Brandon Carson

Brandon Carson

Learning Expert, Strategist, Innovator, Keynote Speaker

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Learning Expert

Learning Expert

Transforming corporate learning for the digital era



Guiding businesses through digital transformation



Pioneering new approaches to learning and development

About Brandon

Brandon Carson is a visionary leader in learning and development with over 20 years of experience. Currently serving as the VP of Learning, Leadership, and Cultural Experiences at Starbucks, Brandon oversees the design, delivery, and evaluation of learning solutions for more than 450,000 partners worldwide. He is also the founder of L&D Cares, a nonprofit offering no-cost coaching and mentoring to L&D professionals.

A published author and innovative thinker, Brandon has pioneered award-winning learning programs and large-scale organizational transformations for major companies in the technology, transportation, and retail sectors. His mission is to modernize and elevate L&D strategy to meet the needs and expectations of the digital age.

Professional Experience


VP of Learning, Leadership, and Cultural Experiences (May 2023 - Present)


Vice President, Global Leadership Academy (July 2022 - May 2023)

Vice President, Learning and Leadership (June 2021 - July 2022)

Delta Air Lines

Director of Learning (April 2018 - June 2021)

The Home Depot

Director of Learning (May 2014 - April 2018)


Chief Learning Architect (August 2012 - May 2014)


Learning Expert

Brandon provides expert guidance on modernizing corporate learning strategies, leveraging cutting-edge technologies and methodologies.


As a strategist, Brandon helps organizations navigate digital transformation and align learning initiatives with business goals.


Brandon pioneers innovative approaches to learning and development, including mobile learning, game-based learning, and adaptive technologies.

Keynote Speaker

Engage Brandon for inspiring talks on the future of learning, leadership development, and organizational transformation in the digital age.

Philanthropy: L&D Cares

Brandon Carson's commitment to the learning and development community extends beyond his professional roles. In 2020, amid the global pandemic, he founded L&D Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting talent development professionals.

L&D Cares helps HR and talent industry professionals thrive and flourish in their careers by providing:

  • Free mentoring opportunities
  • Coaching sessions
  • Virtual conferences
  • Job search assistance
  • Career development support

Since its inception, L&D Cares has made a significant impact, hosting multiple virtual conferences and assisting numerous L&D professionals in advancing their careers and finding new opportunities.

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Speaking Engagements

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