It’s been a year of challenge and learning for us all. I’m excited to get back to normal but also grateful for the lessons the pandemic taught us. There are a number of lessons students and professionals need to focus on coming out of the pandemic that will make us better going forward. Topics like reintegrating into schools and the workforce, navigating our new roles in this changing society, improving our collective mental health through loving connections and engaging in difficult conversations are all critical to molding the leaders of tomorrow.
Over the last year, I’ve developed programming that addresses many of these topics. Additionally, I speak to many traditional messages and would love to work on them with you all.
The Heart of a Journal and the Structure of a Planner!
Three years ago my partner Theo Burtis, a student leader who brought me in to speak at his student council leadership conference hit me up and said, “I’m getting a vibe on my campus that students have a negative mindset.” I responded by saying, “Well, let’s find out.”
What we discovered after dozens of interviews and focus groups is that students aren’t pessimistic, but aren’t sure how to handle uncertainty in their life which can lead to a negative attitude about their future.
Out of this research, Theo and I have spent the last two years building The You Book. "The You Book" is a tool that was developed to help young adults combat the uncertainties of life and look after their mental and emotional health.
We’d love to discuss more about how The You Book might be able to help your students.