About me

I love learning. And I’m passionate about helping people reach their full potential through education. 

I started my career in continuing education, worked in research and consulting, dabbled in edtech, and now manage instructional design for one of the biggest beauty retailers. I call both Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area home. 

I created COURCEO to contribute to the body of knowledge of instructional design and online learning as I see the fields shifting. There are some really cool things happening and a lot of scary things that jeopardize the hard work and credibility of an entire field of professionals. I’m looking to carve out my place in this work. And I look forward to connecting with you.

It’s important to me that you know who you’re dealing with as you consume my content. You can get a peek at my professional history on LinkedIn (I go by my full name, Amber Jyllene Laxton, there), and my personal life on Instagram.