About Me

Polly Thombley

Hello, I'm Polly Thombley!  I am a lifelong learner and have been helping others learn for most of my adult life.  When I found Instructional Design, I knew it would be a perfect fit to combine my love for education with my natural technical aptitude. Since then, I have designed and developed eLearning courses in several authoring tools, mostly in Articulate Storyline.  I strive to create learning solutions that are engaging for learners and will bridge the gaps in their skills so they perform better on their jobs and in their lives.  I have worked on projects for corporations, government, and non-profits.


I’m continually devoted to my own personal growth and development. A “leadership book junkie,” you will find a leadership book in my stack of reading every day. I also enjoy being a part of learning communities to develop professionally and personally.  I just recently completed a program with Applied Instructional Design Academy.  


I am well connected to learning and development professionals through my volunteer leadership with the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Talent Development. That means I collaborate with leaders in the industry and keep up-to-date on the latest and greatest,  so I bring innovative solutions to all my learning design.


All this, I bring to the table to analyze your training needs and provide engaging solutions.  Are you ready to fill your staff's performance gaps? Let's talk. 


Applied Instructional Design Academy Certificate

This certificate is the culmination of a 9-month program called Applied Instructional Design Academy. It is earned after completing the Instructional Design Process,  eLearning Course Development, Articulate Storyline, and  Rise badges. Earners complete 400+ lessons, receive extensive coaching, and complete a rigorous set of learning activities with practice, feedback, multiple revisions, and the completion of simulated client projects. Earners create a portfolio that must pass certain criteria.

Designing Learning Certificate

Association for Talent Development

Scenario-based eLearning

Association for Talent Development

Bachelor of Arts in Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Volunteer Leadership

Leader with ATD Greater Atlanta

Assisting Habitat for Humanity to train homeowners in computer basics 

Chapter Meeting at Home Depot

2018 ATD Leadership Conference in Arlington, Virginia

2017 Executive Board Party at Delta