About The Empty Lot

When it comes to an empty lot, everyone sees something different...

One person might see a park, someone else a parking lot, another person a high-rise or a strip mall. However, everyone still sees potential that best matches their priorities.

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The Empty Lot was founded on the principle that one size does not always fit all. The perfect solution for five other organizations may not be the right fit for another; timing, pricing, implementation, size, culture… there are many factors to keep in mind.

It’s important to have an advocate with knowledge and experience that understands your organization and offers solutions that compliment your goals instead of forcing your goals to fit into a poor solution. At The Empty Lot, we see every opportunity as a responsibility

Discover engaging, effective learning with measurable results!

Purchase training materials or request our services to learn how to create it on your own. 

ADA Compliance

While ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act, many nations have similar requirements, standards, and recommendations.

As a recognized expert on these standards, The Empty Lot is widely respected for her awareness and adherence to WCAG 2.1 and its three levels.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are crucial considerations for training material design, development, and delivery. 

The Empty Lot is globally recognized as an expert in learning and development EDI standards and adjustments. 

DEI & Belonging (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion)

Global Awareness

Adoption of both ADA compliance and EDI considerations lead into another field: global awareness.

With the world continuing to expand with global teams and audiences, maintaining both standards–and further expectations and considerations that arise from these–is more important than ever before.

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About Denise Marshall

Denise,  a recognized and widely respected learning professional and facilitator, started her Learning & Development career in 2008. Since then. she’s supported Fortune500, corporate, higher education, government, and non-profit organizations review and implement learning development programs that deliver real-world success.

Clients praise her ability to blend learning with her business acumen, technical expertise, and project management experience into sustainable opportunities designed for immediate and long-term success. She is widely recognized for her focus on knowledge transfer, addressing multiple learning styles and abilities, and metric support.

In 2017, after many years of performing contract work outside of her corporate learning and develop responsibilities, she founded her own company. A certified woman-owned small business, The Empty Lot, offers services and products driven to develop and improve learning opportunities specific to that client and organization, its employees, and its goals.


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The Empty Lot is proud to be a woman-owned small business.

The Empty Lot provides effective, engaging, outcome-driven training with measurable results. Contact us to learn more about prebuilt or customized materials, project requests,  instructional design coaching and certificates, and consultations for organizations, teams, and individuals.

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