VitalSmarts Wins ISA ‘Business of the Year’ Award for Second Time

First time ISA-The Association of Learning Providers repeats a winner – for the company most committed to workplace learning and performance

PROVO, UT – March 26, 2014 – VitalSmarts, a leader in corporate training and leadership development, was named the 2014 Business of the Year by ISA – The Association of Learning Providers – for the second time, during its annual business retreat this week in Scottsdale, Arizona. The award marks the first time the association has chosen the same winner twice, and is further evidence to VitalSmarts’ place in the elite group of organizations dedicated to improving the learning and performance industry.

“Because this is an honor given by our peers, it means even more that we would receive it again by the very companies we highly respect,” said Al Switzler, cofounder of VitalSmarts and coauthor of the company’s four New York Times bestsellers, Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer, and Change Anything. “As we realized when we won it in 2008, being named ‘Business of the Year’ is really a testament to VitalSmarts’ mission, our employees, and our offerings. Our research, books, and training courses have directly affected bottom-line performance for many thousands of companies for almost 25 years.”

Established in 2000, the ISA Business of the Year Award is given to one company annually that consistently demonstrates excellence by exemplifying financial success, quality products and services, achieves marketplace recognition, and has a culture that fosters employee development and satisfaction.

“It’s an honor to be associated with these incredibly dedicated, committed individuals who foster collaborative leadership,” said Pamela J. Schmidt, executive director of ISA. “VitalSmarts reflects and strengthens the values and culture underlying the mission of ISA.”

VitalSmarts has been a member of ISA since 2004.

About VitalSmarts: An innovator in corporate training and leadership development, VitalSmarts is home to the award-winning Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer, and Change Anything Training and New York Times bestselling books of the same titles. When used in combination, these courses enable organizations to achieve new levels of performance by changing employee behavior. VitalSmarts has consulted with more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and trained more than one million people worldwide.

About ISA: Seventy companies are members of ISA-The Association of Learning Providers, representing more than 5,000 employees and serving more than 18,000 clients across every industry sector and around the world. ISA is the only industry-specific association devoted exclusively to the issues and needs of business owners, founders, CEOs and leaders in the training and performance industry. For more information visit: logo bw

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