that communicates to the employees through the ability to register for classes online, get training related documentation, and also take surveys after a class.


I traveled across the United States and Canada and trained companies on SupplyPro (a software for trades of home builders). I did Computer Based Training videos to help train new trade employees or for use as a refresher training. The implement of this increased customer retention and usage of our products. I did webinars for companies that were customers of Hyphen Solutions. I managed my schedule and travel. I did customer support on both Hyphen products [SupplyPro and BuildPro] 

Jul 2006 - Present

Owner, Training, Tech Writer, Tutor

Success Creation

Success Creation, Richardson, TX (Jul 2006 – Present)

Self-employed Consultant and Business Owner

Trainer,Tech Writer, Business Analyst, Business/Life Coach, Virtual Assistant

Contract Work and Part Time:

Red River (at NEC), Irving, TX (Oct 2009 – Feb 2010)

Tech Writer / Business Analyst

ATI Career Training, Richardson, TX (June 2009 – Nov 2009) Part-time evenings

Business Administration Technology Instructor

True Solutions, Addison, TX (Nov 2008 – July 2009)

Training Product Manager

Owner, Coach, Trainer, Tutor, Virtual Assistant (July 2006 – Present)

Worked with small businesses on marketing, business growth, goal setting, time management and organizing. Created products such as CDs, an e-Book, workbooks, and articles to train, teach and clarify personal and business growth needs. Created websites, newsletters, and products. Managed sales, marketing, networking for my company. Processed accounting and invoicing needs. Also lead women’s group as the Managing Director of eWomenNetwork. In that capacity manage monthly events; finding venues, marketing, promoting, setup events, get guests registered, execute event and do the event reconciliation. Do training and tutoring on blogging, building websites, MS Office, computer basics and maintenance.

Skills Used during Red River (NEC)

Create documentation for Software and Hardware processes for retail solutions. Implemented project processes using CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) methodologies. Worked with group raising CMMI process rating from level 1 to level 3 in one year. Worked with testers and development teams for best practices for in store install and onsite technical setup.

ØElicited Requirements and created SLDC documentation (Business Requirements and Functional Design documents) for Retail Services Division by meeting with and supporting their client, 7-Eleven, Inc. and their associated business partners for multiple projects.

ØHardware Refresh project for the U.S. and Canada store population.

ØParticipated in developing and utilizing CMMi Processes and Reviews, and leveraging multiple document repositories on Share Point.

ØManaged the Onsite, Help desk, and Staging documentation for the Business Transformation project.

ØWorked with Project Teams (PM, Development SMEs, and QC), including interfacing with partner vendors and associated teams to create project documentation

ØCreated weekly Wiki Pages for Business Analyst group.

Skills Used during ATI

Training Software programs such as Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Also soft skills training such as Law & Ethics, Management, Business Technology, and more. Created syllabus, daily lesson planning, create learning games, attain speakers, grading, student retention, and more.

ØCut student lost costs 28% through understanding and using correct adult learning methodologies.

ØDemonstrate classroom management enabling a serene, positive learning environment.

Skills Used during True Solutions

Produce, manage, and create all products associated with the new PMBOK 4 release for Project Managers for a midsize company. Creating posters, graphics, and written material in PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Framemaker. Creating videos in Adobe Captivate for online use, as well as for DVD’s and iPod. Maintaining a LMS (Learning Management System) called Moodle; enrolling students in classes, uploading classes, and creating quizzes. Working on three books; Ultimate PMP exam prep, Ultimate Practical Project Management, and a ‘thousand question database’ book. Answering calls for customers about the PMP exam and Project Management certification. Have taken the Ultimate PMP Exam Prep Course.

ØPublished in several ezines, Speaker for major organizations, interviewed on radio shows.

ØApplication of superior product management skills to create graphics for 650 page book, 108 templates, 5 project management posters, 2 additional posters, 44 introductory videos, 600 questions database, over 50 tests, and more.

ØOfficiated the development of 46 professional video for e-learning and self study.

ØScreened, monitored and hundreds of students on Moodle (LMS) providing a stimulating learning environment.





MASTER Microsoft Office User Specialist

Certified Comprehensive Coach

The Coaching Institute

Certified Comprehensive Coach Did mentoring for new students after graduation

Associate of Arts

GPA: 4.0 Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Extensive focus on Speech Went to State Speech Competition Won three Speaking Awards