Director of Instructional Design
Stacie Comolli is the Director of Instructional Design who leads a design team and a large community of practice within TTA’s extensive talent network with her leadership and innovative qualities. Prior to TTA, Stacie was the Learning Design Manager at McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, Stacie worked with senior stakeholders and SMEs to formalize and scale key processes.
Before working at McKinsey, Stacie was the Director of Solutions Architecture for the Performance Development Group, an agency that develops custom learning solutions. Previously, Stacie worked both as an independent consultant and for a big consulting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She has led teams of instructional designers, worked as a learning strategist, and won several industry awards. Most recently, her work at McKinsey was recognized with a Brandon Hall Award for the last two years.
Stacie received her BA from West Chester University and her M.Ed. in Instructional Systems, Training Design and Development from Penn State University.
Get to Know Stacie!
What was your first job?
My first job was as a ski instructor up in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania. I loved teaching kids how to ski – taking complex tasks and breaking them into a series of simple steps. They had no fear, big smiles, and pure joy over their accomplishments over the course of a few hours.
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
My super power would be insight – the ability to immediately see through issues, peel back the layers of a problem to get to the root… then find the opportunity and work carefully on a solution that fits.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
My label would say “Caution: I’m probably thinking through a process to help us through this!” I enjoy puzzles – and will jump into action arranging the pieces, grouping them into patterns, and then planning my next series of moves.
What is your favorite thing about your career?
My favorite thing about my career is that I know that when I do it well, when we all do it well – our learners are happier and more productive at work… ideally freeing time to have a life outside of work.
What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts for a cup of coffee?
Hands down, Adam Grant! His research helps us to better understand what makes us feel happy and motivated at work – his books are about creativity, resilience, and giving – three of my favorite things.