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What Horses Can Teach Us: Two Minutes with Equus Coach and TRUE CEO Kelly Eide

Animals may not be able to talk, but they certainly have a lot to say. In fact, they can be excellent teachers to anyone willing to listen. Kelly Eide is one of those people. She is an Equus Coach, Executive Coach and the CEO of TRUE (Trust. Respect. Unique. Energy.), which offers horse-centered leadership programs [...]

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Becoming a Tiger at Any Age: Two Minutes with Coach and Trainer Cindy van de Kreke-Freens of Authenticity

When you hear the word “coach,” sports probably come to mind. Coaches guide teams through practice sessions, perfecting techniques so that players are ready for competition. However, there’s another kind of coach out there. Personal and professional coaches work with clients to help them through life decisions and challenges. They don’t necessarily give answers, but [...]

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Bridging Iran, the US and the Globe: Two Minutes with Shared_Studios Creator Amar Bakshi

Imagine stepping into a golden shipping container in New York City and suddenly seeing the face of a resident in Tehran, Iran. A stranger at first, yes; however, soon you’re sharing your interests and opinions – maybe even playing music together. Suddenly, you realize, you’ve made a new friend – a connection – with someone [...]

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Learning at the Bottom of the World: Two Minutes with Polar Ecologist Jessica Trout-Haney

When you think of Antarctica, what comes to mind? Cold, snow, icebergs, desolation. Few people ever have the opportunity to travel to the continent, and so it’s a misunderstood land – one that can actually teach us a great deal about ourselves and our changing climate. While a few tourists may visit, Antarctica is home [...]

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The Power of Data Visualization: Two Minutes with Jessica Anderson of Visualizing Impact

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Images have a way of making words and facts really stand out and make an impression. They help us learn complex ideas and can make a deep impact on the way we think. This is what inspires Visualizing Impact to do its work – [...]

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Inspiring Learning: Two Minutes with Global Educator Kerrin Barrett

The most recent estimates by the United Nations show that 58 million primary school-aged children worldwide are out of school. In addition, approximately 250 million children are unable to read and write. These numbers are hard to comprehend; however, they are slowly decreasing, thanks to organizations and people dedicated to giving all children equal educational [...]

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Changing the World, One Student at a Time: Two Minutes with Noah Bopp of SEGL

Some people are just born to be great leaders. They carry within them the knowledge, skill and desire to inspire others. Noah Bopp, founder and director of The School for Ethics and Global Leadership, seeks out these emerging leaders among U.S. high schoolers to become a part of SEGL, where they will learn how to [...]

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On a Mission to “Veggucate” Kids: Two Minutes with Alison Burrows from Super Sprowtz

When Radha Agrawal realized that kids were ordering plain pizza without any vegetable toppings at her restaurant in New York City, she started creating vegetable characters that had super powers related to their nutritional benefits to entice her young customers. Suddenly, kids started adding vegetables to their pizza, in hopes of gaining the same super [...]

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The Art of Language Learning: Two Minutes with Elemental English Founder Larissa Majlessi

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the desire – and the need – to learn new languages is all around. Some want to connect to a family’s roots, while others need new language skills for business negotiations or travel. Many start practicing as young children in school, and others begin only after arriving in a [...]

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Rewiring the Brain: Two Minutes with Speech-Language Pathologist Aalia Thobani

It is widely known and understood that all people learn differently. Everyone has his or her own strengths that encourage a love of science or writing or math; however, sometimes a physical challenge presents itself and disrupts the learning process. Aalia Thobani is a speech-language pathologist who works with people trying to overcome communication and [...]

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