Month: November 2015

The Truth about Hope

It is Thanksgiving day in the US, and most of us are having turkey for dinner.  As you reflect on the past year, is it a year filled with hope and excitement or one with frustration and disappointment? Through today’s

063 – True Potential with Allison Jenson

Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to the podcast where we discuss innovation and potential in teens. At this time of year, we explore gratitude and the effects of thankfulness on our lives. Today’s episode is about “Hope”–specifically hope for parents and educators who may have a student with unrealized potential. If you need a shot in the arm or encouragement to stay the course, today is for you.

Allison is a professionally certified educational therapist and the Program Development Manager at the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD). As a young person facing chronic pain, she learned the value of hope and tenacity, and these experiences shaped her desire to see the full potential in students cultivated and bloom into beautiful things. Let’s listen in for a hope-filled journey through the life of a passionate educator.

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The little secret to be more

I have been working hard to learn more about myself over the past couple years.  I have discovered that the more I work to change myself, the more the world around me responds to the changes. Those little changes, compounded

062 – Free Agent Kevin Miller

This is the podcast where we discuss innovation, excellence, and entrepreneurship for teens and the adults who cheer for them. Today’s guest is a personal development enthusiast.

Kevin Miller grew up as an entrepreneur. In fact from his earliest memories, he always thought of himself as an entrepreneur. Recently his enthusiasm for personal development led him to work with the Zig Ziglar brand, and he’s now the host of “The Ziglar Show”, one of the top 10 most popular business podcasts in the world! Listen in today to hear the exciting and gritty details of growing up as an innovator.

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Lessons in Leadership

Do you have a teen that’s developing their leadership skills?  How important are those skills later in life?  Find out on today’s podcast where we discuss innovation and leadership skills with Jonathan Silk.   Listen in: Jonathan is a

061 – Leading People with Jonathan Silk

This is the podcast where we discuss leadership and innovation for teenagers. I can’t wait to introduce today’s guest! We’ve been counting the days until Jonathan retired from his position at West Point so we could interview him for the show. While in active military service, he wasn’t allowed to speak publicly about his experiences, and having previous experience as a researcher in civil service with the Navy, I understand why the military has such strict policies.

I also believe that strong innovators must believe in the future and their innovation with the same discipline that a soldier holds to the commands and structures put into place by an honor-bound military. So I had to interview Jonathan Silk to learn more about his philosophy of leadership. You’ll find Jonathan’s story and perspectives irresistible. Join me today as I interview an American hero.

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060 – Going to Mars with Sarah Marcotte

This is the podcast where we discuss curiosity and innovation for teenagers. I can’t wait to introduce you to Sarah! Today she and I will be discussing the path we take to our ultimate career. Often when students finish college to enter the work force, there is a bit of a haze as they begin choosing where they will work. This confusion is normal if they’ve never taken the time to actually understand themselves.

Sarah Marcotte is a science and engineering communicator. She began her career in museums with Art History but through a bizarre experience on a New York City sidewalk, she fell in love with science and engineering–subjects she’d never given a second glance in high school. Join me as we follow Sarah’s path to an exciting career!

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