: I wanted to mention I enjoy working with students and adults. I originally wrote this profile addressed to parents of students as I thought they would be the primary audience on this website. However, after receiving several inquiries from adults who wanted to enhance their careers, I realized I needed to address students of all ages. If we want to be successful, we never really graduate from learning. We just get to have more control over what we want to learn.
Please read this profile as written to either parents of students or to you as a more experienced student (adult).
You care about your students and who works with them. You want so badly for them to be successful in school, athletics, and in life. You know they have what it takes and are looking for help to draw that ability out. Please allow me the privilege of partnering with your student to get results, develop a love of learning, and enjoy the process. We can make your student's desire to improve a reality.
Who am I? I am a 40 year old entrepreneur/businessman who has a day job with a billion dollar company facilitating workshops and coaching business
leaders. I have worked with executives at large companies such as Union Pacific, Accenture, and Avaya. I have trained public school teachers on how to be more effective in the classroom. I have consulted with non-profits on building and developing a winning culture. Early in my career, I was an English
, reading, math
teacher, cross country, track, basketball
coach, and youth director. I don't remember getting much sleep during that season of life.
My specialty is enhancing performance in learning, athletics, business, and life. In short, I help people of all ages improve in the area of their choice. I have a bachelor's in Communication and a master's degree in Transformational Leadership to support this process as well as the practical experience of being able to draw on all specific disciplines mentioned above. I have traveled the world extensively and have worked with people from 50+ countries due to certifications in several coaching tools in business and personal development. Once upon a time I also played college basketball in Michigan and professional basketball in Europe. It seems like a while ago now (if you are 40 or over you probably can relate).
Great for you Erik, but can you connect with my student? Yes, I can connect with whatever your student needs/wants to learn though you will be the final judge of whether we move forward. I have worked with a variety of students with a variety of needs from basketball to reading with each one being a win/win for parents, students, and me. My aim is to draw out the greatness in you or your son or daughter even if it currently seems to be hiding or needs a little enhancing. We all need a little help from time to time to get unstuck.
Why am I doing this tutoring/coaching work? This is my way to give back to the community and spread the love of growth, excellence, and learning to the next generation. My work allows me to flex my schedule for this purpose. Imagine the joy it will give all of us to see your child develop learning patterns that will help him/her succeed for a lifetime. Imagine the feeling of making breakthroughs as an adult with patterns you have dealt with for years. The path to success will be unique with each student/person. That is the fun part. We get to co-discover the path that will work best.
All that said, I am only open to working with a couple people at a time because I have a day job, a part time non-profit job, and my own company as well as a need to relax and unplug from time to time (it does happen).
You have something special in you that wants to express itself in the world. Grades and learning buy you the luxury of studying exactly what you want in life and expressing what you are good at and enjoy every day. Though it has taken me a while, I am now getting paid very well to do exactly what I want to do every day. It is a great feeling to get up in the morning and have your work match your passions for life. Let's discover together how to use your studies, interests, and/or athletics to create a life that brings you joy and pays the bills. It will take hard work now and pay off the rest of your life.
Adults, your best life is still in front of you and you now have the wisdom and discipline to enjoy it.
I look forward to meeting you,