About XelPlus

Excel sure has changed. What started out as a screwdriver is now a power tool.
Which is great because you can do so many things you couldn’t do in the past.

But it also raises a question:

Are everyday Excel users
harnessing the full power of Excel?

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In working with professionals every day, I can tell you the answer is a resounding “No.”

We have these incredible tools available… Excel, Power Query, DAX, Power BI… and Microsoft keeps rolling more off the conveyor belt. But who is teaching us how to use them?

There are books, training, and of course short videos on YouTube. But none of these, we’ve found, do a good enough job of 1) Teaching all the features, and 2) Doing it in a down-to-earth, accessible way.

That’s why, when we created our courses, we decided to take a different approach.

Hi, I’m Leila Gharani, the founder of XelPlus. Every 6 minutes, someone decides to enroll in one of our courses. Why are so many people turning to us to learn?

Three big reasons…

This is an excellent course for a newbie or someone who is an intermediate user.

As Excel has expanded and grown, many features have also expanded and grown. This course helped me catch up and put it all together to bridge my old knowledge with new knowledge about the program.

Fred Mercado

First, we provide an easy on-ramp to data power tools like Excel and Power BI. Most training leads with the super techie stuff, which scares people off. We start with the simple stuff. That way, our students get quick wins and gain confidence. Only then do we take you deeper (and believe me, I can get as advanced as anyone).

I love when you take real life scenarios and give us examples on how to engage them in different ways depending on different types of real life demands

Paw Jørgensen

Second, we use real life examples. Let’s be honest – the real world is messy. How many times have you watched an Excel training and thought, “Yeah, I wish my data were that clean & organized!”

I come from the trenches of industry. I know your day-to-day is chaotic and messy. That’s why our training courses assume you’re working in the real world – not in some laboratory under pristine conditions.

Your courses helped me to be more confident at work. I applied so many things I learnt in this course to my projects at work and made my manager and team’s life way easier.

Mo Erfani

Third, we look at the big picture. For example, in our Excel PowerPivot course (a favorite among our students), we don’t just teach PowerPivot and DAX. Instead, we show you how to pull multiple skills together and create a fully functioning Dashboard.

Too many Excel courses miss the forest for the trees. But when you’re able to see the big picture, not only do you gain a better perspective on what you’re building, but you’re better able to help your team and your company.

The truth is if you’re not learning you’re falling behind. That’s why we believe in lifelong learning. And with this fresh approach to teaching, you can bet you’re in the right place to improve your skills, make your workday easier, and advance your career.

Hello, I’m Leila!

Welcome to XelPlus. 👋

We specialize in Microsoft Excel, Power BI & Finance courses, helping over 400,000 business professionals become experts at handling data. My online trainings have attracted a substantial following, with over 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube. We’ve received attention from Forbes, BBC, Microsoft, CNBC, and even had a feature article in Nasdaq.

Why should you listen to me? I’ve been honored with the Microsoft MVP award for five years in a row. This award allows me to stay updated directly from Microsoft about what’s new, and I always think about how to make this knowledge easy for you.

My career journey began as an Economist in Canada. I then moved to Austria and went into business consulting where I worked extensively with SAP and Oracle systems. Just like many of you, Excel has always been my go-to tool for data analysis and reporting. I’ve tackled the kind of challenging projects that you might be dealing with right now.

I’m here to share my expertise with you, so you can conquer data, save precious time, get that promotion and excel 😉 in your career – no matter how complicated it might seem.

Want to learn more? Take a look at our popular courses or sign up for our newsletter for regular updates and simplified learning tips.

Let’s excel in data, together!

The more you know, the more you can contribute. Learn more. Expand your options.

– Leila Gharani

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So what does this have to do with you?

Well, now that I’m out of the corporate world and an entrepreneur growing this education company, I’m bringing that experience into every training module we release. I don’t teach from the ivory tower; I teach from the real world.

That means explaining topics in laymen’s terms rather than trying impress anybody.
It also means finding smarter, faster ways of doing things. The business world moves faster, and we have a rule around here: There’s always a better way of doing something.

If you’re like most people reading this website, you’re barely scratching the surface of what’s possible with Excel and related tools like Power Query, Power Pivot, DAX, and Power BI. I want you to harness the full power of these tools because when you do, your life will change.

But you need to take a smart approach to your technical education. And that’s what our team wakes up in the morning dedicated to providing. If you want to join us, the next best step is to jump on our email list. We’ll continue the conversation over there, and even have a special gift for you upon subscribing.

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