Near-Peer Learning

Courtney Spence Gives TEDx Talk on Multimedia Storytelling

Students of the World founder and Capture Your Flag interviewee Courtney Spence gives a TEDx Talk on the transformational power of multimedia storytelling for disaster relief and community rebuilding efforts.  She talks about the potential of students and young professionals to be the changemakers and tell stories of progress that drive awareness around problem solving and sustainable solutions building in areas devasted by natural disaster or environmental distress. 

Jullien Gordon Teaching "The Innerview" at Indiana University

This morning, I had the pleasure of hosting Jullien Gordon in the Capture Your Flag Manhattan studios for his Year 2 interview.  Personally, the Year 2 interviews have been immensely fulfilling as I'm fortunate to get to see firsthand the personal growth and career development incrementally taking place across our interviewees.  In a way I feel like a documentary filmmaker though I feel exponentially more blessed to share in these windows into interviewee experiences as we build out the Near Peer Learning experience to connect the dots, step by step, floor by floor, on the aspirational career staircase. 

Jullien and I covered an immense amount, as few are as productive experience creators as Jullien (well, Jon Kolko might be good competition!).  One topic was his new "Innerview" platform.  Here is a lecture Jullien gave at Indiana University to help students better align passions to purpose and channel that into career planning and interview preparation.  NOTE: this video includes messages and career learning methods right for all ages and audiences, not just college students. 

Be well.  Capture Your Flag. - Erik

Nina Godiwalla TEDx Presentation - TEDxHouston 2011

In her 2011 TEDx Talk at TEDxHouston, Nina Godiwalla shares three simple ways to make a corporate work culture more welcoming.  Godiwalla's TED talk focuses on what she learned about diversity messaging and more inclusive and welcoming workplace cultures through her investment banking experience on Wall Street, the stories from which she shares in her first book "Suits: A Woman on Wall Street."   In 2011 Nina shared her anticipation preparing to give this TEDx Talk down in Houston

Fabian Pfortmuller TEDx Presentation - Summer 2011


Capture Your Flag interviewee Fabian Pfortmuller presents "Another Generation, Really?" at TEDxEastHampton.  Fabian shares more about bringing together online and offline relationships to create innovative new communities.  He terms these "curated innovation communities" and lists the elements of what makes them happen.  He shares experiences from his company, Sandbox Network, a global community of the most active and aspiring doers between the ages of 20 and 30 as well as others, including the TED community and university alumni communities. 

Learn more about Fabian's work in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interviews, including "How Sandbox Network Creates Sustainable Leadership" and "How to Create Social Network Value" to expand upon Fabian's TEDx message.  

Simon Sinek's "99 Percent Conference" Presentation

Simon Sinek inspires us.  He constantly finds new ways and additional angles to teach us about understanding ourselves, our relationships with others, and how the interconnectedness creates more fulfilling ways to live with a clarified sense of purpose.  He also encourages you to believe you can change the world.  We believe he is right.  Enjoy this amazing talk "If You Don't Understand People You Don't Understand Business" from this Year's 99 Percent Conference. 

After you enjoy Simon's talk, please check out our Year 1 and Year 2 video interviews - 36 in total - with Simon.  Here is one from 2011 - "How Finding Purpose Increases Sense of Fulfillment" - and one from 2009 - "How to Define Fulfillment and Measure Success Each Day."  If you want to watch them later, save them to Instapaper