Learning Pool’s Hang Ten with Mandi Christensen and Laura Sukorokoff

Introducing Learning Pool’s ‘Hang Ten’

We know that the impact of the recent global pandemic and the uncertainty that surrounds it is putting strain across all areas of business, and that includes Learning & Development. Thus inspiring Learning Pool’s ‘Hang Ten’ series.

This brand-new video series will consist of informal five-minute chats and will give you a great opportunity to feel connected to others in the industry and gain a rare glimpse into their day to day lives. Sharon Claffey Kaliouby will be hosting the series and will be joined by a number of learning professionals to discuss how they are in general and how they’re coping with the current climate.

For series three, Sharon was joined by Mandi Christensen, Director of Learning & Development at Chewy.com and Laura Sukorokoff, Founder of C-Change Learning & Development.

They all recently took part in a roundtable discussion at The Alchemy Lab Virtual Event on ‘How to Accelerate your L&D Career’.  Now, one month on, Sharon wanted to take the opportunity to catch up with them both and see how they are coping during lockdown. Watch below as they reflect on their session from the event and discuss what has changed since then.

What is a Hang Ten?

According to the Wiki dictionary, a Hang Ten is ‘a surfing manoeuvre in which a surfer stands and hangs all his or her toes over the nose of the board.’ It’s a manoeuvre all surfers want to achieve on a longboard and requires great skill and expertise. At Learning Pool, a number of our innovative products are very water-driven, we have our LXP Stream, Waves, Rapids and Flo.  We also work with some of the most impressive client companies,  so we thought this idea fit perfectly.

Watch other videos in the Hang Ten Series

If you enjoyed this Hang Ten, catch up on our other series.

Series 1: Hang Ten with Donald H Taylor

Series 2: Hang Ten with Ian Henry



Mandi Christensen
Director of Learning & Development at Chewy.com
At Chewy, Mandi oversees Training and Development for their Customer Service function, focusing on what they can do to best take care of customers, no matter what.
Laura Sukorokoff
Founder of C-Change Learning & Development
Laura is a public speaker and training manager in the areas of leadership, employee engagement, mentoring, coaching, and inspiring others to be the best they can be.
Sharon Claffey Kaliouby
VP, North America
Sharon plays a leading role in delivering Learning Pool’s unique value proposition in a crowded learning technologies market, in order to make a significant contribution to the industry.