About Your Facilitators

Stephanie Hubka, CPTD



Stephanie Hubka wants to live in a world where learning is exciting and inspiring and training is recognized as a natural driver of an organization's strategy. For the past 14 years she has provided strategic leadership and expertise on professional learning and organizational performance solutions to companies in more than 50 countries. As the managing partner of Protos Learning, LLC, she specializes in developing strategies and products that advance a company's mission, vision, and professionalism.

Known for innovative solutions that initiate immediate organization-wide growth, Stephanie has developed hundreds of instructor-led, eLearning, virtual, social, and blended learning programs for nonprofits and associations and is a recognized expert and sought-after partner when developing new programming and refreshing legacy trainings.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), a credential conferred by the Association for Talent Development (ATD). She volunteers on the Metro DC ATD board of directors and served as the chapter president in 2016, and she was appointed as a National Advisor to Chapters by the ATD Board of Directors from 2017-2019. She is a regular volunteer for ATD's Certification Institute and has contributed to ATD's work in credentialing, competency modeling, and test specifications.

Stephanie's passion for training is equaled only by her love of exploring the globe; an avid traveler, she has visited all 7 continents, 70 countries, and all 50 US states. She is the co-founder of Road Unraveled, a human capital organization that encourages businesses to embrace the connection between paid time off and professional success.

Alison Torrillo French



In an increasingly impersonal world, Alison French is passionate about helping organizations and individuals make the right connections to create harmony and success. As managing director of Alto Solutions, LLC, she employs brain science in her approach to organizational change, communications, and leadership. An experienced facilitator, trainer and coach, Alison has helped clients within the education, government, and private sectors for more than 20 years, facilitating strategic planning meetings, corporate retreats, and skills training workshops, as well as in-depth change, leadership, and team assessments and strategic communication campaigns.

Past accomplishments range from being rated as a top instructor for the Deloitte Consulting Milestone Program and launching a career mentoring program for BearingPoint, to building and deploying a comprehensive change plan for a major Defense technology initiative with more than 7,000 end users, which, through direct engagement with top leaders, significantly influenced positive perception of the initiative and elevated its change management program to become recognized as a model within the agency.

"I honestly believe that I am a better and smarter person by having the opportunity to work with you," is how one client summed up his experience working with Alison.

A former specialist master at Deloitte and graduate of Cornell University and the Kogod School of Business at American University, Alison has been published in ATD Links, is an authorized DiSC facilitator, and has worked with groups around the country to help them improve their leadership and engagement by better understanding the connections between their people and within their brains.