Research finds that 88 percent of young people, 94 percent of employers, 97 percent of teachers say that intangible soft skills are as or more important than academic qualifications to young people’s success.
Today’s academic environment is killing curiosity & entrepreneurial thought, does not have enough resources to foster self-awareness, resilience, critical analysis and most of the intangible skills required for success.
Good kids may be making bad choices due to external influences. They need to create good habits and focus on passions, what better passion is there than building a successful future and getting a head start in a competitive world.
1. Understanding the External Environment: Herd Mentality
2. Speaking Skills: Words, Logical Flow, Metaphors & Story Telling
3. Interpersonal Skills: Key to our Success
4. Negotiation: Mutual Benefit & Compromise
5. Emotional Intelligence: Control, Curiosity & Resilience
Both Levels 1 & 2 center around the same modules, Level 2 deals with more advanced soft skills, challenges & concepts. Level 2 also includes an introduction to the Entrepreneurs Program.
It is important in our world of information overload that we teach analytical thinking at all age levels. Kids need to have the skills to understand and evaluate information sources and make intelligent decisions about the inputs they receive.
A sample of Coaching Topics:
✓ Information Overload: Opinions, Sources, Agendas
✓ Information Literacy: What’s Behind the Picture/Statement
✓ E.R.A Evaluate, Reason & Analyze
Interpersonal skills are a set of soft skills that need ongoing refinement as our kids get older. They aren’t something children either have or don’t have. These are skills that can be learned and strengthened with effort and the benefits of robust social skills reach far beyond social acceptance. Learning to effectively communicate, get others on your side, find mutual benefit in situations and surrounding yourself with winning mindsets are all concepts The Intangibles Program’s Collaboration Module centers around.
A sample of Coaching Topics:
✓ Companion Selection: Rowing in the same direction
✓ Making a Deal: The give and take
✓ To Lead & to Delegate
✓ Positive, Uplifting & Winning Mindsets
Curiosity didn’t kill the cat, the cat became CEO.
What we want most for our kids, as learners, is to be able to learn on their own. The first step in learning to teach yourself anything is learning to ask questions. People who are not curious are usually not very driven. Curious people stay ahead of major problems because they have usually looked into possible issues coming down the pipe line and have prepared. Curiosity doesn’t wait to be asked. Curious minds don’t wait for someone else to have the answer, they have a “need to know”. This “need to know” must be developed early in life and nurtured as it develops further. Most successful careers have curiosity and a “need to know” at the core. This module helps to teach kids the desire to ask, dig deep and use the knowledge to benefit their path.
A sample of Module 5 (Curiosity) Coaching Topics:
✓ Thinking Aloud & Forming Quality Questions
✓ The quality of a question not only reveals curiosity, but background knowledge, literacy level & confidence
✓ Thinking Ahead: Producing questions for “fake, future-based” results
The capabilities that underlie resilience can be strengthened at any age. The brain is most adaptable in early in life. Yet while their development lays the foundation for a wide range of resilient behaviors, it is never too late to build resilience. Age-appropriate, health-promoting activities can significantly improve the odds that a child and later, an adult will recover from stress-inducing experiences.
A sample of Module 5 (Resilience) Coaching Topics:
✓ Building a Sense of Perceived Control
✓ Adaptive Skills: Self-regulation
✓ Mobilizing sources of hope, and cultural traditions
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