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Jeff Heggie- Mindset for Successful Students

Jeff Heggie- Mindset for Successful Students

Shellee and Jeff discuss: - Athletes who have developed their mental game are better performers - Confidence is a skill that helps you grow as a person - Your mindset determines how you handle life and school About Jeff: Jeff Heggie is an Entrepreneur, Author and...

Making the Most of Your Summer College Tours

Making the Most of Your Summer College Tours

Today, we're going to talk about how to rock your summer college tours.  Hey there, future college students! Thinking about college can be super exciting, but also a bit scary. Don't worry, we've got your back. . Trust me, it's way more fun than it sounds! Why Summer...

Gila Kurtz- Empower our Future Leaders

Gila Kurtz- Empower our Future Leaders

In this episode, Gila and Shellee discuss: - Reigniting teenagers confidence is so important for their success - Gila's company the BOLO Project helps teens with core principals and mindset to help with challenges - Importance of financial literacy for teenagers -...

Robert Malkin- Academic Research for Student Success

Robert Malkin- Academic Research for Student Success

In this episode, Dr. Malkin and Shellee discuss: - Is academic reasearch something you should consider? - Reasons to explore research projects - Dr. Malkin offers a program to help students begin their academic research- "'let's figure out a scientific question you...

7 Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your College Essay

7 Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your College Essay

The college essay is a vital component of the college admissions process, serving as a platform for students to showcase their personality, experiences, and writing prowess. However, many students inadvertently make common mistakes that can diminish the impact of...

Empowered teens and parents PODCAST with Debra Beck

Empowered teens and parents PODCAST with Debra Beck

For this latest podcast episode, Shellee sits down with Debra Beck, Author of the award winning book My Feet Aren’t Ugly, A Girl’s Guide to Loving herself from the inside out. Shellee and Debra discuss: - Learning the signs of when your teens are struggling - The...

Leah Rae Getts- Raising Trail Blazers

Leah Rae Getts- Raising Trail Blazers

Shellee and Leah discuss: - Impacting lives through marketing - Raising a entrepreneur spirited child About Leah: Leah Rae Getts, and her husband, Todd, are the owners of DigitalTrailblazer.com and specialize in helping experts, coaches, consultants, and entrepreneurs...

Leah Jantzen- Control the Controllables

Leah Jantzen- Control the Controllables

Shellee and Leah discuss: - Importance of students having resilience and mental strength to be successful - It's ok to not know what you want to for the rest of your life, as you are always evolving and interests change - Reframe failure to a growth opportunity About...

Joey Mascio- Sidekick to Hero

Joey Mascio- Sidekick to Hero

The three soft skills your teen needs after high school and how parents can help them learn them. 1) Owning their results 2) Rewriting their stories 3) Taming their emotions When a teen can do this, I call it going from sidekick to hero. In the classic hero's journey,...

Jesse LeBeau: The Attitude Advantage

Jesse LeBeau: The Attitude Advantage

Shellee and Jesse discuss: - Find something you wake up excited about - Using your platform to make a difference in others lives - Parents your job is to prepare them for their future by allowing them to fail and learn About Jesse: Jesse LeBeau is one of today’s most...

Ann Garcia- How to Pay for College

Ann Garcia- How to Pay for College

Shellee and Ann discuss:Ask yourself: What does it mean to live your best life? Then build a plan to make it a realityA great college experience is possible at any price pointThe importance of looking at your budget for college when your kids are in middle school so...

Michael Jacobus- Digital Addiction in Teenagers

Michael Jacobus- Digital Addiction in Teenagers

Shellee and Michael discuss: - The struggle a lot of parents deal with when their teenagers are addicted to digital screens and video games - As a parent who dealt with this in his own kid, created a summer program for teenagers where they reset. It is a month long...

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