Our company was started by our current CEO, Brenda H. Oneal, in 1994 under the trade name of Idea Connections Systems, Inc—Philadelphia Branch focusing on leadership development and innovation. Our original desire was to provide leadership consulting and support to mid- to upper level managers based upon our years of experience and continuous growth through the ranks of corporate America. In 2001, we opened our strategic communications division when our current COO, Carlton L. Oneal joined the firm. In 2003, the company was reorganized bringing both divisions under the single brand of Light Speed, LLC. We are certified as a diverse business (minority business enterprise) through a regional affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and soon as a women-owned business.
Areas of Focus
Our focus is on providing the training and communication elements that make educational initiatives successful. These range from on-line training, multimedia videos to support new product launches, internal campaigns for key projects and strategic initiatives (e.g. Sustainability, Compliance, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Supplier Diversity, Procurement), healthcare or technology focused programs, to marketing campaigns so that all members of the team are fully informed and ready to align their performance with goals.
Investment in Technology
Light Speed has become well known by our clients for our ability to provide innovative education and communication solutions to meet their needs. We invest in leading edge technology and consistent talent development, new equipment, new releases of multimedia and eLearning tools (e.g., Adobe CC, Articulate Storyline 2, 3, 360, Captivate 9) to remain state of the art. Our team members function at the Expert level of Adobe CC and the Advanced level of eLearning design, development and production and have a solid understanding of higher level course authoring functions. As a result, we have developed eLearning and multi-channel, multi-platform education programs that drive positive results.
Consistently Recognized for Delivering Value
Light Speed is highly regarded in the greater New England business community and across the nation as a model of quality and excellence. Because of the value delivered to clients, Light Speed has been named “Supplier of the Year” six times. We were recently awarded the 2016 Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council “Supplier of the Year Award” in addition to receiving the “Minority Business Enterprise Empowerment Award” for our consistent utilization and support of other diverse businesses. To quote some of our clients who have made this statement in our presence, “What is unique about Light Speed is their ability to correctly translate the wishes of their clients with virtually no direction.”; “With Light Speed, you have only to identify the problem and they will deliver a solution within record time.”; “Light Speed can be given any project and they will find a competitively priced solution that is professionally executed. Their range of service offerings, professional delivery and affordable pricing is unparalleled.”
Over the past several years, we have been steadily growing and are about to embark in a new phase of expansion. Many of our clients are in the pharmaceutical/health care segment, and we also work with a host of financial services, technology, utilities and other business service providers on their training and communication projects. It is a diverse base that keeps referring us and helping us grow our business.