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DESCRIPTION: What’s your big dream? It’s an easy answer for a 5 or 10 year old, but as students move from middle school to high school and beyond, they struggle answering this simple question. Some never learn how to dream. Others don’t believe they are worthy of living their dreams. And still, some simply crumble while pursuing their dreams because they were never prepared for the possible rejection and adversity that comes with following a passion. As a result, most students give up on their dreams, live other people’s dreams or stop dreaming altogether. Harlan can help change this.
New York Times bestselling author and speaker, Harlan Cohen, helps students from all backgrounds think BIG, take action, and learn how to get wherever they want to go in life (or some place even better). He teaches students the life skills needed to set goals, manage fears, take action, and navigate obstacles. He demonstrates how to use people, places, and patience to take action and move forward with confidence and clarity. Harlan combines real life stories from students and lessons from his own life to empower students to dream big, believe in themselves, and take action.
Harlan introduces students to a five-step approach that gives participants a framework to set goals and put together a plan of action. Attendees will engage in a series of exercises that transform fear into freedom and turn obstacles into a springboard to future success. Participants will leave with tools to help them identify what they want and how to get there. Harlan uses his trademark humor, audience interaction, and facts to challenge attendees to step outside their comfort zone and grow as individuals and leaders. This interactive and humorous event incorporates grit, resilience, and growth mindset.
TOPICS: Leadership, grit, resilience, risk-taking, first generation students, success, adversity, emotional endurance, conflict resolution, communication, problem solving, getting comfortable with the uncomfortable, and overcoming rejection.
AUDIENCE: First generation students, Professional groups, high school students, parents, and anyone working with college students.
LENGTH: Keynotes 45-90 minute / Workshops 60-minutes to full day
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