Becoming “On Fleek” Series

“If you fail to plan you plan to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

I have created the Becoming “On Fleek” Series of courses to help parents ready their children for the highly competitive marketplace they are preparing to enter.

Geared for middle school, high school and collegiate students, the series helps students understand the steps that are required to reach their goals, what their competition is doing, and what they need to begin doing today to make sure they get to the next level.

Each course teaches a blend of behaviors that students need to hone by combining the latest performance innovations with time-honored practices utilized by successful performers.  Whether your child dreams of becoming a Division I athlete, Ivy League student, service academy grad, lawyer, Rockette, Formula 1 race car driver, astronaut, or whatever, these courses are designed to help them drive their own success wherever life takes them.

How The Course Works

The course leverages a multitude of exercises, worksheets, class interaction, and the Socratic method to engage student’s curiosity, critical thinking, and problem solving centers.  The course utilizes robust multimedia and visual metaphors to stimulate each student’s focus and introspection.  Each student is provided with a 40+ page workbook that they use to actively design and develop their own personal plan.

Each course is divided into three main modules which build upon each other to drive home a clear, focused, and logical critical path for students to follow.

The course opens with a very entertaining history of the universe – from the Big Bang all the way up to the night of the course.  From the creation of the universe, how the the Earth was formed, to how life began, how humans evolved and why we, as animals, excel in only three skills better than any other life form.  We talk about how humans have lived for the past 2,000,000 years and why academics, athletics, and teamwork are essential to human survival, why those things are so important still today, and why they are sitting in the course they are.  We then have students go through a highly energetic and fun introduction exercise where they will get to know and hopefully make friends with other classmates. The introduction is designed to stimulate whole-brain thinking, even after a long day of school, work, and practice.

The Trinity Strategy

Module One helps students take inventory of who they are and where they are today.  Students will define who they are, how they view themselves, find out what motivates them and why.  We focus on needs, wants, dreams, goals, and what their definition of ‘success’ is.  We discuss their personal success conceptual model, what ‘balance’ exists in their lives, and what balance is missing.  We talk about the Seven Intelligences and the Seven Da Vinci Principles and capture each student’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges.  We also reinforce what trust is and who they see as their true support team, who is important and why, and who they need to get on their team.  Finally, we end Module One with students developing their vision, mission, value, focus, and purpose statements.

Once they take stock of themselves we move on to Module Two which focuses on what it takes to become who they want to become.  For example, for the “Becoming an ‘On Fleek’ Student-Athlete” series we discuss what schools are right for them, what it takes to get themselves on to an NCAA Division I, II, or III team, and how to get recruited by the Ivy League.  We talk about what recruiters look for, coaches look for, and what the universities look for in a candidate.  We educate students on the importance of academics versus athletics, becoming eligible for serious consideration, and the steps to take for athletic scholarships.  We cover the recruiting process, the likelihood of competing in college athletics based on sport, gender, and level, and other options they may want to pursue.  We educate them on how many applications they should expect to fill out by examining their reach schools, target schools, and safety schools, and how to make the application process more efficient to eliminate cost and waste.  Finally we give students access to the college experience via our partners at Yale, Stanford, and Cornell Universities.

In Module Three we start the real work.  By combining the student’s new found introspection from Module One and the knowledge of what is required of them to reach their goals from Module Two we move onto the final part of the course which starts them working on everything they need to do, starting that day.  We start students out by having them examine what their personal brand says about them.  Students will learn what a brand is, what the Exchange Process is, and how they can steer their own brand.  We teach them on how to craft academic and athletic resumes and highlight videos.  We talk about owning their future and what roles parents should play and what roles they need to avoid.  We give them leadership training, we have them examine how they learn and what information they choose to expose themselves to.  Students will also learn about time management and wealth management.  We will have students examine their place in their social networks, what social networks are and how they can help and the dangers that each hold.  Students will be guided though a ridiculously fun, and mind blowing exercise that allows them to practice creative thinking and problem solving.

Next Steps

We closeout the course out by having students reexamine all of their worksheets, identifying next steps and action items, filling out their calendars, and designing their journalsvision boards, and other aids.  We provide students with the opportunity to provide feedback for the course – what they liked and what they didn’t like, what helped and what didn’t and provide them with follow-up to ensure they start down their road to success and stay on that path.  Students will also be to coordinate and schedule additional mentoring with the coaches based on their specific needs.

Becoming “On Fleek” Series Courses Actively Available: