Our Story

Our Story


Marin County, CA

Located in Mill Valley, California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Kantola Productions is close to major creative and technological hubs of US commerce and industry. Founded in 1985 by Ph.D. psychologist, Steve Kantola, our company continually adds high-quality titles and top names to its evolving roster of business training videos.

Kantola Productions enjoys ongoing co-production relationships with such well-known organizations as the Stanford University, and Toastmasters International, the world's leading public speaking organization. We are also proud of our acquisition of the Advantage Media product line and select titles from a major US Fortune 500 company's training division.

Kantola Offices

Steve Kantola Our programs have won national video training trophies and medals including the Telly, the CINE Golden Eagle and the National Education in Media Network Silver Apple. We've won silver, gold and platinum awards at the New York Festivals and Worldfest Houston, and recognition as a Trainer's Gold Selection.

Carla Fowler, Customer Service Manager


Our dramatic-format videos use professional actors to demonstrate real-world business situations. They not only teach you effective methods, they also show you how to implement them.

The result is fast, easy learning, confidence in applying the new techniques you learn, and the motivation you need to make positive changes.


Janet Conley, Director of Operations

Robert Davis, Shipping


Our Executive Briefings lecture series and documentaries present world-renowned experts with first-hand knowledge and many years of experience in the latest fields of business, health and technology.


Carol Roberts, Accounting

Video Training that respects your time,      
your intelligence, and your budget.