Talent Development Facilitators

Christee Atwood
Talent Development Consultant

(225) 342-8539

Christee Gabour Atwood joined the CPTP Training Team in 2015. With her mission of “Linking Laughter & Learning”, she’s been creating learning and development initiatives since 1986. Christee is the author of 15 books, with seven of those published by the Association for Talent Development. Her books have been translated into Chinese and Japanese and are used in universities worldwide. Her background also includes work in radio, television, newspaper and magazines, as well as association management and independent consulting. In her role with CPTP, Christee develops and facilitates classroom and virtual workshops to help State employees take their professional skills to the next level.

Kymberlie Broussard
Talent Development Consultant

(225) 342-8510

Kymberlie Broussard is a Talent Development Specialist with extensive experience in creating, promoting and delivering training solutions to all organizational departments. After receiving her MBA from the University of Phoenix, Kymberlie served several departments in designing and delivering successful training programs in management development, team building, customer service, sales, and performance management for financial institutions. Kymberlie is very passionate about fostering a supportive and enjoyable learning environment for all participants.

Tara Gallope
Talent Development Consultant

(225) 342-8085

Tara Gallope joined State Civil Service’s Talent Development Team in 2020. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication with two minors in Leadership and Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a background in Marketing and Communications. She has proven experience with public speaking, interpersonal relations, customer service, and emotional intelligence. Tara’s people-oriented personality drives her passion for training and talent development, and she strives to help others grow both personally and professionally through encouraging environments.

Sonja Washington
Talent Development Consultant

(225) 219-9430

Sonja Washington joined our team in January 2024. She is originally from New Orleans. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans and an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources from LSU Shreveport. She has proven experience in customer service, sales, performance evaluations, and driving results. Sonja is passionate about helping others and creating fun learning environments.