Mary Robin Coggin

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School Is About More Than Training Kids to Be Adults

What teachers risk when they focus only on ensuring adolescents are ready for college and their careers<p>Years ago, as a junior-varsity baseball coach, I was once stunned by a player who had to remind me that he and his teammates—the people I was training—were only kids. I had just finished giving a …

5 Reasons Why Traveling Is the Best Education

<i>"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."</i> -- Saint Augustine<p>The Earth is filled with infinite experiences, wonders and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Imagine hiking through the verdant, kaleidoscopic Amazon rainforest, camping out underneath the aurora borealis in the …

7 Habits of the World's Richest People

Wealthy successful people exhibit different behaviors and attributes from people living in poverty. What are those characteristics? Here are 7, arrived at from 5 years of observations.<p>Are there habits wealthy people consistently practice that impact their success? Are there traits or strategies we …

Self-improvement

12 ways women unknowingly sabotage their success

Even if there weren't plenty of statistics to demonstrate continued gender bias in the workplace, the marketplace, and in financing for start-ups, a depressing stories out of Silicon Valley makes it brutally clear just how far we haven't come.<p>Unfortunately, according to Wendy Capland, CEO of Vision …

2 Essential Habits for Your Health and Happiness

What if you decided to change one simple habit and discovered that your life became better in all sorts of ways that you never could have anticipated?<p>…

4 Key Leadership Lessons From Top Female Executives

Recent studies have revealed something that many savvy women have known all along: women are good for business. With so many women-run startups …

Leadership