5 Life Skills You Need That They Don’t Teach You in School
In this episode Katy and guest Noelle Ward, the founder of Life Skills 4 College, explore those life skills essential for successful college and career life, but also for a well balanced and rewarding life in general. Theses key life skills are usually not taught in school, but learned the hard way through the trial and error of lived experience. Our hope this week is to help you shorten your learning curve by sharing the best place to start.
We explore these 5 key life skills they don’t teach you in school:
Navigating your wellbeing and health
Organizing your goals and priorities
Reading verbal and nonverbal communication
Managing your money
Whether a teenager still living at home, a student away at college, or a recent graduate trying to establish your independent adult life this episode has something for you.
What is your next best baby step for cultivating these skills in your life? Share your experience with us in the comments or snap a pic of you listening to the podcast, share it on your social, and tag @collegehoodadvice and @lifeskills4college to let us know what’s resonating with you.
More About Noelle Ward
Award winning business owner, occupational therapist and teen life skills coach, Noelle Ward has been teaching life skills for the past 20 years to diverse individuals of all ages and abilities.
She is the founder of Life Skills 4 College, a company dedicated to teaching high school teens how to “adult” so they can crush their college experience. She is also the founder of the award winning business Life Labs* which offers local workshops to teach kids and teens skills for success that aren’t taught in school.
She believes that every child and teen deserves to be set up for success and that teaching these skills helps us all when they enter the workforce ready to kick butt!
After completing her online courses teens are ready to Manage Money, Make Money, Master Daily Living, Make Good Choices and Make the Grade.
She is also the Director of Rehabilitation for one of the largest home health care organization in the U.S. where she is responsible for the clinical programs and quality of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services. She has been a field instructor for several OT (occupational therapy), healthcare management and business programs, as well as an ongoing community partner and guest speaker for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Occupational Therapy School. She has been responsible for hundreds of employees and is an active mentor in her field.
She is married with 2 kids and loves hip hop dance, scrapbooking and shopping at garage sales.
*Life Labs was voted the 2015 Alabama Enrichment Provider of the Year
Follow her on Instagram @LifeSkills4College
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