I'M ON AN ADVENTURE TO DISCOVER AND SHARE THE SCIENCE OF GREAT LEARNING.
We built a new website to share everything that we've discovered on this journey:
BA Sociology Duke University 2010
I travel the country speaking, learning, reading, and writing for thelearnerlab.com
THE LEARNER LAB (formerly Train Ugly)
50% of my time is spent writing and producing content for trainugly.com
The other 50% is spent traveling and doing workshops with groups from all over the world. I've worked with Fortune 500 companies, MLB teams, Olympic teams, with hundreds of schools, and even in a few prisons.
The other 50% is spent learning. I seek out the scientists and thought leaders in the world of development, consume their research and discoveries, connect the dots, and shares it with anyone that will listen.
Founder + Head Coach (2008 - Present)
USA + Canada
Each year we hit the road for 2.5 months on our Basketball School Summer Tour!
This is our way of putting all of the science and research into action - it's seriously THE BEST!
To date we've worked with over 1800 student athletes from all over North America.
Creative Developer (May 2011 - 2013)
"The One-man Creative Team + Marketing Department."
I worked closely with each business within the Mitchell Group to develop and execute all of their marketing material and presentations. Most of the businesses are still in the developmental stage, so there has been a heavy focus on fundraising (see portfolio).
Co-Founder (2009 - 2011)
Three best friends + a celebrity chef = the wildest two years of my life. We learned to be scrappy, what it meant to be lean, how to create something out of nothing, how to hustle and, most importantly, how to make kick ass sushi!
• Won over $40,000 in Business Plan competitions
• Launched 1st Ever Online Restaurant
• Mass Challenge Finalist (2010)
• Named One of the Top 100 Student Startups at the NSYE
• Featured on CNN Money, CBS News, Denver Post, Inc Magazine
DUKE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Practice Player + Manager (2006-2008)
Durham, North Carolina
"Rudy, but without the storybook ending."
• Worked under Coach K
• Team Manager
• Participated in practice drills
• Video + editing
WHAT I DO
Seth Godin + Shaan Puri
I love getting in the classroom, office, or gym and working with teams in person!
I do keynotes, weekend workshops, 5 day clinics, or anything else you can imagine.
For more info and some reviews:
The Learner Lab Podcast
Each episode covers a different topic that can help us become better learners. We present the research, interview the experts, and present it in a cool way. Just search "Learner Lab" anywhere you get your pods.
Check it out here:
Work + Learn
Anders Ericcson + Robert Bjork + Brene Brown
This is the best part of the job, and it's not even close. It's been amazing how welcoming the people in the science have been. They let me visit, ask dumb questions, and help me to really understand their work.
Video + Design + Animation
Photoshop, After Effects, Premier are my favs
I produce things in a the way I would like to consume them - visual, energetic, simple, and bold.
People seem to like it and I have a blast doing it:
Check out some examples: