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Welcome to my newsletter with a focus on (re)defining education, eliminating the skills gap, and equipping learners to pursue their purpose on purpose.
January 25, 2023 | Well vs. Brilliant
The choice of being honest about what you can do well versus what you can do brilliantly
December 27, 2022 | Inspiring Change
Inspiration is a deep feeling that stirs emotions and desires within us that could be used as fuel in the weeks in months to come to keep pushing forward.
October 8, 2022 | I successfully got myself promoted away from what I love
There is a certain point in our careers where we start to ask ourselves meaningful questions, like "Am I happy?," "What is my purpose?," and "Am I fulfilling it where I currently stand?”
September 13, 2022 | Models, Not Blueprints
“It’s hard to get a job without previous work experience, and it’s hard to get work experience without a job.” Does this catch-22 sound familiar?
July 20, 2022 | Work harder than anyone in the room
. . .for those of us in higher education and adult education, we should be focusing on Career Navigation. As my colleague and friend Hans Meader often speaks and writes about, Career Navigation is an essential skill.
December 13, 2021 | One problem. One solution.
America is entangled in a deep love affair with the bachelor's degree. As a result, Career & Technical Education is often viewed as "less than" or the alternative. I am sure many of you have experienced this. . .
November 17, 2021 | The Competitive Advantage
5 ways you can help learners be career-ready and to secure a competitive advantage in tomorrow’s labor market
October 28, 2021| Trading Up
Trading Up is a 22-minute documentary outlining multiple pathways to success, the tragedy of student loan debt, and the story of a woman with a dream to be a plastic surgeon who chooses to become a master welder.
June 14, 2021| Closing the Skills Gap
Because the purpose of every class, every lecture, and every ounce of energy that we dedicate to our schools is meant to lead our students into the world equipped to pursue their purpose, on purpose.
April 30, 2021| From Education to Employment
You’ve heard of “soft skills,” “power skills,” “essential skills” and “21st-century skills.” Meet Durable Skills.
March 1, 2021| Recovery with Equity
Higher education will play an important role in our state’s economic recovery from the pandemic—and in driving prosperity for California’s future