Who is Melody Godsey?
I’m the current Business Manager for KnowledgeCity. My background is in business and family law and have always enjoyed working with people and solving problems. Along with other key members, I’ve been a part of making KnowledgeCity what it is today by developing processes, procedures, and shaping the vision of our business. For fun, I love spending time with my family and pets and also enjoy going to the beach with friends. I take much pride in being part of such an innovative company that challenges me on a daily basis and allows me to continuously learn and grow.
What’s the story behind KnowledgeCity?
In the beginning, KnowledgeCity provided training seminars with a limited capacity of attendees. When The Great Recession hit in late 2007, we knew we had to do more to expand our reach and help those affected to improve their job skills. We started by creating training DVDs, but quickly realized the potential of the internet to make this training available and easily accessible to a vastly larger audience, so we moved to eLearning. Some 14 years later, we have a course library of over 18,000 training videos in seven different languages covering the most current focus areas in five main categories: business, computer, safety, compliance, and finance. And we add to those categories on a rolling basis.
What was the most difficult part of your experience in the early beginnings?
Early on, one of the most difficult things we went through was determining what training topics were most in demand, and then figuring out how to create the best online platform and course work for them. While we never stop learning and working to improve our content and systems, the process is made much easier and more enjoyable with the help of our dedicated and talented team.
What are you most proud of regarding your business?
I take a great deal of pride, and even get a little emotional, when I look back to where we started and see where we are now. I keep little mementos from the early days and look at them from time to time to remind me how far we have come.
What is your vision for the future of KnowledgeCity?
To be the most trusted, effective training solution for organizations wanting to either initiate a training program or take what they have to the next level. In utilizing KnowledgeCity, I want people to have no doubt they are using a platform they can rely on to meet all their training needs.
What’s your advice for the businesses that are trying to adapt to this economic climate?
Listen to your customers and create solutions that fit their needs in a strategic, straightforward, and cost-effective manner.
Please name a few technologies which have the greatest impact on your business.
It’s safe to say the technology that has had the biggest impact for KnowledgeCity is online streaming. Due to the pandemic and the near-global shutdown it precipitated over the last 15 months, online streaming grew to new levels, and it continues to have a huge impact on how we provide content to our users.
What books do you have on your nightstand?
“And Still I Rise” by the great American poet, Maya Angelou, and “I am Malala”, the autobiography of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani school girl who was shot by the Taliban for trying to go to school, survived, became a leading human rights advocate, and went on to become the youngest winner ever of the Nobel Peace Prize.
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