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The Power of Storytelling

People love stories. We get lost in them. We relate to them. Good stories stick with us. Stories are the way our ancestors communicated with each other, the way they passed along wisdom. From the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm to the literary prose of William Shakespeare, stories move us. They inspire us. And, they teach us.

Our Mission & Strategy

Helios Digital Learning is an education media company that uses memorable stories to teach students and professionals to strengthen their ethical decision making. We serve educators, corporations, governments and the entertainment industry with a suite of specialized products and services designed for individual, small group and large audience interactions. We use storytelling for one simple reason: stories are a powerful way to communicate and motivate. Stories engage the entire brain which has a profound impact on learning.



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Meet The Founding Team

Kelly Richmond Pope, Founder and Chief Content Officer

Kelly Richmond Pope, Founder and Chief Content Officer
Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA is an expert in the field of white-collar crime. Dr. Pope is an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems at DePaul University, as well as, the founder of Helios Digital Learning, Inc., an education media company that offers a suite of educational, consulting and training products and services designed to help organizations understand, identify and prevent fraud.

Dr. Pope's passion for white-collar crime extends far beyond the classroom and office. She is a co-author of the upcoming book, The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics: Using Psychology to Prevent, Detect and Deter Fraud. She is a contributing writer for Forbes.com and The Daily Beast Newsweek. She also is the creator and executive producer of the award winning educational white-collar crime documentary Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crime, which was a 2012 recipient of the American Accounting Association Ethics Committee's Teaching Award and a recipient of the 2012 Mark Chain/FSA Teaching Innovation Award sponsored by the AICPA.

She is a proud board member of the Young Women's Leadership Charter School, the only all-girls charter school within Chicago Public Schools, and the Chicago-based Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, one of the nation's leading breast cancer research and education charities . Additionally, she was recently elected to the AICPA Governing Council for a 3-year term.

She resides in the Hyde Park community in Chicago with her husband, Lorence, and her two children Evan and Vivien. She loves running in half marathons, doing crossfit and she is a licensed piloxing instructor.

IVY WALKER, CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

IVY WALKER, CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Ivy Walker is a start-up and growth executive whose background includes a wide range of entrepreneurial experiences in both for-profit and not-for-profit/social venture settings. She has previously held roles such as President of a venture-backed consumer health start-up that successfully launched a health gamification platform, CEO of a global social venture that brought diagnostic medical imaging to developing countries, and CEO of a business accelerator for start-up and high growth companies.

Ivy holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was awarded Kellogg's Alumni Entrepreneur Supporter of the Year Award and the Anti-Defamation League's Rising Star Award. Her civic and professional activities include serving as Board Vice Chairman for Kaleidoscope Inc., a non-profit child welfare agency and serving on the board of Golden Apple Foundation, a nationally recognized non-profit that prepares teachers to be successful in schools of need in Illinois. She is also an active member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Club.

Ivy lives in Chicago's Printers' Row neighborhood with her daughter Faith-Christina. She is an avid traveler and is pursuing a lifelong goal of visiting 100 countries and all seven continents. She is also an aspiring Cessna Pilot.

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