Because being a nerd is Fabulous.

Welcome to the funtastic world of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! 

Scott Schuette, Daniel Coonrod and Zeta Gardner are Learning Executives with over 50 years’ experience between them. Together they share new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact. All while having FUN! So, if you want to learn, connect, grow and have a good time doing it, The Fabulous Learning Nerds Podcast is for YOU!

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Episode 100 - Extravaganza!

Hold on to your headphones as the Fabulous Learning Nerds celebrate a monumental milestone – our 100th episode! We're rolling out the red carpet for this spectacular event, packed with surprises, guest appearances, and a brand-new segment that will blow your mind. Join hosts Scott, Dan, and Zeta as they take you on a thrilling journey through the most valuable feedback they've received, revealing how impact and value have shaped their work. 

Special Guests

Join us as they share their latest adventures and breakthroughs as well as a special shoutout to Abby Dawson for her significant contributions to the podcast. The episode wraps up with a fun debate – is "Back to the Future" or "Galaxy Quest" the more perfect movie? Tune in to hear their takes and join the conversation!💥 Get ready for an episode filled with laughter, learning, and a whole lot of nerdy fun. Hit play and celebrate 100 episodes with us! 💥 

Episode 99 - Connecting with Storytelling with Kabrina Ashley

Get ready for an inspiring journey into the art of storytelling with our special guest, Kabrina Ashley. In this episode, we dive deep into how storytelling can transform your personal and professional life. Kabrina shares her wealth of knowledge on connecting through stories, whether in business, leadership, or everyday encounters.

Kabrina Ashley is a dynamic speaker, corporate trainer, and storytelling expert. With a background that includes corporate training at Disney and a double major in Business and Communications, Kabrina has crafted a career helping professionals and businesses tell their stories more effectively. She specializes in creating content that connects and converts, offering courses and workshops through her platform, Mic Drop Message. Kabrina is also the host of the Top Shelf Creator podcast, where she explores the creator economy and provides invaluable insights for entrepreneurs and influencers.

Episode 98 - The Power of Expectations

Get ready for another enlightening and entertaining episode of the Fabulous Learning Nerds! Join us as we explore the transformative power of expectations in the learning process. Whether you're a seasoned educator, a curious learner, or someone just looking to better understand the dynamics of growth, this episode is packed with insights, laughs, and valuable takeaways. 

So listen in as we take a fun and informative journey breaking down the science and strategies behind effective learning and expectations.

Episode 97 - The Professional Toolkit

Join the Fabulous Learning Nerds as they discuss the essential elements of the "Professional Toolkit." This episode focuses on the unspoken, yet crucial soft skills that professionals need to thrive in today's dynamic work environments. 

From interpersonal communication to problem-solving, the Nerds discuss how these skills influence daily work life and explore strategies for their development and mastery.

Episode 96 - Talent and Fit with Dan Fantasia

Join us for another insightful episode of the Fabulous Learning Nerds, where we dive deep into the world of talent and fit with our special guest, Dan Fantasia. In this episode, Dan shares his extensive experience in recruiting and training, exploring the delicate balance between the two and how they intersect to create a thriving workplace culture.

Dan Fantasia has been a leader in sales recruiting since 1997, founding Treeline, Inc. in 2001. With a focus on building elite sales teams, Dan has changed the careers of over 3,300 sales professionals. His unique approach emphasizes a positively charged culture and innovative recruiting technologies, setting him apart as a leader who thrives on positivity and adeptness in identifying opportunities in challenging times.

Who are the nerds?

With over 25 years of experience in the learning and development field, Scott is passionate about inspiring others. His mission: to rescue them from their own limitations and bring them into a new world of growth and impact. He and his team bring relevant and impactful change-making tools to audiences young and not-so-young. Utilizing a wide array of solutions such as micro learning design, device neutral mobile learning, distance learning solutions, augmented, and virtual reality learning. 


As a certified Master Trainer and Leadership Coach, Scott places as much emphasis on developing and caring for human capital as he does for financial capital. Engaging in accountability and mentorship conversations is one of his greatest pleasures. Through those conversations, he unlocks others’ superpower so they too can grow, improve, develop a healthy work/life balance, and positively impact their families and communities. 

Zeta's a seasoned fantasy illustrator and graphic designer with over a decade of expertise. She brings that eye for visual impact to how she designs compelling for educational materials and engaging learning experiences.  

She has overseen projects for a diverse range of clients, managing all aspects of project development and stakeholder relations.

Now as a dedicated learning nerd, she brings that skillset to help others in their never ending journey for learning and development. 

Why is Daniel a Fabulous Learning Nerd?  Well for starters, because he's on the podcast.

Well that and over a decade of experience in the L&D industry.  

Daniel is an experience focused instructional designer, and learning consultant with a decade of experience in the L&D industry.  Daniel's passion is helping people to grow and develop, and each week on the show he gets to grow and develop himself with a multitude of interesting and exciting guests.