About Jonathan Halls

Jonathan Halls is an author and specialist in the areas of digital media and talent development/training.  He was formerly a learning executive at the BBC in London.  For most of his career he has been involved in organizational change either in the capacity of leading it or helping others facilitate it.


At the BBC, he headed up the corporation’s prestigious Production Training Department, responsible for television, radio operations and new media training.  As a learning executive, he was tasked with integrating five disparate departments into one to create a unified culture and efficient work structure.  He left the BBC and became Managing Director of Talkshow Communication Ltd, a company that delivered development services to help media companies change and undergo transformation with both editorial and technological changes.

Today Jonathan is Principal of Jonathan Halls & Associates and an adjunct professor at George Washington University.  He runs workshops on change and communication as well as coaches leaders on how to influence.  He has taught change to professionals from more than 50 organizations around the globe.

Work Areas

Jonathan has worked in twenty five countries over the past twenty years.  Formerly based in London, he now works out of Washington DC.  He divides his time between media training and organizational development work in multiple sectors including finance, insurance, retail and manufacturing.  He consults with corporate clients and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University in Washington DC.  Jonathan works closely with the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) and facilitates four of its certificate programs including the Change Management Certificate.  He also runs workshops for WAN-IFRA in change and organizational transformation and is currently authoring a book on the Principles of Change.

Education and Writing

Halls started his career in broadcasting and has worked as both a journalist and media executive.  He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s in adult education.  He is author of Rapid Video Development for Trainers (ASTD Press) and Memory & Cognition for Learning (ASTD Press).  He is a contributing author to The ASTD Handbook (ASTD Press), and Speak More (River Creek).  He has written numerous articles for T&D Magazine as well as the ASTD website on articles ranging from the science of learning to communication and media.