Celisa Steele

Celisa Steele

Co-founder and Managing Director


Celisa Steele, co-founder and managing director of Tagoras, has spent more than two decades designing, developing, delivering, and marketing adult lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development. She’s worked with and for organizations ranging from smaller groups like the Frameworks Institute and the Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services to large national and multinational organizations like the American Red Cross, the American College of Radiology, the Society for Human Resource Management, and WebJunction, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Celisa was co-founder and chief operating officer of Isoph, one of the leading providers of e-learning services to the nonprofit sector. Prior to Isoph, she worked as vice president of operations for LearnSomething; in creative services at Quisic, a developer of high-end online course content for major universities and Global 2000 companies; and in curriculum development at the not-for-profit Family and Children’s Resource Program, part of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Celisa co-hosts the weekly Leading Learning Podcast, writes frequently on the imperative of lifelong learning in today’s world, and embraces the joys and possibilities of learning.