Why Innovate? Respond to Change Naturally.

Responding to Change In many cases, we need to innovate because we must respond to some kind of change. This change could be something we perceive as bad and we want to fix.  It could be something we don’t know … Continue reading

The Innovation System: 7 Steps to Developing Innovative Ideas

To successfully innovate and develop our ideas to high-impact levels, we need to approach it with systems thinking and go through stages. After working on innovation projects with a lot of organizations and institutions; reading many books, articles, and blogs; … Continue reading

Innovating the Keynote Speech: A New Experimental Higher Impact Approach

A Different Kind of Keynote Speech “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin I’m experimenting with innovating the way opening or keynote speeches happen at events to have a … Continue reading

Blogging and the Future of Higher Ed

What is important in higher ed right now? Recently, we have been working to really think about what is important in higher education right now.  For the last few months, we’ve been looking at various aspects of higher ed as … Continue reading

How To Hack Your Own Higher Education… For FREE

Innovation in Higher Education With tight budgets, busy lifestyles and demanding employers, having a solid education is more important now than ever.  The last few years have seen an explosion in the increasing cost of a college education. Don’t fear, … Continue reading

Tools for Self-Understanding: Inventories, Assessments, & Surveys

At some point, you have probably taken a survey, or maybe even used a fun app to help you gain a greater understanding of yourself. Maybe you played the “true colors” board game. Perhaps you’ve done the popular Myers-Briggs (MBTI Personality … Continue reading

Discover and Use your Personal Strengths and Valuable Skills to Create your Life

How are you using knowledge of your strengths and skills to create your future? Create your life and career path from your strengths and high level skills. I find a personal strengths or “valuable skills” focus to be particularly valuable … Continue reading

Passionate Interests: Don’t Just Follow – Unearth and Integrate

Now, let’s zoom in your passionate interests. What lights your fire? What do you love doing? What do you really, truly care about? What are you passionately interested in? Close your eyes, and identify at least five passionate interests. Go … Continue reading

Zoom in, Focus, and Deconstruct Yourself to Utilize your Positive Attributes

To Create Your Path, we want to help you identify your passionate interests (what energizes you), as well as your strengths (those things you are good at). We do a lot of zooming out and zooming in, looking through different … Continue reading

Dive Deep then Step Back: Tell the Story of Your Life to Understand it

To create your own unique path in life, you must first take a look at the larger story of your life. Zoom out on those experiences you’ve had already in order to make meaning, understand, and move forward with your … Continue reading