About Us

About CLI

The Corporate Learning Institute is an innovative training, strategy and coaching company dedicated to meeting your organizational development needs. We help companies grow their business, cultivate their talent pipeline and develop innovative solutions to their learning and development needs. Our five service areas include training, coaching, strategy, adventure-based learning and corporate events.

CLI’s Leadership Team

Meet our leadership team—we are ready to work with you to assure that your services are the best ever!

Tim Buividas, Ed.D.

Having co-founded The Corporate Learning Institute in 1992, Tim thrives on working with clients to create performance breakthrough and organizational change across all levels. He is certified in experiential education, Myers Briggs®, DiSC Personal Profile®, Team Dimensions Profile® and Situational Leadership. Tim also is an expert with the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Indicator®, Time Mastery Profile®, Corporate Lifecycles®, Fish Philosophy©, and numerous learning and development models. He utilizes 360° feedback tools and develops surveys. Tim is currently bringing a new team assessment, Team Assess to market.

Tim holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership, and is a graduate of Benedictine University, holding a Master of Science in Management & Organizational Behavior with a focus in organizational development. Find Tim on LinkedIn or at tbuividas@corplearning.com.


Coaches - Susan CainSusan Cain, Ed.D., LCSW

Dr. Susan Cain, Ed. D., LCSW., is co-founder of The Corporate Learning Institute.

Susan is an expert in the field of corporate coaching, training and development, and a valued consultant to numerous Fortune 100 companies crossing all industry sectors worldwide. She has designed and delivered training programs world-wide, in concert with The Center for Creative Leadership in Whirlpool Corporation’s World Wide Leadership Academy, for Disney, Kellogg, Herman Miller and Kerry, as well as Tellab’s International Leadership Institute. Susan is a qualified corporate coach, certified in the use of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, DiSC Personal Profile, DISC 363, FourSight and the 16PF. Susan is co-author of the new Amazon book, Horse Sense for Leaders: Building Trust-Based Relationships. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago. Find Susan on LinkedIn or at scain@corplearning.com.


William Johnson BA Education, MCT, CPC

William is an experienced professional who specializes in team building, training & development, and corporate coaching. He has worked with a wide variety of organizations, including corporates, non-profits, and schools.

Prior to moving into the training and education sector, William spent 20 years working for Aon Corporation in a variety of senior management roles, and 5 years as  the Executive Director for Our Place, a non-profit that provides services to teens and adults with developmental disabilities.

William is a Certified Professional Coach and holds a BA Education; Masters in Corporate Treasury Management; Professional Educators License from the Illinois State Board of Education; ACCT Level II Challenge Course Practitioner and Challenge Course Manager Certifications.

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