Ep. 15: Why Soft Skills are Critical in the 21st Century

In this episode, Ziz and Pam talk about the importance of soft skills in the new economy, not just for getting a job, but for navigating a successful life. These are human, interpersonal, relationship skills. How are these skills developed? It’s about creating experiences, relationship and mentorship opportunities, and embracing our humanness. The rise of […]

Ep. 14: What is Lifelong Learning?

In this episode, Ziz and Pam discuss what it means to be a lifelong learner. Given the rapid pace of technological change in our world, students need to R.E.A.D. The ‘R’ stands for responsibility. It is the student’s responsibility to upskill and continually learn new ways of doing things so that they can adapt to changing […]

Ep. 13: Grace in the Learning Process

In this episode, Ziz and Pam talk about giving grace to students, parents, and teachers in the learning process. For the last several decades, we have perpetuated a culture of sameness and moved our children through an antiquated system that no longer works for all. But now we know better! As we examine some new, […]

Ep. 12: Racism, Education, and Opportunity in the 21st Century

In this episode, Ziz and Pam share their thoughts on racism, education, and opportunity in the 21st century. Ziz talks about how he learned the importance of positivity and a supportive environment in his early life. They discuss the state of education in relation to society’s inequities, how existing frameworks impede progress, and do not […]

Ep. 10: What’s A Parent to Do?

In this episode, Ziz and Pam discuss the role of parents in preparing kids for life in the 21st century. Our students are caught between two worlds; one is the antiquated, one-track-for-all school system and the other is the rapidly changing workplace, advancing with technology at hyperspeed. We’ve entered the fourth industrial revolution and unfortunately, […]

Ep. 9: 7 Ways to Inspire Engaged Learning

As technology advances, we need to adapt, learn the new way, or risk being left behind. As our homes and workplaces continue to transform, updated skill sets are required for work in the new economy. In this episode, Ziz and Pam talk about redefining the role schools play in preparing our students for the future. […]

Ep. 8: Learning From Our Children

Show Notes & More Info Here In this episode, Ziz and Pam talk about how parents can create the conditions for children to rise, simply by letting them be who they are. We can learn a lot from our children if we give them the freedom to explore and discover for themselves what makes them […]

Ep. 7: Empowering the Entrepreneurial Spirit

In this episode, Ziz and Pam relate their experiences in business, parenting, and working with youth to highlight the positive impact two people can have on their communities when they are united by their mutual interests and entrepreneurial spirits. It is not ‘in spite of’ but ‘because of’ our differences and individuality that we are […]

Ep. 6: Upskilling in the New Economy

In this episode, Ziz and Pam talk about the importance of upskilling for success in today’s job market. As technology advances, more workers are required to learn new skills which is why a growth mindset is critical for students today. Lifelong learning is the key, not only for keeping a job but also for discovering […]


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