The Knowledge Entrepreneurs Show

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Insights and Strategies for Building a Successful Knowledge Business. Join us as we explore the world of knowledge commerce through the eyes of the top entrepreneurs in the industry. Each week, we'll bring you in-depth interviews with leaders from across the globe as they share their journeys, challenges, and strategies for success. From starting and scaling a business to targeting the right market and reaching your vision, The Knowledge Entrepreneur Podcast is your go-to source for valuable insights and inspiration read less
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Episodes

Episode 160 | Michelle McAnaney | The College Spy | The Knowledge Entrepreneurs Show
May 8 2024
Episode 160 | Michelle McAnaney | The College Spy | The Knowledge Entrepreneurs Show
Michelle McAnaney founded The College Spy® with this mission: Help students identify colleges that are a good fit for them and get accepted.  Michelle is an expert in college admissions and a leader in her field. She has over 20 years of experience as an educator, counselor and consultant, assisting students in making smart choices to reach their full potential. She is current on the latest trends in college admissions.  Her extensive admissions knowledge is coupled with firsthand experience with the colleges and universities your student will be considering. She tells students and families that the best way to get to know a college is to visit and she holds herself to the same standard. She visits approximately 40 colleges each year, attending information sessions and open houses, taking tours and meeting with admissions officers.  Michelle’s single greatest strength is her genuine concern for the wellbeing of her students. She encourages each one to explore new courses and activities, get involved in areas of interest, stretch their boundaries and expand their comfort zones. She encourages and guides students to take ownership of their college journey. Michelle believes that students should take the initiative in planning their futures. Students working with Michelle will attend interviews even when they are optional, think about themselves in new ways, dig deep to write revealing and powerful applications essays and ask the right people for letters of recommendation. Her encouragement is always supportive and understanding, with an eye on admissions outcomes, but also an awareness that these are growth experiences that will help students develop as young adults about to embark on one of the most important phases of their lives.  Michelle regularly presents to groups of parents and other professionals. She shares information through frequent webinars, The College Spy Podcast, blogging and various social media platforms. Learn more about Michelle by following The College Spy on Twitter or Facebook.
Episode 159 | Steven Witt | Professor of Education | The Knowledge Entrepreneurs Show
May 7 2024
Episode 159 | Steven Witt | Professor of Education | The Knowledge Entrepreneurs Show
Dr. Steven Witt is currently serving as the Director of the Graduate Education Program in the School of Education and as a Full Education Professor at Concordia University Wisconsin. In this role, Dr. Witt serves as the primary liaison among the graduate education faculty in his program, graduate students, and the school of education. He is responsible for ensuring quality and effective programing while ensuring compliance with state and national regulations across fields of study. Over the decades, Dr. Witt also established and maintained a multi-million-dollar budget through a continuous improvement framework.   Recognized for his excellence in teaching, Dr. Witt was ranked in the top ten teaching faculty at CUW in 2022-23. He has held the position of a full, tenured professor since 2017. Prior to his current role, Dr. Witt held positions as an Assistant Professor of Education in California and Executive Director of several private schools, showcasing a diverse and impactful career spanning academia and school administration.   Beyond his professional roles, Dr. Witt is deeply committed to transforming education and closing the achievement gap. In 2013, at the recommendation of community leaders, Dr. Witt founded the non-profit organization, EdAchieve, dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for all students. Dr. Witt is now a board member. Furthermore, Dr. Witt provides leadership support to the Closing the Achievement Gap initiative, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to equity and excellence in education.