I have expertise in leadership and soft skills development, and also have experience developing academic success skills in students. I recently founded Leadership and Soft Skills Training and have written two books on leadership and soft skills. I also offer personalized coaching for young people and provide tailored presentations to schools, churches, and other organizations.
Prior to starting my own business, I spent twenty years teaching, advising, mentoring, and supervising university students. I spent ten years in leadership positions in higher education where I served as director of a college-level recruiting and career center, department chair, and associate dean for academic programs.
Please visit LeadershipandSoftSkills.com for more information and free resources.
Successful students demonstrate soft skills such as commitment, effective communication, problem solving, accountability, and time management. Employers also place a high value on soft skills, but often report them lacking in recent graduates. You can enhance your academic performance now and set yourself up for future academic and career success by sharpening your leadership and soft skills. Learn how in “Leadership and Soft Skills for Students: Empowered to Succeed in High School, College, and Beyond.”
Furthermore, this book is an excellent resource for parents, grandparents, teachers, mentors, coaches, and anyone else who wants to help a young person develop the skills he or she needs to be successful.
This book has received strong endorsements from Marshall Goldsmith, #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and top-ranked executive coach, and Pat Wyman, America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert. Additionally, Midwest Book Reviews gave my book a “Very Highly Recommended” rating and “Reviewer’s Choice” designation in March 2016.
I wrote this book to empower you to develop the leadership and soft skills that underpin your success in your education, career, and professional life. More importantly, I wrote this book to empower you to grow as a Christian. This faith-based book includes all of the advice contained in “Leadership and Soft Skills for Students” plus relevant Scripture and Biblical principles.
- A Dozen Tips For Young Leaders
- Ten Empowering Practices for Young Leaders
- Life Balance Worksheet
- Project Planning Worksheet
- Time Management Spreadsheet
FOX TV 59 Interview: The Soft Skills Students Need for the Next Phase
Empowering Young Christians Radio Interview with Paul Ridgeway on AM 980 the Mission, Minneapolis, MN Part 1
Empowering Young Christians Radio Interview with Paul Ridgeway on AM 980 the Mission, Minneapolis, MN Part 2
“What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
“Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading” by Martin Linsky and Ronald A. Heifetz
“Instinct” by TD Jakes
“Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness” John C. Maxwell.
“Research indicates that the desire to achieve the skills associated with success is more highly correlated with achievement than the desire for success itself.” Marshall Goldsmith