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Be The Dominant Creative Force In Your Own Life.
“Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur” teaches students to use entrepreneurial thinking to solve everyday problems, create extraordinary opportunities, and become a better version of themselves in daily life.
If you work with young people who are facing challenges that are hindering them from realizing their potential, this program is for you.
Learn From a Successful Entrepreneur
Fun & Entertaining Presentation
Teaches National Standards
Inspirational and Practical
Easy & Convenient Scheduling
Meet Your Instructor
T. K. Coleman
Director of Entrepreneurial Education at FEE
The Foundation for Economic Education is a 501c3 nonprofit, and we strive to make quality education available to as many people as possible. That’s why Revolution of One is available at no cost to you!Request Your FREE Custom Workshop or Webinar
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you tell me a little more about this program?
As an in person program, Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur is an interactive workshop that takes place over the course of two hours.
Part I — How to change things when you don’t have power, how to deal with anger, and how to discover what makes you uniquely valuable (1 hour)
“How to Impact the World” (10-15 Minutes)
Related video: Use Your Emotions to Fuel Your Results
Theme #1: Your anger and frustration are gifts. They signify your emotional compass pointing you towards the kinds of problems you’re uniquely designed to solve. “Be angry and sin not…” The goal isn’t to pretend like you’re happy all the time. The goal is to find out what your anger is teaching you and figure out a way to harness it for good.
Theme #2: Leadership is the willingness to access personal responsibility for the changes you want to see in the world. If something is wrong, somebody needs to do something about it, and that “somebody” is you.
Group Exercise/Activity #1 (30 minutes)
T.K. leads the participants in a guided discussion on how to harness emotional experiences as creative energy. Then, students are broken out into smaller groups to discuss how these principles can be applied to their own lives.
Part II — Discovering Your Superpower for Success: Learning and applying the gifts that set you apart from the crowd (1 hour)
“How to Impact the World” (10-15 Minutes)
Related video: Non-Zero Days: Your Personal Revolution Starts Now
Theme #1: The best way to get what you want is to help other people get what they want. The power of service.
Theme #2: Everyone has unique tastes and talents that can be combined in exciting ways. This is your superpower. If you learn how to harness this superpower, it will give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and it will help you create the results that matter most to you through value-creation.
Exercise #2: Group Exercise/Activity #2 (30 minutes)
T.K. leads the participants in a guided discussion on their respective comparative advantage, or "superpowers". Then, students are broken out into smaller groups to discuss how these principles impact their lives-- and how they can use this information to their advantage.
Final Segment: Question and Answer session with T.K. (15-30 minutes)
As a webinar, teachers can choose one of either session (or book two webinars for their class) and TK will engage students via a Zoom meeting. The interactive small group sessions are conducted through Zoom breakouts.
How many students can participate?
For in person programs, we have a minimum of 50 student attendees and are very flexible with our maximum.
For Zoom, our minimum is 10 student attendees. Because our curriculum is interactive and uses break out rooms via Zoom meetings, it is ideal to keep the group to 98 or less per session. However, we can host multiple sessions for a group if they have many students, and can explore Zoom webinars that are less interactive* for very large groups.
*Zoom webinars still offer a Q&A feature
Who is this program for?
This content is catered to high school and youth group students (ages 14-18). These individuals are likely to be very entrepreneurial, with a passion for making a difference in their community. Their interests may vary from pre-career apprenticeships to collegiate business programs. There are no academic prerequisites for this program. In person programs are hosted for young people in the United States, and webinars are hosted for audiences around the world.
For information on other programs delivered by TK Coleman (including talks for college students and young professionals), please fill out our brief contact form at the bottom of this page.
Which National Standards does this workshop teach?
This program teaches approved content for the following standards:
Entrepreneurship Achievement Standards:
- Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Achievement Standard: Recognize that entrepreneurs possess unique characteristics and evaluate the degree to which one possesses those characteristics.
Achievement Standard: Apply economic concepts when making decisions for an entrepreneurial venture.
Achievement Standard: Use the financial concepts and tools needed by the entrepreneur in making business decisions.
- Business Plans
Achievement Standard: Develop a business plan.
National Voluntary Standards in Economics
Standard 2 Decision Making
Benchmarks Grade 12:
- Some decisions involve taking risks in that either the benefits or the costs could be uncertain. Risk taking carries a cost. When risk is present, the costs should be treated as higher than when risk is not present. 6. Explain why an investment that pays a guaranteed $1,000 a year, is more desirable for most people than an investment that pays $2,000 a year with a 50% chance and $0 with a 50% chance.
Standard 6 Specialization
Benchmarks Grade 12:
- Individuals and nations have a comparative advantage in the production of goods or services if they can produce a product at a lower opportunity cost than other individuals or nations. Apply the concepts of opportunity cost and comparative advantage to the following problem: The Netherlands can produce in one day either four drill presses or eight embroidered tablecloths. Using the same amount of resources, Portugal can produce either two drill presses or seven embroidered tablecloths. Which country should specialize in producing drill presses and import tablecloths, and why? Which country should specialize in producing table cloths and import drill presses, and why?
Economics Standard 14 (Entrepreneurship)
Benchmarks Grade 12:
- Entrepreneurial decisions are influenced by tax, regulatory, education, and research support policies. Explain how government sponsored research may affect entrepreneurial activity. Explain how entrepreneurial activity is affected by a tax policy that affects income from profits and capital investment.
- Productivity and efficiency gains that result from innovative practices of entrepreneurs foster long term economic growth. Explain how the invention and diffusion of the personal computer has contributed to increases in gross domestic product.
Can you help me convince my administrator to approve the program?
Of course! We are happy to provide any specific information your administrators require to verify the high quality of our seminars and webinars. Our programs comply with state and national standards in social studies, plus they're tailored to your specific needs and conveniently fit into one or two class periods.
They are also absolutely free for schools to host!
We want to make this decision as easy as possible for your administration, so please fill out our contact form at the bottom of this page and we'll be in touch to see how we can best serve your needs.
How should students prepare for the program?
Students should bring a pen and paper to take notes for an in-person program, an internet-connected device with a camera and microphone for a webinar, and a great attitude!
I’m interested in having TK talk to my class, but on a different topic. Can you help me?
Yes! Fill out our contact form at the bottom of this page and we will discuss how to best accommodate your needs.
Some alternate Rev1 talks TK can deliver at 1 hour each via zoom or in person include:
- The Economics of Your Dreams: The things you want in life cannot be separated from your need to foster economic cooperation.
- The Secret of Win Win: The best way to get what you want is to get what they want.
- The Creativity of the Market: Everyone has unique talents; harness this reality and you will win.
- The Entrepreneurial Principles of Career Building (series):
- Session 1: Being an entrepreneur versus being entrepreneurial
- Session 2: The Science of Value-Creation & The Art of Opportunity-Seeking
- Session 3: How to become the Marketing Director for your Dreams
- Are We Good Enough for Leadership: Understanding the Power of Character (series):
- Session 1: Seek Responsibilities, Not Titles
- Session 2: Why Integrity is the Foundation for Sustainable Success
- Session 3: Knowing the Difference Between Your Passion and Your Mission
- Non-Zero Days: Do not try to change the world in one day. Set and accomplish small goals consistently.
- Get Angry: Like Rosa Parks, take practical action to create positive change.
- Carry the Tray: Improve your personal skill set.
- Work on Your Dreams as if You Were Awake: Kickstart your productivity and pursue your goals
- Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: Resolving the fears and self-doubts that stop us from using our voice, helping others, and following our dreams.
- Financial Literacy: Money management, debt reduction, investing basics, mastering the wealth mindset
- Starting a Profitable Business: Generating ideas, writing a business plan, raising capital, attracting customers
- Career Preparation: Navigating the job hunt, marketing yourself, interviewing like a pro, networking, creating unconventional opportunities
- Leadership: Communication, conflict-resolution, mentoring, managing teams, giving and receiving feedback, selling a vision.
- Goal-setting: How to clarify your preferences and priorities,, how to get started, how to keep yourself accountable, how to distinguish goals from desires, the secrets of habit formation.
- Anger management: Using frustrations as fuel, dealing with emotional vampires, processing your feelings, how to communicate when angry.
- Self-Esteem: Building a positive self-image, destroying stereotypes, character development, and personal responsibility
- Direction: How to make decisions when you don’t know what you want to do, why your mistakes/failures are part of the self-discovery process, Weighing pros and cons, what to do when your life doesn’t make sense to others.
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