032 Danny Kim — Know How You Change

January 18, 2019


Danny is experienced in helping individuals design their personal and professional callings. He asks insightful questions at pivotal moments to help leaders make critical decisions that have long-term implications. As a storyteller and keynote speaker, Danny inspires movement and momentum. He is a gifted facilitator who creates psychologically safe environments for individual thinking and group collaboration.

Danny is a Senior Consultant at Centauric working with individuals and organizations of all sizes creating compelling experiences to help individuals and teams maximize their potential. He is an on-call faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership as well as an experienced Gallup-Certified Clifton Strengths coach. He has conducted over 500 individual coaching sessions, facilitated hundreds of workshops and presented in front of thousands.

Danny holds a Masters of Divinity and is currently working on his doctorate in I/O Psychology. His doctorate will focus on the impact of smartphone distraction on workplace productivity and speaks to organizations about how to harness the power of technology without hindering human connection.

Danny lives in San Diego, CA with his wife EJ and two dogs. He enjoys surfing, frequenting the movies and a good cup of coffee. Get in touch with him through his website

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Student Episode — I Got A Feeling

January 14, 2019

This episode, I Got A Feeling, corresponds to the YouSchool's social-emotional lesson plan with the same title, for middle and high school students. Healthy adults own their feelings and express them in productive ways. Learning how to understand your own emotions, how to respond to them, and how to learn from them will help your relationships, relieve your stress, and make you a more balanced person. 

Feel free to contact us for more information info@theyouschool.com


Student Episode — Move

January 14, 2019

This episode accompanies a social-emotional lesson plan for middle and high schools on the concept of MOVE- that healthy, mature humans are ones who keep their feet firmly planted in the present but focused on future goals and dreams. Key concepts underscored in this lesson plan:

- Your dreams and goals are yours to own

- Understanding your past and the path that you're on will help you better understand what needs to change about the future in order to accomplish your goals


031 Sarah Hernholm — Change Yourself First

January 12, 2019

We are thrilled to have Sarah Hernholm join us in the YouSchool 'studio'. In 2009, Sarah Hernholm left her elementary school teaching days and launched WIT - Whatever It Takes. Convinced that a company could be built to provide youth with the tools and skills needed to become social entrepreneurs and leaders, she began her journey.

Six years later, WIT is the only college-credit social entrepreneur and leadership course for high school teens in the country.  As Founder/President of WIT, Sarah helps launch WIT sites all over the country, and motivates teens to launch enterprises designed to change their communities! Sarah also created SMART CITY SATURDAY, which hosts teen only hackathons around the country. These hackathons provide teens the opportunity to spend the day tackling their city's greatest challenges and then at the end of the event, present their proposed solutions to city-officials. 

Along the way she has delivered three TEDx talks:

These talks resulted in more talks...like the one about "risky" behavior shared in a recent Creative Mornings talk. 


In everything she does, Sarah lives and leads with "11 Tips for Doing WIT". These Tips help develop greater emotional intelligence, along with activating an entrepreneurial mindset. As a result of the proven impact of the 11 Tips for Doing WIT, Sarah has partnered with organizations, companies, school districts, and parent groups to teach the 11 Tips for Doing WIT. These Tips resonate with everyone. While not everyone will be an entrepreneur and launch a business, EVERYONE can develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and benefit from enhancing and developing their emotional intelligence. 

Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn, or follow her on Twitter or Instagram

Books recommended on the episode:

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Dan Pink

The Conscious Parent, Shefali Tsabury


Student Episode — Manners Are A Friend Of Mine

January 7, 2019

What are manners? They're social behaviors that culture or a community defines as acceptable or respectful. 


Are they universal?

Where do they come from?

Why should we have good manners?

What good could come from better manners?

What could happen if we have bad manners?

How do manners reveal our true character?


In this episode for middle and high school students, we explore those ideas and more. Corresponding to a social-emotional lesson plan that we offer for schools. Contact us for more information info@theyouschool.com


030 Brian Tustin — Changing the Office and the Retail Experience to be More Human

January 6, 2019

Brian is currently the GM of Hospitality for Moniker Group. Over the last 16 years of his work experience, he has become an expert in client relations and is quickly developing his skills in sales, marketing, and business. Working in places such as full-service marinas, high volume restaurants, golf courses, landscape companies, churches, and grocery/retail stores; he has developed into a top-tier employee providing exemplary service and support to each and every patron, guest, and customer that he encounters. Being focused, dedicated, passionate, forward thinking, team oriented, and hands-on, allows him to stand out amongst other co-workers.


Connect with Brian via LinkedIn


029 Parent Episode — Growing Deep Trees, Family Backstory

December 17, 2018

Hey Parents! 

Raising healthy kids who become thriving adults is kind of the thing we're all trying to do, right? In today's episode, we have a very compelling exercise you can do (perhaps over the holidays) that will help your kids become resilient and be able to handle the complexities and stress of life. 

If you'd like, you can download this worksheet we designed to start drafting your own family backstory, then sit down with their kids and add some visual aids like home movies and photo albums to make your family backstory come alive. 

And, if you haven't already, you can sign up for our parent email newsletter that will give you our best resources for parents who want to raise healthy adults.


Student Episode — Fight For What’s Right

December 4, 2018

In this episode, we talk about how healthy, thriving adults are people who have clearly defined ideas about right and wrong, and don't act as bystanders but as engaged humans who lean into hard circumstances to bring about what's right.  

This episode corresponds to the Social-Emotional lesson plan we offer to middle and high schools called FIGHT FOR WHAT'S RIGHT. If you'd like to learn more, contact us info@theyouschool.com


028 Thane Marcus — growing from failure after professional sports

November 29, 2018
Thane Marcus Ringler is a former pro golfer turned writer, speaker, collaborator, and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles, CA. After competing for nearly four years as a professional, he transitioned out of the world of golf into his new endeavors.
In his current work, Thane is coming alongside freelancers, business owners, and entrepreneurs to help them by taking the professional athlete’s mindset to everyday people in everyday life. He is passionate about speaking to the journey from the journey, and wants to empower this generation to take ownership of their lives and never settle for less than they are capable of.
He is also the host of The Up & Comers Show, a podcast all about learning how to live a good life.
To find more on Thane and his work, visit: ThaneMarcus.com

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Student episode — Believe It Or Not

November 26, 2018

In this episode, we talk about how healthy, thriving adults are people who have clearly defined beliefs that influence how they live in this world. Our beliefs are shaped by our foundational influences, like our family, culture, community, or religious traditions, yet all mature people need to go through a reflective process to own and declare their own beliefs.  

This episode corresponds to the Social-Emotional lesson plan we offer to middle and high schools called BELIEVE IT OR NOT. If you'd like to learn more, contact us info@theyouschool.com