Anthony Giffen comes to the Blue Heron Consulting team as our Learning & Development Manager with an impressive background in leadership and development. Anthony was a fifteen-year team member at the Walt Disney World Resort where he held a diverse variety of operational leadership, leadership development, and learning & development roles, including leading the day-one orientation program, “Traditions.” He further refined his leadership, consulting, and learning & development skills with Heart of Florida United Way, Insperity, and Wyndham Destinations before moving on to a role with National Veterinary Associates. At NVA, he was able to combine his lifelong love of animals with his passion for learning & development as he provided support for hospital managers and veterinarians.

Prior to these experiences, Anthony graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Millersville University in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and spent the next few years performing and teaching improvisational theater in the area. These two experiences would provide the foundation for Anthony’s approach to learning & development throughout his career: from education, a focus on who our learner is, what our specific objectives are, and how we can best achieve our desired outcomes; and from improvisation, a passion for creating something new and exciting together that we could never even imagine separately.

When not at work, Anthony and his wife Melissa enjoy traveling, running, cycling, going to sporting events, and dining out whenever their greyhound, Tico, will allow them to leave the house without him.