Joe Fournier

Consultant, Designer, and Public Speaker in Moneta, Virginia

Read my blog

Long-time learning technologist, writer, and thinker. I sometimes call myself a learning junkie. The journey to human improvement fascinates me.

I am a maker. I have always liked to make things: with my hands, or with my mind. I like crafts, and admire craftsmanship. Making possesses its own region of my brain.

Besides people and ideas, about the most interesting thing to me is the thing that connects them: story. The authentic stories of people are binding fabrics in our culture. Bringing people and ideas together through story is a lot of fun.

I sometimes speak at learning conferences and write for trade publications. In addition to the 5 minutes podcast (, I also write the blog Spot Learning ( and tweet as @spotlearning.

Currently researching and writing about the intersections between technology, performance, and human potential.

  • Work
    • Anthem, Inc.
  • Education
    • University of Arkansas
    • Western Carolina University