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Great Circle Learning is committed to providing world-class software and services that increase productivity and ensure consistency. Our goal is to free users to focus on cognitive work while our comprehensive software performs the mechanical tasks.


We weren't always a software company. Great Circle Learning was founded in 1992 as a training and education company doing custom design and development work for the pharmaceutical and financial services industries. We originally built our LeaderGuide Pro software for our own use; to improve our margins, eliminate late nights, and delight our customers. Over the years we've maintained a continuous dialog with education and training industry professionals like you, and we incorporate your ideas as we evolve our software… because these days we build it for you. 


Richard V. Michaels  |  Chief Product Architect

Rich builds all of the software offered by Great Circle Learning. He is a software developer turned instructional designer, with a degree in adult education and subject matter expertise in applying critical thinking to address business challenges.  

Microsoft has recognized Rich as an MVP for Microsoft Office each year since 2013 and including 2018. Rich earns this award, which is bestowed anew each year, by volunteering his technical expertise to help others realize their potential within the Microsoft Office technical communities that are accessed by millions of people worldwide.



Nancy Michaels  |  President

Nancy is an expert in supporting Great Circle Learning's premier training design & development software and Office productivity tools. Nancy’s vision is a world where Learning & Development is valued and L&D professionals are equipped with the tools they need to work faster and smarter… so they can go home on time.