I remember when I was in school my Dad used to say to me, "You should be a teacher." It's so rewarding, helping others and you'll have the Summers off!
Well, I took his advice and while I was in public school I was a teacher's aide for Kindergarten and 1st grade. During summer vacations I was a camp counselor. My favorite was the summer I had 3 yr olds. It was one of my missions to have all those kids tie their own shoes by the end of summer... and yes they did.
During my career as a graphic designer, I have taught at both Parson's School of Design and Pratt, but briefly. Both didn't seem the right fit for me at the time.
Now it's quite a few years later, and I have come to realize just how much information is stored in my head and with each new person I meet, webinar I watch, I am just absorbing it all like a sponge. About a year ago, I started creating video tutorials on a variety of subjects; Wordpress and Concrete5 lessons, branding and marketing tip tutorials, and more. So many have emailed and written commenting and asking for more. Now I have taken this concept one big LEAP ahead. I founded a new program (broadcastlouder.com) just for professional creatives, entrepreneurs and small business owners, the ones who in this flip flop economy are struggling the most. The classes are online and can be watched whenever someone can make the time, and will give them so much they can immediately implement and then see their visibility and opportunities grow.
It brings me joy to be able to help others just as my Dad had suggested all those years ago.
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